New Oral History on Led Zeppelin Coming in November

The definitive history of Led Zeppelin is Steven Davis’ 1985 book, Hammer of the Gods, which is now in its eleventy-ninth reprint.  It’s been able to take on all challengers when it comes to documenting the band’s rise into rock legend.

Now a new pretender has appeared on the horizon.  Led Zeppelin:  The Oral History of the World’s Greatest Band will appear in stores November 6.  Written by Barney Hoskyns, a contributing editor for the British edition of Vogue (WTF?), the 576 page hardcover is based on more than 200 interviews–including, of course, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, road manager and fixer Richard Cole and even their late manager, Peter Grant.

If the Vogue things throws you, don’t let it bother you because Hoskyns does has experience with rock as well as frocks.  He’s co-founder of the site Rock’s Backpages and wrote a book called Hotel California which is about the west coast country-rock sound of the 70s.

Read more about the new book at Blabbermouth.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “New Oral History on Led Zeppelin Coming in November

  • September 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm
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    If you're a Zeppelin fan, not much more can be covered that hasn't already been written about or covered. A breath of fresh air though, just to show that 70s classic rock is as relevant as ever

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