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That Time Madonna Played "Whole Lotta Love" on Guitar (and Covered Pantera)

Someone recently reminded me of this odd event—so now I'll remind you.On June 19, 2015, Madonna uploaded a brief video of herself playing the iconic Jimmy Page guitar riff from Led Zeppelin's “Whole Lotta Love." In the video, which originally appeared on the singer's Instagram, she’s dressed in black and stands in a room with at least five other guitars in the background (not to mention the... …

New Jimmy Page-Produced Yardbirds Compilation Features Early Version of "Dazed and Confused"

Before he wielded the hammer of the gods—and a Gibson Les Paul or two—as a member of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was a Telecaster-wielding Yardbird. In fact, his tenure with the trendsetting U.K. band lasted from 1966 to 1968.On March 30, 1968, near the end of the band's existence, the Yardbirds—which featured Page, vocalist Keith Relf, bassist Chris Dreja and drummer Jim McCarty—performed at New... …

Robert Plant Announces New Album, Premieres "The May Queen"

The last we heard from Robert Plant was 2014's excellent Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar, a record the former Led Zeppelin frontman recorded with his backing group, the Sensational Shape Shifters.Now, Plant has announced his return with the Sensational Space Shifters, detailing a new album—his 11th—called Carry Fire. With the announcement also comes the premiere of "The May Queen," our first... …

Watch Slayer Cover Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top

Slayer have been touring North America this summer, in support of their 2015 LP, Repentless. Here, you can watch a couple of neat soundcheck videos where the legendary thrashers take on classic rock standards by the likes of Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top. In one video, taken from the band's soundcheck prior to their July 20 performance in Raleigh, NC, the band has some fun with the ZZ Top classic, ... …

Watch Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge Play "In My Time of Dying"

In 2009, Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White teamed up for It Might Get Loud, a fascinating documentary that explores the musical roots and playing styles of all three guitarists.The film also features a remarkable meeting the three guitarists dubbed "The Summit," in which they discuss their respective styles, and take a turn jamming on each other's songs.In this amazing clip, Page, The Edge... …

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... …

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