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Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin were an English rock band originally formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name "The New Yardbirds", based on Page's previous band, The Yardbirds. The band formed when Jimmy Page (guitar) recruited Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music. Read more on Last.fm

Led Zeppelin on Thrash Hits

Jared Leto’s Wrongs 002: Spoiling Led Zeppelin for everyone

March 3rd, 2011

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Led Zeppelin are awesome. Right? There is no debate. For whatever weird reason, their music may not be to your personal taste, but there is absolutely no disputing their brilliance; their influence; their sheer awesomeness.

Led Zep have an iconic logo. You see it and you think of the band. Simple as that. With 30 Seconds To Mars’ ‘Glyphics’, Jared Leto has spoiled that, the bastard.

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A to Z of the Noughties: Judas Priest to Rock Band

November 13th, 2009

Where were you on the night before the dawn of the New Millennium? Jon Kerr was getting a pit going in Jilly’s Rockworld, Manchester. We’ve asked him to summarise the ten years since then in all things metal in a handy A to Z

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Judas Priest
As if one seminal British vocalist returning to his former band wasn’t enough, Rob Halford followed suit in 2003 and re-joined Judas Priest. Angel of Retribution followed and Priest celebrated their 30th Anniversary whilst touring it. 2008’s double concept album Nostradamus became Judas Priest’s 16th studio effort and was no less than a masterpiece. With Priest on such good form, it has indeed been a decade to savour. [Read more →]