Monday, March 9, 2015

Jimmy Page wins property dispute with Robbie Williams

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has won a property dispute with his neighbor, singer Robbie Williams.

The Mirror reports the guitarist has successfully blocked 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 applied for planning permission to revamp the house – both inside and out –to create a “contemporary standard of family living”, but Page wrote the borough in an effort to stop the renovations.

Page's concerns were supported by a report carried out by historical building consultants Andrew Townsend Architects.

Mr. Townsend described Page’s mansion, The Tower House, as "one of the most important houses built in this country in the nineteenth century."

The architects behind the planned project, Harper Downie, have withdrawn all proposals to develop his mansion on Williams’ behalf.

Page and Led Zeppelin continued their extensive reissues series with the recent release of the expanded edition of their 1975 release, “Physical Graffiti.”

On March 6, Page issued “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.

See also:

Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti reissue debuts on US charts
Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti reissue debuts on UK charts
Led Zeppelin: Part 2 of Physical Graffiti featured on In The Studio
VIDEO: Jimmy Page discusses early years of Led Zeppelin
Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic