Alfred has expanded the Just Real Book series with the new Led Zeppelin Complete Songbook.
This book includes every song from Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy, Presence, Physical Graffiti, In Through the Out Door, and Coda, arranged with the critical instrumental riffs and figures. It also includes two guitar TAB sections, one featuring many of the note-for-note riffs on which the classic Led Zeppelin songs are based, and the other featuring several of Jimmy Page's classic guitar solos.
A detailed style analysis of Jimmy Page, a complete history of the band, and a one-of-a-kind photo gallery are also included. The book is printed on sturdy premium paper and is comb bound for easy use.
About Alfred Publishing
Since its inception in 1922, Alfred Publishing remains dedicated to helping people experience the joy of making music. With hundreds of expert authors and composers backed by a talented staff in seven offices worldwide, Alfred publishes educational, reference, pop, and performance pieces for teachers, students, hobbyists and performers spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level.
ZAKK WYLDE "WITHOUT A DOUBT, GUITAR SOLOS ARE BACK AGAIN"
Recently Deb Rao of Glam-Metal.com conducted a short interview with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde. Few excerpts are follows:
Glam-Metal.com: Zakk, First of all I would like to commend you on your work with St. Jude Hospital.
Wylde: BLACK LABEL is donating a million dollars to the St. Jude Hospital for cancer research. The kids are the most important thing. We want to keep these little berserkers alive. You just do the right thing. These kids are our future. We are keeping "Blood Is Thicker Than Water" in the set for the kids. It is just one gigantic family.
Glam-Metal.com: Zakk, tell me about your special tribute to Dimebag during the piano set on the current BLACK LABEL SOCIETY tour.
Wylde: We got the piano out. Everybody just chants Dime for twenty minutes. We are doing "In This River" for Dime. The piano songs break up the set. I love doing the unplugged set. Last time, I talked to Dime was when he was up in Boston playing with DAMAGEPLAN on the East Coast. They were making their way to Seattle and the West Coast. The last thing I ever got to say to Dime was "I love you beyond forever." We were always trading guitars. Dime said, "Wait till you see what I got you. Wait till you see it." I ended up getting the guitar after Dime passed away. He never got the chance to go, "Dude, did you dig your guitar?" We would always exchange guitars and stuff like that. Dime was awesome.
Glam-Metal.com: What are your thoughts on metal today? You are really one of the first guitarists to make guitar solos popular back again. Musical trends have come and gone, but you never changed your guitar style. You follow in the Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen guitar-shredder style.
Wylde: Without a doubt, guitar solos are back again. There are a bunch of bands that are doing solos now. It is always one of those things where eventually what is old is new again. It is usually like a twenty-year cycle. Even with fashion, or what people are wearing, music is the same thing. It is always funny when you see it. Do you know what I mean? I grew up on classic rock like Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen. There are only two types of music, the crap and the good.
TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK AUDIO INTERVIEW AVAILABLE
MSRcast (web site), brought to you by Metal Injection Radio, has posted episode 47 of their podcast, featuring an interview with the legendary TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick. In this episode, one of the hosts, Evil C. was able to sit down with Alex to discuss the past, present and future of TESTAMENT, the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, and many other topics. There is also music from TESTAMENT, the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, and one of Alex Skolnick's idols interspersed throughout the episode. iTunes users can also subscribe for free at this location.