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Trent Reznor & Karen O Cover “Immigrant Song”

Earlier this year, a trailer for David Fincher’s Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie featured a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” from Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor, who also teamed up with Atticus Ross to score the movie, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs main lady Karen O. And as the movie’s theatrical opening… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2011 - 9:03 am

“Stairway To Heaven” Turns 40

40 years ago today, Led Zeppelin released IV, the album that includes “Stairway To Heaven.” This seems about right. Actually, it’s always seemed about right. For the twenty-some years that “Stairway To Heaven” has existed in my consciousness, “Stairway To Heaven” has seemed to be about 40 years old. I can’t imagine a reality whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Hear Karen O & Trent Reznor Cover Zeppelin

Oscar-winning industrialist Trent Reznor’s working with The Social Network director David Fincher again, this time on the soundtrack for the forthcoming English-language film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. One of those tracks is a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “The Immigrant Song” with Where The Wild Things Are’s Karen O o… More »

By: brandon / May 31, 2011 - 9:51 am

Concert T-Shirt Sells For $10k

Someone on eBay has the pleasure of owning the most expensive rock t-shirt ever won on an eBay auction, and someone from Stormcrow Vintage has the pleasure of owning $10,000 more than they did two days ago. The extremely rare tee is a Led Zeppelin shirt made for their 1979 Knebworth concerts at Knebworth House. More »

By: jessica / May 11, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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 of LedMore »

By: brandon / September 22, 2010 - 2:07 pm

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 of… More »

By: brandon / September 3, 2010 - 12:03 pm

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, twosyllable)… More »

By: brandon / November 11, 2009 - 10:00 am

‘Gum Drop Giveaway #114

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

By: brandon / November 10, 2009 - 12:07 pm

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 - 9:15 am

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’s the first… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2009 - 12:41 pm

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.” For fans of riffs. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 12:51 pm

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 night… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2009 - 10:06 am

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 is TCV’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 25, 2009 - 4:53 pm

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 - 5:23 pm

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 - 9:47 am

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 - 4:15 am

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 - 12:45 pm

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 in perso… More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2008 - 10:15 am

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 - 11:41 pm

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 - 11:54 am