The first significant fresh reporting on the legendary band in twenty years, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing a never-before-seen side of the genius and debauchery that defined their heyday. Veteran rock journalist mick wall unflinchingly tells the story of the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and excess, even by rock ‘n' roll standards.
Led zeppelin was the last great band of the 1960s and the first great band of the 1970s―and When Giants Walked the Earth is the full, enthralling story of Zep from the inside, written by a former confidante of both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Griffin. Comprehensive and yet intimately detailed, When Giants Walked the Earth literally gets into the principals' heads to bring to life both an unforgettable band and an unrepeatable slice of rock history.
. Rich and revealing, it bores into not only the disaster, addiction and death that haunted the band but also into the real relationship between Page and Plant, including how it was influenced by Page's interest in the occult.
Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga
HarperEntertainment. No band ever flew as high as Led Zeppelin or suffered so disastrous a fall. The members of led Zeppelin are major deities in the pantheon of rock gods. They were power, they were fantasy, they were black magic. Their tours were legendary, their lives were exalted—and in an era well known for sex and drugs, the mighty Zeppelin set an unattainable standard of excess and mythos for any band that tried to follow them.
. And only some of them lived to tell the tale. Hammer of the gods is the new york times bestselling epic saga of the hard reign of Page, and Bonham—a spellbinding, electrifying, Jones, Plant, no-holds-barred classic of rock 'n' roll history that has now been updated to include the continuing adventures of the band.
The first and heaviest of the heavy metal monsters, they violently shook the foundations of rock music and took no prisoners on the road.
Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page
Genesis Publications. HarperEntertainment. Jimmy page by jimmy page is the photographic autobiography and visual history of the world’s most iconic guitar player. Included are a mixture of iconic portraits, rare and unseen photographs from Jimmy’s archive along with visas, photos and stamps from his own passports.
Page has officially put pen to paper about his career taking the form of extended captions, which describe and document pivotal moments and events making this book an historical document and a definitive visual record of a remarkable life of music. With incredible attention to detail, the firm, led zeppelin, page has chosen hundreds of photographs representing significant moments in his career: from a schoolboy with a rock-a-billy quiff through his extensive work as a session musician; including The Yardbirds, Outrider, ARMS, Coverdale & Page and Page & Plant; playing with Roy Harper and The Black Crowes; collaborating with P.
Diddy and performing with Leona Lewis at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Both genesis publications and jimmy page have sifted through thousands of images representing the work of more than 70 photographers including some of the greatest names in rock photography Ross Halfin, Kate Simon, and Gered Mankowitz, to name but a few.
Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored
But unlike the boys from liverpool, the excitement of this band"s music was matched by the fever pitch of their antics on and off the stage. Second only to the beatles in sales for years, Led Zeppelin was rock's premier group. Genesis Publications. HarperEntertainment. No one knew Led Zeppelin like Richard Cole.
In hotel rooms and stadiums, no-holds-barred account that records the highs, the lows, Richard Cole saw it all - and here he tells it all in this close-up, in a customized private Boeing 707 jet and country estates, down-and-dirty, and the occasional in-betweens. The band's tour manager for more than a decade, achieved cult status, Cole was there when they burst onto the music scene, cut platinum records, and transformed popular music.
. This revised edition brings fans up to date on the band members' lives and careers, which may be a little quieter now, but their songs remain the same.
Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
HarperEntertainment. Genesis Publications. Page, plant and jones have collaborated with reel art press to publish the first illustrated book celebrating 50 years since Led Zeppelin formedLed Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book ever to be produced in full collaboration with the members of the band.
The band are seen on and off stage, in candid moments and in the recording studio. Accompanying the photographs is rare and unseen artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives, and fascinating documents and images from the Atlantic Records vaults. Celebrating 50 years since their formation, to their performance at London's O2 Arena, this definitive 400-page volume charts the group's unparalleled musical career from the very first performance in a tiny club, when 20 million fans broke the world record for highest demand for tickets for a single concert.
The book features over 300 photographs―many seen here for the first time―of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham from photographers around the world, Robert Plant, and photographs from the band members' personal collections.
Robert Plant: A Life
Robert plant by paul Rees is the definitive biography of Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman. As lead singer for one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time—whose song "Stairway to Heaven" has been played more times on American radio than any other track—Robert Plant defined what it means to be a rock god.
Over the course of his twenty-year career, bruce springsteen, Madonna, British music journalist and editor Paul Rees has interviewed such greats as Sir Paul McCartney, Bono, and AC/DC. Dey street Books. HarperEntertainment. Rees now offers a full portrait of robert plant for the first time, exploring the forces that shaped him, the ravaging highs and lows of the Zeppelin years—including his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham—and his life as a solo artist today.
Illustrated with more than two dozen photographs, Robert Plant: A LIfe is the never-before-told story of a gifted, complicated music icon who changed the face of rock 'n' roll. Genesis Publications.
Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page
This “oral autobiography” of jimmy page, the intensely private mastermind behind Led Zeppelin—one of the most enduring bands in rock history—is the most complete and revelatory portrait of the legendary guitarist ever published. More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success.
Dey street Books. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books; yet none of the individual members of the band has penned a memoir nor cooperated to any degree with the press or a biographer. In light & shade, the band’s most reticent and inscrutable member, opens up to journalist Brad Tolinski, Jimmy Page, for the first time exploring his remarkable life and musical journey in great depth and intimate detail.
Based on extensive interviews conducted with the guitarist/producer over the past 20 years, and Burt Bacharach to the Kinks, Light & Shade encompasses Page’s entire career, Shirley Bassey, The Who, beginning with his early years as England’s top session guitarist when he worked with artists ranging from Tom Jones, and Eric Clapton.
Page speaks frankly about his decadent yet immensely creative years in Led Zeppelin, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, his synergistic relationships with band members Robert Plant, and his notable post-Zeppelin pursuits. While examining every major track recorded by zeppelin, his fascination with the occult, ” “whole lotta love, the filming of the concert movie The Song Remains the Same, and the making of the rock masterpiece Led Zeppelin IV, ” Page reflects on the band’s sensational tours, ” and “Kashmir, including “Stairway to Heaven, meeting Elvis Presley, about which he offers a complete behind-the-scenes account.
Genesis Publications. Additionally, the book is peppered with “sidebar” chapters that include conversations between Page and other guitar greats, including his childhood friend Jeff Beck and hipster icon Jack White.
The Led Zeppelin Curse: Jimmy Page and the Haunted Boleskine House
Fascinating, freaky and fun!" this book often had me thinking, really? No way!" "Not your normal rock bio; it's awesome!" "This book has completely made me reassess Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, the curse and Aleister Crowley. Did dark forces play a part in the bands success? I'm saying nothing!" "A refreshingly different spin on two of my favorite subjects- rock music & the supernatural.
Very thoroughly researched giving many facts and details. The book is well written and as stated above the author certainly knows his stuff about the band and the Magick element. If you have any interest in the band or the occult - this is a must read!" "A necessity for the magical, the musical, the mysterious, and the seriously creepy section of your bookshelf.
Wow! what can i say? just pick it up & read it! I promise you will not be able to put it down. Probably the most in-depth book that will ever be written on the Led Zeppelin occult/curse subject. I've always wondered about the claims of Jimmy and the magic. Anger's curse is said to have overtly affected both Robert Plant and John Bonham while Jimmy Page suffered differently.
Known as the most overtly occult of their albums, Led Zeppelin iv contains symbolism which could be related to occult demons. Evidence of page's interest in magick studies can blatantly be found in the album, Led Zeppelin iv. Dey street Books.
Dey street Books. Atlantic records and warner strategic marketing are proud to announce a landmark event in music history- the release of the mother lode of Led Zeppelin live recordings: Led Zeppelin DVD, a two-disc set and How The West Was Won, a three CD set. HarperEntertainment. The dvd and cd sets each contain entirely different material, so theres no overlap between the two releases.
Genesis Publications. The dvd includes few performances which were ever filmed during the band's lifetime: London's Royal Albert Hall, five-night run at London's Earl Court, shows at England's Knebworth Festival, and songs from New York's Madison Square Garden. Dvd features include: excerpts from danish and french television performance, Behind the scenes footage of Knebwort, Fan-shot bootleg performance of "Heartbreaker", John Bonham and John Paul Jones, Austrailian television interviews with Robert Plant, and NBC interview with the band from 1970.
Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs
Dey street Books. Included as a special bonus, such as running time, and sidebar features that explore influences on the band as well as song details, instruments played, engineers, he also offers an introductory essay on each of the band’s nine studio albums, and studios. Popoff analyzes the circumstances that led to their creation, the historical contexts, the recording processes, and more.
Shrink-wrapped. Formed by the unlikely alliance of two ace London studio musicians and two bar-band bumpkins, Led Zeppelin went on to create the template for the marauding modern rock ’n’ roll band. Veteran music journalist martin popoff picks apart each of these 81 tracks in exquisite detail, and for the first time ever, you can come along for the ride.
. One of the world’s most prolific bands is being broken down track-by-track, album-by-album and you have tickets to the details, facts, and secrets in Led Zeppelinâ?? Often described as "heavy, rock, " any true fan will tell you that the band’s 9 studio albums and 81 tracks thereon are actually a complex amalgam of blues, psychedelia, folk, and country that reveal the influences of Led Zeppelin’s four members.
Genesis Publications. HarperEntertainment.
Led Zeppelin All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track
Fans will also learn the genesis of their lyrics, and the contributions of engineers such as Andy Johns, the inspiration for their album covers, the instruments used, who helped create the iconic drum sound on "When the Levee Breaks" by recording Bonham at the bottom of a stairwell. While their legendary back-stage debauchery has been written about extensively in other books, All the Songs is all about the music, detailing the studio magic and inspiration that made all nine albums go platinum, including Led Zeppelin IV which was certified x23 platinum and has sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.
And how the first album was recorded in three weeks but their second took six months, done while the band was on a world tour. Shrink-wrapped. Studio stories will include their productive time at headley Grange in Wales, a poorly-heated former poorhouse where they recorded parts of Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti.
HarperEntertainment. Page worked feverishly with Kramer to mix the LP on a primitive 12-channel Altec board in a two-day span. They carried the masters of the recording session in a steamer trunk wherever they went. Dey street Books. Out of these chaotic sessions came the "whole lotta love, " which was finished in New York with Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer helping create the psychedelic middle part, as well as "The Lemon Song, " which was cut live in the studio.