by Barney Hoskyns
The definitive oral history of the iconic, bestselling rock band Led Zeppelin
With Robert Plant on lead vocal and Jimmy Page on guitar, Led Zeppelin is one of the most iconic, legendary, and influential rock bands in musical history. Tales of their indulgence in sex, drugs, and excess have swirled for decades. In this definitive oral history of the band, Barney Hoskyns finally reveals the truth about Led Zeppelin, paring away the myths and describing what life was really like for four young men on top of the world, enjoying fame on a scale that not even the Beatles experienced as a touring live act. Through fresh new interviews with the surviving band members, close friends, their tour manager, and scores of other fascinating characters, Hoskyns provides deep insights into the personalities of the band members and chronicles the group's dramatic rise, fall, and legacy.
Led Zeppelin: The Oral History
Barney Hoskyns cofounded and editorially directs the online music-journalism resource Rock's Backpages. He is the author of several books, including Hotel California, an acclaimed history of the Los Angeles music scene. A former U.S. correspondent for MOJO and a contributing editor at British Vogue, he currently writes for MOJO, the Guardian, and other publications.
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/6/2012
- Music | Genres & Styles | Rock - Led Zeppelin (Musical group) -Rock musicians - England