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.
Why Jimmy Page Got ‘Jittery’ the Night After Led Zeppelin Reunion
Guitarist recalls “fun” of rehearsing with John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for 2007 show.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won 'Stairway to Heaven' Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Lenny Kravitz Discovered Weed and Led Zeppelin the Same Moment
He recalls enjoying his first high just as a friend played “Black Dog” on boombox.
Jimmy Page on Panned Led Zeppelin Show: ‘Maybe They Were Stoned’
Guitarist offers five reasons why 1971 California concert "wasn't a very good communion."
Hear a New Led Zeppelin Cover Featuring the Late Frankie Banali
Hookers & Blow's version of "Tramped Underfoot" features Quiet Riot drummer, who recently died from pancreatic cancer.
Led Zeppelin's Copyright Case Could Be Going to the Supreme Court
Argument over "Stairway to Heaven" may reach the nation's highest court.
Led Zeppelin Album Art: The Stories Behind 9 Famous LP Covers
Their LP covers were as detailed and innovative as the music itself.
Watch Bono and the Edge Perform 'Stairway to Heaven'
U2 members played the Led Zeppelin classic as a tribute to their road crew.
The History of Led Zeppelin Crossovers With the Rolling Stones
"Scarlet," Jimmy Page's soon-to-be-released jam with Keith Richards, isn't the first time the two bands worked together.