A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
On May 14, 1988, Led Zeppelin — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (the Celebration Day lineup) — reunited for Atlantic Records' massive 40th anniversary party at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Robert Johnson, the man who Eric Clapton called "the most important blues musician who ever lived," was born 102 years ago this week on May 8, 1911, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Although he lived only 27 years, his haunting singing, guitar skills and compositions have influenced generations of musicians — and continue to fascinate the most gifted of guitarists.
What?! You weren't able to attend last week's interview with Guitar World Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski as he appeared live at the Apple Store in SoHo (NYC) to talk about his new book, Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page? Don't fret! Apple has just released this exclusive conversation, which was moderated by journalist Alan Light, as part of its Meet The Author podcast series.
Over the weekend, Robert Plant was interviewed on Australia's version of 60 Minutes. The singer sat down with reporter Tara Brown to discuss everything from Led Zeppelin’s roots, formation and history, right up to the December 2007 Celebration Day concert and its 2012 CD/DVD release.
Be part of the audience of a live taping of the Apple "Meet the Author" series featuring Brad Tolinski, editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, as he discusses his new book, Light & Shade, Conversations with Jimmy Page. This event will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, at the Apple Store in SoHo, 103 Prince St., New York. Space is limited, so get there early!
The John Varvatos clothing line, which has made a habit of using rockers in its recent ads — everyone from Paul Weller to Joe Perry to Iggy Pop — has recruited a new set of six-string stars for its latest campaign.