Monday, February 16, 2015
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will be honored at the NME Awards this week.
Organized by UK music magazine New Musical Express (NME), Page will be on hand at the 02 Academy Brixton in London on Wednesday, February 18 to receive a special one-off award - the Rock'N'Roll Soul Award.
The honor recognizes Page’s unique genius and celebrates one of rock's most important and influential guitar players, writers and producers.
“This special, one-off award has been created to reflect one of the most important and iconic figures to have ever picked up an instrument,” says NME editor Mike Williams. “There is nobody in popular culture quite like Jimmy Page, and we are honored to be giving him the Rock'N'Roll Soul Award at this year's ceremony."
This week, Page announced plans to release “Sound Tracks”, a box set featuring the guitarist’s work on films “Lucifer Rising” and “Death Wish II”, along with additional archive material for the first time.
Due March 6, the package presents work from both projects plus a companion disc of previously unreleased tracks – the same format Page designed for the extensive Led Zeppelin reissues series.
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