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.
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.
Led Zeppelin to Stage ‘Celebration Day’ Watch Party
Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews also respond to pandemic.
Hear Tommy Shaw Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California'
Styx frontman says archive track found “new purpose” during coronavirus lockdown.
Watch the Deleted 'Stairway to Heaven' Scene From 'Almost Famous'
Cameron Crowe's movie makes even more sense with deleted scene.
Zeppelin, Eagles, Stones and More Getting New SiriusXM Channels
Seven artist-specific channels devoted to classic rock will debut on May 1.
Watch Adam Sandler Attempt Jimmy Page's 'Stairway to Heaven' Solo
Actor attempts classic Jimmy Page solo on ‘Conan.’