Last night, Led Zeppelin — Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant — appeared on CBS TV’s Late Show with David Letterman,, where they were interviewed by Letterman, a fellow Kennedy Center Honors honoree.
The trio chatted with Letterman about their influences, Sunday night’s Kennedy Center Honors event in Washington, D.C., and the good old days of shirtless aviation, a conversation prompted by Letterman holding up a picture of Zeppelin outside their “Starship” jet in 1973.
“You’ve got your own airplane, and you don’t need to button your shirts for takeoff,” Letterman joked. In response, Plant said, “Some would say, ‘What went wrong?’”
Over the past 20 years, Brad Tolinski, editorial director of Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado magazines, has interviewed Jimmy Page more than any other journalist in the world. Those interviews have led to a new book, Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page, which was published October 23. Get your copy here!