The following report originally appeared on a previous Web site of mine, "From Black Dog to Hot Dog."
Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones attended the RIAA's Diamond Awards at the Roseland Ballroom in New York on Tuesday, March 16. The two received an award for Led Zeppelin's fourth album which has sold 17 million copies to date.
Backstage, Page dispelled rumors of a Led Zeppelin reunion. He said, "There are only two members here. Do you see a third?"
The Diamond Award, new this year, is given by the RIAA for albums that have sold at least ten million copies. A list of albums that were honored can be found at http://www.riaa.com/diamond/diamond.html.
Page had been in New York on the previous night for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria.