Paul Rodgers has said in a new interview that Jimmy Page “can’t quite pull the trigger” on creating and performing new music.
The former Bad Company singer, who performed with Page in The Firm and recorded two albums with him, told Eddie Trunk in a recent interview that Page “has just got to get out there” and play music again.
Read the full exchange between Rodgers and Trunk on The Firm and Jimmy Page below:
Trunk asked Rodgers whether there were any plans to release deluxe reissues of The Firm albums:
Oh yeah, I am in touch with Jimmy and we do talk from time to time and he comes to all the shows when we play in England. He was at the Albert Hall, actually, when we did the Free Spirit tour show.
I would always work with Jimmy but I don’t know what his plans are and it could be that the record company will approach us and do something because they’ve done that with Bad Company, they’re doing it with Free. They may do something.
There’s only two albums to choose from but they could put something together, I’m sure. And maybe they will.
Trunk then suggested that Page “can’t connect all the dots musically.”
Yeah he can’t quite pull the trigger, can he? But I think it’s there, he’s definitely got the goods. He still plays fantastically but he’s just got to get out there. I think the longer you leave it, actually, the harder it is to come back to and he’s leaving it and leaving it and saying ‘Oh, maybe next time, maybe next time,’ and I always encourage him to get out there and just play, but we’ll see.