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Led Zeppelin: The Story of the Most Sought-After Rock Reunion Is in the New Rolling Stone

November 28, 2007 2:39 PM ET

Led Zeppelin grace the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone. To mark their reunion concert on December 10th (and their impending tour in 2008?), we're offering a blimp-sized amount of content. For starters, we have an excerpt from the cover story, with Rolling Stone's David Fricke talking to Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham. Love Zeppelin but hate reading? Click below to check out an exclusive audio excerpt from the interview in which Plant talks about how getting the band back together was "no big deal" and how having John Bonham's son on drums has changed the dynamics of the group. Click here for a Zeppelin photo gallery spotlighting the band in their heyday. Check back for even more Zeppelin coverage in the next few days, too.

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“Vicious”

Lou Reed | 1972

Opening Lou Reed's 1972 solo album, the hard-riffing "Vicious" actually traces its origin back to Reed's days with the Velvet Underground. Picking up bits and pieces of songs from the people and places around him, and filing his notes for later use, Reed said it was Andy Warhol who provided fuel for the song. "He said, 'Why don't you write a song called 'Vicious,'" Reed told Rolling Stone in 1989. "And I said, 'What kind of vicious?' 'Oh, you know, vicious like I hit you with a flower.' And I wrote it down literally."

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