July 5, 2014 12:33
Jimmy Page agrees with polls which say Led Zeppelin should headline Glastonbury
The guitarist joked: 'Maybe I could just go out on my own then and call myself Led Zeppelin'
Speaking to Bang Showbiz at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards yesterday (July 4) in London, the guitarist said he agreed with polls and also bookies who have suggested that band could one day top the bill at the festival. "I agree with them, it's good music isn't it," he commented. "Maybe I could just go out on my own then and call myself Led Zeppelin."
Page added that the band's cross-generational appeal is why fans want them to headline the huge festival. "I think the reason people want it is the fact Led Zeppelin's music has touched people all the way through and every year seems to bring new young musicians and a new audience. I've just been out promoting the first three releases of Led Zeppelin's albums and it's young people that are there and young journalists - it's not the old school. So, I know what it means to people and it's a really nice thing."
In April Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has said he was "sure" that Led Zeppelin would reform in the future. The classic rock band have long resisted offers to reform and play together again, and their last proper show was at London's O2 Arena in December 2007, where they were joined by Jason Bonham, son of the band's late John Bonham, on drums.
In an interview with Ireland AM, Eavis said he was convinced they would share a stage once more and that he had always wanted them to play at Worthy Farm. Asked if the group would ever reform, he replied: "That will happen one day – I'm sure of it. They will do it."
Eavis says three headliners have already been booked for next year's festival – and they don't include the long-rumoured Prince.
- Previous: Ozzy Osbourne on his and wife's 'suicide pact': 'I've said to Sharon 'Just turn the machine off''
- Next: Pete Doherty promises The Libertines will reveal 'live news' at Hyde Park show