Kiss’ Paul Stanley recently had a conversation with Guitar World, where he talked about the guitarists who have influenced him in his musical journey.
One of the guitarists Stanley mentioned is Jimmy Page, who commented on the following:
“Jimmy Page, to me, is the consummate guitarist. He’s Beethoven. He paints with music in a way that’s just so stellar. And I know there’s a lot of British guitar players that we talk about where people say, ‘Who is better, this guy, or that guy?’
”Well, I’ll tell you this, there’s only been one of those players who has been able to spread and work outside of the idea of what he was initially defined as, and that’s Jimmy.
“He’s not rock or metal; he’s true world music that encompasses so much. His love of music is palpable; he’s an amazing showman and a consummate all-around lead and rhythm guitar player.”