Jimmy Page

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John McLaughlin on stage during a concert in April 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Frank Hoensch/Redferns

Identity is a fluid concept for guitarist John McLaughlin. He was born in Yorkshire; forged as a guitarist in Swinging Sixties London; summoned to New(...)

Charlie Watts: The postwar expansion of art schools in England was driven by a wild idea: give working- and lower-middle-class kids who can’t or won’t go to university an alternative place to be. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon

Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who died last week, went to art school. So did at least one member of almost every great English rock band o(...)

Little Richard

Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the first wave of rock’n’roll, has died. He was 87. Richard – whose real name was Richard Penniman – had been (...)

Robert Plant and  Jimmy Page: rock nerds have long whispered about similarities between the opening of Stairway to Heaven and an interlude on the debut album from psych-rockers Spirit. Photograph:  Robert Knight Archive/Redferns

We got bad news from the US appeals court this week. Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven is not to be banned. I’m not certain if the judges actually had(...)

Whole lotta love: Robert Plant and  Jimmy Page performing in June 1972. Photograph:  Robert Knight Archive/Redferns

The first ever official documentary film about Led Zeppelin has been announced, to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. Announcing the project, bas(...)

Brexit battle: like English players at Wimbledon, Theresa May has been hyped up far beyond her merits and promoted to Centre Court. Photograph: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty

The British prime minister doesn’t cut it as a tragic figure. Instead, stuck in Brexit chaos partly of her own making, she has had the overweening (...)

Craig Taborn: “The decisions are coming to a large extent in real time, and I find that pretty exciting.”

It’s a sign of a musician comfortable in his own skin that Avenging Angel, Craig Taborn’s much-lauded solo debut for the ECM label in 2011, is not som(...)

Jimmy Page v Robbie Williams: the Kensington neighbours have clashed over Williams’s building work. Photograph: Getty

The pop star Robbie Williams is “blasting Black Sabbath music” at his neighbour Jimmy Page, the Led Zeppelin guitarist, over a home-extension row, a c(...)

Our house is carpeted with wall-to-wall Lego, and it’s not very comfortable to walk on in your bare feet. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It creeps into your home with chilling stealth, seeping into every room like some demonic substance from Stranger Things. Pretty soon, it has filled u(...)

Led Zeppelin - John Bonham, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page - arriving at Honolulu Airport in 1969.

A US appeals court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 19(...)

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