Jimmy Page says his inspiration for returning to live performing is actually the coronavirus lockdown.
The Led Zeppelin rocker told GQ that when the lockdown began he thought, "Right, now’s the time to start thinking about coming back at some point and being able to perform.”
Page went on to say he believes even more strongly after the global shutdown of live concerts that “music means nothing” without live shows and is “worried” about the effect it will have on new artists.
He added this year is "a very sad and desperate time" and said, "what this virus has done...to families, to the arts and everything we love and hold dear and the whole concert situation...I will never be one of those people who’ll record alone and send someone a file. I never went into music in the first place to do that, it was for playing together and this is what it means...For me it’s always been the most important thing.”
[courtesy of Classic Hits Today]