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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... …

The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.What makes for a great 12-string guitar song as opposed to a great song that just happens to have a 12-string guitar somewhere on it? Let's face it, if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" had a ukulele on it, it would immediately be in the running for Greatest Ukulele Song of All Time.That... …

How to Utilize Unusual Alternate Tunings Like Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page is regarded as one of rock’s greatest guitarists, bandleaders and producers for the incredibly rich canon of music he created with 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.” Jimmy was often quoted as saying his true passion was to create a combination of “light... …

See Robert Plant’s First “Kashmir” Performance Without Jimmy Page

Robert Plant performed Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” for the first time without former bandmate Jimmy Page on Tuesday, March 14.The performance took place when Plant made an appearance at violinist Nigel Kennedy’s concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The gala event was billed as Nigel Kennedy and Friends and featured classical performers, making Plant’s appearance a peculiar, but welcome, event of... …

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