Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was honored with the Rock 'N’ Roll Soul Award at the NME Awards Wednesday night in London.
Organized by UK music magazine New Musical Express (NME), Page was on hand to receive a special one-off award from Royal Blood.
"Well, well, well,” began Page. “Thank you to Royal Blood. They said it's an honor to be giving this award but it's an honor for me. I trust so much in Royal Blood and what’s gonna come from them is absolutely magic, isn’t it? They really deserve Best Group.”
“Thanks so much for this award, NME,” he added. “It's a real honor to get it, but as far as whatever I've managed to do in music, I'm really just passing on the baton because for me, I've learned from records and my heroes. I got the music together and passed it on and it’s for everyone."
The honor recognizes Page’s as one of rock's most important and influential guitar players, writers and producers.
Page and Led Zeppelin continue their extensive reissues series on Febuary 23 (Feb. 24 in North America) with an expanded reissue of their 1975 release, “Physical Graffiti.”
On March 6, Page will release “Sound Tracks”, a colelctionfeaturing the guitarist’s work on films “Lucifer Rising” and “Death Wish II”, along with additional archive material for the first time.
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