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Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

When the New Year rolls around, it’s customary for reporters, columnists, reviewers and critics of all sorts to summarize the year that was by coming up with their annual Top Ten lists.

‘Always something you can learn’: For Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Duck Dunn and James Jamerson were huge

Largely self-taught, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones learned most of his early craft on the bass from listening to albums from the Stax and Motown legacy.

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.

‘I’m a huge fan’: Jason Bonham on his pick for most underrated Led Zeppelin album

‘I’m a huge fan’: Jason Bonham on his pick for most underrated Led Zeppelin album

Jason Bonham has spent a lifetime around Led Zeppelin’s music, both as the young son of the group’s legendary founding drummer and then sitting in with his late dad’s former bandmates. Over that time, he’s developed an opinion on which ranks as Zep’s most underrated album

‘Not really sure where we got that tag’: Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

‘Not really sure where we got that tag’: Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

Led Zeppelin has often been credited as a foundational group in the early days of heavy metal. But actually being a heavy metal band? Jimmy Page, a died-in-the-wool blues guy, begs to differ.

‘It wasn’t white, clean and neat’: Long after Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant is still mixing it up

‘It wasn’t white, clean and neat’: Long after Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant is still mixing it up

Robert Plant’s newest post-Led Zeppelin outfit is a canny blending of blues and world music influences, adding spicy new flavors to a post-blues aesthetic that goes back to his earliest successes in music.

‘A lot of that stuff was a cliche’: Robert Plant on returning to his Led Zeppelin-era vocal style

‘A lot of that stuff was a cliche’: Robert Plant on returning to his Led Zeppelin-era vocal style

Beginning roughly with 2007′s Alison Krauss collaboration Raising Sand, Robert Plant began working in a quieter, more confidential manner that was completely alien to his Led Zeppelin style.

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

So I’m sitting in our old dining room, flipping through stacks of albums…and I come upon Tarkus. “No, that’s a keeper” I say and the LP goes into the crate.

‘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.