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They were legends based on myths—myths of fantasy, power, and black magic. The tales of their tours were the most outrageous in the already excess-laden annals of modern music. The era of Led Zeppelin personified sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

Based on interviews with the band's musicians, friends, employees, and lovers, Hammer of the Gods tells the shocking story of Led Zeppelin's successes and excesses in the 70s—when Zeppelin reigned as the industry's biggest act.

Exclusive sources. Documents. Interviews. Photos. Revelations about a band—and an industry—at its shameless peak. Read it all, and see why Hammer of the Gods is a classic of rock journalism in its own right.

About the Author

Stephen Davis’s many acclaimed books include the Rolling Stones history Old Gods Almost Dead as well as the New York Times bestsellers Walk This Way (with Aerosmith), Fleetwood (with Mick Fleetwood), and the Led Zeppelin history Hammer of the Gods.

Table of Contents

Hammer of the Gods Part One

Overture

1. The Train Kept A-Rollin'

2. Zeppelin Rising

3. The Year of the Shark

4. Valhalla I Am Coming

5. The Secret Society

6. The Continental Riot House

Part Two

7. The Starship

8. An Angel with a Broken Wing

9. Nobody's Fault

10. Power, Mystery, and the Hammer of the Gods

11. In the Evening

12. Coda

13. "Led Zeppelin" Flies Again

14. Zeppelin in the Square of the Dead

A Led Zeppelin Bibliography

A Led Zeppelin Discography

Acknowledgments

Index

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silat, October 12, 2009 (view all comments by silat)
This book came out after the Zep had crashed. Perfect timing. The band didn't authorize this book but it's still a pretty good read. Plant said he didn't remember many of the actual events depicted as he was having too much fun if you get my meaning. If 1/10th of the events depicted are true then these guys were Hammering the world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425182130
Author:
Davis, Stephen
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Davis, Steven
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.88x4.17x1.12 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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