Jimmy Page attended a film festival in Venice for the premier of the new Led Zeppelin documentary. He also walked the red carpet at the event.
In an interview printed in Billboard, he commented about the movie and said he appreciated the focus on the music and the fact that the songs were played at full-length, not just snippets.
The movie lets the band members tell their own story in their own words with no other on-camera interviews.
The producers used audio clips from an interview that drummer John Bonham did with an Australian journalist before he died in 1980.
Page said that over the years, he had received plenty of pitches to tell Led Zeppelin’s story, but in his words, “they were pretty miserable.”
He agreed to the producers’ pitch after he received a leather-bound storyboard mapping out the movie and he saw that they had deeply researched the band.
Explaining his thoughts on the documentary, he said, “It’s everything about the music, and what made the music tick. It’s not just a sample of it with a talking head. This is something in a totally different genre.”
Becoming Led Zeppelin chronicles the band’s birth in 1968 and their rise to stardom.
- Jimmy Page attended the premier of the new Led Zeppelin documentary.
- He also walked the red carpet at the event.
- He said he appreciated the movie’s focus on the music.