Jimmy Page recently visited The Ellen Show to discuss his new book and, as you'll see below, to address the "of course I have to ask this" topic of a Led Zeppelin reunion. In the clip, Page says Robert Plant has become very difficult lately; he even tells host Ellen DeGeneres that she really should be addressing her reunion question to Plant.
Sure, we could've packed this list with songs with mind-blowing B-bender solos by Diamond Rio's Jimmy Olander, the Hellecasters' Will Ray or the Byrds' Clarence White. Instead, we've gone for a more well-rounded approach, attempting to include as many different guitarists as possible, not to mention a few super-accessible (even "classic") songs. We might've even thrown in an 11th song. Our math isn't too good.
To celebrate the release of Jimmy Page’s lavish new photo book, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, the guitar legend appeared with Chris Cornell, guitarist and singer for Soundgarden, at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for a relaxed question-and-answer session that spanned the entirety of Page’s 50-year career.
We did some great work there, and I was particularly impressed with their wonderful echo and reverb facilities. The only problem was, they also had a rather “colorful” studio monitoring system. While we were mixing, everything sounded huge and the low end sounded especially massive. But when we returned to England and played our work back, the sound was nothing like what we had heard in Los Angeles. It was deflated…a pale echo of what we’d heard in L.A.
Film yourself playing your own version of Jimmy Page's iconic "Good Times Bad Times" guitar solo. Use the studio versions of the solos as your guide, but feel free to put your own spin on the solo of your choice. You might get extra consideration for originality! You can hear both solos via the YouTube players below.
To celebrate the publication of Jimmy Page’s official photographic autobiography, Jimmy Page — the first book by a member of Led Zeppelin — Genesis Publications (with Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado) will present “An Evening with Jimmy Page in Conversation with Chris Cornell."
We all have to start somewhere. From that first secondhand guitar to superstar…it doesn’t happen overnight. Here some great players share the stories of their humble beginnings and their musical influences.