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Leslie West, ‘Still Climbing’ – Album Review

Justin Borucki
Justin Borucki

Leslie West is arguably one of hard rock's pioneering guitarists. Going back to the late '60s -- when his peers included Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton -- he's had an instantly identifiable style. From his trailblazing work with Mountain through his solo recordings, West and his guitar were a mighty force. He's lost little of his six-string fire on 'Still Climbing.'

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Leslie West on His New Album, Mountain’s Legacy and Overcoming Obstacles

Justin Borucki
Justin Borucki

Guitarist Leslie West has been around the block more than a few times. From his glory days with Mountain through the powerhouse trio West, Bruce and Lang, West helped create the template for loud hard-rock guitar bands. Taking cues from Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mountain were the right band at the right time as the '60s turned into the 70s. They played Woodstock and became stars.

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Leslie West Announces New Album

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Mountain co-founder Leslie West has had a rough few years. Back in 2011, he lost his left leg to diabetes, causing the legendary guitarist and singer to consider quitting music for good.

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No. 77: Mountain, ‘Mississippi Queen’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

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All hail the mighty guitar riff! With the right one, all things are possible. Mountain stomps onto our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs list with one of the mightiest riffs, as featured on 'Mississippi Queen.'

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Mountain’s Leslie West Performs for First Time Since Leg Amputation

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Former Mountain guitarist Leslie West heroically rolled onto the stage of New York's BB King Blues Club Tuesday night (Jan. 31) to perform in public for the first time since he was forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications.

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Leslie West Feat. Slash, ‘Mud Flap Mama’ – Song Review

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Bertha, Gertrude, Bernice ... these are names one rarely associates with pretty women, but if you keep an open mind you're likely to stumble across a smoking hot Agnes one day. The smartest thing Leslie West did with his duet with Slash is name it 'Mud Flap Mama.' It sets expectations low, which means the song can only surprise us.

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Leslie West Returns to Touring, Thanks to a Generous Gift

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Mario Tama, Getty Images / Vehicle Production Group

After being forced to have his lower right leg amputated as a result of diabetes complications last year, guitar legend Leslie West, 66, was forced to cancel a tour -- not because he was unable to perform, but because he didn't have transportation equipped for a wheelchair.

But now, thanks to an incredibly generous gift from The Vehicle Production Group, those worries are behind him.

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Leslie West Recalls Meeting Eric Clapton

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Mountain frontman Leslie West, who turns 66-years-young today, recently recalled the time he met one of his idols and inspirations – the one and only Eric Clapton!

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Leslie West Says Drugs, Bandmates Wife Led to Fall of Mountain

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Drugs and women are a double edged sword for rock fans. No two topics inspire more great rock and roll songs, but sadly no two topics destroy more great rock bands. Mountain lead singer Leslie West says both led to an early demise for the 'Mississippi Queen' rockers.

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Leslie West, Uli John Roth + Michael Schenker ’3 Guitar Heroes’ Tour Postponed

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Bad news, guitar geeks and riff nerds. According to an official announcement, the 3 Guitar Heroes tour, featuring Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Leslie West, has been postponed until early 2012 for a very understandable reason: insurmountable travel issues for West.

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