If you can’t wait until the June 3 rerelease of Led Zeppelin’s first three albums — 1969’s Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II and 1970’s Led Zeppelin III — to hear some of the previously unreleased bonus tracks, you’re in luck.
In 2012, Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone that his primary job these days is guardian of Led Zeppelin’s legacy. The job, it turns out, has taken up much of his time in recent years, as Page has been remastering the band’s entire studio catalog, from 1969’s Led Zeppelin through the posthumous outtakes collection Coda.
The band claims that the opening notes of “Stairway to Heaven” – one of the most iconic riffs of all time – mimic the same chord progression of Spirit’s song, which appeared on their 1968 debut.
There’s a lot of excitement about the upcoming Led Zeppelin reissues of their first three albums; a large part of that is because of the inclusion of a second disc of bonus material that will accompany deluxe and super deluxe editions of each release.
While the legendary rock icons Led Zeppelin have been the subject of countless tomes (including the infamous 1985 alleged “tell-all,” Hammer of the Gods), the upcoming photo autobiography from guitarist Jimmy Page will be the first book from an actual member of the band.
The antics of Led Zeppelin in the ’70s are the stuff of rock legend. And most of those legends are too NSFW to be printed by this outlet.
It’s one of the many bonus tracks that will be included on the upcoming reissues of the band’s first three albums.
Bad news for Led Zeppelin fans: the band won’t be performing live soon– if ever.
Zeppelin releases reissues of their first three albums on June 3.
And the bonus tracks? Pretty tasty!