Jimmy Page was in New York City recently to promote his new book, Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page. While in town, he stopped by the SiriusXM studio for a very intimate Q&A with subscribers and fans. Jimmy Page talked about the writing of "Black Dog" and why the band's name was left off the cover for Led Zeppelin IV. You can watch both videos below via YouTube.
Jimmy Page's Influence For "Black Dog" On SiriusXM
Jimmy Page Talks About Led Zeppelin IV on SiriusXM
In the videos, Page reveals that bassist John Paul Jones came up with the riff for "Black Dog." Jimmy then experimented with a call and response method with Robert Plant to flesh out the piece.
The answer Page gives as to why the band's name wasn't on the cover or in the title of Led Zeppelin IV is an interesting one. He says the band felt it was the logical thing to do, but it created a conflict with their record company. Both clips are informative, but leave you wanting to hear more.
Check out Jimmy's recent WNYC Soundcheck Interview for more behind-the-scenes stories.
Led Zeppelin released deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy last month. Led Zeppelin IV is available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3) and iTunes. You can pick up Houses Of The Holy on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3) and iTunes.
The book Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page is currently available on Amazon.
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Source: SiriusXM YouTube