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Producer Bob Rock recalls when he met Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

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Producer Bob Rock recalls when he met Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

Famous rock producer Bob Rock is remembered mainly for Metallica’s Black Album talked in an interview with Tone Talk about when he met Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page.

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When asked if he ever met Jimmy Page, Bob Rock said:

“Yes, I met him when he was doing Coverdale-Page [in the early ’90s]. Coverdale was too loud, but it’s kind of amazing and I had the most amazing nights of my life. I was riding with Bon Jovi in Europe, and Jimmy came to visit.

“I was getting dressed, and he was outside; they said, ‘Somebody’s here to see you.’ It was Page, and I was shocked. He watched the show, he stood right beside me. When it got finished, Richie [Sambora] and him and I went into the hotel, and we talked about guitars and music all night, all we talked about was guitars and amps and stuff, and it was one of the most amazing nights of my life.

“We became buddies ever since. Every time I see him, he walks over, he knows my name, an excellent guy. Those three guys were the guys for me, by the way, when I was a kid. It was the ‘Truth’ album [by Jeff Beck], ‘Led Zeppelin I,’ and of course, Cream.

“When I saw them get inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame and they played the ‘Immigrant Song’ – all the guitar players, all their jaws were on the floor, we were going like, ‘What?’ It was just the most incredible display of playing ever.”

In addition to Metallica, Bob has produced with Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, 311, Our Lady Peace, The Offspring, Bush and most recently with Black Veil Brides. Bob started his career as a guitarist and co-founder of The Payolas. At the same time, he was hired as an assistant engineer at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver. Later became one of the most respected and sought after producers on the international rock scene.

I am a brazilian journalist, a classic rock and heavy metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When i became a journalist i knew i wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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