A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
On May 14, 1988, Led Zeppelin — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (the Celebration Day lineup) — reunited for Atlantic Records' massive 40th anniversary party at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
What?! You weren't able to attend last week's interview with Guitar World Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski as he appeared live at the Apple Store in SoHo (NYC) to talk about his new book, Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page? Don't fret! Apple has just released this exclusive conversation, which was moderated by journalist Alan Light, as part of its Meet The Author podcast series.
Be part of the audience of a live taping of the Apple "Meet the Author" series featuring Brad Tolinski, editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, as he discusses his new book, Light & Shade, Conversations with Jimmy Page. This event will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at the Apple Store in SoHo, 103 Prince St., New York. Space is limited, so get there early!
The John Varvatos clothing line, which has made a habit of using rockers in its recent ads — everyone from Paul Weller to Joe Perry to Iggy Pop — has recruited a new set of six-string stars for its latest campaign.
The first thing you notice is how close together they are. Led Zeppelin are not scattered around the huge stage of the O2 Arena in London like 100-meter-relay runners awaiting the baton, like most bands at this venue. They are huddled within a few feet of each other in the center of the stage, and they stay that way for most of the two hours or so of Celebration Day, the new movie that captures their one-off return to playing live in December 2007.
Last night, Led Zeppelin — Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant — appeared on Late Show with David Letterman,, where they were interviewed by fellow Kennedy Center Honors honoree David Letterman.
Yesterday afternoon, before a star-studded evening at the Kennedy Center Honors, Led Zeppelin — along with Buddy Guy, David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and Natalia Makarova — were honored at the White House by President Barack Obama. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones each received the prestigious Kennedy Award, considered America's highest award for contribution to culture.
Given a ravenous bootlegging community that dates back nearly half a century, it's hard to imagine there's much in the vaults of Led Zeppelin that fans haven't heard before in one form or another. But with a slew of remasters on their way beginning next year, Jimmy Page wants to assure fans that the bonus material slated to be included with each album is nothing to overlook.