Conversations with Jimmy Page
The authorised biography of one of the greatest rock stars of all time
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, none of the band members have ever written a tell-all book or co-operated with the press or a biographer. 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 20 years, Brad Tolinsky, editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, 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 50 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 & compelling collection of interviews, insights & 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.”
“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 magick”
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)