Led Zeppelin: Rock Music G.O.A.Ts?...

Before there was hard rock, grunge or alternative, there was Led Zeppelin.  Before there was heavy metal, there was Led Zeppelin.  Before there was Creed or Soundgarden, Korn or Slipknot, Metallica or Megadeth, Black Sabbath or Ozzy Osbourne, there was Led Zeppelin.  Led Zeppelin is widely considered one of the, if not hands down the most successful, influential and innovative bands in rock history.  Perhaps the Greatest Of All Time!  Their early use of Jimmy Page’s razor sharp guitar riffs and solos, John Bonham’s thunderous, polyrhythmic drumming, John Paul Jones’ deep, heavy and technically diverse bass lines and Robert Plant’s soulful and versatile vocals as the first foundations to heavy laden rock music.  Led Zeppelin is recognized as the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal.  Without their masterful contributions, who knows what the state of metal, rock-n-roll and music in general would be today. Formed in 1968, the band was originally as the New Yardbirds, due to Scandinavian concert commitments needing to be honored by Plant’s old group, the Yardbirds.  Before Led Zeppelin was formed, Plant tried to put together a supergroup featuring fellow Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck and Keith Moon and John Entwistle of the Who on drums and bass respectively.  Perhaps very fortunately for rock music as we know it, Page had to “settle” on what would become Led Zeppelin.  Though the supergroup never formed, Page, Beck and Moon did record a song together in 1966 entitled “Beck’s Bolero” featuring John Paul Jones as a session bassist/keyboardist. After the Yardbirds called it quits in 1968. Page and bassist Chris Dreja received permission from the other members of the Yardbirds to fulfill the bands Scandinavian tour dates under the moniker the New Yardbirds.  Terry Reid was Page’s...