Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

 

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Led Zeppelin (lɛd zɛplɪn) were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.

After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group was initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), Led Zeppelin IV (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), and Physical Graffiti (1975). Their fourth album, which features the song "Stairway to Heaven", is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to secure the group's popularity.

Page wrote most of Led Zeppelin's music, particularly early in their career, while Plant generally supplied the lyrics. Jones' keyboard-based compositions later became central to the group's catalogue, 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 output and touring schedule were limited during the late 1970s, and the group disbanded following Bonham's death from alcohol-related asphyxia in 1980. In the decades that followed, the surviving members sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off Led Zeppelin reunions. The most successful of these was the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father's place behind the drums.

Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group's record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. With RIAA-certified sales of 111.5 million units, they are the second-best-selling band in the US. Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums. 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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Led Zeppelin IV
 
The untitled fourth studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records.
Stairway to Heaven
 
"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971.
Celebration Day
 
Celebration Day is a concert film by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on 10 December 2007, in London's O2 Arena.
Led Zeppelin
 
Led Zeppelin is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 12 January 1969 in the United States and on 31 March 1969 in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records.

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Robert Plant Speaks on ‘Civil’ Relationship with Led Zeppelin
  –  October 12, 2017
Robert Plant continues to resist a reunion with the remaining members of Led Zeppelin, and he’s perfectly fine with ... but just being eager to learn and experience more and more music? I’ve just been incredibly fortunate,” Plant said of his life ...
Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham to be immortalised with sculpture in his home town Redditch
  –  October 11, 2017
Redditch Borough Council have given the green light for a John Bonham memorial to be built in the late Led Zeppelin legend’s home town ... Supported by the Bonham family as well as Warner Music Group. John’s sister attended the meeting where she ...
Jason Bonham To Bring The Led Zeppelin Experience To Australia
  –  October 10, 2017
Jason Bonham will bring the music of his father John Bonham’s band to life in Australia in January 2018 with JBLZE (Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience). The show has the endorsement of Jimmy Page who said, “Jason was absolutely monumental in his ...
Led Zeppelin Experience
  –  October 10, 2017
“The band, the stories, the music… so organic and authentic to the original ... After Jason starred in the world record-breaking Led Zeppelin O2 reunion concert in 2007 (alongside original members guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and ...
Marilyn Manson Says Puff Daddy Wanted To Kill Him For Bad-Mouthing The Led Zeppelin Collab “Come With Me”
  –  October 5, 2017
and apparently I had said something back when I was on for the Year in Rock about how Puff Daddy potentially could have damaged music by sampling Led Zeppelin. Kids might grow up to not think of Led Zeppelin when they hear that song, ‘Come with Me’ or ...
Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs'
  –  October 4, 2017
all of these and more are unambiguously evoked on sides from throughout the Led Zeppelin catalog, particularly on the more conventionally bluesy early LPs. One of Popoff's contributions is to again remind us that this is where the music came from ...
GRETA VAN FLEET Channels LED ZEPPELIN In The Best Way Possible, Begins U.S. Tour With #1 Radio Single
  –  October 2, 2017
At the ripe age of 18-21, Michigan's Greta Van Fleet have taken their influence of Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, and Muddy Waters to a whole new level. To me, they basically answer the question, "What if 1970's Zeppelin still wrote music today?" I'd like to think ...
Win New Book “Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs”
  –  October 2, 2017
Prolific author Martin Popoff, with over 7000 music reviews in his fifty-seven books, has chosen a most worthy challenge in his latest for Voyageur Press: all eighty-one songs from the nine Led Zeppelin studio albums in the handsome hardcover coffee table ...
WATCH – Secret video of Led Zeppelin rehearsing “Black Dog”!
  –  September 29, 2017
Hard to believe it was 10 years ago when all the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for a special concert ... it’s nice to hear legends just get down and hammer out a classic piece of music with their souls & the intsruments they mastered long ...

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