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Between the Grooves: Led Zeppelin - 'Led Zeppelin IV'

Between the Grooves examines Led Zeppelin's awe-inspiring fourth LP. Nowhere is the band's carefully balanced blend of eardrum-bursting heavy rock and delicate folk strains better realized than on Led Zeppelin IV.

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The Strength of "Anatomy of a Song" Is Found in Its diverse and Impressive Group of Interviewees

A self-described “oral history jukebox” gives behind-the-scenes details about popular songs and the historical circumstances that shaped pop culture as we know it.

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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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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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Bonzo Redux

What if John Bonham hadn't died?

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Led Zeppelin - "Brandy and Coke (Trampled Under Foot)" (video)

As a tie-in to the recent release of the 40th anniversary edition of Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin have released an "interactive video" for "Brandy and Coke", the initial rough mix of the classic "Trampled Under Foot".

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Blood and Thunder: Violent Show of Power

Album anniversaries of the music of Led Zeppelin and Slayer highlight this week in metal: one is a sprawling double album epic, the other a stepping stone for one of metal's most important bands.

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This Collection of the Band's Memories Makes Led Zeppelin Actually Likeable

No matter how grandiose the Led Zeppelin legend gets, hearing the golden gods tell their tale is both astounding and more real than anything anyone could ever make up.

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The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters + The Last Internationale: The Cap 9/25/14

The first night of Robert Plant's tour with his new band the Sensational Space Shifters, which included new material and Led Zeppelin classics, proved how apt their moniker is.

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Robert Plant: Lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar

You have to respect Robert Plant's desire to take the crowd-pleasing, Grammy-approved formula of his last few records into wilder, hazier places. But the results don’t always reach their intended target.

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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 10 Best Concert Documentaries

What separates someone merely capturing a night when a band is on fire from a great concert documentary? Here are ten films that bridge that gap.

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There Isn't a Single Insertion in 'There Goes Gravity' That Isn't Intriguing

An invaluable look into the lives of our most adored musicians, written with wit, humility, and vibrancy by one of our most revered music journalists.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - 'The Ocean"

Capping off the eminently diverse Houses of the Holy is the riff-loaded “The Ocean”, a Zeppelin classic that reminds us that no matter how far the band may veer off into other realms, when it comes down to it, rock and roll is their brand of noise pollution.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - "No Quarter"

The proto-doom metal masterpiece "No Quarter" is a classic case of a brilliant track that becomes even more enormous in its live incarnations.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - "D'Yer Mak'er"

"D'Yer Mak'er" concludes the controversial middle section of Houses of the Holy in an uproarious fashion. With this song Led Zeppelin proves that for every Tolkien reference, there's a corresponding joke—and a pretty damn good one at that.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - "Dancing Days"

"Dancing Days" is proof that no matter how great a band or an album might be, there's always a moment where a slip-up happens.

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What James Bond Can’t Teach You About British Music History

If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - "The Crunge"

For many, "The Crunge" commences a three-song sequence that makes Houses of the Holy a scattershot mess. We think it's right about when the fun kicks in.

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Brad Tolinski's Comprehensive Look at the Musician: 'Light and Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page'

When questioned about music, the reticent Jimmy Page is an articulate, gracious and generous interviewee. Just don't ask him about anything else.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - "Over the Hills and Far Away"

The most popular song from Houses of the Holy isn’t the one that stands out as the obvious choice for a single, but that doesn’t mean its place amongst Zeppelin’s revered singles isn’t warranted. Its air of warmth and philosophical openness makes it essential Zeppelin.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - "The Rain Song"

Though you're rarely going to hear anyone place "The Rain Song" in a short list of Led Zeppelin's best songs, it might just be the most beautiful—if not the best—thing these Brits ever performed. No other song on Houses of the Holy matches how utterly captivating it is.

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The Album Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin - "The Song Remains the Same"

The latest Between the Grooves series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy by examining the many ways in which the band was at its best on the underrated post-Zoso masterwork. "The Song Remains the Same", the album's triumphant opener, introduces this overlooked classic with a joyous ode to music's universal language.

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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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Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

The pagan gods of old return to Midgard for one last conquest. Their victory is nothing less than completely decisive.

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Led Zeppelin Offers Preview of New Concert Film 'Celebration Day'

Classic rock legends Led Zeppelin return with a new concert film, 'Celebration Day', on November 19th that will be available in both DVD and CD form. By way of preview, the band has released a video of the unforgettable song, "Kashmir". Tracklist after the jump.

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Led Zeppelin's Reunion Concert in Theaters Soon

For those few fans who weren't able to attend Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show in London, there is indeed good news. Celebration Day, a film of the concert, will hit various cinemas soon. Check dates at your local theatre.

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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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5 Great Bands (Spun Off from Other Great Bands)

Not every band borne out of a great predecessor can measure up. Here are five that do.

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Saint Bernadette: The Nevers

A disappointing, half-great rock record...

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Gleeks and Beliebers Rejoice: In Defense of Pop

Pop music makers like Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry may get the kiss off from critics, but really, what's the harm in getting your pop groove on to their style of music?

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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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On Making that Holiday Music List and Checking It Twice

It's that time of the year, again. Music fans are making their lists of what they hope to find wrapped in pretty paper at Christmas, and music publications are making their lists of what should be on those lists. Now, I have something to say about lists.

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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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