Jimmy Page Pays Tribute To 'Hero' Jack White

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has paid tribute to Jack White, describing the musician as a "hero" to guitarists both old and young.

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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has paid tribute to Jack White, describing the musician as a "hero" to guitarists both old and young. Page appears alongside The White Stripes star in the forthcoming film documentary, It Might Get Loud. Released in the UK next month, the film also features U2 guitarist The Edge. In an interview BBC 6 Music, Page said he had enjoyed sharing his experiences with both musicians. "I think Jack White is definitely a hero to a young generation of guitarists and an old generation of guitarists," he said. "There's no doubt about that as someone who has roots. "Not only that, Jack, every time that he has a new project, it's always worth checking out because he won't disappoint you." However, Page was less forthcoming when asked if he had plans to work with White in the future. "Not immediately that I know of. I think everyone's really busy at this point in time, but it's great that it manifests on this film," he said. It Might Get Loud will be screened in select cinemas from January 5. Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    Galvatron
    emidog wrote: I never realized how good Jack white is until I heard him play Ball and Biscuit. He truly is one of the best of our generation.
    Come on dude. Ridiculous.
    droctogonapus93
    emidog wrote: I never realized how good Jack white is until I heard him play Ball and Biscuit. He truly is one of the best of our generation.
    Galvatron wrote: emidog wrote: I never realized how good Jack white is until I heard him play Ball and Biscuit. He truly is one of the best of our generation. Come on dude. Ridiculous.
    seriously..not the best
    GreatnessPunch
    I wouldn't have been surprised if Page held White in good regard, but to call him a HERO is just... it really warms my heart. (White being my #2 fav guitarist/singer.)
    mulletboy14
    Wow, I've never been a huge fan of either (though I definitely respect them), but this is great. I'll have to check out some more White Stripes; I had them stereotyped as "Seven Nation Army" and "Blue Orchid" kind of stuff.
    -xCaMRocKx-
    CalebJThompson wrote: Glad to see some mutual respect in these days. So much time is spent bashing and claiming you're the best.
    +100000
    JimBonJovi
    Give me a break. Jack White takes a far backseat to the other great guitarists such as Dean Deleo of STP, Jeff Martin formerly of The Tea Party, Mark Tremonti of Alterbridge and Creed, Jeff Russo of Tonic, Adam Jones of Tool, the list goes on and on my friends...Jack Wgite is an overated bum.
    rocklee1431
    @JimBonJovi I take it that you were just naming the guitarists of your favorite bands because in any aspect you want to look at, Jack White is probably superior to those guys.
    GreenDayFan16
    JimBonJovi wrote: Give me a break. Jack White takes a far backseat to the other great guitarists such as Dean Deleo of STP, Jeff Martin formerly of The Tea Party, Mark Tremonti of Alterbridge and Creed, Jeff Russo of Tonic, Adam Jones of Tool, the list goes on and on my friends...Jack Wgite is an overated bum.
    I think Jimmy Page might know just a bit more about guitar than you. And if he puts Jack White above all the others you just mentioned, White obviously has talent. Hell, he probably has more talent in one hand than every band Tremonti's every played in combined.
    voodoochild23
    For the love of God, there's more to being a guitarist than playing impressive technical stuff. Creativity maybe isnt something you can even compare, it's relative to each individuals circumstances, but Jack White's ability to write music which contains the essence of rocknroll and blues puts him above the guitarists "riprandyrhoads" mentions, Dean Deleo, Jeff Martin, Mark Tremonti, Jeff Russo, Adam Jones? They haven't reached his heights, and now they probably never will. Jimmy Page is no fool, he's got a point, what Jack White does with a guitar goes deeper than what these guys do.
    ledzeppfann
    I've not heard much of Jack Whites stuff, I heard seven nation army and that put me off listening to anymore Buuut he must be pretty good if Page is sayin' that!
    riprandyrhoads
    JimBonJovi wrote: Give me a break. Jack White takes a far backseat to the other great guitarists such as Dean Deleo of STP, Jeff Martin formerly of The Tea Party, Mark Tremonti of Alterbridge and Creed, Jeff Russo of Tonic, Adam Jones of Tool, the list goes on and on my friends...Jack Wgite is an overated bum.
    youve got to be kidding me. those guys are so overrated, its not even worth mentioning. Jack White plays with originality and soul, something that those flunkies could never understand. sure, jack cant play a speedy solo or impressive shreds or any of the crap, but seirously, thats not what describes a good guitarist. hes origional, plays soulful (even if it is simple) solos and riffs, and really knows what time it is. every one of adam jones riffs are in D and sound the same. jack is a well-rounded and interesting musician and brilliant songwriter, much like kurt cobain.
    emidog
    I never realized how good Jack white is until I heard him play Ball and Biscuit. He truly is one of the best of our generation.
    CalebJThompson
    Glad to see some mutual respect in these days. So much time is spent bashing and claiming you're the best.
    keithmoon15
    jeez. jack white must be feeling pretty good right now, having JIMMY PAGE call him a hero.
    bassplayer9021
    yea i saw this movie it was great the edge from u2 was also in it i suggest this if you liwant to hear the history of all 3 of these great muscisans
    Heylo12
    thats awesome... you know what would be really great its... dare I say it... a new group with those two?
    Skidrockx
    I remember seeing Jack White on the Rolling Stones DVD(Shine A Light) Man, he has the Blues in him...
    tubious
    News like this is good to hear considering the state of modern music. The fact that one of the greatest musicians of all time so highly respects and admires an artist from our generation is an excellent sign for the future of modern rock and roll. Anytime a legend like Jimmy Page says you're a hero of anything, you just are. And as Page even said, "Not only that, Jack, every time that he has a new project, its always worth checking out because he wont disappoint you."