Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll guitar riff 'invented in jamming session'

The famous riff in Led Zepellin's Rock and Roll was created spontaneously by Jimmy Page.
Great deals on musical instruments

The famous electric guitar riff heard in Led Zeppelin track Rock and Roll was created during a jam session by the band.

It has been named in 35th place in Gibson's rundown of the best 50 riffs of all time and Ellen Barnes, a contributor to the manufacturer's Lifestyle blog, explained the group had originally gone into the studio with the intention of finishing off new song Four Sticks.

However, when Jimmy Page came up with the "magical intro" the rest of the group stopped what they were doing and got to work on writing the track that became Rock and Roll.

Page explained the process of inventing the song in an interview with the Times last year.

"The riff and the sequence was really immediate to those 12-bar patterns that you had in those old rock songs like Little Richard," the electric guitar player said.

"It was just so spur-of-the-moment the way that it just came together more or less out of nowhere."

Gibson will announce the winner of the best guitar riff later this week, but so far there have been places in the countdown for the likes of Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine and The Beatles.

Buy An Electric Guitar Now

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800391267-ADNFCR

Posted on 8 Feb 2011 11:48 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

ROLI's Seaboard RISE 25 combines modern versatility and with dynamic tone.

9 Dec 2016 12:33
thumbnail

With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas

1 Dec 2016 14:51
thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

Through registering with Focusrite you can expect a multitude a number of unique and exclusive plug-ins every month

12 Oct 2016 14:39

Recent Music News

thumbnail

For those who want to emulate the massive tone of one of the contemporary music scene's biggest percussive heroes, the 'Spooky' signature drum is this winters must have addition to your kit

8 Dec 2016 16:58
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9

7 Dec 2016 14:34
thumbnail

Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.

7 Dec 2016 09:23
thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00