Posts tagged "Led Zeppelin"

Return to Story

SOAK – “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

Last time SOAK did did a cover, she was singing us to sleep in Annie Clark’s dystopian future with a version of “Digital Witness.” Now, 18-year-old Bridie Monds-Watson has tackled Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Immigrant Song.” A stippled synthetic bassline underlies her brooding, restrained take, and she never strays into the kerosene explosion that made Robert… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 10:16 am

Very Candid Pete Townshend Talks Dylan, Springsteen, Zeppelin, Spotify, And Why He Doesn’t Enjoy Performing

This spring, Pete Townshend and the Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour, which has been billed as their last major outing. Townshend will turn 70 on 5/19, and one can assume that playing a show every other night gets old after awhile. In a remarkably candid interview with Rolling Stone, Townshend speculates about… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Led Zeppelin – “Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot)” Interactive Video

Led Zeppelin are in the midst of a massive reissue project, and that means we’re probably going to be getting all sorts of unearthed rarities and early versions of tracks. “Brandy & Coke” is just that — an early version of “Trampled Under Foot” that they band shared on their website back in February. (Similarly,… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 31, 2015 - 10:41 am

Watch Jack White And Robert Plant Play Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” At Lollapalooza Argentina

The nicest thing I’ve ever heard anyone say about Jack White is that he’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page if they were the same person. That gets at White’s appeal, but when you sit White next to the genuine article, you see that he still has a ways to go. Over the weekend, White headlined… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 9:41 am

Sun Kil Moon – “Sick Again” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

MOJO is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s sixth album with a tribute comp called Physical Graffiti Redrawn that will be included with the April 2015 issue. Among the new covers included on the collection is one from Sun Kil Moon, who took on “Sick Again.” Mark Kozelek turns the bluesy closing track into… More »

By: James Rettig / February 22, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Win Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV & Houses Of The Holy Super Deluxe Box Sets

Led Zeppelin’s reissue campaign continued this fall with shiny new versions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy, and we’re giving away a package including super deluxe box sets of both albums just in time for the holidays. Each set retails for $104.88, so the total value of the prize is $209.76. Here’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 24, 2014 - 2:12 pm

The Week In Pop: Nick Jonas Is On The Verge Of Something Awesome

We needed the expert Miguel impersonation that is “Jealous” this year, if only because Miguel himself seems determined to tantalizingly dangle his own new music just out of reach. (These fleeting seconds were such a maddening tease! I realize this hard-to-get routine is a form of foreplay, but jeez.) Anyway: The biggest solo hit so… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 6, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Led Zeppelin Albums From Worst To Best

Led Zeppelin is a formative experience. They’re the kind of band you discover early on, that kicks open the door to a whole bunch of other things. It’s hard to separate those experiences, eventually. I can’t tell you the last time I listened to Nevermind or Appetite For Destruction the whole way through, and for… More »

By: Ryan Leas / October 29, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Led Zeppelin – “Rock And Roll” Video

I love Led Zeppelin, but I’d say there’s a good third of their catalog that I can’t hear anymore. I don’t mean I don’t want to listen to it; I mean I cannot hear it — I’ve heard it so much that it’s just white noise, like the sounds of midtown traffic outside Stereogum’s offices. More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 24, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Hear An Alternate Mix Of Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song” From Houses Of The Holy Reissue

It’s amazing to think that there’s any sort of still-unreleased Led Zeppelin music lying around after all these years. But next month, the band will reissue two of their classics, 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973’s Houses Of The Holy. Both reissues include bonus tracks, and the Houses Of The Holy reissue includes an alternate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Miley Cyrus – “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

We know that Miley Cyrus has an ear for the classics: she’s covered the Smiths in concert, is apparently readying a Leonard Cohen cover, and has been working with Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips on their Sgt. Pepper’s tribute album. Last night, she uploaded a cover of “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You,” an Anne… More »

By: James Rettig / September 13, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Robert Plant “Disappointed And Baffled” By Jimmy Page’s Desperation For A Led Zeppelin Reunion

Back in May we heard about Jimmy Page’s frustration with Robert Plant over Plant’s refusal to do a Led Zeppelin reunion tour. At the time, Plant decried the highly commodified nature of reunion tours, expressing such reasonable sentiments as “I’m not part of a jukebox!” and “A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2014 - 9:51 am

Jimmy Page Is Fed Up With Robert Plant’s Refusal To Reunite Led Zeppelin; Meanwhile, They’re Finally Getting Sued For Ripping Off Spirit On “Stairway”

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page have been exchanging barbs for a few years now since Plant walked away from the group following their 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena. He’s been adamant about never reuniting again and recently reiterated his stance in Rolling Stone a couple of weeks ago. “A tour would have bee… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Led Zeppelin Reissuing Entire Catalog With Bonus Material, Starting With First Three Albums

Although most teenagers start with Led Zeppelin IV (aka “the one with ‘Stairway'”), Led Zeppelin’s first three albums — appropriately titled Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III — have long been essential documents for anyone with a budding interest in rock ‘n’ roll. They also hold up better than almost anything else… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Spotify Launching Free On-Demand Mobile Service, Sort Of

UPDATE: Today (12/11) Spotify confirmed new mobile and tablet functionality, among other things. Users of the free software can now shuffle their playlists or any artist catalog on their phones, and non-paying tablet users can stream any song on demand as they could on a desktop. The company also announced it has launched in 20… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 6, 2013 - 10:49 am

Watch Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Preview Wig Out At Jagbags, Cover Led Zeppelin & Velvet Underground In Portland

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ sixth album, the excellently titled Wig Out At Jagbags, is out in January via Matador Records. The band, which consists of Malkmus, Mike Clark, Joanna Bolme, and Jake Morris (who replaced drummer Janet Weiss after Minor Traffic), previewed some of the songs from the LP at a hometown show at… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 9, 2013 - 6:11 pm

Watch Obama Honor Led Zeppelin At Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors, bestowed over the weekend, gave taxpayer-certified propers to a characteristically wide and divergent cast of cultural presences: Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman, and Led Zeppelin. The three surviving members of the latter entity appeared together, though they maintained their whole not-performing thing. Instead, a bunch of younger act… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don’t like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the pre… More »

By: Kenny Herzog / June 25, 2012 - 11:51 am

Trent Reznor Unveils Bryan Ferry Cover, “Immigrant Song” Video

The theatrical release of David Fincher’s take on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo looms ever closer, which explains that creeping dread you’ve been feeling. And the Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross score for the film will have at least two actual songs attached, both of them covers. First, Reznor roped the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2011 - 3:57 pm
1 2 3