Paul Stanley On Jimmy Page: ‘A Visionary Who Paints With Music’
KISS’ Paul Stanley celebrated the iconic guitar player Jimmy Page’s birthday and stated that he is more than just one of the best guitar players in the world.
Jimmy Page was known to be one of the most prominent session musicians before he started climbing the ladder of fame and success with Led Zeppelin. Even at the early age of 17-18, he was running from musician to musician to provide them with his impeccable guitar sound. He created Led Zeppelin in 1968 after The Yardbirds broke up, and the band lasted for 12 years and disbanded after their drummer, John Bonham’s death in 1980.
The guitarist has a unique playing style. He sometimes played his guitar with a bow to add more mechanic depth to the instrument. On top of that, he was selected No. 3 in Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest guitarists in the world, only behind the icons Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, and was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice with The Yardbirds and with Led Zeppelin.
January 9 was Page’s birthday, and KISS icon Paul Stanley celebrated it on Twitter. He stated that Jimmy is not just a great guitar player; he is unique as he is a visionary. Stanley described his talents as painting with music and made it evident that he looks up to him.
Here is what he said in the tweet:
“Happy Birthday Jimmy Page! There are great guitar players, and then there’s Jimmy. So much more. A visionary whose artistry goes far beyond simply what he can play. He paints with music.”
Their fans replied to the tweet, mainly posting photos of Stanley and Page to celebrate the guitarist’s birthday, and they were happy to see Stanley was influenced by Page. This isn’t the first time Stanley tweeted about Page. On his 60th birthday in August 2019, he got an autographed photo of the guitarist from 1969, and he described it as the best birthday present ever.
You can check out both of the tweets below.
Happy Birthday Jimmy Page! There are great guitar players and then there's Jimmy. So much more. A visionary whose artistry goes far beyond simply what he can play. He paints with music. @JimmyPage pic.twitter.com/vh8qArMBtL
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 9, 2022
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 21, 2019