“I think that is a fair comparison, although I have seen Eric play live, where he really goes sky high,” the Who hero added
Peter Baron spent decades touring with Leslie West. He reveals what the Mountain guitar legend taught him (and vice-versa), and the one-of-a-kind guitar quirk West got from watching Porky Pig…
West's 100-watt Mountain Marshall is still owned by Bratta, who got his hands on the fabled Strat through Al Kooper – who was gifted the guitar by Hendrix himself
Scale the blues-rock mountain and balance on the edge of major and minor tonalities with this lesson in the style of one of rock's greatest players
The high octane reimagining of West's 1969 track is classically Malmsteen, and swaps out dreamy acoustics and keyboards for sweeps, solos and shredding aplenty
The hard-rocking version of the Pete Brown/Jack Bruce-penned tune – famously covered by Mountain – features on Legacy, the forthcoming all-star Leslie West tribute album
Hear the album's first single – Wylde's loving, tough-as-nails interpretation of Mountain's Blood Of The Sun – now
The Steve Ripley-made model is thought to have been understudy to EVH's main axe on tours in the mid-'80s, and was gifted to the legendary Mountain guitarist soon after
The unique guitar, which was made by renowned luthier Steve Ripley in 1984, is thought to have been EVH's backup guitar on numerous tours in the mid-'80s
Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa and Joe Satriani are among the players who have paid their respects to the influential Mountain guitarist
Best known for his scorching guitar work on Mississippi Queen, West influenced generations of players
The trailblazing Mountain guitarist discusses life on the road in one of the heaviest hard-rock outfits of the time
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive trailer for Leslie West's upcoming album, Still Climbing. The album will be released October 28 on Provogue Records.
Leslie West will release a new album, Still Climbing, October 29 via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group.