Jimmy Page Says There Will Never Be a Led Zeppelin Videogame

    Now that the Beatles have tossed their hats into the videogame marketplace via Beatles: Rock Band, all eyes turn towards the last major holdout not on a videogame: Led Zeppelin. But before you start salivating at the prospects of nailing the shrieking vocals at the beginning of “Immigrant Song,” Jimmy Page would like to crush your dreams:

    “Obviously, there have been overtures made to Led Zeppelin, but if you start with the first track on the first album, Good Times Bad Times, and you think of the drum part that John Bonham did there, how many drummers in the world can actually play that, let alone dabble on a Christmas morning? There could be a lot of alcohol consumed over Christmas, and you still aren’t going to get it.”

    Instead, Page would like to see you try to match Led Zeppelin on real instruments:

    “You’ll see if you’ve got a passion to want to play the instrument, and that is a good initiation. From my experience, once I got a guitar that was relatively user-friendly, but not super-duper easy, I really came on as a guitarist, at that point. It helped. It wasn’t a super-expensive guitar either, but something needs to steer you a bit, if you’re playing an instrument that is really hard.”

    Good point Jimmy, but I’d still like to get to Overdrive during “Kashmir” so I could hear what that would sound like with an echo effect on it. Still, he might cave if the price is right. He did do a song with Puff Daddy. [Contact]