Music documentaries are gaining plenty of ground at the multiplexes of late, with Oasis Knebworth, Miss Americana, Amazing Grace and the even the bizarrely entertaining thrills of Bros: When the Screaming Stops getting rare reviews. This month at the Venice Film Festival music fans were given the chance to see a major new documentary about venerable rockers Led Zeppelin, and we present an interview with the filmmakers and the legendary Jimmy Page.
In this interview Page, Allison McGourty & Bernard MacMahon sat down with Lianne Peet for the new film, an authorised documentary that dives into the rise of the epochal rock group.
It is the only documentary of its kind that the band themselves have participated in, and includes new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the band’s late drummer John Bonham.
Here’s the interview.
Synopsis: The film will trace the journeys of the four members of the Stairway To Heaven rockers through the music scene of the 1960s and their meeting in the summer of 1968, culminating in 1970.