Nineteen hundred and seventy-one. Even for a year that falls squarely in the heart of the "classic rock" era, it was a particularly classic year. It was the year of Who's Next, Sticky Fingers and Fragile, albums that are so renowned that we don't have to name the bands that created them (But, just in case, it was The Who, The Rolling Stones and Yes).
In his twenty-five-year career, Jimmy Page has always aimed his guitar firepower from within the context of a group. For the first time this fall, he'll be comin' at you with a solo tour. In this candid conversation, Page reflects with two GW correspondents on the role of the guitar in all this as his one true, abiding passion.
When you think of tribute bands, you might think of them as bands that merely plays someone else's music, somewhere in small dive bars on weekends. But the guys in Led Zepagain, quite easily the best Zeppelin tribute band around, have taken it to a whole another level, and they really are a tribute band in the truest sense.
Former Led Zeppelin bassist -- and current stage-hopping multi-instrumentalist -- John Paul Jones joined bluesman Seasick Steve during his performance at England's Reading Festival on Saturday, August 27.