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Video Finds: Page & Plant Perform “Stairway to Heaven” Acoustic

Check out this rare video of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant performing “Stairway to Heaven” during a 1994 visit to Japan.Following the demise of Led Zeppelin, the duo reunited in the early Nineties for an MTV Unplugged taping and subsequent live album, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded.After releasing Unledded to wide praise, the duo then teamed up with engineer Steve Albini for... …

Watch Queen Perform an Acoustic “Love of My Life”

Here’s a rare acoustic gem from Queen’s now legendary Queen at Wembley video release. Freddie Mercury and Brian May take the stage for a moving performance of “Love of My Life,” while rain pours down on the Wembley crowd. The clip was filmed July 11, 1986.The studio version of the track appears on Queen’s classic LP, A Night at the Opera. Here, May plays some excellent fingerstyle guitar on a... …

The Who's Pete Townshend Shares the Story Behind "Pinball Wizard"

Pete Townshend (The Who) “Pinball Wizard” Tommy (1969)Featured on the 1969 rock opera album Tommy, "Pinball Wizard"'s iconic acoustic introduction was inspired by a master. According to legend (and the gurus at wikipedia):In late 1968 or early 1969, when the Who played a rough assembly of their new album to critic Nik Cohn, Cohn gave a lukewarm reaction. Following this, Townshend, as Tommy's... …