It’s Been a Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled

Jack White and Jimmy Page

I crapped my pants after seeing this phenomenal set of photographs of Jack White (you may have heard of him, he’s in this band called “The White Stripes“) and Jimmy Page (you may have heard of him, he was the guitarist in this band called “LED ZEPPELIN“)! It’s like two forces of nature colliding. The photos were taken while both men were in a Westside Highway studio in September, the same weekend as the White Stripes shows at Keyspan Park. According to the info about the shoot, photographer Ross Halfin was snapping shots of Jack for a magazine cover. PS to the photog- You should have went to the show that night. It was awesome. Link from Little Room.

20 thoughts on “It’s Been a Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled”

  1. I just screamed out loud. My two favorite guitar players…together at last. Oh my God!! *faints*

  2. It always makes me smile to see Jack (or any guy who always does *serious face* in pics to look cool or avoid showing dimples) break into a goofy-ass grin like that. How can you not, when you’re standing next to Jimmy Fucking Page? I still hate that hat, though.

  3. To anon 4:13:

    It should be pretty freaking obvious to you by now which bands Laura is into and what she likes to talk about. If you don’t like it, then why do you come here?

  4. Seriously though…

    What other musician of this generation has put a flag up and gotten the attention of legends such as Dylan and Page? Jack White’s accomplishments are phenomenal. And I truly believe he too will go down as one of the Legends.

    PS: Listen to the slide on “In My Time Of Dying” from Zep’s Physical Graffiti and “Death Letter” from one of Jack’s live shows. The resemblence is uncanny.

  5. Can it be called a “resemblence” when one is done decades after the other?

    A more appropriate word may be inspiration, or homage or blatant ripoff.

  6. oh wow…Jimmy Page actually looks a lot better than he did a couple of years ago.

    I mean um, he looks like he sounds better than ever.

  7. Hey Laura, to some of us page’s bestest work was done with the Yardbirds…I mean, overall I think he kicked more ass there because he had zero cheesy moments. Did you ever watch the Antonioni movie “Blow UP,” with that scene in whicha very young & rock god-like Jimmy Page smashes an amp in frustration with his guitar and the whole audience mobs the stage like a bunch of rock & roll zombies>?> A classic!!

  8. Jack is paler than Jimmy Page. Anyone else find this somewhat alarming? Although I guess since Jimmy moved out of that Aleister Crowley house, he’s probably living healthier.

  9. D’oh. Tags didn’t work. As I was saying:

    Jack is paler than Jimmy Page. Anyone else find this somewhat alarming? Although I guess since Jimmy moved out of that Aleister Crowley house, he’s probably living healthier.

  10. This is to PP –
    ” Did you ever watch the Antonioni movie “Blow UP,” with that scene in whicha very young & rock god-like Jimmy Page smashes an amp in frustration with his guitar and the whole audience mobs the stage like a bunch of rock & roll zombies>?> A classic!!”

    That would be Jeff Beck that smashed his amp and guitar, not Page. The Tele that Page was playing in Blow Up was the same tele that he played for the first year and a half of Zeppelin. Jimmy never, EVER, smashed any of his guitars. He has used the same group of guitars throughout his entire career.

  11. DUDE!!!! when i picked up that guitar world magazine i almost passed out!!!! the two best guitarists in the world coming together to rock the world’s socks off! kickenin’ chickenin’, snizach!

  12. cool man I love Jimmy Page, and Jack White i’ve often compared the two White is one of the few musicians of the day that plays some form of blues and does somewhat long improviset sets on stage. And I do not believe that pages best stuff was from the yardbirds he was only in the band for about a year and a half and started on bass, he never really got to play his own style of music just blues covers and songs that were written by Clapton and Beck before him.

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