Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart pay tribute after death of Jeff Beck
"With the death of Jeff Beck we have lost a wonderful man and one of the greatest guitar players in the world. "Jeff was such a nice person and an outstanding iconic, genius guitar player, there will never be another Jeff Beck. He took me and Ronnie Wood to the USA in the late 60s in his band the Jeff Beck Group and we haven’t looked back since. Please get ahold of the first two Jeff Beck Group albums and behold greatness." "From The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group on, he blazed a trail impossible to follow.wftv.com
Jimmy Page, Dave Davies pay tribute after death of Jeff Beck
Reactions to the death of Jeff Beck, rock innovator and guitar virtuoso who died Wednesday. "Jeff was such a nice person and an outstanding iconic, genius guitar player, there will never be another Jeff Beck. Please get ahold of the first two Jeff Beck Group albums and behold greatness." "From The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group on, he blazed a trail impossible to follow. He took me and Ronnie Wood to the USA in the late 60s in his band the Jeff Beck Group and we haven’t looked back since.wftv.com
The queen, as imagined — from punk rock to mystery novels – WFTV
In the spring of 2012, portrait artist Ralph Heimans stood on the Cosmati pavement of Westminster Abbey and awaited the subject of his latest commission, Queen Elizabeth II. After spending an hour the queen, "discussing niceties," he came away with "a sense of how thoughtful she was, almost a sense of shyness, an introspective quality." The dual qualities, majesty and mystery, found her imagined in settings ranging from the sobriety of royal art to the rage of punk music to the varied characterizations of film and television. As he explained in "Paul McCartney: The Lyrics," published in 2021, he wrote the song in part because the queen really didn't offer many public statements, beyond her annual Christmas address and the opening of Parliament. McCartney would meet the queen numerous times, as a Beatle and a solo performer, and even played the song for her.wftv.com
Jimmy Page at Venice film fest to present Led Zeppelin doc
Italy Venice Film Festival 2021 Becoming Led Zeppeling Photo Cal Musician Jimmy Page poses at the photo call of the movie 'Becoming Led Zeppelin' at the 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, Saturday, Sep. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) (Domenico Stinellis)VENICE, Italy — (AP) — Guitarist Jimmy Page says he turned down a lot of “pretty miserable” pitches over the years to make a documentary about Led Zeppelin. The result is “Becoming Led Zeppelin,” one of the most eagerly anticipated documentaries at the Venice Film Festival, which made its premiere Saturday with Page on the red carpet. He said he went to such lengths because he wanted the film to essentially be a musical interspersed with interviews. Page said he particularly appreciated the focus on the music — the songs are played at full-length, not just snippets.wftv.com
Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion
FILE - In this March 25, 2016 file photo, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger performs in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – The Rolling Stones front man recently purchased a mansion south of Tampa as a Christmas present for his girlfriend, ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick. Tina Ciaccio, the listing agent, said the couple never visited the home before buying it, but met with her online. “It was very cool hearing Mick Jagger’s voice over the phone; that was neat,” Ciaccio told the Herald-Tribune.
Rolling Stones to release unheard tracks from 1973 album
FILE - Ron Wood, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones perform during their concert in Pasadena, Calif. The Rolling Stones are releasing a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup with three unheard tracks. The album coming out on Sept. 4, 2020 will have a four-disc CD and vinyl box set edition with ten bonus tracks. The Stones also released a video for one of the unheard songs, called Criss Cross. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.
2.4 million more people seek US unemployment benefits amid coronavirus pandemic
Yet with millions more Americans seeking unemployment aid last week, the U.S. job market remains as bleak as it's been in decades. During April, U.S. employers shed 20 million jobs, eliminating a decades worth of job growth in a single month. Jimmy Page, a small business owner in San Diego, is a bit more optimistic now than he was two months ago. The depth of the layoffs vary sharply from state to state. Second-highest is in Nevada, where one-quarter of the state's workers have been approved, followed by Oregon and Florida.