Jimmy Page: ‘Jack White is more successful than Page & Plant… he does repeat performances’ (Q340 Preview)

Jimmy Page: ‘Jack White is more successful than Page & Plant… he does repeat performances’ (Q340 Preview)

jimmypageJimmy Page has praised Jack White, joking that the guitarist is “more successful” than both himself and former Led Zeppelin bandmate Robert Plant.

Speaking to Tom Doyle in our new issue, Q340 out now in print and on digital, the guitarist hails the former White Stripe’s vision.

“Jack White is an extraordinary person because he’s like a three-dimensional chess player. He thinks so far ahead,” declares Page, before responding to Q’s suggestion that the Dead Weather leader is trying to be "both Page and Plant at the same time".

“Woah,” he laughs. “But he’s more successful than they are ’cos he keeps doing repeat performances...”

Page also praises Arctic Monkeys, explaining he first heard them “you could tell that they took a lot of trouble over what they were doing, shaping their songs.”

Get Q340, out now, for the full interview, including his thoughts on Led Zeppelins reissues and the band's potential future.