Paolo Nutini has said he wants Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to produce his next album. Also, Rhydian has said he wants Bob Dylan to produce his first album, and The Krankies are in talks with Keith Richards.
Of course, that last one isn’t true. Not in your wildest dreams is that true. Neither is the Rhydian one. But the Paolo Nutini one is true and on the cards!
As everyone in the universe knows by now, Led Zeppelin have returned to rave reviews, one and all declaring ‘they still got it’, but do they? Do they? The seminal band, famous for writing songs that float complex metaphors over a sea of musical depth and intelligence – often listed as the greatest band of all time – actually allowed the empty vessel that is Paulo Nutini, famous for his stupid pretty face spurting out lyrics that contain the emotional depth of a ten-year-old, to support them in their recent comeback gig.
"You have all these people on your wish-list, and Jimmy Page is definitely on mine, getting someone that’s enthusiastic about your music is the main thing. It’s better to have someone like that produce your record than the trendy hitmakers."
Yeah, it’s better to have Jimmy do it than someone like you, eh Paolo?
Like most of us, we haven’t yet heard Zeppelin’s new stuff, but judging by their new mindset, Page and Plant probably should have decided, back in the day, to join Hendrix and Cobain in the 27 club.
[story by Paul Sorrenti]