Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Led Zeppelin: New Jimmy Page book due in October

A new book about Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page is on the way.

"Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page," by Guitar World's Brad Tolinski, will be published October 23.

Jimmy Page was the leader, mastermind, guitarist and producer of Led Zeppelin, described by Rolling Stone magazine as "the biggest band of the seventies" and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history."

While there is no shortage of written material out there on Led Zeppelin's legacy, no member has written their own memoir and rarely have they cooperated with the press or a biographer - certainly NEVER Page. For the most part, their exploits are merely the stuff of legend. On the rare occasions that Page has opened his doors to journalists, he has done so with caution.

Over the last twenty years, Brad Tolinski, Editorial Director of Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado magazines, has interviewed Page more than any other journalist in the world and by asking incisive questions, he's been able to gain the trust of this greatly misunderstood artist.

Sifting through over fifty hours of conversations that touch on everything from the 1960s music scene and his early years as England's top session guitarist working with artists like The Who, The Kinks, and Eric Clapton, to his wild years in Led Zeppelin, and post-Zep projects, "Light & Shade" will provide readers with the most complete picture of the media-shy guitarist ever published.

"This is the most comprehensive and compelling collection of interviews, insights and historical anecdotes of one of rock and roll's premier guitarists, songwriters and producers ever compiled. A fascinating must-have for Jimmy Page fans like myself." - SLASH

"Light & Shade illuminates the haunted genius of Jimmy Page in an original and completely satisfying way. The conversational dynamic between the author and the subject reveals a wealth of info about the man, the music, and the magic." - Kirk Hammett, METALLICA

"Jimmy Page... the one and only! From mild to wild, Jimmy sez it all. This fine work will rock you!" - Billy Gibbons, ZZ TOP

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