Rich Robinson says he never turned down a chance to write with Jimmy Page.
Former Crowes drummer Steve Gorman wrote in his book Hard to Handle that after they’d done their first tour with Page, the Led Zeppelin guitarist suggested to Robinson that they could work on some songs together and that Robinson told Page, “No thanks… We’ve got enough.” Gorman went on to write that Page later told the Crowes’ then-manager that he was “driving to Connecticut and I’m going to kill Rich in his home.”
Robinson denied the whole incident in an interview with Classic Rock, saying it’s “absolutely not true. I remember having conversations with Jimmy, telling him: ‘Hey, if you ever wanted to make a record or do anything, I would love to help in any way I can.’ Jimmy’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant person. I loved playing with him.”
Robinson adds that the story just sounds ridiculous. “Jimmy Page wants to write songs for me, and I’m gonna say, ‘You know what, Jimmy? Led Zeppelin was alright, but I’m not gonna do it?’ It’s the most absurd thing I’ve heard in my life.”