The Reason Jimmy Page Got Disappointed After Performing With Dave Grohl

In 2008, Foo Fighters performed at the Wembley Stadium and released the live footage of their performances of the night as a documentary called ‘Live at Wembley Stadium.’ The organization was highly successful and was definitely a thrill for the band’s frontman Dave Grohl. He had always wanted to perform with Led Zeppelin, and his wishes quickly came true. In the 2008 show, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page supported Grohl on stage and gave a memorable experience to their fans.

Grohl had a blast with his idols, and the vibe they had together during the performance pushed them into collaborating in the future. Hence, later in 2009, John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl formed a supergroup called Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme. They released one self-titled album and two singles, ‘New Fang’ and ‘Mind Eraser, No Chaser’ together and went into a hiatus in 2010. Considering this collaboration, Jimmy Page seems to be left out, and he touched upon this subject in 2020 when he recalled their 2008 performance with Foo Fighters.

What Did Jimmy Page Say About Them Crooked Vultures?

In June 2020, Page posted a photo from their 2008 performance in Wembley remembering the show. He summarised the performance and wrote that Grohl invited the Zeppelin members to come to America to record with Foo Fighters. Page seemed to have had a positive outlook on this proposition, but he never heard from Grohl after that.

His communication with John Paul Jones also got ‘dim’ as if they were purposely ghosting him. He stated that the next thing he heard from them was their new supergroup’s promotion. He revealed this story to the fans but didn’t seem to have any hard feelings towards either one of them. However, Page seemed to be expected an offer from Grohl as the Foo Fighters frontman once mentioned his idea to work on a record with Jimmy in the States.

Here is the caption Page posted in June 2020:

“On this day in 2008, I performed at Wembley with Foo Fighters.⁣ ⁣During the post-O2 period, I had been playing new material with Jason Bonham and John Paul Jones at rehearsal rooms. ⁣ ⁣
I was asked to play with the Foo Fighters at Wembley. This was after the Led Zeppelin show at the O2 attended by Dave Grohl. John Paul Jones and I played ‘Ramble On,’ and Dave sang with Taylor Hawkins on drums.

Then Taylor swapped drums with Dave, and he sang ‘Rock and Roll’. ⁣Dave Grohl said: ‘You guys should come to the States and record with us.’ ⁣I didn’t hear anything more from Grohl, and John Paul Jones. Communications seemed to dim. The next I heard, they were promoting their new group⁣.

⁣Photo: Ross Halfin, 2008.”

What Did Dave Grohl Say About Their Wembley Show?

Foo Fighters first played in the Wembley Stadium in 2007 and had to perform their most recognized songs in 20 minutes. The crowd was going wild, so Grohl jokingly promised them that they will be back next year. However, he actually kept his promise as the band returned to the stage for a couple of nights and with the members of Led Zeppelin. Grohl and all the other members had so much fun, and it doesn’t seem like Grohl intentionally ghosted Page.

It is hard to believe Grohl had negative feelings towards Jimmy Page. When he talked about the show, he praised Jimmy Page by stating how excited he was to play a few feet away from him. Dave Grohl exclaimed that he felt like he was in a dream as it was too good to be true. His admiration towards the Led Zeppelin’s members was evident in his Entertainment Weekly interview back in 2020.

Here are Grohl’s feelings about performing with the Zeppelin members:

“You know it’s kind of a blur, to be honest, I know it’s on f*ckin’ Palladia or whatever, but I remember the rehearsals the day before when we were sound checking at the stadium. I was so nervous, and hungover actually, and when they showed up, I couldn’t believe that finally the moment I had been waiting for — to sit on a drum stool, look to my left and see Jimmy Page, look to my right and see John Paul Jones — was actually happening. Just being eight feet away from Jimmy Page as he played this classic song and shredded these classic leads is just so hard to explain. It’s almost as if I had fallen into a Led Zeppelin movie or something; it didn’t even feel real.”

You can watch their Wembley performance and see Jimmy Page’s Instagram post below.

Photo Credit: Jimmy Page – Instagram