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Led Zeppelin's Music Roots
The music of Led Zeppelin is characterized by rock-infused interpretation of the blues and folk genres. Led Zeppelin created the blueprint for heavy metal, but much of the Brit rock band's hard-hitting sound was based on American blues.
Farai Chideya talks with Led Zeppelin biographer Stephen Davis about how blues music influenced the iconic rock and roll band. Davis is the author of Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga.
The book is a blow-by-blow account of the Led Zeppelin story. It tells how influential Led Zeppelin was and their life of rock and roll. It began as Jimmy Page's vision of the New Yardbirds to its messy dissolution in a fog of drugs, violence, and death. It’s a narrative moving through an increasingly sleazy succession of anecdotes involving the band and its young female admirers. One will understand the roots of this phenomenon that is still exists nowadays.
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