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Led Zeppelin

About

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With a heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are cited as one of the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. Led Zeppelin have been credited as significantly impacting the nature of the music industry, particularly in the development of album-oriented rock (AOR) and stadium rock.

Originally named the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that gave them considerable artistic freedom. Initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with eight studio albums over ten years. Their 1969 debut, Led Zeppelin, was a top-ten album in several countries and featured such tracks as "Good Times Bad Times", "Dazed and Confused" and "Communication Breakdown". Led Zeppelin II (1969) was their first number-one album, and yielded "Ramble On" and "Whole Lotta Love". In 1970, they released Led Zeppelin III which featured "Immigrant Song". Their untitled fourth album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV (1971), is one of the best-selling albums in history with 37 million copies sold. The album includes "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll" and "Stairway to Heaven", with the latter being among the most popular and influential works in rock history. Houses of the Holy (1973) yielded "The Ocean", "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "The Rain Song". Physical Graffiti (1975), a double album, featured "Trampled Under Foot" and "Kashmir".

Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin's music, particularly early in their career, while Plant wrote most of the lyrics. Jones's keyboard-based compositions later became central to their music, which featured increasing experimentation. The latter half of their career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned the group a reputation for excess and debauchery. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, their touring and output, which included Presence (1976) and In Through the Out Door (1979), grew limited, and the group disbanded following Bonham's death in 1980. Since then, the surviving former members have sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off reunions. The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Bonham's son Jason Bonham on drums.

Led Zeppelin are one of the best-selling music artists of all time; their total record sales are estimated to be between 200 to 300 million units worldwide. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums and six number-one albums on the US Billboard 200, with five of their albums certified Diamond in the US. Rolling Stone magazine described them as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the Seventies", and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history". They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum's biography of the band states that they were "as influential" during the 1970s as the Beatles were during the 1960s.

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June 17, 2022

P!nk, Chris Rock, Nandi Bushell, Krist Novoselic & More Added to Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Chic's Nile Rodgers, LeAnn Rimes and Heart's Nancy Wilson have also been added to the rosters.

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June 16, 2022

Robert Plant claims he turned down a ‘Game Of Thrones’ cameo: “I don’t want to be typecast”

"Led Zeppelin started that shit," he joked to George Stroumboulopoulos The post Robert Plant claims he turned down a ‘Game Of Thrones’ cameo: “I don’t want to be typecast” appeared first on NME.

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June 14, 2022

Meet the Drummer Who’s Covering Entire Led Zeppelin Shows on YouTube

Song by song and gig by gig, George Fludas is resurrecting the John Bonham sound on his Bonhamology channel

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May 27, 2022

Watch unearthed footage from Led Zeppelin’s iconic 1970 Madison Square Garden concert

The short clip sees Robert Plant opening 'Immigrant Song' and Jimmy Page shredding his way through 'Heartbreaker' The post Watch unearthed footage from Led Zeppelin’s iconic 1970 Madison Square Garden concert appeared first on NME.

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April 13, 2022

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page reveals he is working on “multiple projects”

However, the guitarist has revealed that he turned down a spot on the new Ozzy Osbourne album The post Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page reveals he is working on “multiple projects” appeared first on NME.

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March 18, 2022

Heart’s Ann Wilson once offered to audition to be in Led Zeppelin

She approached the band after they reunited for their one-off London concert in 2007 The post Heart’s Ann Wilson once offered to audition to be in Led Zeppelin appeared first on NME.

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March 15, 2022

Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin’s rock ‘n’ roll excess: “A lot of it is incredible exaggeration”

He previously played down The Beatles and The Rolling Stones' long-running feud The post Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin’s rock ‘n’ roll excess: “A lot of it is incredible exaggeration” appeared first on NME.

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March 4, 2022

Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new single ‘Poster Child’

The 'Unlimited Love' cut sees Anthony Kiedis reference Richard Hell, Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran, Motörhead and plenty more The post Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new single ‘Poster Child’ appeared first on NME.

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February 22, 2022

Hear the Only Known Soundboard Recording of Led Zeppelin Playing ‘When the Levee Breaks’ Live

The Led Zeppelin IV classic was only played live a handful of times, and it wasn't until last year that this clean soundboard surfaced of one of them

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February 22, 2022

Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones shares ‘When The Levee Breaks’ performance featuring 17 other musicians from around the world

The new rendition was recorded as part of Playing for Change's Songs Around the World initiative The post Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones shares ‘When The Levee Breaks’ performance featuring 17 other musicians from around the world appeared first on NME.

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February 18, 2022

Watch Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Re-Record ‘When The Levee Breaks’ With Musicians From Around The World

The Playing For Change video features Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Stephen Perkins, Sebastian Robertson and many others

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January 24, 2022

Kid Rock Reveals 2022 Bad Reputation Tour Dates With Foreigner & More

Kid Rock will head out on a 25-date Bad Reputation tour with special guests Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening and Trey Lewis.

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November 24, 2021

Robert Plant’s Solution to the Beatles-Stones ‘Feud’ — and More From Our Plant-Krauss Interview

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss talk about their new album, the legacy of Led Zeppelin, O, Brother Where Art Thou? and more on Rolling Stone Music Now

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November 23, 2021

Robert Plant says Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway To Heaven’ lawsuit was “unpleasant” and “unfortunate”

The band were legally challenged three times over the classic track The post Robert Plant says Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway To Heaven’ lawsuit was “unpleasant” and “unfortunate” appeared first on NME.

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November 10, 2021

Which Band Will Reunite Next? We Place Odds on 17 Groups, From Led Zeppelin to One Direction

Now that Fugees, Rage Against the Machine, and even ABBA are back, we gauge the likelihood of other defunct bands re-forming

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October 26, 2021

Whole Lotta Tok: Led Zeppelin Officially Join TikTok

Led Zeppelin officially joined TikTok on Tuesday (Oct. 26) with a brief clip featuring the 'Immigrant Song' and the band's logo.

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October 26, 2021

Led Zeppelin Descend From the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ to Join TikTok

Band lands their Starship on the platform just in time for Rocktober

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October 26, 2021

Led Zeppelin have officially joined TikTok

They join the likes of The Beatles and ABBA in signing up to the platform in 2021 The post Led Zeppelin have officially joined TikTok appeared first on NME.

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October 14, 2021

Jimmy Page says it was a mistake to hire Phil Collins for Led Zeppelin’s Live Aid reunion

"We were in real trouble" The post Jimmy Page says it was a mistake to hire Phil Collins for Led Zeppelin’s Live Aid reunion appeared first on NME.

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September 5, 2021

‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’: What’s In The Authorized Documentary?

And is this look at the early years and pre-Zep careers of the band members, which premiered Saturday at the Venice Film Festival, worth your time if you're not a die-hard fan?

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September 5, 2021

Watch the first teaser for upcoming documentary ‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’

Guitarist Jimmy Page said the documentary focuses on "everything about the music, and what made the music tick" The post Watch the first teaser for upcoming documentary ‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ appeared first on NME.

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September 4, 2021

Jimmy Page Attends Venice Film Fest for Led Zeppelin Doc Premiere

'Becoming Led Zeppelin,' one of the most eagerly anticipated documentaries at the Venice Film Festival, made its premiere Saturday, Sept. 4, with Jimmy Page on the red carpet.

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September 4, 2021

‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’: See First Clip From Upcoming Authorized Documentary

Band shares archival footage of "Good Times Bad Times" performance after documentary premieres at Venice Film Festival

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August 28, 2021

Historic baths venue being renovated and reopened for Sound City Ipswich

The venue rose to prominence in the 1960s and ‘70s, hosting sets by rock legendaries like Led Zeppelin, Cream and Rod Stewart The post Historic baths venue being renovated and reopened for Sound City Ipswich appeared first on NME.

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August 12, 2021

Flashback: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Perform Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ in 2007

As they gear up for their long-awaited reunion project, take a look back to their Crossroads appearance where they tackled a Zeppelin classic

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August 3, 2021

‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Rock Doc Added to Venice Lineup

In a late addition, the Venice International Film Festival has added Bernard MacMahon's music documentary Becoming Led Zeppelin to its official 2021 lineup.

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August 2, 2021

The new Led Zeppelin documentary has been completed

Director Bernard MacMahon has also confirmed the title of the film, which features "unprecedented access" to the band The post The new Led Zeppelin documentary has been completed appeared first on NME.

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July 20, 2021

Robert Plant Performs First Post-Pandemic Concert With Saving Grace

Former Led Zeppelin lead singer took the stage with his new band for the first time since 2019

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May 20, 2021

Dylan LeBlanc Covers ‘Gentle on My Mind’ for Upcoming EP

LeBlanc's Pastimes includes versions of songs recorded by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and JJ Cale

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April 28, 2021

BROCKHAMPTON Rate Tinder, Tupac, and Reddit

BROCKHAMPTON also rate trucker hats, Led Zeppelin, and more in this episode of Over/Under.

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Discs

The Complete BBC Sessions (Remastered)

September 16, 2016

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Celebration Day

November 19, 2012

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Mothership (Remastered)

January 1, 2007

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How the West Was Won (Remaster)

May 27, 2003

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The Lost Sessions

January 1, 1997

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Coda (Remaster)

November 19, 1982

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Coda (Deluxe Edition)

November 19, 1982

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In Through the out Door (Remaster)

August 15, 1979

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In Through the out Door (Deluxe Edition)

August 15, 1979

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The Song Remains the Same (Remaster)

October 22, 1976

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Presence (Remaster)

March 31, 1976

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Presence (Deluxe Edition)

March 31, 1976

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Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)

February 24, 1975

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Physical Graffiti (Remaster)

February 24, 1975

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Houses of the Holy (Remaster)

March 28, 1973

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Houses of the Holy (Deluxe Edition)

March 28, 1973

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Led Zeppelin IV (Remaster)

November 8, 1971

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Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition)

November 8, 1971

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Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe Edition)

October 5, 1970

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Led Zeppelin III (Remaster)

January 1, 1970

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Led Zeppelin II (1994 Remaster)

October 22, 1969

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Led Zeppelin II (Remaster)

October 22, 1969

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Led Zeppelin II (Deluxe Edition)

October 22, 1969

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Led Zeppelin

January 12, 1969

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Led Zeppelin (Remaster)

January 12, 1969

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Led Zeppelin (Deluxe Edition)

January 12, 1969

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