Both reissues are out Oct. 28.
Despite being one of the most respected and commercially successful bands in rock history, Led Zeppelin have gotten into trouble more than nearly any other artist when it comes to copyright infringement — which inspired the blog Willard’s Wormholes to create an imaginary trading card set, with one card per penalty.
The connection between rock and rollers isn’t easy to figure out, but luckily a few very smart, diligent people over at Pop Chart Lab have drawn it out for you.
The song is a rough mix that begins with a few melodic organ and ends with a bluesy psychedelic breakdown. There are no real vocals, but if you listen close you can hear Robert Plant wailing in the background.
Jimmy Page has finally commented on last week’s news that Led Zeppelin is being sued by a trust representing the late Spirit frontman Randy California, claiming that Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” copied elements of Spirit’s “Taurus.”
Led Zeppelin has posted a new official music video for “Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix with Vocal),” one of the many tracks on the bonus disc that will accompany the deluxe and super-deluxe reissues of 1969’s Led Zeppelin II. That mix of “Whole Lotta Love” was one of the many bonus tracks that Jimmy Page premiered at a New York listening event earlier this month.
Attorney Francis Alexander Malofiy likes to go after big adversaries in the courtroom.
If you can’t wait until the June 3 rerelease of Led Zeppelin’s first three albums — 1969’s Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II and 1970’s Led Zeppelin III — to hear some of the previously unreleased bonus tracks, you’re in luck.
In 2012, Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone that his primary job these days is guardian of Led Zeppelin’s legacy. The job, it turns out, has taken up much of his time in recent years, as Page has been remastering the band’s entire studio catalog, from 1969’s Led Zeppelin through the posthumous outtakes collection Coda.
The band claims that the opening notes of “Stairway to Heaven” – one of the most iconic riffs of all time – mimic the same chord progression of Spirit’s song, which appeared on their 1968 debut.