Jimmy Page revealed the new Becoming Led Zeppelin documentary received a 10-minute standing ovation during its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
The legendary guitarist posted on Facebook, “There was a 10-minute standing ovation before a word was said. The audience bestowed such affection before the viewing it was quite overwhelming. As the film progressed the enthusiasm intensified and certain sequences were followed by applause. The audience were really connected and it was interesting to witness the communication and enthusiasm the event and the film were generating. After the closing credits, the audience rose to their feet and gave us another standing ovation, a thank you that I can’t convey in words, but boy did I feel it.”
An official release date for the band sanctioned doc is said to be coming soon.
Jimmy Page explained that he’s proud and flattered that his music has become an inspiration for budding musicians all over the world: “It’s really nice to know that guitarists are inspired by the work that I’ve done and then it passes on. So you pass it back on so other musicians can have the inspiration that music can give you — not necessarily mine — but just music generally.”
Jimmy Page told us that Zeppelin was aware that the music they were creating not only stood out in it’s time but was music for the ages: “We knew that we were doing work that was — it was substantial, because it wasn’t like. . . what anybody else was doing. So, then it has a substance to it and it’s radical, purely because of that level. As far as the, sort of, counterpoint of the four musicians playing together and the sum total of that — or even the alchemy of it — that basically is what the magical aspect of Led Zeppelin is, I believe.”