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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... …

Watch Prince Perform Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

On April 21, 2016, the day Prince's death was announced, a YouTube user uploaded a rarely seen pro-shot clip of Prince performing Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."Although no information was provided with the clip, it is likely the video was shot in late 2002 in Las Vegas, when the song made regular appearances in his live sets. If you happen to know the exact date, please share it in the... …

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... …

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