Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Jimmy Page in property dispute with Robbie Williams

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has found himself embroiled in a property dispute with his neighbor, singer Robbie Williams.

The Telegraph reports Page is trying to block Wiliams’ plans to renovate his Victorian mansion on the grounds of the property’s historical significance, and that the work may cause damage to his home and reduce its value.

Williams has applied for planning permission to revamp the house – both inside and out – to create a “contemporary standard of family living.”

Page has written the borough in a bid to stop the renovations.

“I am extremely concerned that this work will cause vibrations and possible structural damage with my house,” writes Page. “It appears the proposed new window is at a height that will overlook the side of my house as well as the garden at the rear of my property, thus having a significant impact on the amenity of the house and its garden."

Page also said the listing of Williams' house as a grade II historical property "should lead to an overall presumption" against any changes to the "building's fabric."

Led Zeppelin will release an expanded reissue of their 1975 double-album, “Physical Graffiti”, on Febuary 23 (Feb. 24 in North America).

As with previous reissues, the 3-disc set will include a bonus disc of material, featuring alternate mixes of songs featured on the group’s sixth studio album.

Led Zeppelin were named the No. 2 Rock News Artist Of The Year as part of the 5th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards.

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