Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has urged his pop star neighbour Robbie Williams to get in touch to end their feud over a basement.
In his first words on their battle since October, the musician denied accusing the Angels singer of playing loud music by Black Sabbath and of dressing in a blond wig to annoy him.
According to recent reports, X Factor judge Williams, 45, wrote a note to the rock star after the local council suggested they meet and put their differences aside – but Page has not received it.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has urged his pop star neighbour Robbie Williams to get in touch to end their feud over a basement and has said he has not received a letter which Williams reportedly sent. Page also denied accusing the Angels singer of playing loud music by Black Sabbath and of dressing in a blond wig to annoy him
The 75-year-old said: ‘If they (Williams and his wife) are now agreeing to a meeting, they need to get in contact, as neighbours, so that discussions can take place as they should have done a long time ago.’
A source connected to the legendary rocker said that Page had sought a ‘vital’ meeting with Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, for months, but had not received a response.
The source also appeared to cast doubt on claims that Williams had dropped a letter of conciliation through Page’s front door, saying that the star does not have one.
‘It is vital a meeting should take place; Jimmy hopes Robbie understands the urgency,’ the source said.
‘He has checked the post daily. No letter has been delivered. Jimmy does not have a front door – hope the letter was delivered to the correct letterbox.
Williams is said to have also suggested in the letter that the pair collaborate on a song.
Page also denied accusing Williams of blasting out loud music and dressing up as Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant to wind Page up.
Jimmy Page’s home. He said that Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, need to get in contact because a meeting is ‘vital’ to settle their dispute
Robbie’s pad: The bitter feud began when Robbie put forward plans to build a subterranean gym and 30ft swimming pool at his £17.5million Grade II listed property in west London (pictured), which is next door to Page’s home
‘I did not accuse Robbie of playing loud music by Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple to annoy him – and of dressing in a blond wig,’ Page said.
‘The reality is, no such accusation has been made.’
He said the accusation was ‘presumably someone’s idea of a prank.
‘This was much publicised at the time but does not have any basis in truth.’
And he added: ‘I never accused Robbie as to his personal behaviour.
‘I would like to meet to take Robbie around the house to make him aware of what is at stake.
Jimmy Page and Robbie Williams have been next door neighbours since 2013. A source connected to Page said that the star had not received a letter which Williams is said to have sent. Page also said that he never accused Williams of playing loud music to annoy him or dressing in a blond wig to annoy him.
Page does not want Williams to build a subterranean swimming pool and gym as he fears it will damage his Grade I listed Tower House, where he has lived since 1972
‘My goal is to protect a Grade I listed building, with unique interiors which are in jeopardy.’
The pair have been involved in a five-year dispute over Williams’ plans for an underground gym and swimming pool at his home in Kensington, west London.
Page has raised fears that construction work carried out by Williams could damage his Grade I listed gothic revival mansion, Tower House, and its ornately decorated interior of stained glass, decorative plasterwork and ceramic tiling.
The Stairway To Heaven guitarist said vibrations and ground movement in particular could cause irreversible damage, with the homes around 43ft (13m) apart.
In January this year, Robbie was said to have mocked Jimmy by dressing up as his bandmate Robert Plant and playing rival rock music outside his neighbour’s home, according to reports.
Last year a committee chairman at Kensington Town Hall suggested the celebrities should meet and try to put their differences aside.