Robert Plant has been in a reminiscent mood lately, releasing old Led Zeppelin material and offering two consecutive albums dominated by cover tunes.
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It’s become fashionable to like Led Zeppelin again, after the release of their 2007 partial reunion concert. Luckily, Celebration Day, which debuted in the Billboard Top 10 last fall, doesn’t include any of these duds.
‘I might just chill for a while': While Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page talks tour, Robert Plant takes a break
With no Led Zeppelin reunion on the horizon, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are headed in opposite directions — quite literally.
‘He’ll probably kill me for telling': Jason Bonham shares real reason Robert Plant won’t reunite as Led Zeppelin
Jason Bonham talks about the emotional difficulties that Robert Plant still has going on without his dad, the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham
Were it any other band, it would be easy to scoff at the prospect. Three old dudes and a replacement for the now-apparently requisite missing dude, but this is Led Zeppelin
Released in the shadow of an acknowledged classic in IV, Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy found the band experimenting with an entirely new palette of sounds.
From cool jazz to spooky medieval metal, from honky tonk heroes to some ass-whipping white blues, there something for almost everyone in this exciting edition of Something Else! Reviews’ New Music Monday.
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.
It is impossible to deny Led Zeppelin their right to the moniker “kings of rock ‘n roll.” Twenty-plus years after their demise, all they had to do was release a giant new live box.
Led Zeppelin’s image, dating back to the band’s debauched 1970s heyday, has grown so outsized that it sometimes obscures, well, the music.