Mr. Zeppelin, a 65-year-old former Chicagoan who used to be known as George Blackburn, changed his name in 2010 to Led Zeppelin II to honor the rock gods he had worshipped since he was a young headbanger.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has admitted that he's "rather hurt" that organisers of the London 2012 Olympics haven't included him in their plans.
Led Zeppelin was the definitive heavy metal band. It wasn't just their crushingly loud interpretation of the blues -- it was how they incorporated mythology, mysticism, and a variety of other genres (most notably world music and British folk) -- into their sound. Led Zeppelin had mystique.
The band performs its first gig within weeks of its initial rehearsal and books time in the studio not long after. Mostly they borrow their material, in Wall’s account, which means they take other people’s songs and change them very little.
British music industry school Bristol Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) is launching a three-year music management course and offering a £16,000 ($25,593) scholarship named after the late Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant.
The surviving members of legendary rock group Led Zeppelin are to reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London. Singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones will play at the show to remember the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
“During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord. For us he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator," explained Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant of the band's decision to reform. "His performance stands alone as our tribute to the work and the life of our long-standing friend.”
More information is being revealed about the staged rehearsal of Led Zeppelin's surviving members four months ago in London.
The British rock group Led Zeppelin has a history that is much more than sex, drugs and rock and roll; they added Satanism and curses to the mix. Formed in the late 1960s, Led Zeppelin's founding member, Jimmy Page, was originally part of the group "The Yardbirds."
On January 6, 1975, a crowd of 2,000-plus lines up outside Boston Garden to buy tickets to the rock band Led Zeppelin. Some in the crowd then broke in to the near-empty arena, and caused thousands of dollars in damage.