Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the ’80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin’s life built the backbone of his nickname, “The Fretless Monster.”
The year is 1968. The Yardbirds are having a very real communication breakdown. Jimmy Page then reforms the group into what would become the rock ‘n’ roll behemoth known as Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin will release a limited edition 7-Inch single, produced by Jimmy Page, featuring unreleased versions of “Rock And Roll” And “Friends.” The single will be available April 21 on Record Store Day, exclusively at independent music retailers.
The Led Zeppelin live set ‘How The West Was Won’ will be reissued on March 23 with new remastering supervised by Jimmy Page.
Original Yardbird Jim McCarty talks about the legendary band in the ‘60s and today.
By Patrick Prince As Robert Plant appears to be distancing himself from Led Zeppelin’s legacy, Jimmy Page has spent the last few years gathering forgotten band material from studio archives. The result is the upcoming release of deluxe editions for …
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame inducts The Yardbirds, Box Tops, Emmylou Harris, a pair of Rhythm & Blues giants and more
Denny Somach discusses the lingering controversy over the band’s adaptations of blues songs, the scoop on a reissue project and the likelihood of a reunion.
Yardbirds alumni Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page have influenced many artists. But it is drummer Jim McCarty who influenced an entire musical genre.
After Tuesday’s advance screening of “Celebration Day,” Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham fielded assorted (and sometimes sordid) questions from the press.