The first Led Zeppelin album in 1969 was released, like the vast majority of unknown untested “baby bands”, in January. It was unhyped, particularly in America, as three of the four members of the British band had no reputations Stateside whatsoever, and only band founder/ lead guitarist Jimmy Page had some fame in the dying […]
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Thirty years ago In the Studio episode #20 for November 7, 1988 featured what turned out to be my first of many subsequent in-depth conversations about the Led Zeppelin legacy with band mastermind Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant recall rehearsals for Led Zeppelin first public performance 11-9-68 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.
Legendary wrestler-turned-Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant has an appropriately outsized role in the Led Zeppelin “4” story as told by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Jimmy Page, the mastermind behind the Led Zeppelin legacy, returns In the Studio once more to complete the deluxe reissue series with the last two studio albums, “Presence” and the timeless “In Through the Out Door”…
“Traveling the world was now a constant thing…The whole thing was becoming a creative process”, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page said recently at a press conference marking the fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti . By the time of composing for this, their sixth studio album, Led Zeppelin’s international success was taking their tours to […]
In the delightful 2008 electric guitar documentary film It Might Get Loud starring Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page along with The Edge from U2 and Jack White, we finally get a glimpse inside the English country manor house known as Headley Grange, immortalized as the site of recording Led Zeppelin‘s record-breaking sixth album Physical Graffiti. Clearly, […]
It was 1983’s The Principle of Moments, Robert Plant’s second solo album, which first convinced us that Plant could sustain a viable solo career outside of the legendary Led Zeppelin which he fronted for twelve fabled years…
The top 10 list of rock game-changing debut albums is short but breathtaking. Among them : Are You Experienced? , Led Zeppelin 1 , Music from Big Pink , Ramones , Please Please Me , Never Mind the Bollocks …(more)
The mid-Eighties was a most difficult time for the titans of rock’s Second Generation. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who were no longer recording, touring, and in some cases even SPEAKING together. Rock’n’roll was officially in full-blown midlife crisis …