Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga

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HarperCollins, Apr 8, 2008 - Music - 432 pages
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The members of Led Zeppelin are major deities in the pantheon of rock gods. The first and heaviest of the heavy metal monsters, they violently shook the foundations of rock music and took no prisoners on the road. Their tours were legendary, their lives were exalted—and in an era well known for sex and drugs, the mighty Zeppelin set an unattainable standard of excess and mythos for any band that tried to follow them. They were power, they were fantasy, they were black magic. No band ever flew as high as Led Zeppelin or suffered so disastrous a fall. And only some of them lived to tell the tale.

Hammer of the Gods is the New York Times bestselling epic saga of the hard reign of Page, Plant, Jones, and Bonham—a spellbinding, electrifying, no-holds-barred classic of rock 'n' roll history that has now been updated to include the continuing adventures of the band.

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User Review  - Wray Finks - Goodreads

Ate this book up in just a few days. Haven't read something that quickly in awhile. Sure, you don't really get into the heads of most of the musicians and this is why the book doesn't get five stars ... Read full review

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User Review  - Neil Kernohan - Goodreads

This is widely regarded as the best book about Zeppelin although there have been comparatively few others and the band themselves have never gone into print to set the record straight. When it was ... Read full review

Contents

Overture
3
The Train Kept ARollin
10
Zeppelin Rising
40
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Stephen Davis is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Walk This Way and Fleetwood. Other books include Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, and Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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