DRG Alchemy Podcast – Tony Iommi

DRG Alchemy Podcast – Ritchie Blackmore

 

 

Watch it on YT before it's blocked or the music is stripped out:

Increase the speed to taste. (Highly recommended! It's 2 hours otherwise).

Once it is blocked or stripped, you can see it in full here:

 

Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

I have read many books on Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin. Jimmy has always been my biggest musical influence (if I had to pick just one), as a guitarist, songwriter, and producer. When I think about what I want to achieve as a musician, Jimmy Page is the first image that comes to my mind. To have artistic vision, write great songs, play them well on my guitar, record them myself, and retain total creative control over every aspect of my art

Rainbow in the Dark

The only problem with this book is that it ends in 1986, with the band Dio at it's peak, after the transition from Campbell to Goldie.  As Wendy Dio explains in the preface:

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Jimmy Page: The Anthology

The man kept EVERYTHING!  

Confess

This is a great read. Rob Halford's own, inimtiable voice narrates you through the story of his life from childhood to the present right up to COVID.  Growing up in the Midlands town of Wallsall (North of Birmingham, East of Wolverhampton).

From memories of 68 when the wizard shook the world
Metal came from foundries where the midlands sound unfurled
The Bull Ring was a lonely place of concrete towers and steel
The coal mines and the industries were all I had to feel. — from Made in Hell