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Yardbirds’ impact on Foghat goes beyond nod in ‘Honey Hush’: ‘That was a spectacular night’

Foghat made an overt reference on “Honey Hush” to the Yardbirds’ Jeff Beck-era update of “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” Their connection goes further back.

‘There was a freedom in it’: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on the wonder and power of John Bonham

‘There was a freedom in it’: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on the wonder and power of John Bonham

He says Led Zeppelin gave Bonham “the vehicle to play the way he really wanted.”

‘He was always dad’: Jason Bonham remembers life with Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

‘He was always dad’: Jason Bonham remembers life with Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham

Though Jason Bonham had just turned 14 when his famous father passed away in 1980, he still has fond memories of growing up around Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. In fact, the memories are uniformly fond.

‘I found it by mistake’: How Glyn Johns helped showcase Led Zeppelin’s huge drum sound

‘I found it by mistake’: How Glyn Johns helped showcase Led Zeppelin’s huge drum sound

Glyn Johns, who engineered Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut, basically stumbled upon a new way of recording drummer John Bonham — creating the dynamic stereo cadences that drive tracks like “Communication Breakdown.”

‘I could listen to Led Zeppelin just for the drums’: Tony Banks on how John Bonham influenced Genesis

‘I could listen to Led Zeppelin just for the drums’: Tony Banks on how John Bonham influenced Genesis

Genesis’ 1980s-era transition from producer David Hentschel — who oversaw four studio albums beginning with 1976’s A Trick of the Tail — had to do with an abiding passion for the thunderous drum sound of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham.

Something Else! Featured Artist: More Led Zeppelin!

What’s the continuing attraction, in 2012, for the long-gone Led Zeppelin? From movie trailers to “American Idol,” these long-haired, often-shirtless heavy-metal rock-gods — disbanded since the turn of the 1980s, mind you — remain front of mind.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin’s image, dating back to the band’s debauched 1970s heyday, has grown so outsized that it sometimes obscures, well, the music.

Forgotten series: Led Zeppelin – Presence (1976)

Forgotten series: Led Zeppelin – Presence (1976)

by Nick DeRiso Led Zeppelin wasn’t always this thundering, then nimble, amalgamation. The band’s first album had, on its surface, only a copycat kind of appeal. Recorded over just 30 hours, these songs were presented in the same way Zeppelin would have done them on stage at the time — half rendition, half sweaty tribute. They were, as much asRead More

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