Property Feud Between Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page Continues
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:44:15
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According to the NME, English pop singer Robbie Williams says that relations between himself and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page are "frosty" after Williams' plans to renovate his London home, contested by next-door neighbor Page, were approved by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea planning committee.
Williams purchased the property from late food critic and movie director Michael Winner in 2013 for $17.5 million, but says that he still hasn't been able to move in because of an inability to start renovation work until now.
"It's a great story, for you guys and for me, so everybody wins," Williams said. "Apart from us as a family, who would have liked to have been in 12 months ago but we can't. I don't know if there are any winners, necessarily. I do know it makes a great story and I'm really pleased, just for me in general for the rest of my life. I'm really pleased it's Jimmy Page and not Jimmy the accountant. It's actually Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin and it's a wonderful story to have in your back pocket - about, you know, the neighbor that doesn't want to help you out."
The NME said that Page lives in the neighboring Tower House property, once saved from demolition by Sir John Betjeman, and he fears that Williams' plans for his own home could damage his. As a result, it's unlikely that the pair will be working together anytime soon.
"I don't think we're friends, no," Williams said. "I don't know Jimmy Page. We met briefly a couple of times but it was years ago, in passing, and I was in reverence of the great Jimmy Page."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff