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2015

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Hear Led Zeppelin's Bassy 'Hots on for Nowhere' Rare Mix

June 23, 2015

Led Zeppelin recorded their seventh studio album, 1976's Presence, over the course of 18 days in Munich. While they were making it, they made reference mixes of some of the songs, five of which will appear on the upcoming companion disc to deluxe editions...

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Hear Led Zeppelin's Rare, Riotous Blues Rave-Up 'Sugar Mama'

June 8, 2015

Led Zeppelin are opening their vaults for a final time next month, when they put out deluxe reissues of their final three albums. One of the most curious, interesting finds among newly unearthed bonus tracks is "Sugar Mama," a thumping, upbeat blues...

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Led Zeppelin Announce Final Three Deluxe Reissues

June 3, 2015

Led Zeppelin will end its yearlong reissue campaign next month when they put out deluxe editions of their final three studio albums. As with their previous releases, the group will unleash extras-packed editions of 1976's Presence, 1979's In Through...

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Peer Into Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Cover in Video

March 31, 2015

Led Zeppelin's interactive new video for "Brandy & Coke" – the rough mix of "Trampled Under Foot" that appeared on last month's deluxe Physical Graffiti reissue – allows users to peer into windows in the building on the original cover....

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Enter to Win a Huge Led Zeppelin Prize Pack

March 4, 2015

"All of us knew that it was a monumental piece of work, just because of the various paths that we'd trodden along to get to this," Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page tells Rolling Stone, talking about the band's 1975 album Physical Graffiti. "It...

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Kim Thayil Looks Back on Led Zep's 'Physical Graffiti'

February 24, 2015

February 24th, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's sixth LP, Physical Graffiti. Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, no stranger to heavy riffs, reflects on how the double album shaped his life. I look back at Led Zeppelin's Physical...

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Jimmy Page to Premiere Deluxe 'Physical Graffiti' Online

February 17, 2015

Jimmy Page will premiere the complete companion audio to the upcoming deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti on Yahoo Live this Thursday, in advance of its release date next week. Afterwards, the guitarist and producer will answer questions...

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Jimmy Page Taking 'Quite Different' Direction With New Music

February 3, 2015

Jimmy Page says he's "warming up on the touchlines" for a live comeback. Speaking at the West London launch of the 40th anniversary deluxe reissue for Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, the guitarist said he was making steady progress on a return...

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Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Reissue Due Next Month

January 8, 2015

Led Zeppelin's 1975 double-album Physical Graffiti will be the next LP from the group's canon to get a super-deluxe release, following reissues of the band's first five albums last year. The new edition, which guitarist and producer Jimmy Page has...

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Steph Curry's 'Stairway to Heaven:' Rocking the NBA Playoffs

May 6, 2015

We're into the second round of the NBA Playoffs, and since we've already rated each team in terms of overall likeability, it now seems we should assess the survivors in the most careful, analytical way possible: by comparing them to classic rock bands. You...

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Watch Jack White and Robert Plant Perform 'The Lemon Song'

March 22, 2015

"I love Jack White's buccaneer spirit, and the way he dodges through the musical horizons. I'd be happy to make a single with him," Robert Plant revealed during a Reddit interview last September. While their paths didn't cross when the Led Zeppelin singer...

Album Review

Physical Graffiti: Deluxe Edition

February 24, 2015

"Changes fill my time," Robert Plant sings on the extended country-soul drama "Ten Years Gone." It was a fitting sentiment. Led Zeppelin's relentless, searching bravado across their first five albums — out of Delta and Memphis fundamentals...

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Jimmy Page on the 'Swagger' of 'Physical Graffiti'

February 23, 2015

By the time Led Zeppelin released Physical Graffiti in 1975, they no longer needed to prove anything. "All of us knew that it was a monumental piece of work, just because of the various paths that we'd trodden along to get to this," says the group's...

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Hear Led Zeppelin's Rough 'Trampled Under Foot'

February 11, 2015

A previously unreleased version of the 1975 Led Zeppelin single "Trampled Under Foot," titled "Brandy and Coke" when the band was still working out the song, is now streaming online (via Ultimate Classic Rock). The track, which features less guitar instrumentation...

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Hear an Early Mix of Led Zeppelin's 'Houses of the Holy'

January 20, 2015

Next month, Led Zeppelin will reissue their sixth album, the 1975 double LP Physical Graffiti, with a disc's worth of unreleased versions of the record's songs. Among these is a rough mix of the funky hard-rock radio staple "Houses of the Holy." Slightly...

2014

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20 Best Reissues of 2014

December 18, 2014

Reissues are now, more and more, like airplane flights: an à la carte experience. Historical releases this year by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came in multiple iterations, with the level of bells, whistles and deep...

Album Review

Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition)

November 25, 2014

It's easy to forget just how quickly Led Zeppelin went from sharply juxtaposing blues thump with delicate folk on their debut to blending the two sounds seamlessly at once. After releasing three masterfully multidimensional LPs in 1969 and 1970,...

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Jimmy Page: "Led Zeppelin Was an Affair of the Heart"

October 28, 2014

"I don't intend to revisit the vaults for awhile," Jimmy Page says with a smile, sitting in the opulent library of a Victorian hotel in London. The ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist, 70, has spent much of the last decade in a retrospective frenzy: collating the...

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Houses of the Holy (Deluxe Edition)

November 25, 2014

It's easy to forget just how quickly Led Zeppelin went from sharply juxtaposing blues thump with delicate folk on their debut to blending the two sounds seamlessly at once. After releasing three masterfully multidimensional LPs in 1969 and 1970,...

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Jimmy Page Reveals Why There Was No 'Led Zeppelin V'

November 7, 2014

Earlier this week, Led Zeppelin released new, deluxe editions of its fourth record and Houses of the Holy albums remastered by producer and guitarist Jimmy Page. The guitarist also recently put out a new edition of his photographic autobiography, Jimmy...

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