The Led Zeppelin veteran surprised audience members after walking out on stage for the set's final number to perform alongside Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen and Paul Rodgers, Page’s former the Firm bandmate as well as former GN'R and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic.
The performance, which has captured by a member of the audience, could have been even more profound if scheduling difficulties hadn't prevented the involvement of Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart
In related news Jimmy says he is looking forward to taking a more experimental approach to playing his guitar when recording his next project, his first since the completion of the Led Zeppelin reissue series.
“I’m known to play in so many different styles and that’s what I am, so I just want to get there and just basically reconnect with all of these things and see what happens,” he hinted in a recent interview.
“Now that all of the Zeppelin stuff has come out, I have the freedom to be able to make new music, manifest new music and be seen to be playing, as opposed to just rumoured to be playing.”
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