On October 14th, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will release his photographic autobiography (the first-ever book by a Zeppelin member, if you can believe it). To celebrate the book’s publication, Page will appear onstage at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel for a conversation with a fellow rock ‘n’ roll titan, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell.
On November 12th, Page and Cornell will discuss various pieces of memorabilia and never-before-seen images from Page’s private collection as they explore his upbringing in music “from 13-year-old choirboy to Sixties session musician, through The Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin and beyond.” The event goes down at 8:30 PM with tickets available through local retailers (including Amoeba Music and Book Soup) or online beginning Friday, October 10th.
Page’s self-titled autobiography compiles over 600 photos alongside passport stamps, tour schedules, working visas, and other memorabilia, all captioned by the legendary guitarist himself. The 512-page book seeks to be the authoritative historical document of Page’s life. “I wanted to make it as thorough as possible,” Page said in a press release, “so that meant trawling through all the thousands of files that photographers had taken, and pulling from my personal collection as well. There’s a photo of me playing the guitar by the fire at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage. It’s the most complete document that there’s ever going to be because of the amount of time that I’ve put into every aspect.”
Jimmy Page is available for preorder here