Hmm. Could this be a hint that a Led Zeppelin game is in the works? According to The Rock Radio, Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page recently received the United Nations Pathways To Peace Award in Beijing. At the ceremony, he mused a bit about music games:
“It’s always a possibility that someone who’s playing those games may well want to actually take the step on their own. Or maybe they’re already playing guitar and they play that rock game. Y’know, it’s a fun thing to do, you get an understanding of the timing of music, with that you can have fun with on it. I think the most important thing is that with an instrument, you should just really have fun with it and enjoy it.”
The reason why this is so interesting is that Page has seemed pretty dismissive of music games in the past. Last summer, he scoffed at the idea of music games as a way of discovering new music, according to MusicRadar:
“You think of the drum part that John Bonham did on Led Zeppelin’s first track on the first album, ‘Good Times Bad Times,’” Page said. “How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?”
So why the apparent change of heart? Could it be that seeing the Beatles treated with such respect has brought him around to the idea of participating in a music game? Could someone have thrown enough money at the band that they simply couldn’t refuse? Let’s not forget that Guitar Hero CEO Dan Rosensweig name-dropped Led Zeppelin in a November interview.
Or is this just a case of a public figure being diplomatic? What do you think?