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.
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.’
Led Zeppelin Wins Latest 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Appeal
The Ninth Circuit reversed their prior opinion after the case was reviewed by the entire bench of judges – rather than a smaller panel.
When Clapton, Page, May and Jeff Beck Awkwardly Met the Queen
Queen Elizabeth II made headlines after a 2005 Buckingham Palace event when she failed to recognize four of rock's most famous guitarists.
Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' at 45: A Track-by-Track Guide
Here are the stories behind every song on the band's freewheeling 1975 double LP.
See Queen + Adam Lambert Cover Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love'
Band played 1969 track during concert in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen Covered During Super Bowl Show
Snippets of rock classics heard during set by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
Jimmy Page Just Heard About Led Zeppelin’s Ban From Boston
Guitarist discovered mayor’s 1975 ruling when he was researching blog post.