Brad Tolinski has been the editor-in-chief of "Guitar World," the world's best-selling magazine for musicians, for more than two decades. He has interviewed and profiled most of popular music's greatest guitarists, including Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Eddie Van Halen, Jack White and Jeff Beck. He is also the author of the deluxe-edition illustrated books "Classic Hendrix: The Ultimate Hendrix Experience" and "The Faces: 1969-75."
"An effective, comprehensive account in the guitarist's own words of his life and music....Keep a copy near the records - and your guitar." - "Rolling Stone" "Brad Tolinski's "Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page" sheds serious light on this poorly understood, enigmatic musical genius." - "Boston Globe" "A highly engrossing story. "Light and Shade" is simply an excellent rock 'n' roll read." - "New York Journal of Books""An incredible account of one of rock music's most interesting careers, and a detailed look into the works of Jimmy Page. Tolinski demonstrates a special ability to elicit insightful, in-depth responses to his musical inquires and the result is far more revealing than average question and answer interview sessions. This may be the most probing and enjoyable explication of Page's career ever written....A vivid, immensely interesting and enlightening yet candid history of a genius and a giant. "Light and Shade "is by far one of the best books on the subject related to Led Zeppelin and a portrait of a figure of immeasurable musical and cultural importance." - AllAboutJazz.com "A compelling oral biography... The level of personal trust and the generous access that Page afforded Tolinski is evident throughout the book's content and in its tone. It's page after page of Page--a classy, thoughtful gift for rock fans."- "SMOKE" Magazine "By shining a light on the shadowy Page, Tolinski has created a must-have for any Led Zeppelin fan or guitar player." - "Publishers Weekly""This book shows the serious artistic side of Jimmy Page. A must-have item for rock music collections." - "Booklist " "This is the most comprehensive & compelling collection of interviews, insights & historical anecdotes of one of Rock and Roll's premier guitarists, songwriters and producers ever compiled. A fascinating must-have for Jimmy Page fans like myself." - Slash ""Light & Shade" illuminates the haunted genius of Jimmy Page in an original and completely satisfying way. The conversational dynamic between the author and the subject reveals a wealth of info about the man, the music, and the magick."- Kirk Hammett, Metallica "Jimmy Page...the one and only! From mild to wild, Jimmy sez it all. This fine work will rock you!" - Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top