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Watch Stanley Jordan Play "Stairway to Heaven" on Two Guitars at Once

Modern jazz master Stanley Jordan made a major splash in guitar circles back in the Eighties, in large part because of his innovative "touch" tapping technique and unusual all-fourths tuning.One of the many highlights of his popular 1988 album, Flying Home, is a jaw-dropping instrumental cover of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." You can check out a live performance of the tune—shot around... …

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... …

Five Underrated Led Zeppelin Guitar Riffs—and How to Play Them

If you're tired of playing the same old Led Zeppelin riffs (and who isn't?), you're in luck.Below, online guitar instructor Robert Baker—whose YouTube channel just surpassed 100,000 subscribers—offers his take on five underrated Led Zeppelin licks. Best of all, he shows you how to play them."These are riffs I really don't hear anyone talk about," Baker says before diving right in with a... …

Watch Chris Cornell and Temple of the Dog Cover Zeppelin, Sabbath and Bowie

Temple of the Dog—a supergroup that featured members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden (including Chris Cornell)—enjoyed a successful 25th anniversary tour late last year.Although the bulk of the just-reunited band's set lists was pulled from their self-titled 1991 album, they also paid tribute to a few of their heroes, including Led Zeppelin, the Cure, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and Free. They even... …

Watch Steve Vai Perform Led Zeppelin Classics with Zepparella

Zepparella rocked the third annual Malibu Guitar Festival this past weekend—and they had a little help from Steve Vai.Vai joined the popular all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band for several classic Led Zep tunes, including "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and "Whole Lotta Love," both of which you can check out below."It’s going to be a little different from a normal Zepparella show," Zepparella... …

Chris Cornell’s Death Being Investigated As a Suicide

A representative for the Detroit Police has told Variety that Chris Cornell's death is being investigated as a suicide, although he emphasized that it's too early to make any conclusions.“At 12 a.m. [local time], we received a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino Hotel,” the Detroit Police director of media relations told Variety. “It appears as though a family friend was checking up on Cornell... …

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... …

Will Led Zeppelin Reunite for Desert Trip 2017?

There's a rumor going around—and that's all it is at this point, folks (a rumor)—that Led Zeppelin will reunite for this year's Desert Trip Festival in Southern California.Feel Numb first mentioned it last week, revealing that "some well placed sources in the industry" are reporting that Robert Plant is indeed "in."There has been no mention of the band's other members—Jimmy Page, John Paul... …

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... …

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