Rich Robinson Shot Down Story Of Jimmy Page Insult
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Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes dismissed a story about a “feud” against Jimmy Page that made things difficult to progress for their tour back in 2000, saying it was absurd.
In the 2019 book of former drummer Steve Gorman, Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes, he claimed that he heard Page offered to collaborate on the band on their next record while they were on tour together. Gorman then wrote that Robinson said, “No thanks! … We don’t need more songs,” which Page didn’t take lightly, calling the band’s manager in response and saying, “I’m driving to Connecticut, and I’m going to kill Rich in his home.” The said tour only lasted 11 shows before Page backed out due to back problems.
In an interview with Classic Rock, Robinson cleared things out and said that Gorman’s story was “absolutely not true. I remember having conversations with Jimmy, telling him, ‘Hey, if you ever wanted to make a record or do anything, I would love to help in any way I can.’ Jimmy’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant person. I loved playing with him.”
He even challenged Gorman’s account on the grounds of sanity, saying, “Jimmy Page wants to write songs for me, and I’m gonna say, ‘You know what, Jimmy? Led Zeppelin was all right, but I’m not gonna do it?’ It’s the most absurd thing I’ve heard in my life.”