Led Zeppelin News 8.3.15

A broken leg isn’t keeping Dave Grohl down (because Dave Grohl is the most absurdly considerate rocker, ever. I dare you to find someone who claims differently), and he would never dream of cancelling a show for a mere broken leg.

Dave Grohl rock throne

Instead, he had a custom throne built which he’s been performing in while he recovers (because he’s also a mega-rich rocker who can have a custom throne made). What else is helping him recover? According to SPIN Magazine:

“I’ve been air drumming along to Led Zeppelin three times a day.”

Medicinal Led Zeppelin. I like it. Read the full article in SPIN here. Yes, this counts as Led Zeppelin news.

metalxs jimmy page

I’ve also been watching the MetalXS new interview series with Jimmy Page. Five (short) parts so far with more to come, talking all things Led Zeppelin, with the most recent installment focusing on Bonzo. I’m also hoping for some juicy Robert Plant gossip. Watch Parts 1 through 5 on Hard Force here.

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Finally, Vulture released a new list of all Led Zeppelin songs, ranked. Obviously I went to compare it to a previous list from SPIN doing the same last year (I like lists). And while nobody gives a shit about the bottom 40 or so (mundane, boring, formulaic), the top 30 is kind of interesting. It also reveals just how subjective “Best of” lists are.

SPIN’s Top 10:

  1. “Over the Hills and Far Away” (Houses of the Holy, 1973)
  2. “Kashmir” (Physical Graffiti, 1975)
  3. “Heartbreaker” (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
  4. “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
  5. “Fool in the Rain” (In Through the Out Door, 1979)
  6. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
  7. “Ten Years Gone” (Physical Graffiti, 1975)
  8. “Misty Mountain Hop” (Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
  9. “The Rain Song” (Houses of the Holy, 1973)
  10. “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin III, 1970)

Vulture’s Top 10:

  1. “Kashmir” (Physical Graffiti, 1975)
  2. “Good Times Bad Times” (Led Zeppelin I, 1969)
  3. “Whole Lotta Love” (Led Zeppelin II, 1969)
  4. “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin IV, 1971)
  5. “Dazed and Confused”(Led Zeppelin I, 1969)
  6. “Over the Hills and Far Away” (Houses of the Holy, 1973)
  7. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin I, 1969)
  8. “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin III, 1970)
  9. “The Song Remains the Same” (Houses of the Holy, 1973)
  10. “All My Love” (In Through the Out Door, 1979)

Conclusion:

  1. “Kashmir” is a pretty fucking awesome song.
  2. “Stairway to Heaven” is not as bad as rock critics would lead you to think.
  3. Everything else is 100% personal preference and opinion.
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