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16 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s ‘BBC Sessions’ Released

For many diehards, Led Zeppelin were even more mind-blowing onstage than they were in the studio. With 1997's 'BBC Sessions,' that argument was strengthened considerably, as it showcased the most powerful quartet in rock music at their most playful and hard-hitting.

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Beatles, Led Zeppelin Influence Bobby Parker Dead at 76

Blues rock guitarist Bobby Parker, whose iconic 'Watch Your Step' riff directly influenced classic songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and many other famous artists, has died at the age of 76.

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Led Zeppelin Movie Imagines What Might Have Happened to the Band’s Stolen $200,000

On July 29, 1973, the members of Led Zeppelin received a nasty shock when they discovered that their safety-deposit box at the Drake Hotel -- a swanky New York City venue where they'd been staying while they were in town playing Madison Square Garden -- had been robbed of $200,000.

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Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo Expresses Love for Metallica, Led Zeppelin + Napalm Death

If you had to guess, which country do you think would have the most metal politician? Could it be England, arguably the birthplace of heavy metal? Nope. The musically rich countries of Sweden or Norway? Wrong. How about the good ol' USA? Not even close. The answer is Indonesia, with its current Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo.

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33 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham Dies

On Sept. 25, 1980, at 32 years of age, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham passed away, inadvertently bringing an end to one of rock's greatest bands.

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Watch a Seven-Year Old Boy Play Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’

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Back in April, we found this video of a seven-year old girl playing 'Sweet Child O' Mine' that left Slash "speechless." Now, we have a new video of a boy of the same age playing Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven.'

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Jimmy Page Accused of Turning Down Led Zeppelin Reunion for 12.12.12 Benefit Concert

The 12.12.12 benefit concert united some of rock's heaviest hitters to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy's victims -- but according to producer and film executive Harvey Weinstein, it could have been even more of a star-studded affair.

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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time. The first song the band -- which would later be named Led Zeppelin -- tore into was 'The Train Kept A-Rollin',' which was a fixture in Page's previous band, the Yardbirds.

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40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Robbed of $200,000

It's been 40 years since Led Zeppelin had more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at their New York City hotel. Hardly a crippling loss, seeing as it came near the end of a tour that grossed more than $4 million. But it was almost a sign that the legendary group's career had peaked and more troubles were on the way.

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Robe From Led Zeppelin’s 1980 Tour Sells for $1,000

A fan has paid more than a grand for a robe that bassist John Paul Jones would have worn on Led Zeppelin's ill-fated 1980 U.S. tour. Drummer John Bonham's death on Sept. 25 that year scuttled the shows and ultimately ended the band.

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