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Trivia: Led Zeppelin
  • Hipgnosis did the cover art for Houses of the Holy, Presence, The Song Remains the Same, In Through the Out Door and Coda.
  • Big Name Fan: Inverted with Pete Townshend, who likes the band very much as people, but really can't stand their music.
  • Black Sheep Hit: "Stairway to Heaven". Robert Plant once called it a "bloody wedding song".
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Robert Plant has come to abhor the band's classic song, "Stairway to Heaven" - and refuses to play it in concerts. His lengthy refusal to take part in a Led Zeppelin reunion was due to his disgust with the fact that he would inevitably be forced to sing it.
    • Jimmy Page has also stated that he hates "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)", saying it was just written as filler note  and making it one of the few Led Zeppelin songs never performed live. Doesn't stop classic rock stations from keeping it in heavy rotation to this day (usually following "Heartbreaker", since there was no real gap between the songs on the original album).
    • Then, to round things out, John Paul Jones is said to have never been too fond of the song "D'yer Mak'er".
    • That leaves John Bonham as the only member who had no dislike for something note .
  • Creator Breakdown: Between Robert Plant's grief over losing his son and Jimmy Page's increasing addiction to heroin, In Through the Out Door is commonly regarded as Led Zeppelin's worst album.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Ledheads or Zepheads
  • Fan Nickname: "Led Zeppelin IV" — or, somewhat less commonly, "Zoso" or "The Ruins" — for the Led Zeppelin album with just the symbols on it.
  • Magnum Opus Dissonance:
    • Plant absolutely hates "Stairway to Heaven" and it is rumoured that the fact that he would have been pressured to perform it repeatedly is one reason Zeppelin's reunion did not last for very long.
    • Although most fans consider Led Zeppelin IV to be the band's best album, Robert Plant considers Physical Graffiti to be their greatest work.
  • Name's the Same: Many examples, musical or not. Among them are:
  • One of Us: Plant is a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings, and has worked in references in his lyrics, most notably in "Ramble On".
  • The Other Darrin: Jason Bonham, John's son, has filled in on drums in the handful of live performances the group has done since his death.
  • Short-Lived Big Impact: Led Zeppelin had a career that spanned little more than a decade, cut short by drummer John Bonham's death. Their impact on the rock genre is undeniable, and their sound was one of the precursors to Heavy Metal.
  • Throw It In: There's many instances throughout their catalogue, to the point that you could say most of it is just the band jamming. Examples are on that page.
  • Trope Namers:
  • Urban Legend of Zelda:
    • The alleged Satanic messages when "Stairway to Heaven" is played backwards.
    • Another rumor about the band is that the members sold their souls to Satan in exchange for fame and fortune, and John Paul Jones was the only one who refused, which is why Jones is the only member of Led Zeppelin who hasn't suffered a horrible tragedy in his life.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Zepp - or at at least, Peter Grant - turned down an invitation for the band to perform at the original Woodstock.
    • A tour planned in August 1975 got cancelled when Robert Plant got injured in an accident in Greece. The group recorded Presence instead.
    • The planned XYZ project with Page, Plant, and Yes's rhythm section Alan White and Chris Squire. Didn't happen due to Plant's grief over Bonham's death and his dislike for the complexity of the music. It eventually turned into Yes's later reunion and 90125 album. Page did perform with Yes at one show in 1984 (although I'm unsure if any recording of this show exists), and a demo tape of XYZ material can be found on the internet.
    • The follow-up to In Through the Out Door was to be a return to the band's hard rock roots.

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