Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

  • Author: Walken
  • 7/27/07 11:34:52 PM

From Wiki. I find this interesting, and somewhat telling.

Drug use:
Page's drug use during his time with Led Zeppelin has, over the years, been a controversial subject. Page himself has admitted to use of drugs throughout the late 1970s. In an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine in 2003, he stated that:

“I can't speak for the [other members of the band], but for me drugs were an integral part of the whole thing, right from the beginning, right to the end.”

In 1973, Led Zeppelin tour manager Richard Cole and manager Peter Grant both became dangerously heavy abusers of cocaine[citation needed]. After the band's concert tour of the United States in that year, Page told Nick Kent:

“Oh, they both went over the top a few times. I know Peter Grant did, and to be honest with you, he doesn't really remember much of what happened.”

From 1976, Page began to dabble in heroin, a fact attributed to Richard Cole, who stated that Page (as well as himself) was taking the drug during the recording sessions of the album Presence early in that year, and that Page admitted to him shortly afterwards that he was addicted to the drug. Page also took up smoking in 1976 to curb his cravings for heroin.

It is considered by many that, by 1977, Page's heroin use was beginning to hamper his guitar playing performances, as exhibited on a number of Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings from their 1977 tour of the United States, by which time the guitarist had lost a noticeable amount of weight. During the recording sessions for In Through The Out Door in 1978, Page's diminished influence on the album (relative to bassist John Paul Jones) is partly attributed to his ongoing heroin addiction, which resulted in his absence from the studio for large periods of time.

Page reportedly kicked his heroin habit in the early 1980s. In a 1988 interview with Musician magazine, Page took offense when the interviewer noted that heroin had been associated with his name, and insisted that "I'm not an addict, thank you very much."

[Also, interesting that heroin hindered rather than HELPED Jimmy's playing; exact opposite with Jimi Hendrix -- who I believe always insisted that heroin HELPED his guitar playing.]

Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

Yeah right, it's on Wikipedia, it's gotta be a lie ;)
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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

But who didn't do drugs back then...?

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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

  • Author: kyuss
  • 7/27/07 11:37:41 PM

of course he did !

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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

That you know of! Maybe that's why she was so nice.

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  • Author: kyuss
  • 7/27/07 11:41:09 PM

she didn't

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Hush.

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  • Author: kyuss
  • 7/27/07 11:43:16 PM

....in fact she probably did in the end, but not the haloucengenic *can't spell it* ones!
(easier to take acid than write that word)

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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

Hallucenogenic?

Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

  • Author: kyuss
  • 7/28/07 12:02:14 AM

I checked ....Hallucinogenic apparently, so well done -only one letter out :)

....still rather take acid
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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

Read "Hammer of the Gods" once. He was like 90 pounds or something for a while there. He was a total junkie.

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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

was this ever something that was in question?

Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

calm down..it's not like he was into black magic or anything...


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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

Sweet black magic...

I think this thread is a load of sh*t in all honesty.

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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

  • Author: csh-2
  • 7/28/07 8:23:45 AM

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Re: Jimmy Page used drugs at the peak of his career (NO!)

The main thing is that he played the guitar, like no one else ever did...

I mean, he ain't Hendrix... that's something else, but Jesus! he thought up sh*t that was OTHER, just out there... Just listen to the solo from No Quarter... F*ck me backwards!

I think it was the prevalence of acid that switched those fuckers on... but it's the amphetamines that really get you playing.

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  • Author: csh-2
  • 7/28/07 8:37:20 AM

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Yeah Cash - it's like jazzy, flowy, trippy wonderfulness of four fingers brrrmmmming across the higher register frets just notes falling out of Jimmy's mind and dancing up a piece of polished ebony...

Sorta...

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