Red Hot Chili Peppers Want to Rock with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page


Story by Cat Badra

The Peppers hope Jimmy Page joins them onstage during U.K. tour

Funk-rock boys Red Hot Chili Peppers want to rock the same stage as Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. The Peppers’ current schedule has them playing two gigs at the U.K.’s Knebworth Park and Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in June, and singer Anthony Kiedis, bass player Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer are hoping Page will surprise them and stop by.

“Jimmy Page has come to our shows before but we haven’t had a chance to play with him,” Smith told U.K. newspaper the Daily Star . “That would be really cool so maybe that can happen. Maybe we can get Page to come out to Knebworth. I saw him come on with Foo Fighters at Wembley.”

Smith is stoked to play Knebworth because of all the greats who have graced its stage. “I first heard about Knebworth when Led Zeppelin played there in 1979, so to me it’s hallowed ground and pretty cool that we will be following them,” Smith said. “Black Sabbath , Deep Purple , The [Rolling] Stones and Queen and The Who — I grew up listening to all of them. To go on over to be accepted where these guys play blows our minds. It’s like a bucket list kinda thing, we can tick that one off.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the 2012 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on April 14 in Cleveland, at Cleveland’s Public Hall. The show will be broadcast on HBO in early May. (Courtesy photo: Ellen Von Unwerth.)


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