The union between Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes back in 1999 was one of necessity and convenience that just happened to work really well – until it didn’t. The former wanted to keep rocking and rolling but his ex-Led Zeppelin bandmate Robert Plant had no interest. The Crowes just released their best album in years and their label decided to start ignoring them. I did a deep dive into the partnership for Ultimate Classic Rock, how it began at a charity gig in London and peaked with two concerts at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles that fall.
Here’s an appearance the pair made on Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote the record, playing Zeppelin’s “Your Time is Gonna Come”: