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Laura Veirs – “The Ocean” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

Laura Veirs might not be the first person to come to mind when thinking about Led Zeppelin covers, but if you remember that Quit Your Day Job interview we did a few years ago, she certainly has chops. Her take on "The Ocean" comes from The Land of Ice And Snow: The Songs ofMore »

By: brandon / September 22, 2010

VH1 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time

You guys love lists, and we love to start our holiday weekend early, so thanks VH1 for putting together this 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time countdown. (Spoiler Alert: No Wavves...) You should compare it to VH1's 100 Greatest Artists Of Rock & Roll from 1998 (back when VH1 was VH-1) to see some… More »

By: brandon / September 3, 2010

The ‘Gum Drop CXIV: Hear New That Ghost, Win A USB Turntable & Zeppelin Bio

As we've mentioned, 19-year-old Santa Rosa multi-instrumentalist Ryan Schmale approaches That Ghost's fuzzy, spacious pop in a way that reminds us more of vintage garage rockers and Robert Pollard than he does his lo-fi peers. See, for instance, "Shouldn't Leave The Estate," a song from the forthcoming Get It And Get Out EP (11/17,… More »

By: brandon / November 11, 2009

‘Gum Drop Giveaway #114

Win a USB Turntable and the Led Zeppelin bio When Giants Walked The Earth! More »

By: brandon / November 10, 2009

Stream Them Crooked Vultures

After your dad leaked Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut, the band opted to stream the entire collection. It's out officially 11/17 via DGC/Interscope. (Get a load of "Warsaw Or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up.")… More »

By: brandon / November 10, 2009

New Them Crooked Vultures – “Mind Eraser, No Chaser”

It's about time someone had some pun with Thelonius Monk. "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" isn't the first studio single we've heard from rock-demigod triptych Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut -- that'd be "New Fang" -- and it isn't the only instance of their titular wordplay (see also: "Interlude With Ludes," "Caligulove"). But it'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2009

New Them Crooked Vultures – “New Fang”

You don't have to pack into crammed rock clubs/attend huge festivals/scour YouTube for crap-grade performance clips for tastes of the Led Stone Age Fighters supergroup much longer: Them Crooked Vultures have a self-titled debut out next month, and the studio song they want you to hear first is "New Fang."… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures @ Stubb’s, Austin 10/1/09

They've come a long way: From being just a couple of scrappy upstarts playing a bunch of unreleased material at the Metro this summer, three practically unknown dudes named John Paul Jones, Josh Homme, and Dave Grohl (along with megastar Alain Johannes of course) now have a full US tour plotted, kicking off last… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2009

New Them Crooked Vultures – “Caligulove” (Live At Lowlands)

Following live videos of "Dead End Friends" and "Elephants," here's one for "Caligulove" from the Homme/Grohl/John Paul Jones project captured at Saturday's Lowlands festival in the Netherlands. Not as bombastic as previous samples, but this one's got JPJ on organ, y'all. (Plus, full-length vid of "Nobody Loves Me [And Neither Do I]," which… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 25, 2009

New Them Crooked Vultures – “Elephants” (Live At Pukkelpop Festival)

This past weekend the Josh Homme/Dave Grohl/John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures did two festival gigs in Europe, including the "surprise" set which surprised nobody at Belgium's Pukkelpop. We're still waiting on the trio to stop playing coy and just confirm some details around their inevitable album already, but in the interim we'll just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 24, 2009

New Them Crooked Vultures – “Dead End Friends” (Live In Amsterdam)

Josh, Dave, and John Paul didn't make it easy for us to attend their first-ever live show: midnight on a Sunday in Chicago, which happened to be just hours after three days of the muggiest Lollapalooza to date, at the 1,100-capacity Metro rock club. Which had a broken air conditioner, as if the 1,100+ Zep/QOTSA/Foos/Nirvana… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures @ Metro, Chicago 8/9/09

After three days of extreme sweat and fatigue from running between stages in Grant Park for Lollapalooza (post TK), ordinarily there'd be zero appeal to a midnight Sunday show in an overcapacity rock club without a working air conditioner. But there was nothing ordinary about last night's gig at the 1,100-person Metro in Wrigleyville. And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2009

The Hold Steady Cover Bryan Adams

Craig Finn shared vocals with former Arab Strap guitarist Malcolm Middleton on '80s rock radio staple "Run To You" (along with Led Zeppelin's "Your Time Is Gonna Come" and Malcolm's own "Kiss At The Station") in a recent live session on BBC Radio 1. The occasion was a celebratory send-off for DJ Colin Murray. Betwee… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 22, 2009

The ‘Gum Drop LXVII: Hear New Praveen & Benoît, Win A Led Zeppelin Box Set

When Brooklynite (and Percussion Lab owner) Praveen Sharma and Portlander Thomas Meluch (aka Kranky's Benoît Pioulard) join forces they're Praveen & Benoit. Praveen creates the arrangements, Benoît's the vocal harmonies. The duo spent more than two years putting together the lovely Songs Spun Simla, but have only ever met a handful of time i… More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2008

Make Music By Blowing On Your iPhone

Shazam is useful, but if you're looking for the dorkiest musical iPhone app, check out Ocarina. It allows these kids to sit in a circle and play the recorder intro to "Stairway To Heaven." Bravo, technology. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 9, 2008

Has Led Zeppelin Chosen Its New Singer?

Earlier this week, everyone agreed that it was a brilliant idea for Pagey, Jonesy, and Bonzo Jr. to tour without Robert Plant. Billboard suggests that "Zeppelin"'s new singer may be Miles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, the rebranded band that formed when Scott Stapp left Creed. At least it's not Leona Lewis? More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 31, 2008

Led Zeppelin Looking To Tour Without Robert Plant

John Paul Jones confirmed the possibility of a record and tour to BBC, noting that he, Jimmy Page, and Jason Bonham don't want someone who sounds like their regular lead singer. Maybe this guy's looking for a new gig? More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 28, 2008

Jimmy Page And Leona Lewis Set The Stage For The London Olympics With “Whole Lotta Love”

Olympics are over, guys. Now that everyone stopped running and swimming so fast we'll probably all go back to remembering how China can be sort of human abuse-y sometimes. But also we will never forget the great stories that came out of Beijing 2008, like how Michael Phelps is possibly a huge douche,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 25, 2008

The Song Remains The Same … Unless You Can Get Zep To Cover It With You. Then It Becomes Much More Awesome.

People in London are flipping their wigs, figuratively and probably literally too, at the news of the Foos show Saturday night in Wembley stadium. Billboard.com reports on This Moment In Rock History: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones turned an already high-profile Foo Fighters show into a once-in-a-lifetime event Saturday… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2008

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Do Raising Sand, Zeppelin Tunes On CMT’s Crossroads

Reprising their flirty "Gone Gone Gone" video last week, the Bonnaroo bound Robert Plant and Alison Krauss smiled and winked through a performance of their big ol', more and more ubiquitous Raising Sand hit "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)," among others, on Crossroads. Note Sand producer/performer T Bone Burnett strumming along. More »

By: brandon / February 18, 2008