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Led Zeppelin famously got back together for one massive stadium show at London's O2 Arena in 2007, with John Bonham's son Jason handling drum duties. Before that, they joined forces with Phil Collins for Live Aid in 1985. And in the '90s, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page released some acoustic music together as Page And Plant... Otherwise, the surviving members of the band haven't performed together in the almost four decades since the elder Bonham's death in 1980... They've rarely even been photographed together... Much to Page's frustration, Plant just doesn't seem interested in reliving the band's golden-god glory days...

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So it's noteworthy that Page, Plant, and John Paul Jones have teamed up on a new book called Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin.

They even appeared together in a photo -- see?

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Best. Band. Period.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 10:46 AM | Reply

--Best. Band. Period.

What a steaming load. There are many better bans--Beatles, Stones, Doors, The Who, The Kinks, The Animals, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, etc.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-06-09 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm not so much into Zeppelin anymore, but from 14-16 they were immensely influential. The main riff to Whole Lotta Love was the first thing I ever learned on bass, and Heartbreaker/Living Loving Mad was probably in the first five. Too bad Plant is such a self important douche and Page is a child molester. John Paul Jones is probably the only normal person in the band.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-06-09 11:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What a steaming load. There are many better bans--Beatles, Stones, Doors, The Who, The Kinks, The Animals, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, etc.

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

It's nice to see that you still possess some of your original liberal/peace-love-and-harmony hippy-ness outlook on the world.

Me being from the Midwest (that's been hallowed out due to Republican oriented business policies and corporate greed) ... people like me always liked and preferred the harder, edgier, uncompromising relentlessness of Led Zeppelin -- think Trumpism with Hammer-of-the-God-like talent and musicianship, but without all the incompetent authoritarian fascist haterade.

See, I could've easily went for Trump ... but I also like peace and harmony (and I respect brains, which I know you have) ...

So, Trump can go suck a big fat Hot Dog ... www.youtube.com

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 11:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is it tourett's that cause to bring Trump into totally unrelated threads?

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-06-09 11:36 AM | Reply

Is it tourett's that cause to bring Trump into totally unrelated threads?

#5 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I was just giving some context to the music I like listening to ...

How do you square your love for all things John Lennon and Roger Waters ... with how the world is, as it is today?

Italy is lurching toward right-wing fascism as the rest of Europe struggles with an authoritarian Russia -- I don't think Roger Waters thinks all this is good, something that you seem to be ambivalent about ...

Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Where Here' is their best album, better than 'Dark Side', by they way.

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 11:51 AM | Reply

- to bring Trump into

You were already here to remind us.

LZ was easily among the greats you listed.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-09 01:42 PM | Reply

Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page specifically, was one of the main musicians who taught me how to play guitar. John Bonham was the influence behind playing drums from 5th to 12th grade. I listened to them so much 35 years ago that I can't listen to them anymore. But, they're still a very well put together band. Each one knew his place, played his part, and knew when and when not to take the lead.

I used to warm up on my 12 string Takamine by playing The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, and all six guitar parts of Over the Hills and Far Away. It was later with the internet that I found out the rain song is in DGCGCd, not EADGBe. I like mine better. ☺

#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-06-09 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There are many better bans--Beatles, Stones, Doors, The Who, The Kinks, The Animals, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, etc.

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

You should've slipped 'Boys To Men' in there right after Floyd, to keep everyone on their toes.

#9 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-06-09 02:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

--You should've slipped 'Boys To Men' in there right after Floyd, to keep everyone on their toes.

Better yet, Milli Vanilli. Or the Justin Bieber Experience.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-06-09 05:52 PM | Reply

Null- you still have good taste in music at least.

#11 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-06-09 06:03 PM | Reply

He spends a lot of time whistling Dixie and humming Ride of the Valkyries.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-09 10:46 PM | Reply

Good Times Bad Times

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*** Modern rock didn't start with Dylan or the Beatles. It started with Zeppelin ***

Led Zeppelin's legacy is fittingly long and fittingly loud.

Depending on your preference in white male hagiography, "modern" rock music is often said to have started with Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," or Sgt. Pepper, but these myths are wishful, and overly fanciful:

Modern rock music started with Led Zeppelin.

Their influence, for better and worse, over all that's come since is singular.

Punk in the 1970s was a rejection of their pompous pretentiousness, metal in the 1980s an affirmation of their excesses, grunge in the 1990s a reclamation of punk that often sounded a lot like Led Zeppelin.

We have Led Zeppelin to blame for Creed; we have Led Zeppelin to thank for the White Stripes.

They were a band loved by millions, but if you were smart, or just cool, you probably hated them.

Led Zeppelin lifted popular music to new heights of opulence and ambition and in doing so made people fear for its future.

They were a microcosm of age-old anxieties about music and commerce and youth and race and sex: if the music of the '60s -- Motown, the Beatles, Stax and Muscle Shoals, Woodstock -- brought unprecedented consensus, Led Zeppelin brought something like the opposite.

Forty-five years later, we live in their aftershocks.


I never understood all the haterade aimed at LZ. I just accepted their music at face value, as loud rock and roll -- with more emphasis on the 'rock' than the 'roll'.

#13 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-10 04:17 PM | Reply

America is so racist, it took white British guys covering black American songs from the 30s for white Americans to accept it as good music.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-10 08:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

A similar thing happened with rap. Before the Beastie Boys, not nearly as many white people liked rap as after the Beastie Boys.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-10 08:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's almost word-for-word from what my music professor said in the History of Rock and Roll. Yes, there was a one hour fine art elective called that. He was British and had a PhD in Music. Which is extremely hard to obtain. Most stop with an MFA.

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-06-10 08:45 PM | Reply

One of the better classes of my undergrad years was "Music and the American Experience." From Child Ballads to Hendrix. I wrote a term paper on Zappa.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-10 08:47 PM | Reply

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