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Led Zeppelin Are Not Prefabricated

Interview by Keith Altham, Top Pops, September 1969

WHEN is a hit single unnecessary? Apparently when it is a group like Led Zeppelin who have never released a single but have reached super ...

Led Zeppelin: Coda

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, December 1982

THAT THERE is no appreciable difference between 'We're Gonna Groove' from 1969 and 'Wearing And Tearing' from 1978 – the opening and closing tracks in ...

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Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page (1977)

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 1977

Jimmy Page on recording techniques, and the formation of Led Zeppelin, with Steven Rosen (1977)

File format: MP3 File size: 1.2 mb<br> Interview length: 1 minute 49 seconds Sound quality: ***

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant (2003)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 2003

Percy himself on Led Zep's annus mirabilis 1970 - from conquering America and playing the Royal Albert Hall, to "getting it together in the country" at Bron-Y-Aur, and the gestation of Led Zep, then fast forward to 1979, and family tragedy, recording In Through the Out Door, and playing Knebworth

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 65.2meg, total interview length: 1h11'08", sound quality: ****

Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones (2003)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 2003

Led Zep's bass player takes us back to the riotous days of 1970, and the joys of playing with Bonzo, the folk and R&B influences, and forward to 1979, and Knebworth and In Through The Out Door

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 64.2meg, total interview length: 1h10'7", sound quality: ***

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page (2003)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 2003

Jimmy Page on going through the archives to assemble the monumental Led Zeppelin DVD, and on the early days of the band, on the road and in the studio, through to Knebworth in 1979

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 45.2meg, total interview length: 49'22", sound quality: ***

Led Zeppelin Tour Manager Richard Cole (2005)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 2005

The legendary Zep tour manager remembers meeting the band, the first US tour, the curious friendship between Bonham and Plant, all things Bron-Y-Aur, life on the road, making Led Zeppelin IV, and Girls Girls Girls!

File format: mp3; file size: 64.3mb; Interview length: 1h 10' 15"; sound quality: ***

Nick Kent on Led Zeppelin (2011)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, May 2011

Legendary NME journalist Nick Kent remembers his days in the orbit of Led Zeppelin: the many highs, and quite a few lows; Peter Grant; Zep v journalists; the sleaze and the gangsters.

File format: mp3; file size: 132.8mb, interview length: 2h 25' 03" sound quality: ****

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The Yardbirds: Only Jimmy Left To Form The New Yardbirds

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1968

WHATEVER happened to the Yardbirds? One of the great mysteries of our time, ranking with the Devil's footprints, the Marie Celeste and the Five Penny ...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)

Review by Felix Dennis, Oz, March 1969

VERY OCCASIONALLY a long-playing record is released that defies immediate classification or description, simply because it's so obviously a turning point in rock music that ...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, March 1969

THE POPULAR FORMULA in England in this, the aftermath era of such successful British bluesmen as Cream and John Mayall, seems to be: add to ...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, March 1969

Jimmy Page triumphs! Led Zeppelin is a gas ...

Led Zeppelin: Plant

Interview by Mark Williams, International Times, April 1969

IT'S NOT hard to suss that Led Zeppelin are well on the way to becoming a 'Supergroup', in the best tradition. ...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (Atlantic) *****

Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, April 1969

'Good Times Bad Times'; 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'; 'You Shook Me'; 'Dazed And Confused'; 'You're Time Is Gonna Come'; 'Black Mountainside'; 'Communication Breakdown'; 'I ...

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page

Interview by Mark Williams, International Times, May 1969

A VERY WELL respected record producer recently informed me that Led Zepplin were the ONLY band that we're going to elevate themselves to the ranks ...

How They Got Led Zeppelin Off The Ground...

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, July 1969

OUT IN THE wilds of Willesden, a not-so-salubrious part of North London, Britain's heaviest band are cutting tracks for their second album before they return ...

Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, The Nice et al: Bath Festival, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

A ZEPPELIN attacked the City of Bath on Saturday, and gassed 120,000. Airship Com­mander Jimmy Page kept the most fearsome dirigible in pro­gressive blues aloft ...

Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

Led Zeppelin And How They Made 37,000 Dollars In One Night

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, September 1969

LED ZEPPELIN and the adjective "heavy" are practically synonymous. They were made for each other, and it's difficult to think of one without immediately associating ...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II (Atlantic)

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, December 1969

Hey, man, I take it all back! This is one fucking heavyweight of an album! OK – I'll concede that until you've listened to the ...

Jimmy Page: Superstar

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, February 1970

JIMMY PAGE is the phoenix who has arisen from the ashes of the Yardbirds to emerge amongst the electric guitarist gods, through the meteoric success ...

Robert Plant

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, March 1970

IN RECENT weeks, Led Zeppelin's records have sold better than both the Beatles' and the Rolling Stones', according to Billboard Magazine's charts. And the reason ...

Led Zeppelin: Sounds Like Another Platinum!

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1970

Chris Welch flies with Led Zeppelin as they cut their third LP... ...

Robert Plant: Down To The Roots

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, September 1970

ROBERT PLANT lives in an old, rambling farmhouse near Kidderminster, on the edge of the Black Country, with his wife Maureen, baby daughter Carmen, dog ...

Led Zeppelin: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, September 1970

ZEPPELIN BRINGS DRIVING STYLE HERE ...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin III

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1970

Zeppelin III is pure magic! Track by track review of the new album from the World's Top Group (MM Pop Poll 1970) ...

Led Zeppelin: Page on Zeppelin III

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, October 1970

Jimmy Page gives a track by track background to Zeppelin's new album. ...

Jimmy Page: Zep Come To The People

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, February 1971

"WHAT DO YOU want if you don't want Money?" was the lyrical question once put but never answered by a certain Adam Faith nee Terence ...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, December 1971

IT MIGHT SEEM a bit incongruous to say that Led Zeppelin — a band never particularly known for its tendency to understate matters — has ...

Led Zeppelin: Vancouver 1971

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, Fall 1971

I got to watch the concert from the stage -- about 10 feet away from Page. It was one helluva show, culminating in 'Dazed & ...

Led Zeppelin: The Forum, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, July 1972

LED ZEPPELIN appeared in concert at the Los Angeles Forum on Sunday night without a support act. It was definitely for the better as far ...

Led Zeppelin: The Forum, Inglewood, California

Live Review by Todd Everett, Phonograph Record, August 1972

WHAT BETTER WAY for Led Zeppelin to begin their three-and-a-half hour onslaught on the eardrums than with a crash of the drums? Not a "Hi, ...

Jimmy Page: NME's Festivals Fight Was Excellent, But Some Rock Critics Ego-trippers, Says Zep Man

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, November 1972

IT SEEMS THAT, despite a few "huns in the sun", that good old heavier-than-air machine Led Zeppelin is still flying high. And with their first ...

Led Zeppelin: Page Five

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

ROCK OF AGES: Andrew Tyler meets rock recluse JIMMY PAGE, ex-Yardbird, on the completion of Led Zeppelin's fifth album. ...

Led Zeppelin (part 1): A Whole Lotta Rock 'N Roll

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, December 1972

IT'S WAY past the midnight hour and the room at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, is starting to look a trifle the worse for wear since ...

Led Zeppelin (part 2): Hail Hail Rock 'N Roll

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, December 1972

Nick Kent on the Zeppelin on-stage spectacular ...

Led Zeppelin: The Zeppelin Road Test

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, February 1973

"ROBERT PLANT QUITS showbusiness and joins National Dairies. There's a good headline for you. Print that as a news item in your paper, O.K.?" ...

Led Zeppelin: Houses Of The Holy

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, May 1973

MERCY ME, it's time to bring out the Sominex again. If it weren't for Slade and the Stooges, God knows what sort of utter decay ...

Led Zeppelin: Houses Of The Holy

Review by Jonh Ingham, Let It Rock, June 1973

THE WAY I SEE IT, if you've been a Led Zep fan since day one, and think that 'Whole Lotta Love' is the cat's pyjamas, ...

Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy (Atlantic)

Review by Steven Rosen, Music World, June 1973

WHO WOULD have thought that Led Zeppelin would have followed up their rocking fourth album with a clunker like Houses Of The Holy? The fourth album ...

Led Zeppelin: Zeppin' Out

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1973

"I DON'T EVEN like Led Zeppelin," the girl in the black velvet jacket and hotpants said petulantly as she bummed a cigarette off an acquaintance ...

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant — And That Below-The-Belt Surge

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1973

A HOT AND sticky Friday afternoon in L.A. Nine stories over Sunset Boulevard, Robert Plant takes Roy Harper's Lifemask off the stereo in his hotel ...

Led Zeppelin: Steel Driven Led

Live Review by Steven Rosen, Sounds, June 1973

LED ZEPPELIN recently flew into town and within a matter of hours after the Forum box office opened, had sold close to 36,000 tickets for ...

Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy

Review by Jon Tiven, Fusion, August 1973

LED ZEP'S ANNUAL album is at last upon us, and although many a fan may be befuddled by its lack of rhythmic/lyric/melodic coherence-conformity, it is ...

Session Star: Jimmy Page

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, September 1973

JIMMY PAGE is as wary of discussing his formidable past as he is talking to the press in the first place. ...

Led Zeppelin Erect A Kingdom

Report by Stephen Demorest, Circus, March 1974

For months they've laid low in the recording studios preparing their sixth album. But suddenly the whole world was watching as the Christmas season brought them a ...

Jimmy Page: The Power And The Glory

Profile by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1974

WHEN THEY showed Antonioni's classic film of the 'sixties, Blow Up, on TV last week, apart from evoking the real or imaginary spirit of "Swinging ...

Led Zeppelin: Swan Song Is a Beginning

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Rolling Stone, June 1974

NEW YORK — "The name Led Zeppelin means a failure," explains lead singer Robert Plant, "and Swan Song means a last gasp — so why ...

Jimmy Page: Guitars I Have Known

Interview by Nick Kent, Creem, February 1975

(As a guitarist, Jimmy Page has all the bases covered. Clapton has that soaring fluid thing down pat, Beck is the absolute Crowned Prince of ...

Robert Plant: Recording's No Race For Us

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, February 1975

WITH WEEKS of the current Led Zeppelin tour under his belt, Robert Plant is feeling the strain. One show has been cancelled because he caught ...

Zeppelin '75

Overview by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, March 1975

PICTURE YOURSELF in a seat in a stadium, with ten thousand teens going mad on all sides. Something's announced and you look up quite swiftly: ...

Led Zeppelin: Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Steven Rosen, Sounds, April 1975

LED ZEPPELIN'S long awaited North American tour could have waited a while longer – about ten years or so. After reports had filed in to ...

Led Zeppelin

Profile by Chris Salewicz, Let It Rock, May 1975

ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO THE BUZZ BEGAN TO SLIP IN AGAIN FROM THE SIDELINES. It had received appropriately casual nurturing since the summer of 1973 ...

Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti (Swan Song)

Review by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, May 1975

ROCK'S BIGGEST bruisers, Led Zeppelin, have got another album. In rock chronology this is an Event, since the defending champions of the world's biggest rock ...

Led Zeppelin: Under The Hood – A Backstage Chronicle Of The Historic 1975 Tour

Report by Danny Goldberg, Circus, May 1975

THERE WAS an historic purple aura in the clouds that hung over the audience at Madison Square that evening in February. ...

Led Zeppelin: Earls Court, London

Live Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, May 1975

"SIX AND A half years is a helluva long time," said Robert Plant who was standing one side of the Earls Court stage, bathed in ...

The Circus Magazine Interview — Robert Plant: 'I've Always Flown The Jolly Roger, But With A Twisted Smile'

Interview by Stephen Demorest, Circus, June 1975

ROBERT PLANT is rock 'n roll's definitive front man, a lion-maned athlete and beauty who struts and sings the wares of the world's mightiest band, ...

John Bonham: Over The Hills And Far Away…

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1975

GOSSIP IN the village was running riot. John up at the farm was going to buy The Chequers. The American in the bar of another ...

Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti

Review by John Tobler, ZigZag, August 1975

NOW I SHOULD make clear in this context that I'm not by nature a fan of this band in the same way that I like ...

Jimmy Page: Technological Gypsy

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, March 1976

'Aleister Crowley is the great misunderstood genius of the 20th century.' ...

Jimmy Page: Past, Presence & Future

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, March 1976

JIMMY ENTERED a whole hour late. But Abe, who was accompanying him, was not in the least embarrassed by the delay. He muttered an obligatory ...

Led Zeppelin: Presence

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, April 1976

M'lawds, ladies 'n' gennelmen, presenting the new album by... ...

Led Zeppelin: Presence (Swan Song)

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, April 1976

AFTER THIS PLATTER had spun incessantly for an afternoon on the office phonogram I asked a non-Zep fan what he thought."Oh, it's okay I guess. ...

Led Zeppelin: Presence (Swan Song)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, April 1976

THERE IS A MAN I know, a college lecturer, for whom there is only one rock band. ...

Robert Plant: Plantations

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Creem, May 1976

SHOULD RALPH NADER JOIN LED ZEPPELIN? ...

Bad Company: Led Zep Join The Company

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, May 1976

It was a night to remember...when Robert Plant and Jimmy Page jammed with Bad Company on stage in Los Angeles. ...

Led Zeppelin: Interview with Jimmy Page

Interview by Mick Houghton, Sounds, July 1976

IT'S OFTEN strange to recall the outstanding moments at all day music events. At Cardiff, it was a tribute to Duke Ellington being shown on ...

Zeus Of Zeppelin: An Interview with Jimmy Page

Interview by Mick Houghton, Circus, October 1976

You're your own record company bosses now with Swan Song, which is a far cry from the days when you were doing sessions for Decca ...

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same (Swan Song)**

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

THREE YEARS to get a live album out? Three years??? I mean – really!! After all, John Denver did it in ten days. ...

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same

Film/DVD Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, October 1976

THE FOUR members of Led Zeppelin received standing ovations at the premiere in New York last week of their film The Song Remains The Same. ...

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same

Film/DVD Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, November 1976

SO THERE we were. We'd pushed through the crowds outside the Warner West End theatre. Run the gamut of flashbulbs. Said Hello to the McCartneys. ...

'It’s a Massive Compromise, Making Films': Jimmy Page on The Song Remains the Same

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, November 1976

A WARM HANDSHAKE, twinkling eyes and black hair grown thicker than he has allowed for some while – Jimmy Page arrived at his London office ...

Jimmy Page: The Roaring Silence

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, November 1976

I WAS IN New York when they last asked me to write a thing on Led Zeppelin. An American magazine, it was, with strict deadlines ...

Led Zeppelin

Book Excerpt by David Dalton, Lenny Kaye, Rock 100, 1977

ON MAY 5, 1973, A CAPACITY CROWD OF 56,800 paid $309,000 to watch Led Zeppelin perform for nearly three hours in a Tampa, Florida, football ...

Jimmy Page: Shy Rock Star Almost Unburdens Himself

Interview by Nick Kent, Creem, April 1977

I'VE KNOWN Led Zeppelin professionally for probably 4 years now, starting back in the winter of I972 when I was sent out on the road ...

The Gig Interview: Jimmy Page

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Gig, May 1977

"When you've discovered your true will, you should just forge ahead like a steam train. If you put all your energies into it there's no ...

The Tour In Progress: Jimmy Plage Files His Report

Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, June 1977

ROBERT PLANT comes bouncing into the hotel room in satin blouse, second-skin denims and high-heeled sneakers. "We've got a new Jimmy Page," he crows. "He's ...

Led Zeppelin Plays It For Fun

Interview by Wesley Strick, Circus, June 1977

Jimmy Page Pauses for a Few Words about Roots, Keith Richards and Zep's Musical Karma ...

Jimmy Page

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, July 1977

CONDUCTING AN INTERVIEW with Jimmy Page, lead guitarist and producer/arranger for England's notorious hard rock band Led Zeppelin, amounts very nearly to constructing a mini-history ...

Led Zeppelin: Sodom and Gomorrah in a Suitcase

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, July 1977

FLASH: April 19, 1977, Cincinnati, Ohio: Led Zeppelin, a British rock group, again brought violence is its wake when about 1,000 fans tried to gatecrash ...

Jimmy Page: The Trouser Press Interview

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, October 1977

Dave Schulps, senior editor of Trouser Press, spent more than six hours with Page, one of the longest interviews Page ever did. The interview was ...

Led Zeppelin Climbs Rocks Stairway To Heaven

Retrospective and Interview by Kris DiLorenzo, Grooves, 1978

LED ZEPPELIN, the world's best-selling rock 'n' roll band, came into being in 1968 after guitarist Jimmy Page left the legendary Yardbirds, the group that ...

Led Zeppelin: The Definitive Discography

Discography by Dave Lewis, Sounds, September 1978

PRE-LED ZEPPELIN SESSIONS ...

Led Zeppelin: A Psychobiograph

Memoir by Susan Whitall, Creem, February 1979

Why? ...

Led Zeppelin: Smiling Men With Bad Reputations

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, August 1979

OF ALL THE old superfart bands it is certainly Led Zeppelin who have been and still are the most reviled by the New Wave. ...

Ghosts Of Progressive Rock Past: Led Zeppelin et al at Knebworth

Report by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, August 1979

EVENTS LIKE KNEBWORTH, the promoter Freddy Bannister had wanly predicted in Saturday's Guardian, cannot continue for much longer. The reasons for the inevitable decline and ...

Led Zeppelin: In Through The Out Door (Swan Song)

Review by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, August 1979

THE GRAND illusion was popped way back when I was taking my O-levels. Then Led Zeppelin 2 fulfilled the noble function of releasing all the ...

Led Zeppelin: In Through The Out Door (Swansong)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, August 1979

THREE LONG years has it been? Let's me see now. Ah, yes Presence, released in April 1976, was the last shot of new Led Zeppelin ...

Led Zeppelin/New Barbarians/Todd Rundgren: Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, August 1979

WELL, THAT'S OVER. No more Led Zeppelin front covers for a good while; no more wondering whether Mick would appear with the New Barbarians; no ...

Led Zeppelin: Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, August 1979

WELL. I quite like them. ...

Close The Door, Put The Light Out… Led Zeppelin: In Through The Out Door (Swan Song)

Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, September 1979

YOU'RE PROBABLY not interested in our problems, but I think an explanation is in order as to why Sounds is carrying a review of the ...

The Songs Remain The Same: Led Zeppelin at Knebworth Park

Live Review by Mick Brown, Rolling Stone, October 1979

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Led Zeppelin: Bonzo's Last Bash – Is It The End For Zeppelin Too?

Report by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, October 1980

EARLY LAST Thursday afternoon Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones went up to one of the guest bedrooms in Jimmy Page's £900,000 Windsor house, where ...

Bath 1970: Confessions Of A Festival-Goer

Memoir by Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1983

The 1970 Bath Festival: a personal view ...

Jimmy Page

Book Excerpt by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, 'The Guitar Greats' (BBC Books), 1983

THERE ARE CERTAIN guitar players without whom this book could not claim to approach completeness, and, of course, one of our criteria for inclusion was ...

Robert Plant: Into The Light

Interview by John Hutchinson, Record, September 1983

Led Zeppelin now a fond but distant memory, Robert Plant turns his attention towards a new solo album, a new band and a world tour ...

Jimmy Page: The Life And Times Of A Guitar Prophet

Interview by John Tobler, Musician, January 1984

JIMMY PAGE was born in Heston, West London, on January 9, 1944, and moved with his family to nearby Feltham during his infancy. He spent ...

The Jimmy Page Interview, Pt. 2

Interview by Chris Welch, Creem, May 1985

(This is the concluding segment of an interview writer Chris Welch recently conducted with Jimmy Page in Frankfurt, Germany, following one of the guitarist's premiere ...

Chris Huston, Eddie Kramer's Co-engineer on Led Zeppelin II

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, July 1986

FOR MANY, the first two Led Zeppelin albums were Led Zeppelin. The enormous drum sound, those magical guitar tones and just the energy and volume ...

Led Zeppelin: Danny Goldberg's Hideaway

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, July 1986

IN 1973, DANNY Goldberg was working for Lee Solters, a show business public relations man who included Frank Sinatra as one of his clients, when ...

Led Zeppelin: Rodney B.'s Endless Party

Retrospective and Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, July 1986

The parties were legendary, the hotels trashed regularly, the hangers-on flowed constantly when the Zep cruised the skyways. ...

Robert Plant: Deference to the Taskmaster

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar World, July 1986

In team play, where everything clicks, somebody has to call the shots. ...

Robert Plant: The Song Remains The Same

Interview by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, January 1988

Over the past three years Led Zeppelin have been used and abused by everyone from The Cult to the Beastie Boys. On the eve of ...

Robert Plant: Guilty!

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, March 1988

"I CAN'T BLAME anybody for hating Led Zeppelin. If you absolutely hated 'Stairway To Heaven', nobody can blame you for that because it was, um...so ...

Robert Plant, Technobilly

Interview by Chuck Eddy, Creem, June 1988

A FEW MONTHS back, Robert Plant walked into Atlantic Records' London offices and played 'Scream', by Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors. Now, I dunno if ...

Robert Plant

Retrospective and Interview by Danny Fields, Details, July 1988

"Well, don't forget that the reason people dress up and become rock 'n'roll stars is because I think we have something wrong with us anyway. ...

Jimmy Page

Interview by Nick Kent, Vox, December 1990

In days of yore, communication breakdowns with the press suggested Jimmy Page was a dazed and confused prince of heavy metal. With Zeppelin reissues breaking ...

Led Zeppelin

Retrospective and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, December 1990

IT IS 10 YEARS since, disconsolate at the death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin ceased to be. Though there is perhaps no conscious attempt ...

Lead Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (Atlantic box-set)

Review by Tim Riley, Boston Phoenix, The, December 1990

Dead Zeppelin: New Led box is full of hot air ...

Stairway to Heaven, Paved with Gold: Led Zeppelin’s Snowdonia

Essay by Steve Turner, Independent, The, April 1991

It was a marriage of electric bombast and Celtic mythology; of bone-shaking riffs and ethereal thoughts. Led Zeppelin’s riffs came from guitarist Jimmy Page via ...

Robert Plant: An Interview

Interview by Cliff Jones, Rock CD, April 1993

FOR A MAN who's spent the last 20 years protesting that his own colourful history is of little interest to him, it comes as a ...

Page and Plant

Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, December 1994

THE DATE: Thursday, September 29,1994. THE PLACE: a table outside a café in Tottenham Street, London W1. THE CAST: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Mat Snow ...

Robert Plant Unledded

Interview by Alvaro Costa, unpublished, 1995

ROCK GODS SHOULD never leave their Olympus, in particular if they happen to stroll along a Parisian street during the city's Marathon. ...

Led Zeppelin: The BBC Sessions (Atlantic)

Review and Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, December 1997

Led Zeppelin's first official all-live release since 1976's The Song Remains The Same. The 2-CD set is drawn from sessions recorded for the BBC before ...

Page & Plant

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, 1998

THE VERY IDEA of MTV as deus ex machina is enough to send shudders down the hardiest spine. But MTV it was who approached Robert ...

John Paul Jones: Life After Led Zeppelin

Profile and Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Happening, October 1999

WHILE JOHN Paul Jones will forever be known as the bassist and keyboardist of Led Zeppelin, his musical legacy extends far beyond the boundaries of ...

Getting it Together at Bron-yr-Aur: The Story of Led Zeppelin III

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, April 2000

Who’s moving into Bron-yr-Aur? Why, it’s that Led Zeppelin, come to shake off their blues roots and get talked. Phil Sutcliffe on the Welsh sojourn ...

Led Zeppelin: Latter Days

Review by Ian Fortnam, music365.com, April 2000

BY 1973 Led Zeppelin had attained absolutely colossal status and the band's positively palaeontological enormity was utterly unprecedented. The Beatles may have enjoyed a far ...

The Enforcer: Peter Grant

Book Excerpt by Chris Welch, from 'The Man Who Led Zeppelin', Omnibus Books, 2001

An extract from Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin by Chris Welch, first published by Omnibus Press in 2001. (256pp, currently available in softback ...

An Interview with Jimmy Page

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

BH: About ten years ago you talked about the footage that's in the DVD. Robert said he didn't want to go back there while you ...

All Loud On The Western Front: How Zep Conquered The World

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

With the release of the sensational DVD and the fearsome live How The West Was Won, LED ZEPPELIN are back in our midst as purveyors ...

Been A Long Time: Led Zeppelin

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 2003

EVEN NOW, after all these years of hairtree wannabes and idiot tribute bands, there's something so fierce and coruscating about Led Zeppelin in their prime ...

Stairway to Snowdonia: Rapping with Robert Plant

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, October 2003

For Robert Plant, life after Led Zeppelin has been anything but predictable. Resisting attempts to coast on the Zep legend, Percy has trodden his own ...

Anchor Man: The Ultimate John Paul Jones Interview, Pt 1

Interview by Dave Lewis, Excerpt from 'The Tight But Loose Files', December 2003

In an in-depth extract from his new Led Zeppelin: The Tight But Loose Files (Omnibus Press), Dave Lewis gets the lowdown from the Led Zep ...

Anchor Man: The Ultimate John Paul Jones Interview, Pt 2

Interview by Dave Lewis, Excerpt from 'The Tight But Loose Files', December 2003

Dave Lewis: How do you look back on the experience of making The Song Remains The Same. ...

Page and Plant Unledded: The London Filming for MTV

Book Excerpt by Dave Lewis, 'The Tight But Loose Files', December 2003

2004 INTRO: In 1993 all hopes of any conceivable type of Zeppelin reunion seemed well off the agenda. Page and Plant were both wrapped up ...

Led Zeppelin In Chicago, 1975

Retrospective by Chris Charlesworth, Q, Spring 2003

NOTE: Like almost everyone else who encountered Led Zeppelin in their pomp in the ‘70s, including many in their employ, I was intimidated by them. ...

The Power and the Glory: Led Zeppelin and the making of IV

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, July 2006

Author’s note: This is the full, unexpurgated version of a piece for Uncut magazine. It is itself a very truncated distillation of the full-length study ...

Led Zeppelin: Pre-Flyte

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, July 2007

THE YARDBIRDS were no more. After five years, four guitarists, and more legends than you could stuff inside a shoe shop, the band had finally ...

John Paul Jones: The Quiet One

Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, December 2007

IN THE WORLD'S loudest group, John Paul Jones was the Quiet One. He never seemed to speak, and though he grooved, it was pressed up ...

Led Zeppelin: Why We Should Dig The 'Rock Dinosaurs' All Over Again

Guide by Nick Coleman, Independent on Sunday, December 2007

They were the biggest band of the 1970s and they're about to reform ...

Led Zeppelin: 'People Go On About The Bad Blood Between Us. There Can't Be That Much If We're In A Room Together.'

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, January 2008

The return of was the music event of the year. On the eve of their comeback show at London's O2 arena, here for the first ...

Led Astray: How Four Long-Haired Limey Geezers Changed My Life

Memoir by Gerrie Lim, August Man, November 2008

TOOTING BEC, London, is only memorable to me because of a cold, windswept day in November 2005. ...

Led Zeppelin: How Could They Fail? An Overview

Retrospective by Chris Charlesworth, unpublished, 2009

NOTE: The first time I encountered Led Zeppelin was interviewing Jimmy Page by phone when I was a reporter on the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, ...

Thirty Years Gone: Remembering John Bonham

Book Excerpt by Roy Carr, 'Talk on the Wild Side' (EarBooks), 2009

WELL, THIS IS L.A., so I assume we're being hit by an earthquake. What else could cause the walls of my hotel room to vibrate ...

I Was There: Nostalgic Recollections From Led Zeppelin's 1979 Shows at Knebworth

Book Excerpt by Dave Lewis, Then As It Was (Tight But Loose Publishing), August 2009

FOR THE THOUSANDS of fans who converged on Hertfordshire over the first two weekends of August 1979, Led Zeppelin at Knebworth was more than a ...

Let's Get Physical: The Story of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Classic Rock, September 2010

SOMETHING IS ROTTEN in the state of rock. The heady euphoria of the late Sixties has degenerated into decadence and self-satisfaction. Working-class guitar heroes have ...

In the Misty Mountains: Led Zeppelin Get It Together in the Country

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Trampled Under Foot' (Faber & Faber), 2012

JIMMY PAGE: It wasn't until the spring of 1970 that we actually had a real break.  That break was only probably a couple of months, ...

No Stairway! The Real Best of Led Zeppelin

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2012

Forget 'Stairway to Heaven'. In fact, forget 'Heartbreaker' and 'Rock and Roll' and (yikes!) even 'Dazed and Confused' and 'When the Levee Breaks'. (Definitely forget ...

Their Satanic Majesties Request: When Led Zeppelin Ruled The World

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Trampled Under Foot' (Faber & Faber), September 2012

By 1973, Led Zeppelin was the biggest rock band on the planet. In this excerpt from Trampled Under Foot, Barney Hoskyns' new oral history of ...

Got Dem Ol' Home Counties Blues Again, Mama: How the Surrey Delta shaped British rock from the early Stones to Led Zeppelin

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Times, The, September 2012

RIPLEY... EPSOM... WALLINGTON. The names hardly resonate in the way that Clarksdale or Greenville or Natchez do. Yet in their way these Surrey towns are ...

see also John Paul Jones

see also Jimmy Page

see also Robert Plant

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