In the mid-1960s, The Yardbirds revolutionized modern rock by turning super guitar players into superstars. The group -- which made the jagged shift from traditional blues to psychedelic rave-ups -- was the launching pad for Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Several Yardbirds songs, including "Shapes of Things," "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" and "Over Under Sideways Down" are considered mini-masterpieces of mid-'60s rock guitar -- prime examples of the power of perfectly placed notes.
Although Jimmy Page hasn't exactly been prolific since Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980, his carefully chosen projects have been varied and interesting, from Coverdale/Page to the Death Wish II soundtrack. And so, in honor of the legendary guitarist's 68th birthday, we ask you to cast your vote for what you feel is his best post-Led Zeppelin album.
Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes loves being a rock and roll lead singer. Onstage and off, he plays the role to the hilt. During a photo session at a loft in Manhattan's Soho district, Robinson sashays across the floor as if in concert, shaking his impossibly slender, leather-clad hips and flailing skinny arms swathed in the billowing sleeves of a frilly shirt.
December 9 saw the release of the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Among the tracks was a collaboration between Rezor and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, a cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song."
In a pretty sudden announcement, legendary guitarist Jimmy Page has announced the release of a special collector's edition of Death Wish II, which will be released this coming Thursday, December 1, exclusively through Page's official website.
Just weeks after the album celebrated it's 40th anniversary, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album -- usually known as Led Zeppelin IV -- has re-entered the Billboard Top 200 for the first time since 1987.
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).