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Why do rock stars hate Led Zeppelin?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by BeatlesAreMyJam, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. BeatlesAreMyJam

    BeatlesAreMyJam Tele-Holic

    Dec 4, 2009

  2. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2012
    Bitterness !!!
    its funny how Richards criticizes Bonham's drumming when Charlie Watts is nothing more than a metronome
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  3. Bowiefan1970

    Bowiefan1970 TDPRI Member

    Dec 22, 2014
    Victoria TX
    When you're in direct competition with someone, it's hard to give an overly enthusiastic endorsement. Successful musicians like that will usually rave about their influences, ala Keef and Chuck Berry, but not their contemporaries so much.
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  4. tweedtone

    tweedtone Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 2, 2004
    Tampa Bay, FL
    I think with those particular two it's in part because when Zep broke through, they (Pete and Keith) were suddenly seen as being somewhat old news. Plus, as Pete says, Zeppelin in many ways eclipsed The Who and I say that as a big Who fan.
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  5. SamClemons

    SamClemons Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 23, 2011
    Jasper, TN
    I can appreciate it, but never cared much for Led Zep music (though I am not a rock star).
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  6. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Paul McCartney liked them.
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  7. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN

  8. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

    May 4, 2010
    San Antone
    I think Townsend summed it up: "Because they became so much bigger than the Who in so many ways in their chosen field".

  9. shovelrider

    shovelrider Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 2, 2013
    And hear I was, didn't even know rock stars hated Zeppelin. Now I'm going to have to re-evaluate a lot of things and try to wrap my head around this.
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  10. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Philly Burbs
    cant go by him...he likes everyone :lol:
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  11. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    Jack White doesn't trust anyone who doesn't like Led Zep.

    A lot of people don;t like Jack White.

    There are 7 billion of us on our soggy rock hurtling through space - you can't please 'em all.
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  12. MEXbluesGUY

    MEXbluesGUY Tele-Meister

    Jan 1, 2015
    New Yoke
    Because they are jealous of Leds success.
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  13. Telenut62

    Telenut62 Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 29, 2008
    Eugowra, Australia
    Zep had a better manager. ;)
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  14. Henfield Tele

    Henfield Tele Tele-Holic

    Oct 30, 2012
    West Sussex Uk
    Ha! Your right just ask Spirit, and listen to Jeff Becks 1st solo album then compare to Pages!
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  15. rdo1708

    rdo1708 Tele-Holic

    Jul 31, 2013
    I love Jack White.

    I don't like Led Zeppelin at all. Wish I did, but I never got what all the fuss was about. Admittedly, I'm only 24 and not into most other classic rock either.
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  16. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Yup. Jealousy. And that's a shame, because all three of those bands made tons of great music.
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  17. kend

    kend Tele-Meister

    Jan 12, 2014
    maybe it has something to do with the ultra tight low cut pants and no shirt... I know that doesn't work for me!:lol:
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  18. DougF

    DougF Tele-Meister

    Nov 7, 2004
    Southern Minnesota
    Maybe some people don't like Willie Dixon cover bands.

  19. brianswindall

    brianswindall Tele-Afflicted

    I love Led Zeppelin...he's great.

  20. BeatlesAreMyJam

    BeatlesAreMyJam Tele-Holic

    Dec 4, 2009
    Afaic only the first two albums ripped off the blues guys. By IV they were totally original and inspirational.
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