In 2008, Foo Fighters had an amazing performance at Wembley Stadium, which they later turned into a documentary called ‘Live at Wembley Stadium.’ The night was a dream come true for the band’s frontman, Dave Grohl, who always wanted to perform with Led Zeppelin. During the show, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page joined Grohl on stage, creating a memorable experience for fans.
Grohl’s excitement led to future collaborations. In 2009, he, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme formed the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. They released an album and two singles but went on hiatus in 2010. Interestingly, Jimmy Page, who performed with Foo Fighters in 2008, wasn’t part of this collaboration. In 2020, Page mentioned feeling left out and shared his perspective on the situation.
According to Page’s June 2020 post, Grohl invited him and Jones to the States to record with Foo Fighters after their 2008 performance. However, Page never heard from Grohl after that, and communication with Jones dwindled. Page only learned about Them Crooked Vultures when they started promoting the new group. Despite this, Page didn’t harbor any hard feelings.
On the other hand, Grohl had positive memories of the Wembley show. In 2007, Foo Fighters played a short set at Wembley, promising to return the next year. They kept their promise and even brought members of Led Zeppelin on stage. Grohl expressed his joy and admiration for Jimmy Page in interviews, emphasizing how surreal it felt to play alongside his idols. Despite Page’s expectations of a collaboration, it seems Grohl didn’t intentionally ghost him, and their interactions were positive.