“Led Zeppelin: the Oral History of the World’s Greatest Rock Band” is the title of a soon-to-be-released book by Barney Hoskyns who interviewed over 200 people including Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, their late manager Peter Grant and many other key players.
It sounds as if there are plenty of juicy stories to tell. Hoskyns notes “Zeppelin were the biggest band on Earth in the 1970s and were a law unto themselves. They drove through red lights in limousines, there were many brutish incidents of physical violence. Any mess was cleaned up very efficiently.”
The 576-page book is due to come out on November 6. The UK version appears to have been released already under the title “Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess Of Led Zeppelin”
Also on the way, a new book about Heart called “Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll”. Ann and Nancy Wilson collaborated with Charles C. Cross to tell the story of the band from the early days in Seattle to the present. The digital version will be available September 18 and the Hardcover comes out October 5.