From “Dazed and Confused” to “You Shook Me” … from “Tangerine” to “The Lemon Song” … from “Trampled Under Foot” to “Stairway to Heaven” … Guitar World presents a critical analysis of the classic-rock group’s best tracks. With the recent release of Celebration Day, the concert film immortalizing Led Zeppelin’s historic and most likely final reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, guitarist-producer Jimmy Page reminded the world just how profoundly great and enduring his band’s music is.
Ever want to know what an early Led Zeppelin concert experience was like? We've got you covered. Below, you can check out some video from a March 17, 1969, Led Zeppelin TV appearance. In the US, their self-titled debut album was almost three months old; however, it wouldn't be released in the UK for another two weeks.
Our recent story about Jimmy Page's five best guitar solos as a member of the Yardbirds got us thinking about another legendary pre-Led Zeppelin recording featuring Page. This project, however, features all four members of Led Zeppelin — Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham — recording together before there even was a Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin have announced deluxe reissues of 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy. The two reissues are due for an October 28 release, and, like the reissues of the band's first three LP's, each album will include a remastered copy of the original album, with a second disc of previously unreleased music culled from the band members' vaults.
In the mood for a complete vintage Led Zeppelin concert, drum solo and all? Yeah, us too. Check out this complete 1970 show filmed at London's Royal Albert Hall, the site of the band's much-ballyhooed 2007 reunion concert. The lengthy clip, which was posted to YouTube in early 2012, shows the band at their best. Jimmy Page coaxes a host of sounds out of his Les Paul — and the ol' violin bow even makes an appearance.
Below, watch a pro-shot video of Robert Plant's complete set from last weekend's Glastonbury Festival. As always, his set is peppered with Led Zeppelin favorites, including "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," which kicks off the video, and "Going to California," which starts around the 30-minute mark.
Whole Lotta Dulcimer! (Insert your own Led Zeppelin dulcimer puns here.) Below, check out a new video of Led Zeppelin's classic "Whole Lotta Love" performed on a three-string electric mountain dulcimer by Sam Edelston.
Last week, the eternally surprising Jimmy Page streamed a track called "Ramblize" at his official website. It was an unlikely mashup of Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize." A lot of news outlets reported that it was a new track, but it actually has been available on good ol' YouTube for more than two years — and you can hear it below.
Check out this interesting live mashup by an eight-piece band called Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. The band, which is fronted by Arleigh Kincheloe, blended Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls On Parade" with Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" during their performance at the 2014 Mountain Jam Festival on June 7.