If you're a Led Zeppelin fan, June 3 is your Celebration Day. That's the day Atlantic/Swan Song will launch its massive reissue campaign of all nine of the band's studio albums in chronological order, starting with Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, all of which have been remastered by Jimmy Page.
Recordings Led Zeppelin made as they were writing 1975's Physical Graffiti will be available at auction next month. RR Auctions, which is based in Amherst, New Hampshire, says several songs on the tapes differ structurally from the officially released versions.
Today, we offer up an imaginative instrumental cover of the tune by the Jimmy Herring Band. The performance, which features Herring on guitar, Neal Fountain on bass, Jeff Sipe on drums and Matt Slocum on keyboards, took place at a club in Arkansas. Herring's resume includes the Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh and Friends and more.
Before he wielded the hammer of the gods — and a Les Paul — as a member of mighty Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was a Telecaster-wielding Yardbird. Today we turn our attention to Page's best guitar work with his former band. Fortunately, we don't have very far to look, since Page recorded only one album with the band — 1967's Little Games.
Jimmy Page is regarded as one of rock’s greatest guitarists, bandleaders and producers for the incredibly rich canon of music he created with the mighty Led Zeppelin. But not everything produced by the man was as crushingly heavy as Zep favorites like “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog” and “Rock and Roll.”
Led Zeppelin is widely considered one of the most influential bands in rock-guitar history, and now Guitar World and Ultimate-Guitar.com have joined forces to bring fans an extraordinary box set of Zeppelin tabs, magazines and collectibles.