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Led Zeppelin

When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll excess, nobody did it bigger and better than Led Zeppelin. During the dozen years that they were around, they managed to make new rules and break most of the old ones. They wrote the rulebook on touring etiquette, sold more records than almost anyone else and took the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle to superhuman new levels. But none of this would matter if the music didn’t live up to the legend. It does. From the blustery blues-rock of their self-titled 1969 debut to the flawless dynamism of their 1971 masterpiece ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ to the gargantuan stomp of their double-album epic ‘Physical Graffiti,’ Led Zeppelin crafted records designed to withstand decades of come-and-go trends. The death of drummer John Bonham in 1980 put an end to the band, but their music lives on.

10 Years Ago: Robert Plant Recaptures Led Zeppelin’s Ambition on ‘Mighty ReArranger’

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Sanctuary

Nearly a decade after his most recent original album, Robert Plant returned with new perspective, and new energy, on 'Mighty ReArranger.'

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March Drum Madness: John Bonham vs. Neil Peart

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Hulton Archive / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

As we head into the final stretch of our March Drum Madness, two undisputed giants face off in what may be the most bloody, brutal and downright heated readers poll we've ever put together.

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Led Zeppelin Debut Interactive ‘Trampled Under Foot’ Video

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Rhino

Led Zeppelin's current round of deluxe reissues trades on past glories, but it also embraces the future, as demonstrated by the new video released for a previously unreleased version of "Trampled Under Foot."

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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Clash With Cops, Spill Champagne in Pittsburgh

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Led Zeppelin were still a young band when they made their second tour of the States in 1970.

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42 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Release ‘Houses of the Holy’

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Jimmy Page and Robert Plant look back on Led Zeppelin's fifth and arguably most eclectic album, which was released on March 28, 1973.

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John Bonham Vs. Charlie Watts: March Drum Madness

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Hulton Archives / Paul Kane, Getty Images

Led Zeppelin's John Bonham takes on Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in Ultimate Classic Rock's March Drum Madness.

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Axl Rose Once Confronted Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock About ‘Ripping Off Led Zeppelin’

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Frazer Harrison / Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Adam Horovitz was in his early 20s and riding high on the Beastie Boys' 10-times platinum debut album when he bumped into Axl Rose at a star-studded Hollywood party in 1988.

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John Bonham Vs. Alex Van Halen – March Drum Madness

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Led Zeppelin's John Bonham takes on Alex Van Halen of Van Halen in Ultimate Classic Rock's March Drum Madness.

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30 Years Ago: John Paul Jones Issues First Post-Led Zeppelin Album

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Atlantic Records

The good news on March 25, 1985 was that John Paul Jones was back together with Jimmy Page for his first solo release since Led Zeppelin fell to the ground five years before.

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Top 10 Led Zeppelin Blues Songs

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Ian Dickson, Getty Images

Selecting the Top 10 Led Zeppelin Blues Songs sort of gave us the blues, too.

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