January 29, 2008

Jimmy Page on Erika

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been in Tokyo to promote the bands new release "Mothership" on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Erika once said that Led Zeppelin influenced her the most and even went to London to for their reunion concert.

During the press conference they came to the topic about their younger generation of fans. "Could you please comment on one of your fans, the 21year old Sawajiri Erika," he suddenly has been asked. "Unfortunately I don't know her," Jimmy replied in English, however, the translator at the event cleverly translated this answer into Erika's infamous catchphrase "Betsu ni..." This obviously triggered a lot of laughters among the other reporters.

Jimmy himself has been rather surprised about the reaction. "I wonder if maybe I should have met her beforehand. Supposing that she is a musician, please tell her to hold on to what she wishes for."

Just for your interest, there are no plans of Erika coming to Japan to meet Jimmy.

A small note for Led Zeppelin fans who already heard it anyway. Jimmy said that he is ready to take the band out on a world tour, but it won't happen anytime soon, because the singer has other plans at the moment.

Written by HPriest


bundtcake January 30, 2008 at 1:57 AM  

omg the text on the layout

Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 4:05 AM  

I've had high respects for all instant translators esp. J/E E/J type, but this......

There's a middle-aged lady interpreter who frequents these kind of PRs. Hope that wasn't her...

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