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What is it with Led Zeppelin songs appearing in movie trailers lately? I think it’s awesome!

So the “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer is finally here which looks like a badass movie btw and I’m planning on seeing it for sure but I love how Led Zeppelin songs have been appearing in a lot of movie trailers lately.

Check out this article here:

http://www.gq.com/story/led-zeppelin-movie-trailers

I’m sure the film makers had to get Jimmy Page’s written permission in order to put Led Zeppelin songs in movie trailers so Jimmy Page is obviously all for it. This is a great way to keep Led Zeppelin’s legacy alive and that’s probably the reason why Page is all for it.

In this new generation of music fans, there are still some people who don’t even listen to Led Zeppelin and this is a great way to promote the band still. I do agree though that Led Zeppelin songs do make movie trailers a lot more exciting.

Can’t wait to see “Thor: Ragnarok” as I’m a pretty big Thor fan.

Kev

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Classic Rock magazine names Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” as no. 1 guitar solo ever but what are Jimmy Page’s thoughts about that?

Classic Rock magazine has named Led Zep’s “Stairway To Heaven” as their no. 1 guitar solo but did Jimmy Page, the man himself accept that honor? Not really. Page said the solo on Led Zeppelin IV for “Stairway” was pretty good but not his best. Everyone may say that the solo is the best but Page begs to differ. Page says there are a few different versions of the “Stairway” solo and Page likes the other versions better.

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/jimmy-page-his-stairway-solo-there-are-others-i-prefer/29973

I wonder why Page ended up picking the version that’s on “Led Zeppelin IV” but not the others? Probably for radio airplay, I bet.

Gotta give props for Jimmy’s humbleness and honesty. Whenever a musician has made it on a best of poll or whatever, the musician would be like, “Oh that’s great, I’m honored” but not Jimmy. He’s just trying to keep it all real. Trying to leave his ego at the door which is a great attitude to have.

Fuck all those best of poll things, I don’t pay any attention to that garbage.

Kev

Seems like each time I show my love for Led Zeppelin, people want to negatively criticize the band…

It’s pretty obvious that Led Zep still has a lot of haters. Each time I want to talk about the band positively, seems like a lot of people want to criticize them in a negative direction still. People will always find ways to criticize Led Zeppelin. For examples: “They’re the most unoriginal band, they rip off other peoples songs”, “They’re overrated”, “Jimmy Page is a sloppy guitar player”, “Jimmy Page banged a 16 year old groupie”, “Jimmy Page is into black magic and Alistair Crowley”, “Led Zep will never reunite again”, etc. I can go on all day about this.

What is it that each time you want to talk about Led Zep positively, it explodes into a controversial debate? There’s no doubt that Led Zep is a controversial band. They’ve always have been. I’m used to getting shit on each time I want to talk about Led Zep positively. It happens everywhere I want to talk about them.

The thing is that Led Zep is just one of those bands who knows how to get people talking whether positively or negatively. That’s what is so mysterious about the band. Whether you like Led Zeppelin or not, people just love talking about them. They can’t stop talking about them. Even though that Led Zeppelin appears to be done in the music business, people can’t stop talking about them. Why? Because they’re the mighty Zep is why. Led Zep will never be forgotten even if they disappear from the industry.

Even if the band will no longer go on tour or make a new album, Jimmy Page will always try to find a way to keep Led Zep’s legacy alive. That is what’s releasing all those remasters are about. Those 10 Deluxe remasters.

Led Zep is just one of those bands that you either love or hate, I guess. I don’t care what people say. I will always stay loyal to Led Zep ’cause they were one of the bands that inspired me to pick up the guitar. I wouldn’t have been a musician if it weren’t for them. Led Zep means so much to me. I may like all kinds of music and all kinds of bands but Led Zep will always be my no. 1. I’m a true Led Zeppelin fan and soon I would like to start getting some Led Zep related tattoos. I would like to get the 4 Led Zeppelin Zoso symbols for my right forearm and I would like to get the Swan Song for my right shoulder. I really want to start getting tattoos one of these days, just gotta come up with the money for them.

I’m the most die-hard Led Zep fan you’ll ever see. I have all of their studio albums (except for “In Through The Outdoor” which is the only Led Zep album I never liked). I have all of their live albums. I have their live stuff on DVD/Bluray. I have read so much about them through various guitar magazines and biography books. I have also collected Jimmy Page’s projects outside of Led Zep too. I’m also trying to learn all their songs on guitar as well.

It’s interesting how people react to Led Zep either good or bad. I like bands like that. While I do respect the hell out of Robert Plant, JPJ and Bonham… its Jimmy’s guitar playing is what drew me into listening to the band. I’ll never stop being a fan. I don’t care what anyone else thinks.

Kev

What about bands that rip off Led Zeppelin?

Everybody wants to get onto Led Zeppelin for ripping off other songs but what about other bands that rip off them? Plenty of other famous rock bands have stole riffs and ideas from Led Zeppelin but you never see other bands get in trouble for it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/12-artists-who-ripped-off-led-zeppelin-20160623?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=guitarworld&utm_campaign=partner

When other bands rip off Led Zep songs, how come you never see Led Zep accusing them of plagiarism? How come you never see Led Zep suing other bands for stealing riff ideas and trying to sound like them?

That’s because Zeppelin is better than that. They’re a pretty humble band. I’m sure they’re flattered that other musicians and bands were inspired by them. So if other bands want to borrow a riff from one of their songs, I’m sure Led Zep will welcome it. Led Zep is the most influential band of all time. Many musicians do what they do ’cause of them. That’s how I’ve become a musician myself ’cause I wanted to be like Jimmy Page. I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that a lot of my own guitar playing is Jimmy Page inspired.

Sometimes bands borrow stuff from other bands, sometimes it happens coincidentally.

It’s hard to make music that’s completely original these days ’cause everything has already been done.

Kev

Led Zep wins “Stairway” trial dismissal, jury ruled band didn’t steal opening riff…

Everybody wants to accuse Led Zeppelin of stealing songs and everyone wants to be “right” on Led Zep stealing “Stairway” from Spirit. Well, look like they’re wrong after all ’cause the mighty Zep just won the trial dismissal today.

Today is a great day for Led Zeppelin and their fans. Now they don’t have to add any additional credits and they don’t have to pay any money either. Which is good news. Now the band can leave this all behind them and they can use the song however they want to now.

Everybody wants to see Led Zep guilty of stealing songs but even if they did, who cares? All rock bands steal songs all the time. It’s pretty common in the music industry anyways. Get the fuck over it, sheesh.

Kev

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant both defend “Stairway” in court declaration…

Both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant wrote a declaration or a summary judgement motion defending “Stairway”, the song that made the band famous.

Jimmy says that descending opening chord riff is pretty common in other songs which is true. That opening chromatic chord riff heard in “Stairway” is everywhere in music. Jimmy also claims he never heard the “Taurus” song until this controversy started in 2014. Both Jimmy and Robert says Led Zeppelin & Spirit never shared the stage together even though it was claimed by the media that they did.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/plagiarism-lawsuit-jimmy-page-describes-869928

Once again, I find it real sad that Led Zeppelin is always a target of “plagiarism” when other legendary rock bands have iconic songs that are similar to other songs. For example Deep Purple “Black Night”… the riff for that song was ripped off from Ricky Nelson’s “Summertime” and Blackmore admitted to stealing the riff but you never see anyone giving him hell for it.

When you write a song and it sounds like someone else’s, it’s not always their fault. When a songwriter does decide to steal an idea from another song, it’s usually called “borrowing” and it’s pretty common in music but sometimes “plagiarism” happens by accident and coincidently.

I’m calling it… this Led Zeppelin “Taurus” thing was not plagiarism, it was by coincidence.

I think Led Zeppelin will prevail this time and will win the dismissal. Spirit has no case. Why sue Led Zeppelin now when they could have years ago? I think the people behind Spirit are desperate and jealous of Led Zeppelin’s legacy. Spirit an ego-driven band looking to get rich off of them.

Kev