Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Zeppelin Quotes from famous authors such as Robin Wright, Ronnie Hawkins, Jason Bonham, Mark Kozelek, Thomas Rhett. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I enjoy classic Led Zeppelin.
I am a cross between Carl Perkins and Led Zeppelin.
I am notoriously hard on myself in terms of working on new material and while I am critical of my performance on the Led Zeppelin material, I am way more critical of my own stuff. I’m pretty hard on myself.
When I was young, a gatefold album by ‘Pink Floyd’ or ‘Led Zeppelin’ was something to get excited about, something you longed for.
Growing up, as much as country was a big influence in my life, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin were such a close second. My first concert ever was the Rolling Stones in Denver. I snuck a camera backstage and filmed Mick Jagger during sound-check.
We’d love to see Led Zeppelin on ‘Guitar Hero.’
Fifty years from now, people will still be listening to Led Zeppelin. They won’t even remember me.
I’ve been working on some original songs with the band that does the Led Zeppelin experience. We’re going to start writing as an original band and see what comes out of it. It’ll be kind of Zeppelin-esque because of the way the guys play – but there’s nothing wrong with that.
I love rock and roll. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade because I love Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and… those are my bands.
My brother really shaped my musical taste when I was younger. He turned me on to classic rock like Led Zeppelin, and then he got me into R.E.M. and U2.
The first time I heard the Mars Volta, I had a feeling I was experiencing something that people must have felt when they first heard Led Zeppelin. They have the same kind of power.
Led Zeppelin isn’t done yet, quite clearly, because every year since 1968 there’s been new fans.
I always hated the Grateful Dead. Never even bought a Led Zeppelin album.
The next Led Zeppelin is playing somewhere, and they’ll likely never make it because there’s no infrastructure for it. They’ll never get a chance.
A significant event for me was learning Hank Williams, reconnecting with his music’s simplicity, which inspired me to inhabit the same territory. It’s different, because I grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Stooges and punk, so in that sense I’m mutating country and folk more than a few degrees.
For a long time, when I was very young, I went to go see arena rock bands. I was 16, and it was all I could get in to see, legally. And I saw Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent and Van Halen and all that.
Zeppelin vinyl is quite revered in audiophile circles.
Nothing that Robert Plant does will ever equal Led Zeppelin, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop being creative. Jimmy Page has so many incredibly cool projects, but it’s not Led Zeppelin; there will only ever be one Led Zeppelin.
I didn’t really get to Led Zeppelin until I was in my 20s.
Because Led Zeppelin weren’t having to worry about doing singles, each time we went in to record, it was a body of work for an album. So you could get the shift and the movement forwards as opposed to having to be rooted back to a single that might have been done a year ago.
I don’t know, when I was a kid, when I would see shows that changed my life, I would go to see shows where there was my mother taking us to see classic rock concerts, like Zeppelin, or when I saw Pink Floyd or when I saw, you know, when I was a little older, and I saw Nine Inch Nails, and I saw The Cure.
I can put on ‘Revolver’ or ‘Led Zeppelin II’ and then ‘Tell the Truth’ and there is no quality gap.
I think its disgraceful to align that first Led Zeppelin record with heavy metal because its far, far better, but you know what Im saying: It started that genre.
Am I the man who killed Deep Purple? I don’t think so. I think every band from that era, even if you look at Led Zeppelin, if you look at their first four albums, they’re extremely different from one another, and I’ve never made the same album twice.
Everybody had posters in their room; everybody had the four symbols of Zeppelin on the wall and all that.
I think that my performances with Led Zeppelin got better with each performance and I think that our performances as Led Zeppelin Experience have also gotten better with each show.
In between 15 and 20 – probably at around 17 – my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20 they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didn’t get to when I was younger.
I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, ‘Geez, this is ridiculous.’ You just see through all that sort of stuff. I never liked those Deep Purples or those sort of things. I always hated it. I always thought it was a poor man’s Led Zeppelin.
When I do the Led Zeppelin Experience I feel sort of responsible and it’s a more nerve-wracking gig.
I wanted to be a composer before anything else. And my sister was listening to Led Zeppelin in the other room! When I heard that, it was a game-changer.
My musical tastes go from Zeppelin to Bob Dylan to Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne. Anything modern and progressive.
Here’s where it goes with Led Zeppelin. It didn’t matter what was going on around us, because the character of Led Zeppelin’s music was so strong.
Journalists constantly ask Metallica if the success of their new album means they’ve had ‘the call’ to record a Zeppelin cover album yet.
Growing up with a dad who was a classic-rock guy, I felt out of place with what was happening in pop culture. The Beatles, Zeppelin, T. Rex – that, for me, was the music that could never leave our vocabulary.
Led Zeppelin was Led Zeppelin when John Bonham was on drums. It’s timeless.
I’ve never been a huge Zeppelin fan, much to the chagrin of everybody else in my former band. But certainly those Pink Floyd records, I was really into them, especially ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’
Well, the stuff that I liked growing up was AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, but I also liked the Beatles and guys like Cat Stevens and Elton John.
So many things for me are unfortunate in the commercialization of something that is special. It’s like when Led Zeppelin appears in Cadillac commercials. There’s something that is taken away from your love of this thing and your connection to it.
Wings was one of the first bands in the 1970s to do stadium tours, as well as Led Zeppelin. We had all the most up-to-date equipment from monitor systems to a laser light show and that was like the biggest, most awesome experience for me.
We didn’t go for music that sounded like blues, or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones. We didn’t want to be like any of the other bands.
I love bands like Queen, Zeppelin, The Beatles.
I hope fans will go back and listen to the Beatles and the Beach Boys or Led Zeppelin, or put on ‘Tommy’ and let them experience like I did that moment when ‘Pinball Wizard’ comes on.
I love AC/ DC and I love Led Zeppelin and I love guitar riffs.
My style of singing has always been referred to ‘soul’ singing when it fact it’s more influenced by English R&B Blues Shouting. I’m closer to Led Zeppelin as a vocalist than to Ella Fitzgerald. It was torture dealing with major labels.
My favorite bands are Radiohead and Led Zeppelin, and all-time favorite album is ‘Amnesiac’ by Radiohead.
I never listen to Led Zeppelin. But, I mean, I don’t think Robert Plant or Jimmy Page listen to Led Zeppelin, either. We all probably obsessed over the same old blues records growing up.
To sing with Led Zeppelin has allowed me to offer the best places I could afford to my family and friends!
I think my favorite song is by Led Zeppelin called ‘Good Times Bad Times,’ a Rolling Stones song called ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ and every song The Beatles ever wrote.
When I was seven or eight I was really into Cream, really into Led Zeppelin.
With Led Zeppelin, it has always been that mystique of how the music is done – how it works, why it works.
The Yardbirds folded in 1968, and within a handful of months, Led Zeppelin was not only a band but also a very successful one.
My roots are more in he Beatles, Zeppelin, the whole 60’s side.
When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn’t know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music.
We’re trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
My favorite bands are Hank Williams Jr. and Led Zeppelin. When it’s rock, it’s ’70s rock, and when it’s country, it’s ’70s country. For me, it’s the grit and dirt of music that I love so much.
I think the ’60s was a great time for music, especially for rock and roll. It was the era of The Beatles, of The Stones, and then later on The Who and Zeppelin. But at one point in the ’70s, it just kind of became… mellow.
I believe that the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin are two of the greatest rock bands ever!
I do know there’s a lot of music where Led Zeppelin has been leant on. We didn’t do anything about it. And I wouldn’t want to, either.
When we first began and I was 14, my influences were the stuff that was in my parent’s record collection like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen – I love all of them. I love singing to them because they’re all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
If you look at the guys in the ’70s, like Led Zeppelin, they had bigger planes than we do, they had more money. But they weren’t singing about it.
Led Zeppelin was pretty much what made me pick up drum sticks.
I have two sons, and at 16, they were into Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and a lot of British rock.
I played guitar all my life, all the way through the Yardbirds, but I knew that for me, this was going to be a guitar vehicle, because that’s what I wanted it to be. There is no way I would play guitar like a tour de force like I did in Led Zeppelin.
I don’t think it’s ever changed, whether its Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Zeppelin, Guns n’ Roses or anyone today, the reason why you get into music is because you love it, and if you’re good at it, that’s a plus.
I feel that it was my destiny to play with Led Zeppelin, and of course I had the chance and I did it to my best ability.
Music was so important to the culture when I was growing up in the Sixties and Seventies. We just expected that Bob Dylan was going to make a great record, and it was normal. It was like, ‘Okay, here’s another great record by Bob Dylan; here’s another great record by Led Zeppelin.’
In the Led Zeppelin shows of the Sixties and Seventies, it was the same numbers every night, but they were constantly in a state of flux. If I played something good, really substantial, I’d stick it in again.
He was a very quiet and shy person but that drum kit gave him that voice. ‘Bonzo’ was the guy in Zeppelin. John was my dad.
I once spoke to 9,000 people, but they managed to fit them all into a structure that resembled a Zeppelin hangar, so it was a contained space in which whatever laughter I generated could ricochet and hang around for a bit, encouraging others to join in.
We’re never gonna see bands like Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath again. It’s over.
I was very humbled by the ‘one-man Led Zeppelin’ comparisons.
I was the girl who was correcting people on the spelling of Led Zeppelin.
Growing up, I was listening to a ton of Motown music, Otis Redding, Aretha, and then there was the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. These were all people that I felt as though they truly felt every single lyric they said, and they weren’t afraid of imperfection.
We want to be one of those bands that made their own way – a U2, a Led Zeppelin, a Red Hot Chili Peppers. I don’t want to be a ‘Behind the Music.’
Beyonce, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Adele are a few of my favorites.
Probably every band – you get back to like, The Stones are kind of the tough guys, Beatles are kind of psychedelic, Led Zeppelin was kinda mystical, The Who are kind of mods. You know, you just go right through. Everyone’s kind of adopted their so-called persona or flavor if you will.
Led Zeppelin has been there through three generations of teenage angst. And there’s a generation of kids now who won’t know it, post-Linkin Park.
With Zeppelin, I tried to play something different every night in my solos. I’d play for 20 minutes but the longest ever was 30 minutes. It’s a long time, but whenI was playing it seemed to fly by.
There’s so much music from Led Zeppelin that I think I overlooked when I was a kid because I didn’t understand it, so now to revisit it at an older age, I have a deeper appreciation for it.
I love Led Zeppelin!
Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
I’m playing my father’s music and I’m a fan of Led Zeppelin. The response has been beyond what I ever imagined it would be. Unreal. Everyone seems to understand the story I’m telling.
I don’t listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It’s all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You’d have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music – I couldn’t sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.
I love Aerosmith. I love Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, anything from that era, Led Zeppelin. So my guitar style is very much like Slash or Jimmy Page. I love playing that kind of music. It’s where my heart’s at.
I love Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC.
As a kid, my parents had the typical stuff going on in the home, like Bee Gees, The Carpenters. Then I got exposed to what my brothers were listening to: a lot of classic rock, Led Zeppelin. It was around the mid-’80s when the whole Electro-Techno-Pop-House music thing started happening in Chicago.
The packaging of Led Zeppelin’s IV doesn’t have the name of the band, doesn’t have the name of the album: It’s got a guy on the cover with a load of sticks on his back. This record didn’t quite get to No. 1 in the United States – it went to No. 2 – but stayed on the charts for years and years and years.
Everyone knows who Bonzo is – you can just go pick up those books and read these fisherman’s-tale stories. But at home he was a regular dad who would ground me and embarrass me in front of my friends. He was in Led Zeppelin and he would still embarrass me!
When my father began playing for Led Zeppelin our family was living in a 14-foot trailer.
Every day, I hear a song and I think, ‘This would be great to cover on Glee.’ I like Led Zeppelin, of course, and Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains.
Growing up in New Orleans, when you’re in seventh and eighth grade, and you’re into music, and you’re a dorky dude, you know, you listen to the entire Rush catalog and the entire Zeppelin catalog, and you go through these, like, phases of classic rock.
Just as Bowie, Zeppelin, etc., became rock stars by remaking themselves in the image of the California girls, the Go-Gos became rock stars by pretending to be the Buzzcocks and the Sex Pistols. Jane Wiedlin always said her biggest influence was growing up in L.A. as a Bowie girl.
I get my inspiration from a lot of bands actually. I really like AC/DC, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and new bands. I like The Pretty Reckless.
I got my influences from ’70s bands – Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, blah blah blah. When I was growing up, we had all these crazy bands on the Top 40. Today, if Pink Floyd released ‘Money,’ it wouldn’t even get played.
I saw Led Zeppelin live for the first time when I was thirteen.
I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn’t want to go on!
I wasn’t personally that familiar with the Classic Rock bands. That is where Jorn Viggo came in: he played me tons of that stuff – Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, plus a lot of bands with cool songs, riffs, vocals, etc. We really listened to tons of music.
The re-releases have more than doubled the amount of Led Zeppelin work out there. I wanted it done authoritatively, ’cause I was the one writing the stuff; I was the producer and mixer. I don’t think it’s any more weird than writing your autobiography.
I love listening to Led Zeppelin and classic rock albums from the Seventies. They’re just so brilliant because they breathe.
What made me want to play drums in the first place was Led Zeppelin and The Who. My parents had their records, and I grew up listening to them with the stereo cranked.
I don’t think I’ll be remembered in a big Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin way. I think I’ll be remembered in this way: by the people who were there, who can’t capture or explain it. I’m not trying to brag or anything. It’s not about me. It’s about facilitating a good time for everyone.
The thing about Led Zeppelin was that it was always four musicians at the top of their game, but they could play like a band.
Led Zeppelin is part of my life, a huge part, that I enjoy immensely. But I don’t want people to think this is all that I do. There is a creative side to my brain that needs to be fed, too.
I have lots of memories of Zeppelin. And I know the joy it gives fans when I tell them stories. I see their faces light up.
When I was a kid and listening to Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses, if someone had told me that there would come a time, and I would play some of those songs with those people, I would never have believed it.
Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded.
There were a lot of different styles in the house – Motown, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, jazz – and my dad played flamenco guitar. Soon I realized that bass was what was really grooving me.
My daughter wasn’t into that type of rock music and kind of played it off. But then these teenage boys started coming around, and Led Zeppelin, I don’t know, it became reinvented. Now she’s very proud of her grandfather.
Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith weren’t polite. They were against the grain. And that’s what we want our music to be: rude, aggressive… like real life.
Everything I ever learned about rock, I learned from Led Zeppelin.
I remember when I went to see Led Zeppelin live in 1979 at Knebworth, there were certain songs that stood out to me and will stay with me forever.
So much of the time people focus on the awesome power of Led Zeppelin, the whole ‘Hammer of the Gods’ thing, but John Paul Jones, probably because he was a session player, he put a lot of thought into his playing. He didn’t just lumber through.
I love everything by Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin is what made me buy my first electric guitar: the Jimmy Page guitar sound.
If you had asked me in 2005, when I had just joined Foreigner, that I would leave the band in 2007 to play with Led Zeppelin, I would have said you’re nuts.
Right from the first time we went to America in 1968, Led Zeppelin was a word-of-mouth thing. You can’t really compare it to how it is today.
I grew up on oldies like the Beatles and the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and The Who.
I’ve always liked to dress up. I’d choose a halter top over a Led Zeppelin T-shirt when I was in high school.
If you listen to our work, from ‘Led Zeppelin I’ to ‘Coda,’ it’s just a fantastic textbook.