They are the heaviest Rock band in the world, creating the blueprint for an entire generation and defining a musical genre. To celebrate their fortieth anniversary and recent reunion, here is the first-ever complete illustrated history of Led Zeppelin. Created from the ashes of the Yardbirds by guitarist and session wizard Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin featured virtuoso bass player John Paul Jones, gonzo drummer John Bonham, and Robert Plant, a vocalist like no other. Defining what rock 'n' roll could be, they left in their wake a trail of tales as tall and extreme as their stage playing, which reached 130 decibels at some performances!This all-star tribute to one of the biggest Rock 'n' Roll bands of all time features many of today's top American and English rock journalists form Rolling Stone, Cream, Billboard, and more, as well as reflections on the band's inspiration form some of rock's top performers, including Aerosmith, Heart, ZZ Top, the Minutemen, Hold Steady, and others. Glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography from the top names in rock photography cover the band from the first 1968 show as Led Zeppelin through to the 2007 reunion.Also included are more than 200 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LP's and singles, T-shirts, buttons, and more from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, all celebrating a book as epic as the band it honors.