Artists are undoubtedly very different and unique when it comes to the fields they choose to work in such as music, literature, theater and more. Although each can be more difficult, and emotional and physical pain can be part of a variety of personal and other reasons, most artists are known for their endless enthusiasm for a productive career.
However, artists’ perceptions of their jobs, careers, and the works they have made can change. There are many reasons behind this situation and sometimes artists choose to be open when talking to reporters or colleagues. In one of them, Led Zeppelin icon Jimmy Page shared his thoughts on her legendary song ‘Stairway To Heaven’.
The Details About Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’
Led Zeppelin released their untitled fourth studio album, commonly known as ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ on November 8, 1971, and received critical acclaim for its well-crafted sounds and lyrics, along with the band members’ performances as instrumentalists and songwriters. The record sold millions and went to number one on the charts worldwide, making it one of the band’s best-selling albums.
The album produced several Led Zeppelin classics, including ‘The Battle of Evermore’, ‘When the Levee Breaks’ and of course ‘Stairway To Heaven’, which became a favorite song for most fans. However, after decades of playing and listening, the band’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, is starting to surprisingly crave a following.
What Did Jimmy Page Say To Nancy Wilson About The Song?
Each year, the Kennedy Center Honors recognize artists who have created landmark works that have influenced millions of people, especially in the early days. The ceremony will be held at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. and several icons received awards. In 2012, Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin were honored for their contributions to American culture in their respective territories.
Last night Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson performed Led Zeppelin’s iconic ‘Stairway To Heaven’ to rave reviews from the audience and band members. In her appearance on Talk Is Jericho, Nancy Wilson revealed the conversation between her and Page by expressing that the guitarist appreciated her playing. Page said they pulled it off, even though he learned to hate the song because maybe he’d been listening to the worst covers for so long or was just bored with the famous ‘Stairway To Heaven’.
In Wilson’s words, she said:
“I was all about myself to start the song, and I was just as methodical as I could possibly be, and later Jimmy Page said, ‘You played that great. I learned to hate this song, but you guys nailed it.“