Jimmy Page made a rare public musical appearance on Thursday playing guitar at Seattle’s Experience Music Project Museum during an award ceremony for the Zeppelin guitarist.
Though his management had insisted that Page would absolutely not perform during the event, the guitarist closed out the night’s festivities by playing “Rock and Roll” with a massive lineup of all-star celebrities who had performed throughout the night.
Amongst the night’s performers were Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Barrett Martin (Mad Season), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), and more.
After a long set featuring the guest musicians covering Led Zeppelin classics, Page appeared on stage with a shiny Les Paul guitar for a somewhat sloppy but fun and heartfelt performance of “Rock and Roll.”
The performance featured vocals by Paul Rodgers, William Duvall and John Hogg as well as eight separate guitarists. Page’s solos are unfortunately largely drowned out by the mass of noise behind him, yet the performance clearly finds the guitarist enjoying himself.
Watch the video and read the evening’s full setlist below.
[Rich Robinson and John Hogg]
[Jerry Cantrell and William Duvall]
[Kim Thayil and Duvall]
[Thayil, Hogg and Krist Novoselic]
[Hogg and Rick Nielsen]
[Paul Rodgers and Brian Wheat]
[All of the above, Jimmy Page and Paul Allen]