On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time. The first song the band -- which would later be named Led Zeppelin -- tore into was 'The Train Kept A-Rollin',' which was a fixture in Page's previous band, the Yardbirds.
On Aug. 4, 1975, Robert Plant and his family were vacationing in Rhodes, Greece, when the car he was driving spun off the road and crashed. It was the first in a string of bad luck for the Led Zeppelin singer.
A fan has paid more than a grand for a robe that bassist John Paul Jones would have worn on Led Zeppelin's ill-fated 1980 U.S. tour. Drummer John Bonham's death on Sept. 25 that year scuttled the shows and ultimately ended the band.
By 1988, Led Zeppelin had been disbanded for the better part of a decade, its members having moved on to solo careers in a show of respect for their fallen drummer John Bonham. But as they'd shown in 1985 with their mini-reunion for Live Aid, they were willing to come together for the right cause.
Details of how so many A-list performers agreed to take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the 12-12-12 Superstorm Sandy relief concert last December are beginning to emerge, as is the name of one band who simply said no. Led Zeppelin turned down a chance to reunite for the cause, at the personal request of former president Bill Clinton.
Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' interviews (AMAs for short) have become something of a rite of passage for public figures -- not to mention a fascinating forum for sharing interesting and/or useful information. On Thursday (April 18), Q Prime Management's Peter Mensch sat for an AMA, and offered a few tantalizing tidbits about activity in the Led Zeppelin camp.
The list of incredible supergroups can go on a while, but have you ever sat and wished two bands that never played together, actually did (or would)? We put together a list of five supergroups we wish actually existed -- either past or present.
Led Zeppelin got together for a press conference to discuss their new concert film 'Celebration Day.' Robert Plant looks a bit haggard? Anyway, cool to see these guys on stage together again, even if they aren't playing instruments. Check out the complete video...
Led Zeppelin will join a long list of rockers who have received Kennedy Center Honors. That list includes musicians like Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend and more. The award recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to the arts.
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