WileyA new Led Zeppelin book that seeks to unearth the real stories behind the myths and legends that surround the legendary hard-rock group is scheduled to be published in the U.S. this November.
Led Zeppelin: The Oral History of the World's Greatest Rock Band was compiled by veteran rock-journalist Barney Hoskyns using interviews he conducted with the band's surviving members -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones -- as well as with friends, associates and other well-known figures in the music industry.
The 576-page tome will take an in-depth look at Zeppelin's music, touring history and influence on popular culture and other artists, in addition to delving into the tales of the band's many excesses. The book will feature more than 100 photos, many of them never seen before.
In a recent interview with Metro.co.uk, Hoskyns discusses some of the shocking details he uncovered about the band during its 1970s heyday.
"Zeppelin were the biggest band on Earth in the 1970s and were a law unto themselves," he explains. "They drove through red lights in limousines, there were many brutish incidents of physical violence. Any mess was cleaned up very efficiently."
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