Joe Bonamassa has defended Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page and his guitar skills in a new appearance in his latest interview.
Jimmy Page is widely regarded as one of the most talented and influential guitarists of all time. His technical ability and virtuosity on the guitar are widely admired. He was able to play complex solos and riffs with ease and precision, and his use of different techniques and styles, such as fingerpicking and bluesy bends, helped him to stand out as a versatile player.
The guitarist was also heavily involved in the songwriting process for Led Zeppelin, the band he gained international fame. He often collaborated with singer Robert Plant to craft the band’s distinctive lyrics and melodies. He also played a key role in the band’s arrangements, using his expertise on the guitar to create unique and dynamic textures.
Recently, another guitar legend Joe Bonamassa shared his thoughts on Jimmy Page’s guitar skills. Bonamassa showed off his anger over people who thought Page was sloppy. According to him, those people had no chance to play Led Zeppelin‘s classic Stairway To Heaven in Page‘s way.
During the new interview with Guitar World, Joa Bonamassa talks about Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin:
“A lot of people like to call Page sloppy, and that’s fine. You can call him sloppy all day long, but can you play it? Try to play ‘The Rain Song’ as well as he played it. You won’t be able to. Not a chance.”
Bonamassa later called Jimmy Page a once-in-a-generation guitarist. He also reacted to his works in both The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
“The thing about Jimmy Page that most people don’t realize is he was a very in-demand session guy before the Yardbirds and Zeppelin,” he continued. “He did boatloads of amazing things before he even was in those bands. Call him sloppy, but he was a once-in-a-generation talent.”
Jimmy Page‘s work with Led Zeppelin was honored by getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.