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  • Jimmy Page Had To Be Chained To A Toilet So He Wouldn't Trash His Hotel Room on Random Infamous Stories From Led Zeppelin's Heyday Most Fans Don't Talk About

    (#13) Jimmy Page Had To Be Chained To A Toilet So He Wouldn't Trash His Hotel Room

    Led Zeppelin pretty much invented the whole "rock stars destroying hotel rooms" cliché. They made great music, and were great at vandalism. Like any vice or bad behavior, you can find yourself committing such misdeeds habitually, and apparently Jimmy Page got really into breaking things. Fred Durst would be proud. 

    Page's virtuosic vandalism got to the point where the band's management allegedly had to step in (imagine how far it had to go to get that point), and as the story goes, at one hotel, he had be chained to a toilet so he wouldn't break anything. Page was also supposedly chained to toilets, sometimes with a groupie to keep him company, when he was unable to control his urge to dress as a Nazi and do heroin with drag queens in transvestite bars. 

  • Jimmy Page Supposedly Worshipped The Devil on Random Infamous Stories From Led Zeppelin's Heyday Most Fans Don't Talk About

    (#5) Jimmy Page Supposedly Worshipped The Devil

    Long before the Satanic Panic was tied to heavy metal in the late '70s and early '80s, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page was deeply into the world of the Dark Lord during Led Zeppelin's meteoric rise in the late '60s.

    While Page never explicitly came out as a Satanist, telling Rolling Stone, "I don't really want to go on about my personal beliefs or my involvement in magic," (well, that clears things up), he did have an obsession with Aleister Crowley, an English occultist who called himself “the Great Beast 666."

  • One TV Out The Window? Try Five If You're Led Zeppelin on Random Infamous Stories From Led Zeppelin's Heyday Most Fans Don't Talk About

    (#15) One TV Out The Window? Try Five If You're Led Zeppelin

    Eight years after the infamous shark incident at Seattle's Edgewater Inn, the band returned to the hotel, somehow skirting their lifetime ban. The hotel's manager, James Blum, hesitantly welcomed the rockers back, but demanded (naively) they be on their best behavior. Obviously, that's not what happened.

    Legend has it, that night the band threw not one television set into the Puget Sound, but five, racking up an obscene amount of room damages. Mr. Blum was rightly furious and charged the band $2,500 for the cost of the TVs, which tour manager Richard Cole gleefully paid. When checking out, Cole was asked by a young hotel clerk: "I’ve heard that Led Zeppelin has a reputation for throwing TVs. But I thought it was BS. Can you tell me, what does it feel like to just toss a TV out of your window?"

    Cole replied, coolly, "Kid, there are some things in life that you’ve got to experience for yourself," as he slid the clerk $500. "Here you go, mate. Go toss a TV courtesy of Led Zeppelin."

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    (#2) Kenneth Anger Cursed Jimmy Page After A Falling Out Over 'Lucifer Rising'

    In 1973, iconoclastic filmmaker and alleged magus, Kenneth Anger met Jimmy Page at a Sotheby's auction. They were both bidding on an Aleister Crowley manuscript, and immediately bonded over their love of the writer's work. 

    At the time of their meeting, Anger had been working on the short film Lucifer Rising since 1966 and was in need of music. He asked Page to compose some, and Page agreed. Anger then moved into Page's Boleskine House in Scotland (formerly owned by Crowley), and by some accounts, Page lent Anger editing equipment for use on the film. 

    Page wrote 20 or so minutes of (extremely far out, kind of mind-blowing) music for the film, but Anger wanted 40 minutes worth. Before Page could deliver more, the two had a major falling out over the score and because, according to Anger, Page's girlfriend, Charlotte Martin, kicked him out of the basement of Page's house after an argument. 

    Years later, Anger recalled:

    So Jimmy Page did some music instead. He's a miser, which is a horrible thing. He wouldn't even pay for lunch. So I said: "Isn't it preposterous that you're so cheap?" And that of course insulted him. He was on heroin all the time – I hate all those druggies because their eyes get glazed and what they say is meaningless because they don't follow through. I said: 'OK, Jimmy, I need exactly 40 minutes.' But he only gave me 20. I said: "What am I supposed to do, play it twice? I need 40 minutes! I need a climax! Like, [the film] is the end and the beginning of the world – you've gotta give me that big music!"

    After the falling out, Anger publicly cursed Page and Martin. Some attribute the string of bad luck that befell Robert Plant in the mid-1970s to this curse. According to Anger:

    He’s a multi-millionaire miser. He and Charlotte, that horrible vampire girl... They had so many servants, yet they would never offer me a cup of tea or a sandwich. Which is such a mistake on their part because I put the curse of king Midas on them. If you’re greedy and just amass gold you’ll get an illness. So I did turn her and Jimmy Page into statues of gold because they’ve both lost their minds. He can’t write songs anymore.

  • Jimmy Page Donned A Nazi Uniform While Doing Drugs With Drag Queens on Random Infamous Stories From Led Zeppelin's Heyday Most Fans Don't Talk About

    (#1) Jimmy Page Donned A Nazi Uniform While Doing Drugs With Drag Queens

    Jimmy Page is a weird guy. To some extent, he has the right to be - he's one of the best guitarists of all time. So when you read a story about him dressing up in full Nazi SS gear, you kind of shrug your shoulders for a second before doing a double-take on the words "full Nazi SS gear."

    According to Pamela Des Barres, the band's favorite groupie, in each city the band visited in the mid-'70s, Jimmy Page allegedly donned full SS regalia and found the nearest drag club, where he did heroin with the performers in the bathroom. 

  • Jimmy Page Greeted Groupies Wearing Nothing But Whipped Cream on Random Infamous Stories From Led Zeppelin's Heyday Most Fans Don't Talk About

    (#11) Jimmy Page Greeted Groupies Wearing Nothing But Whipped Cream

    Ever the enterprising lothario, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has no shortage of crazy sexual tales attached to his name. An instance of him greeting some groupies, however, gets some extra points for creativity. While out on tour - and apparently bored stiff at a hotel - Page and drummer John Bonham were struck with an idea for how to present the in-demand guitarist to a small horde of female fans.

    Page reportedly stripped completely naked and laid down on a room service cart; Bonham then covered him in whipped cream, and assuming the role of bell hop, wheeled him into a room of young women. Whatever happened next was probably really unsanitary.  

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Led Zeppelin is a British rock band. It was formed in London in 1968. It can be said to be the greatest rock band of all time. Its heritage and influence can be seen in the entire music industry. But this band not only has outstanding musical achievements, but the chaotic life and crazy behavior of band members behind the stage is something many fans don't want to mention.

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