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The 10 Wildest Led Zeppelin Legends, Fact-Checked

The mud shark, the hermit and the stairway to hell — we fact-check the rumors

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant, 1969.

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant, 1969.

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Has any band inspired as much myth and misinformation as Led Zeppelin? Before the Internet, there weren’t heaps of information available about rock stars, and fans (including legions of stoned, Zeppelin-obsessed teenagers) filled the void with rumors and wild stories involving debauchery, the devil or one notorious fish. Amazingly, they weren’t all bullshit. Here’s a guide to what’s true, what isn’t and what’s stuck somewhere in between.

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