Articles tagged led zeppelin

‘No Quarter’ Neither Galvanises Nor Destroys Jimmy Page’s Mythic Persona

Jimmy Page's mythic reputation is preserved with grace and pathos in Martin Power's biography.

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Led Zeppelin: The Complete BBC Sessions

Led Zeppelin’s full BBC sessions are finally reunited more than 40 years after they were recorded and 20 years after the bulk of the collection first appeared.

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4 Nov 2016 // 2:30 AM

No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page

In this excerpt of Martin Power's biography, Jimmy Page learns guitar, thanks to the skiffle, and makes his first television appearance as a young teen.

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29 Sep 2016 // 1:55 PM

La Sera Releases Cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”

La Sera rocks a classic Led Zeppelin tune on new EP.

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Led Zeppelin Loathed, Loved, Copied, Scrutinized and Glorified

For Zeppelin fanatics, Marc Roberty’s book will become an enduring bible of the good times, the bad times and even the boring times.

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Led Zeppelin: In Through the Out Door (Deluxe Edition)

Led Zeppelin's final album proves to have more symbolic value than actual musical value.

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Led Zeppelin: Presence (Deluxe Edition)

Led Zeppelin's most underappreciated album gets the remastered treatment.

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7 Aug 2015 // 10:04 AM

What if John Bonham hadn't died?

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What Is and What Will Always Be: A Fresh Look at Led Zeppelin’s Familiar Masterpieces

With the exception of the Beatles, no other band has loomed quite so large as Led Zeppelin, to the extent that we’ll never run out of things to say: good, bad and great.

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The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.

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Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign (remastered)

The greatest left-handed-upside-down guitarist of all time gets the royal treatment on the latest reissue of his masterpiece.

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In Defense of the Rock Drummer

Bobby Gillespie said it best: You can't have a good band if you don't have a good drummer.

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Counterbalance No. 108: ‘Led Zeppelin’

In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man. Now that I’ve reached my age, I’m ready to talk about Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut, the 108th most acclaimed album of all time.

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Counterbalance No. 98: Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’

So the world is spinning faster—are you dizzy when you're stoned? Let the music be your master. Will you heed the master's call? Led Zeppelin’s 1975 double-disc monolith is the 98th most acclaimed album of all time.

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6 Mar 2012 // 10:00 PM

Saint Bernadette: The Nevers

A disappointing, half-great rock record...

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Counterbalance No. 63: ‘Led Zeppelin II’

Counterbalance gives Led Zeppelin's 1969 sophomore effort a squeeze. There was no juice, just the 63rd most acclaimed album of all time.

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All That Glitters: Led Zeppelin - “The Battle of Evermore”

Leaving behind heavy metal bombast for high fantasy, on "The Battle of Evermore" Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant duets with folk singer Sandy Denny for a thrilling mandolin-driven epic inspired by Celtic myth and some books about hobbits.

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All That Glitters: Led Zeppelin - “Rock and Roll”

In the hands of a force like Led Zeppelin, a tribute to the golden age of rock music will inevitably sound thoroughly '70s -- wantonly libidinous and bone-crushingly heavy.

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All That Glitters: Led Zeppelin - “Black Dog”

As part of an eight-week commemoration of the 40th anniversary of one of the most successful albums ever released, Sound Affects's Between the Grooves series examines Led Zeppelin's awe-inspiring fourth LP. First up is "Black Dog", a brazen expression of lust that balances its primal urges with nimble riffing and a clever arrangement.

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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