Jimmy Page Wins Libel Suit Against Magazine

Publication had claimed the ex–Led Zeppelin guitarist put a Satanic spell on late drummer John Bonham.

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page reportedly won a libel case Tuesday (March 28) against a British magazine that claimed he contributed to the 1980 death of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.

Ministry Magazine will pay cash damages to Page and has apologized to him, Reuters reported.

The article reportedly accused Page of casting a Satanic spell over Bonham that helped cause his death, an allegation the magazine now admits is untrue, according to Reuters.

Page reportedly will give the money he won in the case to charity. The amount of the damages has not been disclosed.

A version of Zeppelin's "What Is and What Should Never Be" (RealAudio excerpt), recorded live last year by Page with roots-rockers the Black Crowes, is in the top 10 of Radio & Records' rock-radio chart.

The song is available exclusively through musicmaker.com. It can be downloaded on its own, or users can order it as part of the custom-CD collection Live at the Greek.