Led Zeppelin

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    September 1, 2014

    Pop Music Plagiarism's Worst Offenses: A History

    By Luke Winkie Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psy ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Nine Rock Classics You Love... That I Never Want to Hear Again

    A few weeks ago, in a little ditty called Five Signs That You Might Be a Music Junkie, I mentioned that I never deliberately listen to the same song more than once a day. That's right, no "play it again, Sam" for this geek. (Note: That quote is from Casablanca you little shit; if you didn't know ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Pantera Tribute Act Cowboys N Hell On The Best Cover Bands in Phoenix

    People either love or hate cover bands. Some think they are fantastic tributes, while others think they are blatant rip-offs. Personally, I love tribute bands. They give music fans a chance to hear songs live and celebrate a favorite band--and often it's a band that's disbanded, one you'll never b ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Property Wars' Doug Hopkins, What Are You Listening To?

    Doug Hopkins Hopkins is the star of the Discovery Channel show, Property Wars. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Definitely Howard Stern. If I am not listening to Stern, I'm usually listening to KTAR or s ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Dave Andrea, What Are You Listening To?

    Dave Andrea Andrea owns Brat Haus in Scottsdale. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Howard 100 on Sirius. What's the first album you bought? Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy. What's the first concert you saw? J ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Ron Hoon of Fox 10, What Are You Listening To?

    Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.

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    March 11, 2013

    Heavy Metal is Taking Over Your Churches and Schools

    Chances are if you're a weekly reader Metal Mondays here at Up on the Sun, you don't think of metalheads as thickheaded, grotesque, and crude Neanderthals. You know metal fans can be smart, erudite, and witty. Still, among the pop masses, there's a prevailing attitude that metal listeners are capita ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day: You Weren't There, But You'll Be Able to Watch

    Led Zeppelin was, is, and always will be a driving force in the evolution of heavy metal. Their heavy, guitar-driven blues rock opened the world to an intriguing new sound, influencing generations of bands. Now, more than 40 years after they first came together, they are still one of the most popula ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Top 5 Contemporary Blues Rock Bands That Don't Totally Suck

    Our sister blog, West Coast Sound, has caught a lot of shit lately for their disdain for neo-blues rockers The Black Keys. Just remember we're only critics, and opinions are just opinions. Nicholas Pell even offered up some alternative blues bands for you to dig. The problem is, as commenter AlexNic ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Five Albums Every Man Should Have In His Bachelor Pad

    For those who are really terrible in this life, I imagine a special hell: reality TV hell. This awful place will be populated by the combined casts of Jersey Shore and The Bachelor Pad, two of the most painful shows ever. Why would I want to watch a television show that glorifies ignorance and margi ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 14, 2012

    Remember That Time Dread Zeppelin Was Pelted With Food and Covered in Mustard?

    The last time I saw Dread Zeppelin -- the band that performs Led Zeppelin songs in a reggae style sung by a 300 pound Las Vegas Elvis impersonation -- was at an all-day Reggae on the Rocks concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver. This was in the early 1990s, shortly after the band materialized ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Led Zeppelin 2's Bruce Lamont on Playing Robert Plant, Groupies, and Nirvana's Nevermind

    In a "Tangerine" mood.​Given the nature of the tribute band game, acts usually wow or disgust. There's not much room for gray area. When it comes to the real legends and the emotional attachments fans have to their records, bands like Led Zeppelin, it's go big or go home. For example, "Achil ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Five Beers and Their Musical Pairings

    ​As Munich's 17-day slosh-a-palooza wrapped up yesterday, it left us feeling a little empty. We didn't celebrate Oktoberfest the proper way -- by getting shithoused in lederhosen and violently gesturing toward the breasts of a beer wench with a full mug of god's greatest nectar, all while listenin ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011
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    July 27, 2011

    The Tubes to Headline KDKB 40th Anniversary Concert

    The Tubes circa 1977​ The Tubes have serious roots in Arizona. Formed after two Phoenix-based bands, The Beans and Red, White and Blues Band, moved to San Francisco and combined, The Tubes were remarkably ahead of their time. The group's mix of simulated sex and hard rock landed them some primo op ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    The Son Also Rises

    Jason Bonham pays homage to daddy dearest

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    September 16, 2010

    Everything Is a Remix Explains How Certain Dirigible-Named Bands Are Derivative

    Perhaps the best known sampling of all time involved The Sugarhill Gang sampling Chic's "Good Times" for their 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight"Most, if not all, people know that Led Zeppelin is an obtusely derivative band. They took popular American blues and folk music and made it their own, without rea ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Led Zeppelin, "When The Levee Breaks"

    ​Song: Led Zeppelin, "When The Levee Breaks"Context: In memory of that giant lake Tempe used to have. Turns out holding nearly 1 billion gallons of water back with what basically amounted to a big balloon was a bad idea. When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

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    July 15, 2010
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    July 13, 2010

    Led Zeppelin to Reunite Sans Robert Plant? Just Kidding...

    Robert Plant: Who says Led Zeppelin needs him anyway?​According to NME, Jason Bonham, former drummer for Led Zeppelin and son of John Bonham, the band's original drummer, said that Zep came close to reuniting and playing new material -- without lead singer Robert Plant, that is. Apparent ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    August 11, 2009

    Top Ten Musicians Spawned From Other Musicians

    Bob Dylan's canceled show in Glendale tonight got us thinking about his son, Jakob Dylan, who is still young and fit enough to perform in just over 100 degree weather. He's less at risk for heatstroke, sure, but, of course, the number of folks who will shell out cash to see Jake is definitely not in ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Alice Cooper Joins Obama at ASU Graduation Wednesday

    As the press release announcing Alice Cooper's appearance at Arizona State's graduation ceremony Wednesday says, the local shock-rocker has played on some pretty big bills: John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix. Even Pele.All big, but not Barack Obama big.Cooper will perfor ... More >>

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    January 17, 2009

    Long Live Logos Charm at Chyro Arts

    Sometimes you just need to see a little live music on a Friday night, and without much on the concert schedule this weekend (The Music of Led Zeppelin - A Rock Symphony! Smashmouth!) I found myself at Chyro Arts in Scottsdale to see San Diego's Long Live Logos. Turns out, they played a delighful set ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Requiem for a Rock Band

    Phoenix Symphony salutes a heavy-metal legend

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    October 30, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Dancehall Daze

    Believe it or not, there’s more to life than pot

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    May 8, 2008

    Classical Gas

    Bartók? de Falla? Led Zeppelin? Sweet.

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    April 24, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    April 3, 2008
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    October 18, 2007


    The Alchemist
    (Rise Above)

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    July 26, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    The Neoprimitive

    The Neoprimitive

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    May 31, 2007


    Now and forever

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    February 1, 2007

    Led Nuts

    When you just have to keep a rock legend from swallowing his own tongue

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    January 18, 2007
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    November 30, 2006

    Plant Medley

    Chia DVD

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    October 5, 2006
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    July 6, 2006

    The Sword

    Not as mighty as the pen, but pretty mighty

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    December 9, 2004


    With the Lights Out

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    January 1, 2004

    METAL - Balls to the Wall

    Grab an athletic supporter and clear the kids from the room as we count down the year's best hard rock and metal albums

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    June 19, 2003

    Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin DVD (Atlantic)

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    February 27, 2003

    Run, Rasta, Run

    A clever reggae remake of Dark Side of the Moon lovingly lampoons the album's hazy cult

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    October 31, 2002

    Without Him -- or Them

    Internet mashers give new, weird lives to Eminem's "Without Me"

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    March 30, 2000

    Austin, We Have a Problem!

    What happens when you cram too much music into one city and two pairs of eardrums? Nothing, if you move too fast to hear it all.

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    February 26, 1998

    Lost in Spice

    Trashman takes a fateful trip to the cinema

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    May 18, 1995
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    April 13, 1995
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