Crown Publishing GroupLed Zeppelin's Jimmy Page always has been surrounded by a great deal of mystery and mystique, as the rock legend has historically shied away from speaking at length to the press. A new book titled Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page likely will give fans a greater understanding of the enigmatic guitarist. The book was compiled by longtime Guitar World editorial director Brad Tolinski, who used as his source material more than 50 hours' worth of interviews he conducted with Page over the last 20 years.
Light & Shade will include discussions with the influential rocker on a variety of aspects of his career, from his years as a sought-after session musicians, through his Zeppelin heyday and beyond, to his various endeavors following the band's 1980 breakup.
Ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash calls Light & Shade "the most comprehensive & compelling collection of interviews, insights & historical anecdotes of one of rock and roll's premier guitarists, songwriters and producers ever compiled."
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett adds that the book "illuminates the haunted genius of Jimmy Page in an original and completely satisfying way," while ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons says, "This fine work will rock you!"
Light & Shade is scheduled to be published on October 23.
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