Tune in weekdays at 9pm for "Get the Led Out" and at 10pm for "In the Pink." Playing everything from your favorite songs, deep cuts, live tracks and everything in between! Plus, I'll give you the stories behind the songs, history of the band and fun facts. It's all things Led Zeppelin at 9pm and Pink Floyd at 10pm!
As a guitarist, I found this especially funny. Musicians play along to the beat kept by an old tractor.
And think about the pros! It always keeps the beat, shows up on time, and is never too drunk to play!
When one hears the name Michelangelo Antonioni...well, for me anyway...the film featuring music from Pink Floyd entitled "Zabriskie Point" comes to mind.
But before Zabriskie, Antonioni had a little film by the name of "Blow Up" which featured a scene of the Yardbirds performing live.
Both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page can be spotted on stage, and by the end of the scene Beck goes full-on rock and roll and smashes his guitar.
It would be less than 2 years later that Page would have full rights to the Yardbirds name and recruit members John Paul Jones, John Bonham and Robert Plant, renaming the outfit "The New Yardbirds," and eventually "Led Zeppelin."
Check out the scene in this piece of rock and roll history below.
Based on the true story of Roger Waters' father Eric Fletcher Waters and his tragic demise while serving in the military, the war scenes in The Wall are comparable to those in such films as Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now. But one wonders, since not physically being there, how accurate are Waters' depictions?
Well, dispatch reports recently uncovered by a fellow soldier reveal the dramatic details, and they're not so far off from those immortalized in Pink Floyd material from The Wall and The Final Cut. Find an article detailing what was uncovered here.
It was this day in 1980 that we bade John Bonham farewell. Check out this video of an English newscast covering the story, and speaking to fans wishing to pay their respect to the late drummer.
Oh, and you'd better believe there's gonna be some Hammer of the Gods tonight on Get the Led Out! Every weeknight at 9pm. I'll talk to you then.
This one's pretty funny.
Back when Jimmy Page was transitioning from his role in The Yardbirds to his project "The New Yardbirds," which would eventually become what we know as Led Zeppelin, he originally tried to get a man by the name of Terry Reid to join as the group's frontman.
How might this have changed rock and roll, heavy metal, and music as we know it? One can only imagine. As fate would have it, Reid turned down the position and suggested that Page instead consider an up and comer by the name of Robert Plant, who after being approached for the gig brought his friend John Bonham to meet Page and, well, the rest as they say is history.
Check out Laura Thompson's recent piece on the story here
Rolling Stone magazine is doing a poll to see what readers consider is Pink Floyd's greatest album. Of course, there's the obvious "Dark Side of the Moon" choice, (probably a clear winner if I had to make a prediction), but given Roger Waters' huge splash made by his recent "Wall" tours, the 1979 classic double album might give Dark Side a run for its money.
On a personal note, I'd probably have to put a vote in for "Animals," my favorite PF album ever since I can remember...but I have a tendency to root for the underdog from time to time.
Cast your vote here