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New Jimmy Page Autobiography- Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page

Posted by on Nov.20, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Brad Tolinski, editor in chief of Guitar World, has combed through over fifty hours of his interviews with Jimmy Page to bring to life this incredible oral autobiography, Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page. Many consider Page an enigma, but the format of this book allows the reader to gain new insight into the man in the best possible way, through his own words. 

Tolinski has done a masterful job of covering the expanse of Page’s career: his work with The Yardbirds, the secrets behind his production work, and his current projects.  In between some of the chapters, Tolinski has “musical interludes” where Page has conversations with other musicians like Jeff Beck and Jack White. 
In this interview, we talk about Page’s work with The Yardbirds, the legacy of Coverdale/Page, and what guitar of Page’s Tolinski would love to own and much more. 

Buy Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page . Listen to Tolinski’s playlist for Light & Shade .

Seventy Guitar Legends Tell The Story Of Their First Guitar In New Book

Posted by on Oct.02, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

In her new book, My First Guitar: Tales Of True Love And Lost Chords, Julia Crowe weaves a musical journey with essays from 70 famous guitarists.  It’s an impressive list of subjects (including Dick Dale, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Steve Vai, Tom Morello, Daniel Lanois, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, and Alex Lifeson of Rush), and the book’s forward was written by Andy Summers from The Police.

What separates this book from most, is the emotion that Crowe is able to translate to the page.  Crowe has a knack for taking the reader back in time and in the room with each guitar and player profiled. It’s quite an accomplishment.

My First Guitar…  proves the adage that the love for one’s first guitar never fades. As Jimmy Page says in the book, “It’s all still six strings. It never ceases to amaze me. And hopefully, it will never cease to amaze me.”

In this interview, we talk about how Crowe was able to catch up with her subjects, why she included so many different genres of music, and how she got her meeting with the ever-elusive Jimmy Page.

Buy My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords from 70 Legendary Musicians. Follow Julia on Twitter. Find Julia on Facebook.

Interview: Kristin Hersh “Rat Girl/Paradoxical Undressing”–Update

Posted by on Aug.24, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

We’ve been hearing a lot about Kristin Hersh’s European spoken word and performance tour (read a nice review of her performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival here), so we thought that would give us a chance to re-post this interview we did with her about her book “Rat Girl” (“Paradoxial Undressing” is based on the book and the European name of the book) in April.  Kristin will also be bringing her show to Bumbershoot for a very special performance in September.

You can follow Kristin on twitter here and on Facebook here.  (You really should.  Her musings are laugh out loud funny at times).  Also visit her website for all the scoop on 50FOOTWAVE, CASH Music, tour dates,Throwing Muses and more.  You can buy “Rat Girl” at a special price here.