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13 Essential B-Bender Guitar Songs

Welcome back to "The Next Bend," a column dedicated to B-bending guitarists, guitars, gear, news, licks, songs and more.For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside your guitar and allows you to pull—usually with some sort of arm, palm, shoulder or hip movement—your guitar's B string up a perfect whole step. So, a B note would suddenly... …

David Coverdale: I Feel Sorry for Jimmy Page Not Being Able to Reunite Led Zeppelin

Venerable vocalist David Coverdale—he of Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Coverdale/Page fame—recently discussed Jimmy Page—and the guitarist's ongoing inability to reunite Led Zeppelin."The saddest thing for me, and my dear, dear, dear beloved friend Jimmy Page—I think one of the reasons he's explored the Zeppelin catalog so significantly is because he can't get the guys to commit to making a new... …

Watch Jimmy Page and Puff Daddy Perform "Kashmir"—I Mean "Come with Me"

On this date (May 9) in 1998, Jimmy Page appeared on Saturday Night Live with Sean "Puffy" Combs (aka Puff Daddy and/or P. Diddy) and a 40-piece orchestra to perform a little something called "Come with Me."The song, which appeared on the Godzilla soundtrack that same year, was a hip-hop version of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" with new lyrics by Combs and Mark Curry. The track featured electric... …

Hear Isolated Guitar and Bass Tracks from Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On"

As part of our ongoing "Isolation Booth" series, we've heard isolated guitar tracks by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, Steve Vai, Mark Knopfler and more. But we've never ventured into the fascinating world of Led Zeppelin.Today, however, that's exactly where we're headed.Below, you can check out most of the isolated guitar and bass parts from "Ramble On," a... …

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... …

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