If one member of the British Parliament has her way, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page could soon share something in common with Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney. That is, something in common other than being British and a pretty decent musician.
The Daily Mail reports that Louise Mensch is campaigning for Page to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. “Clearly there is nobody more worthy of a knighthood and I am glad to say I have gathered support from every major record label in the UK,” Mensch says. Her husband is Peter Mensch, Page’s former manager. This is just coincidence, Mensch says. One of the most innovative guitarists of the 20th century deserves the honor on his own reputation.
In 2005 Page was honored with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his charity work. The Daily Mail reports that he’s worked with charities like the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, ChildLine, the Mount Sinai Hospital, MusiCares, the Racehorse Sanctuary and Task Brazil.
What does Vince Neil do on a day off from the traveling circus that is the Motley Crue/Poison/New York Dolls tour?
He finds a place to rock.
As the big tour rolled into Uncasville, Connecticut for a show last Friday at the Mohegan Sun arena, Vince and other members of the Crue tour popped in to the Sun’s Wolf’s Den to check out a show by ‘80s rock pals Warrant on Thursday.
Warrant invited Neil up on stage for the Led Zeppelin classic, “Rock & Roll,” much to the screaming delight of fans in the room.
Warrant are touring in support of their new release, “Rockaholic,” which came out in May.
Warrant – Rock And Roll
With guest Vince Neil
Original by Led Zeppelin
Mohegan Sun Wolf’s Den – Uncasville, CT – July 14, 2011
Pocos podían imaginar que aquel chico repeinado de 13 años con una guitarra gigante llegaría a ser unos de los dioses del rock. Jimmy Page, guitarrista y líder de Led Zeppelin hizo su primera aparición en televisión en 1957 en el Huw Wheldon Show, de la cadena BBC. “No lo tengo muy claro”, decía el joven Page al presentador que le preguntaba qué quería hacer cuando terminase el colegio. “Me gustaría dedicarme a la investigación biológica”, añadió. Más tarde y tras su éxito como héroes de la guitarra Page pudo dedicarse a eso mismo: investigar biológicamente a decenas de groupies.