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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 04:35 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Led Zeppelin have postponed a one-off comeback concert in London because guitarist Jimmy Page has broken his finger, the promoters said on Thursday.

The concert will now take place on December 10 and all tickets for the original concert on November 26 will be valid, a statement said.

The injury happened last weekend and Page will not be able to play guitar for three weeks, a statement quoted a specialist as saying.

"I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks," said Page, 63.

"We feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to."

Led Zeppelin split in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham and last took the stage 12 years ago at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The concert venue takes up to 20,000 fans and many die-hard Zeppelin fans had organized trips from around the world to attend the concert this month.

Tickets were allocated by ballot and more than 1 million fans registered for a chance to see the legendary rock group.

Page will be joined by singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones, and Bonham's son Jason will be the drummer.

The show will be a tribute to the late founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the group in 1968.


 
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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 04:41 PM
If Brent Sibley can play with seven stitches the day after it happened, then Page ought to be able to play with a broken finger, also!!






Just kidding. Hope he heals quickly, but he's much older than Brent and probably won't.



Just kidding again. A guitar player's worst nightmare....finger injuries.

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 04:56 PM
Kind of ironic.
There's a Zep bootleg called broken fingers.

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 04:58 PM
candy ass!

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 06:24 PM
i remember page doing this **** back in the day. broken finger, nail . whatever. candy ass is right
 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 06:31 PM
Sad for anyone who's made travel plans (like non-refundable airfare or hotels) that is going to get screwed by this!

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 06:57 PM
I'm still tryin' to figure out how much this will cost me, to change my flight...I have to call VISA, see if I have cancellation insurance there etc. I was gonna buy it when I purchased the tickets, but I didn't because I wasn't sure it was my best option...there's other insurers, and I have been checking them out leisurely..then I hear this.

The flights I had were well priced, so I hope I can get a full refund if I have/can get travel insurance, so I can go to another airlines..the only available options I'm finding will cost me a few hundred more, as far as I can see.
Plus, if I don't have the VISA travel insurance, I'm gonna have to pay a $100 a ticket to change the ones I have, plus pay higher fares.... what a predicament!

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 07:30 PM
Sorry to hear that musicalbeds! First thing I thought of when I read the topic header was travelling fans who'd made arrangements. Good Luck!

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 07:44 PM
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I'm still tryin' to figure out how much this will cost me, to change my flight...I have to call VISA, see if I have cancellation insurance there etc. I was gonna buy it when I purchased the tickets, but I didn't because I wasn't sure it was my best option...there's other insurers, and I have been checking them out leisurely..then I hear this.

The flights I had were well priced, so I hope I can get a full refund if I have/can get travel insurance, so I can go to another airlines..the only available options I'm finding will cost me a few hundred more, as far as I can see.
Plus, if I don't have the VISA travel insurance, I'm gonna have to pay a $100 a ticket to change the ones I have, plus pay higher fares.... what a predicament!


Can you believe this sh*%!!! In 1977 and 1980, they cancelled, for good reason, but I was so close, at least they just postponed this time. I have managed to change my flights and hotels for about 250 bucks, which is about average for changes to Europe. Insurance is redundant for stuff like this (medical, family crisis etc. only) unless your credit card provides some kind of coverage. Anyway, get on it asap. PM me if I can be of any help brother! Its been a long time since I rock and rolled - and a little finger fracture and a couple of hundred bucks ain't gonna stop me from goin'!

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 07:54 PM
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In 1977
I waited 12 hours to see them do 3 songs this year!
Luckily it only cost me .50 cents in gas,and $10.00 for the ticket,which I sent back for a refund.

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 08:23 PM
What'd he do? Get it caught it that bow?
 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 08:36 PM
i dont see how they can do this show and not do a tour next summer.page plant toured and they were playin' small [well greatwoods type]venues,but if they hit the road in the u.s. the possibleties are endless.
 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 08:52 PM
Back in the good old days some Jim Beam and a few lines would have fixed that finger up!

I bet Kieth Richards wouldn't let a little finger stop him! Hell he would have taped it up and played slide with it!

 

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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 09:03 PM
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Back in the good old days some Jim Beam and a few lines would have fixed that finger up!

I bet Kieth Richards wouldn't let a little finger stop him! Hell he would have taped it up and played slide with it!
Stevie Ray used to super glue his finger pads back on.
And that was just because he practiced so much!

 

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We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
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  posted on 11/1/2007 at 09:35 PM
i think after all these years,and playing under the name Led Zepplin they just want it to be right
 

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  posted on 11/2/2007 at 04:25 AM
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Stevie Ray used to super glue his finger pads back on.
And that was just because he practiced so much!
FF71, this sounds worse than I thought Stevie Ray's problem was. "Finger pads" sounds like his callused fingertips were falling off! I'm not sure, but the Super Glue was maybe for just one finger, and I'm pretty sure it was a matter of the fingernail becoming separated (down its side) from the flesh. This was because of bending strings, where the finger is basically pushing upward, the bone and fingernail going that way, but the string is "holding" the fleshy part back.

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Jimmy Page has broken his finger, the promoters said on Thursday. The concert will now take place on December 10 and all tickets for the original concert on November 26 will be valid, a statement said. The injury happened last weekend and Page will not be able to play guitar for three weeks, a statement quoted a specialist as saying.

"I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks," said Page, 63. "We feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to."

As to Pagey, it sounds like one of two or three things:
1. He's just stalling.
2. He did break a finger. Postponing the concert until December 10, that gives his finger 6 weeks to heal (not just 3), which is what's needed for a broken bone. Of course, that's a bare minimum, and he won't have had any time before the concert to get his finger--and playing--back in shape.
3. If he broke a less-essential right-hand finger (the ring finger might be the least needed), he could start practicing again after a few weeks, as long as (a) the finger were still supported (taped up) and kept from moving much, and (b) he didn't use that individual finger for much of anything. He could do regular flatpicking and strumming.

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  posted on 11/2/2007 at 07:14 AM
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i remember page doing this **** back in the day. broken finger, nail . whatever. candy ass is right


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  posted on 11/2/2007 at 07:27 AM
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Stevie Ray used to super glue his finger pads back on.
And that was just because he practiced so much!

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FF71, this sounds worse than I thought Stevie Ray's problem was. "Finger pads" sounds like his callused fingertips were falling off! I'm not sure, but the Super Glue was maybe for just one finger, and I'm pretty sure it was a matter of the fingernail becoming separated (down its side) from the flesh. This was because of bending strings, where the finger is basically pushing upward, the bone and fingernail going that way, but the string is "holding" the fleshy part back.
I think it was a bit of both.Here's a story about his guitar #1

Another significant change from stock were the installation of jumbo bass-style frets. This added to the sustain, and gave Stevie added ability to bend the strings with the enormous strings that he used. He gradually went to smaller strings as he got older, but they were still heavy by modern standards. His string sizes in 1984 were generally .013, .015-.016, .019, .028, .038, and .056-.060. In the 1970s, his high E string would sometimes go as high as a .018! By the time 1989 rolled around, Rene convinced him to use a .011 or .012 to save his fingers. His fingers would get torn up so badly that he would actually use super glue to re-attach torn callouses.



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  posted on 11/2/2007 at 07:43 AM
Did he fall out of a coconut tree?

 

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  posted on 11/2/2007 at 08:06 AM
If that were the case, he'd be nursing a broken head.

 

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  posted on 11/2/2007 at 09:48 AM
I saw Berry Oakley play with a broken finger, you could really see the pain he was in.
 
 


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