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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Readers flocked to content focusing on Led Zeppelin solo projects, partial Journey reunions, Sammy Hagar’s Van Halen years, a key late-period Bob Dylan project and the Beatles, of course. But Miley Cyrus?
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.”
‘Let it go, and something will happen': Jason Bonham takes long view on possible Led Zeppelin reunion
Jason Bonham, who has turned the buzz surrounding his participation in Led Zeppelin’s recent Celebation Day release into a well-received tour with Heart, has his own thoughts about another reunion with Robert Plant.
As Led Zeppelin recedes further into his rear-view mirror, Robert Plant continues to stay busy — collaborating with Allison Krauss, the Band of Joy and currently with the Spectacular Space Shifters. Still, he’s keenly aware of how much time has passed.
‘Pretty famous, isn’t he?': Roger Daltrey on Jimmy Page’s contribution to the Who’s “I Can’t Explain”
Roger Daltrey sorts through the curious situation that found Jimmy Page playing guitar on a track by the Who, after their producer asked him in during the sessions for “I Can’t Explain.” “Pretty famous, isn’t he?” Daltrey muses.