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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... …

Hear Jimmy Page Rock Out on The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' Film Score

Before he was a Led Zep, before he was a Yardbird, Jimmy Page was an incredibly busy London session guitarist with several notable production credits under his belt.And we're not talking about long-forgotten recordings made under a flickering lightbulb in his cousin's basement; Page played on countless high-profile sessions, appearing on seminal tracks by the Who, Donovan, Joe Cocker, the Kinks... …

Watch Robert Plant Perform “Whole Lotta Love” from Upcoming AXS TV Show

Robert Plant and his band, the Sensational Space Shifters, were headliners for David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption last October, and their performance comes to AXS TV 10 p.m. EST March 5.Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters—Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption captures the band’s unique headlining set at the visionary film director’s fully immersive creative gathering to... …

Deconstructing Jimmy Page’s Riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”

“Kashmir” is one of the best-known songs in Led Zeppelin’s catalog. The track first appeared on their sixth album, 1975’s Physical Graffiti, and became a staple of the group’s concerts.Jimmy Page wrote the song’s droning riff with his guitar in DADGAD tuning. The part is evocative of Middle Eastern music and is built from an ascending chromatic motif that’s played against a droning bass note.“I... …

Let's Revisit Led Zeppelin's 1988 Reunion Show

On May 14, 1988, Led Zeppelin—Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (the 2007 Celebration Day lineup, for you youngsters out there)—reunited for Atlantic Records' massive 40th-anniversary party at New York City's Madison Square Garden.Below, you'll find a video of Led Zeppelin's complete set from that night, starting with "Kashmir," moving into "Heartbreaker" (complete with... …

One Guy Performs “Black Dog” on Guitar, Drums and Vocals at Same Time

Dominic Fragman has been making a name for himself on YouTube with videos in which he simultaneously performs on guitar, drums and vocals. This past January we shared his video for Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.”Now Fragman is back with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog.” His arrangement includes both the rhythm and lead guitar parts. You can view more of his videos on his YouTube channel. …

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