Jimmy Page, Crowes Discuss Possible Set Lists

Even though their new concert album, “Live At The Greek,” is only available via the Internet, former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes are wearing and tearing the radio charts with the first single from the record, a cover of “What Is And What Should Never Be.”

The song, which was recorded during one of the joint Page-Crowes shows last year (see “Jimmy Page, Black Crowes Discuss ‘The Greek’” ), was the most added track at Rock radio stations last week and debuts on the “R&R” Rock chart at number 29.

“What Is And What Should Never Be” was one of 14 Led Zeppelin classics featured on the double disc set, although there was at least one other Zeppelin track that Page and the Crowes hoped to do at the shows.

“We picked some songs that we thought would be really cool,” Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson told MTV
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“Actually, to be honest with you, you had sent a cassette of ['Houses Of The Holy'],” added Jimmy Page, “and it sounded really great, actually. It sounded really good as you guys doing it, but within the context of that, to the other numbers that we were trying — ‘Let’s try this and let’s try that’ — all of a sudden it got left behind.

“And I know their version was good from what I heard, and probably our collective version was good, but the other numbers were just getting more [attention].”

Because of the success of “Live At The Greek” and “What Is And What Should Never Be,” there continues to be talk about Page and the Crowes possibly
heading back out on the road
together for an extended tour this summer.

Even though such an outing has yet to be confirmed, Page and the Crowes are already talking about some of the songs they’d like to add to the tour’s potential set list.

“I wouldn’t mind trying something off of, well, I don’t know what,” Page began, “and I’m not even gonna say –”

“‘Presence,’” interjected Rich Robinson.

“But something off of ‘Presence,’” Page agreed. “I won’t even say what.”

“‘Hots
On For Nowhere,’”
Rich Robinson
chimed in. “That’s what we wanna do.”

“There’s lots of goodies on there,” Page said, “which we’d do great with all the guitars.”

“We wanted to do ‘Hots On For Nowhere’ on the last [date],” Rich began, “but when I sat down and tried to pick it out, I went, ‘Ugh, we need a month [to learn] this.’ It was hard enough to learn ‘Nobody’s Fault [But Mine]‘ and ‘Ten Years Gone,’ so we were like, ‘Man, I think this is a little too ambitious to learn right now.’

“But that was another one we really wanted to learn off of ['Presence'],”

he continued. “‘Presence’
is one of our favorite records. It’s unbelievable. So there were lots of songs. ‘In The Light’ off of ‘Physical Graffiti’ is something I’d love to do. Something off of ‘Led Zeppelin III,’ which is an amazing record as well. It all depends.”

“And I want to do more of your stuff, too,” Page said of playing Black Crowes material.

“That’d be great,” Rich said.

“Yeah, ‘HorseHead,’” suggested Crowes singer Chris Robinson.

“It’s essential,” [RealAudio] Page concluded.

Look for a decision regarding another Page-Crowes tour to be made and announced within the next couple of months. In the meantime,
Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes’ “Live
At The Greek” album is currently available for digital download or on a custom-made CD at Musicmaker.com.