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Watch Steve Vai Talk Riffs, Gear, Led Zeppelin on 'My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx'

Yesterday, former Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx sat down with Steve Vai to talk riffs, gear and Led Zeppelin on his series, My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx.Vai also tells Sixx some anecdotes about his time working with Frank Zappa, discussing both an instance in which he transcribed one of Zappa's famously lewd stories into a guitar piece, and how Zappa would push his bandmates into... …

The Most Electrifying Riffs of Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page

Truly a guitar god, Jimmy Page is one of the most captivating soloists the rock world has ever known.Daring, spontaneous, melodic, bluesy, diverse, flashy, breathtaking and, yes, sloppy, all are adjectives befitting his singular style. And while Page may occasionally crash and burn, the next moment he's sure to be soaring to unprecedented heights. Let's check out some of his most electrifying... …

Robert Plant Announces North American Tour

A month or so ago, Robert Plant announced his return, detailing his 11th studio album, Carry Fire. Now, Plant has announced a 2018 North American tour with his band, the Sensational Space Shifters.The dozen-show trek—set to begin in February—will take Plant across America (in addition to a stop at Toronto's Massey Hall). More shows will be added later this year."We've got a kind of communal... …

How Kids React to Led Zeppelin

The React videos have been around for a long time, and—whether you want to admit it or not—they prove to be fairly popular among GuitarWorld.com readers.Now, Fine Brothers Entertainment, makers of the popular “Kids React” videos, are back with a new clip showing how youngsters respond to hearing Led Zeppelin for the first time.The video is worth watching almost solely for one of the subjects,... …

That Time Madonna Played "Whole Lotta Love" on Guitar (and Covered Pantera)

Someone recently reminded me of this odd event—so now I'll remind you.On June 19, 2015, Madonna uploaded a brief video of herself playing the iconic Jimmy Page guitar riff from Led Zeppelin's “Whole Lotta Love." In the video, which originally appeared on the singer's Instagram, she’s dressed in black and stands in a room with at least five other guitars in the background (not to mention the... …

New Jimmy Page-Produced Yardbirds Compilation Features Early Version of "Dazed and Confused"

Before he wielded the hammer of the gods—and a Gibson Les Paul or two—as a member of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was a Telecaster-wielding Yardbird. In fact, his tenure with the trendsetting U.K. band lasted from 1966 to 1968.On March 30, 1968, near the end of the band's existence, the Yardbirds—which featured Page, vocalist Keith Relf, bassist Chris Dreja and drummer Jim McCarty—performed at New... …

Robert Plant Announces New Album, Premieres "The May Queen"

The last we heard from Robert Plant was 2014's excellent Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar, a record the former Led Zeppelin frontman recorded with his backing group, the Sensational Shape Shifters.Now, Plant has announced his return with the Sensational Space Shifters, detailing a new album—his 11th—called Carry Fire. With the announcement also comes the premiere of "The May Queen," our first... …

Watch Slayer Cover Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top

Slayer have been touring North America this summer, in support of their 2015 LP, Repentless. Here, you can watch a couple of neat soundcheck videos where the legendary thrashers take on classic rock standards by the likes of Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top. In one video, taken from the band's soundcheck prior to their July 20 performance in Raleigh, NC, the band has some fun with the ZZ Top classic, ... …

Watch Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge Play "In My Time of Dying"

In 2009, Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White teamed up for It Might Get Loud, a fascinating documentary that explores the musical roots and playing styles of all three guitarists.The film also features a remarkable meeting the three guitarists dubbed "The Summit," in which they discuss their respective styles, and take a turn jamming on each other's songs.In this amazing clip, Page, The Edge... …

Watch Stanley Jordan Play "Stairway to Heaven" on Two Guitars at Once

Modern jazz master Stanley Jordan made a major splash in guitar circles back in the Eighties, in large part because of his innovative "touch" tapping technique and unusual all-fourths tuning.One of the many highlights of his popular 1988 album, Flying Home, is a jaw-dropping instrumental cover of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." You can check out a live performance of the tune—shot around... …

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