This is silly. If any band was ever the sum of its parts, it’s Zeppelin. It was foolish to ever even continue post-Bonham. They’re maybe the only rock and roll band without whose drummer they simply would not have sounded like themselves.
I am not even a Zep fan but I don’t see how anyone can fail to acknowledge the immense and equal contribution of all four members to a completely inimitable sound.
I really don’t think there’s any group in music history who seems like they’d have been more fun to hang out with than the Beastie Boys. Just really awesome, smart dudes.
To answer your question, though, I am not a huge EDM fan but I have been to one underground rave and one huge house night in London, both sober, and loved them both. The slow-build-to-cathartic-release that a great DJ can create is an experience in itself.
No idea if Aoki, Deadmaus, etc. provide the same type of feel as I’ve never really listened for more than a minute.
Don’t you think Tom Petty’s grandparents asked the same question about his generation of musicians? And weren’t they at least partially right as well?
It’s not like Petty has been a vocal proponent of straight edge.
I see Brian still lives by the creed of “No Pussyfooting”
I wonder how many of you Bolzer fanboys will ever visit this site again now that you’ve had your LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE moment?
Everyone knows Led Zeppelin are rip-off artists. This has been common knowledge for roughly 46 years. Do you really think this is some mindblowing shit uncovered by those legendary musicologists Opie & Anthony?
Pipe down already.
I have enormous respect for Robert Plant’s willingness to live out the rest of his life as an actively creative person rather than allowing himself to be propped up onstage singing the hits like an automaton at Chuck E Cheese.
It’s hard to overstate how much love and respect I have for Tom Petty, but I stopped listening to his opinion on contemporary music when I saw an interview with him back in the early 90s where he told that lame joke about how “you can’t spell ‘crap’ without ‘rap’”.
I ain’t mad at him, though. The world needs lovable curmudgeons.