Video: ‘Don’t listen to us on mp3,’ urges Page at Led Zep’s NY press conference
Led Zeppelin held a US press conference yesterday (Tuesday, October 9) to promote their upcoming movie/DVD, Celebration Day. During the course of the conference guitarist Jimmy Page extolled the virtues of the old vinyl record format – and came out staunchly against mp3 files.
“Vinyl or digital?” asked Page in response to a question from the audience. “That’s a matter of taste, I guess. I mean, personally I’ve never let go of vinyl, all the way through, even when CDs came on the scene. What I would recommend to you is that you don’t listen to Led Zeppelin on mp3. That’s for sure.”
The crowd duly applauded Page’s comments.
Singer Robert Plant also denied rumours that Led Zeppelin would play during half-time at the 2013 Super Bowl: “Who said Americans aren’t funny?”
Founding members Page, Plant and John Paul Jones were joined by Jason ‘Prescription Glasses’ Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, for a press event at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Celebration Day then received its US premiere at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre.
Watch a highlights package from the event below, courtesy of Fuse TV. And see if you can spot the masseuse in the audience.