Without this guy, I wouldn’t be doing what I would be doing. Playing the guitar! Seriously though, it was all Jimmy Page that made me want to pick up the guitar and become a rock n’ roll guitarist myself. When I heard the music of Led Zeppelin, hearing their studio albums, all their live stuff and live concert footage… I’m like, “That’s what I want to be one day… an electric rock guitarist!”. I’ve been inspired to play both rhythm and lead guitar ’cause of Jimmy Page. He really is my favorite guitar hero. I may like a lot of guitarists out there but Jimmy will always be my number 1.
When I play lead guitar, admittedly I try to play like him and borrow a lot of licks from him. Jimmy is a genius on the guitar. I don’t understand why Led Zep has a lot of haters still. Before Black Sabbath, it was Led Zep that started “heavy” music. So to all of you who love hard rock and metal, thank Led Zep for that. Led Zep was and still is my favorite band ever.
The Led Zep IV album is what did it to me. I’m a die-hard Led Zep fan and I’m proud of it. I’ll never get tired of listening to Led Zeppelin. I love all of Jimmy Page’s side projects too: Coverdale/Page, the Black Crowes and everything else he has done.
I really do hope Jimmy does something new musically, though. Since there will never be a Led Zep reunion ever again… I can see Jimmy doing a new side project sometime soon. There’s been a lot of talk of Jimmy going solo again, but whatever he plans to do, I’m sure will be genius. I think he and Dave Grohl should do something together ’cause that would be an awesome collaboration!
Thanks Jimmy for the awesome guitar playing over the years!