TESLA’s BRIAN WHEAT JAMS ONSTAGE WITH JIMMY PAGE!

TESLA’s BRIAN WHEAT JAMS ONSTAGE WITH JIMMY PAGE!

Photo by Jim Bennett
November 20, 2015
written by ROBERT HAM
From RollingStone.com:

For the entire night, the party line was that there was absolutely no way that Jimmy Page was going to perform. No matter that this event, a benefit show held Thursday at Seattle’s Experience Music Project Museum, was built to honor the guitarist; Page’s people insisted that he wasn’t going to take part in the festivities.

Then, as the night was winding to a close, Page, wearing all black and with his white hair pulled back into a small ponytail, scurried on stage and was handed a shiny Gibson Les Paul. And before anyone could catch their breath, he and the rest of the all-star lineup of musicians on hand launched into a disorganized but exultant version of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”

The night also took some pleasant diversions into Page’s pre- and post-Zeppelin career. Nielsen shuffled on stage to add some tasty psych-rock weirdness to a run-through of “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” a 1966 single originally recorded by the Yardbirds. And Rodgers proved a still-agile showman and vocalist as he took the band (joined as well by Tesla bassist Brian Wheat) on a tour through two tracks from the Firm’s 1985 self-titled album.

Read the full article on RollingStone.com: Jimmy Page Jams ‘Rock and Roll’ with Nirvana, GN’R Members at EMP Tribute

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