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.
Jason Bonham Reveals Robert Plant's Favorite Led Zeppelin Song
Drummer recalls being unsure how to talk to singer about iconic band before "very cool moment."
Former Led Zeppelin Tour Manager Richard Cole Dead at 75
He worked for band from 1968 to 1980.
Robert Plant Can't Believe People Ask Him About Retirement
"I still don’t know enough to stop in any respect," singer said of his continuing career.
Listen to First Single from Beth Hart's Led Zeppelin Tribute LP
"Good Times Bad Times" is part of a new nine-song LP that includes two medleys.
How 'Led Zeppelin IV' Finally Won Over Music Critics
Pundits had consistently panned their early work.
Robert Plant Became ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Cliche at a Very Early Age’
Led Zeppelin icon hails Alison Krauss for steering him in a different direction.
Did Robert Plant Really Go to a Sex Club With Members of ABBA?
Led Zeppelin singer claimed they went to “run away” from their wives.
When Led Zeppelin Went Back to the Clubs to Debut Songs From 'IV'
They came up with a throwback solution to the impersonal character of a Fall 1970 arena tour.