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Kirk Hammett: “Jimmy Page Told Me to Buy Peter Green’s Les Paul”

In a recent interview with Guitarist, Hammett reveals how he came to own Greeny, the 1959 Les Paul made famous by Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.The guitar, used by Green on Fleetwood Mac tracks like “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman,” is noted for its distinctly nasal sound, the result of Green tinkering with the neck pickup in an attempt to replicate Eric Clapton’s tone and reversing its... …

Hear Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck Sing on Their Debut Solo Singles

In early 1965, when Jimmy Page was an in-demand London session guitarist, he—thanks to the encouragement of pop singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon—decided to branch out a bit.He—for the first time—released a single under his own name. Although the B-side, an instrumental called “Keep Moving,” was pretty much standard fare for Page, the A-side, “She Just Satisfies,” which was written by Page and... …

Hear "Money," a Little-Known Piece of Jimmy Page History

In 1961, when he was still a teenager, Jimmy Page walked into RG Jones Sound Studio in Morden, London, put his guitar aside and took on a brand-new role: producer.For the first time ever, Page—who would go on to fame with Led Zeppelin (whose albums he produced)—helmed a recording session. In this case, it was for a UK band called Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds.About a month from now, Page... …

Forgotten Guitar: Jimmy Page Offers an Up-Close Look at His “Number 1” Les Paul

Once described by Jimmy Page as both his "mistress and wife...except it doesn't ask for alimony," his "Number One" Gibson Les Paul is—without question—one of the most iconic guitars in the history of rock. The guitar, which he purchased from Joe Walsh (who was in the James Gang at the time) in 1969 during one of Led Zeppelin's early U.S. tours, has been closely associated with Page for decades.... …

No, Jimmy Page Was Not the First to Play Bowed Guitar

We've all seen the classic, grainy clips of Jimmy Page dragging a violin bow across the strings of his Telecaster or Les Paul to produce eerie, evil, previously unimaginable sounds. He did it frequently in the twilight years of the Yardbirds and whipped it out again (the bow, of course) in the early days of Led Zeppelin.Given the fact that violins, cellos, violas and other bowed instruments had... …

Jimmy Page Grades Muddy Waters and Other Guitar Greats

Here’s an interesting snippet that recently turned up in our recommended viewing list.It features the great Jimmy Page listening to various snippets of guitar music and giving each guitarist a grade based on what he thinks of the playing. It’s a simple concept, but let’s face it—it’s all you need. Personally, I’d be happy with an hour’s worth of content like this.Unfortunately, the clip doesn’t... …

How to Play Like DADGAD Pioneer Davey Graham

A key figure of the early Sixties British folk revival, Davey Graham (1940–2008) was a unique steel-string–wielding hybrid; Celtic music, jazz, blues and Indian classical influences played equal roles in his innovative style. (A short list of Graham’s “player” inspirations includes bluesmen Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Muddy Waters, plus jazz giants Charlie Parker, Charlie Mingus... …

How to Utilize Unusual Alternate Tunings Like Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page is regarded as one of rock’s greatest guitarists, bandleaders and producers for the incredibly rich canon of music he created with Led Zeppelin.But not everything produced by the man was as crushingly heavy as Zep favorites like “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog” and “Rock and Roll.” Jimmy was often quoted as saying his true passion was to create a combination of “light... …

Hear Jimmy Page Rock Out on The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' Film Score

Before he was a Led Zep, before he was a Yardbird, Jimmy Page was an incredibly busy London session guitarist with several notable production credits under his belt.And we're not talking about long-forgotten recordings made under a flickering lightbulb in his cousin's basement; Page played on countless high-profile sessions, appearing on seminal tracks by the Who, Donovan, Joe Cocker, the Kinks... …

Deconstructing Jimmy Page’s Riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”

“Kashmir” is one of the best-known songs in Led Zeppelin’s catalog. The track first appeared on their sixth album, 1975’s Physical Graffiti, and became a staple of the group’s concerts.Jimmy Page wrote the song’s droning riff with his guitar in DADGAD tuning. The part is evocative of Middle Eastern music and is built from an ascending chromatic motif that’s played against a droning bass note.“I... …

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