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Rolling Stones Joined By Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor and Florence Welch For 2nd O2 Show

Last night, their guests were Eric Clapton (for a cover of Muddy Waters’ “Champagne And Reefer”) and Florence Welch, of the British band Florence & The Machine, for “Gimme Shelter.”

11/30/2012

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Jimmy Page On The Violin Bow: “Whatever Squeaks I Made Sort Of Intrigued Me”

Page used the bow on a few Yardbirds songs: “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor” and “Glimpses” from their 1967 album, “Little Games,” and then on Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut (“Dazed And Confused” and “How Many More Times”). But he wasn’t the first British rock guitarist to take the bow to his axe.

10/01/2012

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page On Joining The Yardbirds: “I Was Tired Of The Studio Grind”

“I went to see the Yardbirds play at this really stuffy student black-tie event at Cambridge University. The singer, Keith Relf, got quite inebriated and was being really punky. He was really staring down the establishment and put on a magnificent rock and roll performance. He was knocking things over and shouting obscenities at the audience. I really enjoyed myself.” — Jimmy Page

09/28/2012

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