Yes Guitarist Recalls Dangerous Gig With Jimmy Page, ‘I’m Still Recovering’

Ahead of releasing his new album, ‘Rio,’ Trevor Rabin joined an interview with Sonic Perspectives and recalled a past performance with Jimmy Page. Answering a question about whether he heard Led Zeppelin’s ‘Hot Dog,’ the guitarist said:

“No, which one is that? And I love Jimmy. I mean, I’ve known Jimmy for – We played together in Germany one night, and I’m still recovering. After the gig was where, the recovering had to [happen]. He’s an amazing guy. Me, Chris [Squire], and Jimmy went out in Berlin one night, or Hamburg, I think, and it was kind of dangerous.”

Jimmy Page joined Yes during its 1984 performance in Dortmund, Germany, to sing ‘I’m Down.’ A few years before that, he and Chris Squire attempted to form a supergroup named XYZ, which also involved Robert Plant and Alan White.

Due to the effect of John Bonham’s passing in those years, Plant left the project, causing it to be canceled. While Squire went on to form another band called Cinema with Trevor Rabin at the time, XYZ’s demos remained unreleased throughout the years.

Reflecting on the rumors about their possible release in 2020, Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone:

“Unfortunately, we’ve lost Chris [Squire] now. It was something that I always hoped to do, as some sort of project, to get hold of him and Alan White. It’s not even worth talking about because it’s all speculation. I haven’t had a chance to really listen to the stuff and see just exactly what we do have and what we don’t have. I don’t have any mixdowns of it. If I did, I’m not quite sure where they are now.”

You can watch Trevor Rabin’s new interview in the video below.