Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jimmy Page

        Jimmy Page, born James Patrick Page on the 9th of January 1944.James Page was  influenced by acoustic folk  and the blues sounds of Elmore James and B.B. King.He became one of the guitar players who   influenced rock music and musicians with his personal aproach combining force and soft riffs,his style is absolutely great.
          At college Page would often play with guitarist Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck.
Despite the departure from The Yardbirds of Keith Relf and Jim McCarty in 1968,Jimmy Page wished to continue the group with a new line-up . He recruited vocalist Robert Plant and drummer John Bonham, and was contacted by John Paul Jones who asked to join . This is how Led Zeppelin was born...
          In only ten years Led Zeppelin became a lecend and most of hard rock that came after 1980 was influenced ,directly or not, by them.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

John Paul Jones

              Some says that John Paul Jones was the "brain" of Led Zeppelin.He now plays with Them Crooked Vultures,a band that sounds very good in my opinion.He is an excellent guitar player and a authority of bass guitar.Also he has excellent studio mastering skils.
              When Led Zeppelin ended in 1980 after the tragic death of John Bohnam, Jones continued his musical career, producing  and arranging albums for other artists; he also wrote songs, and then film scores for movies likes Scream for Help, Risk, and The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb. In 1996 John Paul  Jones  completed the construction of his own studio  Two years later he finally recorded a solo debut album, Zooma.

During the 2000s he kept busy in both studio and live settings -- producing many artists and appearing on tracks by Foo Fighters, as well as jamming at Bonnaroo with Ben Harper and the Roots' drummer . He also participated in the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion show at O2 Arena, and in 2009 began playing with the guitarist Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters and Josh Homme Queens of the Stone Age in the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. The band released its debut album later that year.
            In the video you can see what he is able to do with a guitar...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Robert Plant, Band of Joy to tour Europe


After finishing their North American run of shows with three festival appearances -- Merlefest in May and Bonnaroo and Telluride in June -- Robert Plant and the Band of Joy will embark on a European tour.

The Band of Joy has announced 10 shows in July and August. After two Italian shows, the tour runs through France, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Belgium. More shows are expected to be added, including some shows in the UK.

The following dates are confirmed, with tickets on sale now:

  • July 19: Rome, Italy - Capannelle Fiesta
  • July 20: Milan, Italy - Arena Civica
  • July 22: Nimes, France - Festival de Nimes, Les Roman Arenes
  • July 23: Nyon, Switzerland - Paleo Festival
  • July 27: St. Petersburg, Russia - New Arena
  • July 29: Moscow, Russia - Crocus Hall
  • July 31: Kiev, Ukraine - Palace of Sports
  • Aug. 2: Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
  • Aug. 3: Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle
  • Aug. 5: Lokeren, Belgium - Lockersee Festival

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Them Crooked Vultures awarded Grammy with 'New Fang'



Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist/singer Josh Homme have won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. The award, for the song "New Fang" by their group Them Crooked Vultures, was announced during non-broadcast portion of the awards.

In other non-broadcast Grammy awards, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy were shut out on their bid for a Grammy. The Band of Joy was nominated for two Grammys: Best Americana Album, which was won by Mavis Staples for You Are not Alone, and Best Solo Rock Performance, which was won by Helter Skelter from Good Evening New York City.

In other awards:

  • Jimmy Page's fellow former Yardbirds guitarist, Jeff Beck, won three Grammys for Best Pop Collaboration, Best Pop Instrumental Performance, and Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
  • Patty Griffin, a current bandmate of Robert Plant's, won a Grammy for Best Tradition Gospel Album for Downtown Church.
  • T Bone Burnett, who produced Plant's Grammy-winning album with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand, also won for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, with "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart.

View the original article hereBy Brian Gardiner