Cameron’s looks back at Led Zeppelin just months after the death of drummer John Bonham. This was the original piece that inspired Stephen Davis to call his infamous Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods.
Rolling Stone has just released a Led Zeppelin special collector’s edition issue. In addition to Cameron’s 1975 cover story on the band, it includes the following list of impressive features:
This special issue is available at newsstands or Barnes & Noble online.
To celebrate and honor Robert Plant’s birthday today, we’d like to remind you about all the various Zeppelin related Journalism that’s available for your viewing pleasure. Dive in and reacquaint yourself with all things Led Zep.
A new addition to the Journalism section today as Cameron profiles Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti tour in this Rolling Stone article from May, 1975. In this piece entitled “Led Zep Conquers States, ‘Beast’ Prowls to the Din of Hordes”, you’ll find some vintage Robert Plant and Jimmy Page quotes as the band wraps up their North American trip.
I’m very excited to share a recent interview that I conducted with Cameron on all things music entitled “Music Matters”. We chatted about a variety of musical topics including Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Todd Rundgren, Led Zeppelin, the best guitarists he’s seen live and much more. Then the questions turned to the musical aspects of both Pearl Jam Twenty and We Bought A Zoo. Another in-depth interview will occur this Fall and cover more specifics around the films, but today’s interview is all about the music…
How about a double shot of Led Zeppelin liner notes for your Friday viewing pleasure? You may not know, but Cameron created two completely different set of liner notes for Led Zeppelin’s inaugural live album. The 1976 version is a brief look at a first, a Zep performance captured on film. The lengthier liner notes for 2007 remaster focus on the unique live experience of a Zeppelin concert and includes present day quotes from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. I hope you like the both!
I’m pleased to share Cameron’s first journalism he did for the L.A. Times in 1973 covering Led Zeppelin entitled “Zeppelin Alchemy: Transmuting”. The article begins with a recap of Zep’s show at the San Diego Sports Arena, moves into a history of the band and includes many quotes from Robert Plant and a very talkative Jimmy Page. Enjoy!