Slash wanted to play guitar after hearing Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page on Whole Lotta Love

Slash grew up wanting to play guitar like Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin.

The Guns N' Roses axe-slayer has revealed he was inspired to pick up the Les Paul after seeing guitar gods including Jimmy, Eric Clapton and Rolling Stone Keith Richards playing the revered instrument.

The 'Welcome to the Jungle' rocker was just seven years old when he first heard Zeppelin's 1976 hit 'Whole Lotta Love' and he still regards their album 'Zeppelin II' to be "one of the coolest records ever made".

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