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Weekend Rock Question: What Is Led Zeppelin's Greatest Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly readers' poll

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
Mick Gold/Redferns
October 5, 2012 3:00 PM ET

Sad as it is to admit, Led Zeppelin are probably never going to perform together again. Robert Plant doesn't want to do it, and it seems like nothing will change his mind. In 2007 he agreed to a single show, and it's finally coming out on DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and pretty much every other format known to man on November 19th. It won't be the same as seeing an actual Led Zeppelin concert, but it's as close as anyone is likely to get now.

Which leads to our question this week: what is your favorite Led Zeppelin song? Anything in their catalog is fair game, from "Good Times Bad Times" to "Wearing and Tearing." Feel free to dig deep. Everyone knows and loves "Kashmir," but how many people are rocking out to "Walter's Walk" these days?

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekend rock hashtag.

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