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New “Oral History” Led Zeppelin Book Out Soon

Michael Leonard
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08.30.2012
Led Zeppelin

Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess Of Led Zeppelin by Barney Hoskyns is published by Faber on September 6. Yes, it’s yet another book about Led Zeppelin, but acclaimed critic Hoskyns says he “wants to debunk some myths”.

Speaking to U.K. newspaper The Metro, Hoskyns says of previous books: “There’s good stuff in all of them. But most recycle tales of groupies and mudsharks and chucking TV sets out of windows. For me, this is terribly boring. I wanted to demystify the band but, at the same time, I uncovered stuff that’s even more shocking.

Hoskyns has interviewed “nearly 200 people” new for the book. ”I had earlier interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Jonesy in the bank. The sheer number of interviews persuaded me to repurpose it as an oral history, without an overarching narrator.”

Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess Of Led Zeppelin by Barney Hoskyns is published by Faber on September 6.

Another book, solely conversations with Jimmy Page called Light and Shade, is out in October.


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