Lez Zeppelin's Steph Paynes: this is what it takes to play and sound just like Jimmy Page

Lez Zeppelin
(Image credit: Mike Sparrow)

As the founding member of Lez Zeppelin – New York’s all-female tribute to one of the most influential bands in music history – Steph Paynes could be considered a world authority on the art of Jimmy Page.

After securing Eddie Kramer, who famously worked with the rock ’n’ roll originals, to produce their first album in 2007 at Electric Lady Studios and then recreating Led Zeppelin’s 1968 debut in its entirety using the same analogue equipment in 2010, few could rival her insight into the inner-workings of her electric guitar hero…

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).