The legendary rock band he led for more than a decade after replacing David Lee Roth in 1986 launched a tour in February with Roth back at the helm.
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#21 Jun 4, 2012
If you had Zep bootlegs, you would know how they were.
4 hour shows with no opening band by 1970.
No band wanted to open for them because they kicked ass.
I have many Led Zeppelin imports.
One is an audience tape on 3 discs from 1977...
It's called, "Listen To This Eddie"
In the liner notes:
"Mr Van Halen go in the corner and repeat 100 times"....
"I will listen, I will listen"
Seems Eddie once put down Jimmy Page's playing.
At his best, Jimmy Page was the ultimate rock god.
Eddie Van Halen is just a pretender.
#22 Jun 5, 2012
You again are incorrect, please post a link to these four hour bootleg shows, YOU DO NOT NEED TO LIE to make a point and so far that is what your are doing
March 25, 1970
Denver, CO US
includes: We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Boogie Chillen', I Can't Be Satisfied, "Lemon Song"), Whole Lotta Love.
During the show, Plant reflects on their return to Denver: "About eighteen months ago, we played our very first ever gig in the U.S. in this coliseum and so much has happened since then. We'd like to say that we're pleased to be back."
That is not a four hour setlist nor did they do 4 hour live shows during the 1970 US tour.
I already have a very large collection on Vinyl of Led Zeppelin bootlegs you tard, during the 1977 tour Jimmy Page was all F'd up on heroin if you are such a big fan you would know that, next I was and still am a huge Zeppelin fan again tard you come across as a complete simpleton without the grey matter required to understand that.
Next EVH is no pretender you tard there is no best player as Page, Hendrix, Blackmore ECT... and EVH would tell you it all comes down to taste and what sounds good to the ears, its obvious you have never played an instrument or you would also know that.
Did you suffer a brain injury or something ?
#23 Jun 5, 2012
You obviously do not play guitar. DD is VH's worst Roth Album, Van Halen 1 is the bands best followed by Fair Warning then 1984, I knew something was screwy with you.
Again and again you want to keep flaming away with non-sense you have no rhetorical skills at all. I was there when this period you keep talking about happened I know all about Ozzy I'm a huge Hendrix fan, now I'm being kind to you with this since you claim EVH sucks ass so bad, EVH changed the way we play guitar in the same way Jimi had a decade prior to VH, he created a completely new sound and feel and technique he also built his own guitars, he he help Floyd Rose become a household name, VH was a crazy hard rock band coming outta Pasadena in 1977!!! There was no MTV till 1982! VH only had their music, some radio airplay and their live show to make it, thats it. No MTV, websites, commercials, etc..
For VH to sell almost 90 MILLION albums is unreal.. And to fire off 12 consecutive multi-platinum albums from 78'-98 Plus all VH albums(with the exception of VH1- no.19 on the chart) cracked the Top 10, including 5 no. 1's!!
For a group like VH to have multi-platinum success and chart success and have street cred and have the respect of their peers? Well, thats pretty rare dude...If I was to list every damn player that I have read In Guitar World Mag who said VH inspired and influenced them, we would have to dedicate a website to that!! Its obvious to know Vai, Satriani, Malmsteen, Rhoads, Lynch, Jake E. Lee, Hammett, Dimebag Darrell, Marty Friedman, Dweezil Zappa, Zakk Wykde and many others where influenced by VH. But think about those who arent so obvious? Dudes like Slash, Ty Tabor of King's X, Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, Trey Anastacio of Phish, Buckethead, Tom Morello of RAGE, Kerry King of Slayer and more!! They are all huge VH fans and have said VH inspired them tremendously..
Add to that, as I have posted before, the newer school or rock, along with even the nu-metal guys. The guitar players from Incubus, Staind, Fear Factory, Godsmack, System of a Down, Fuel, The Deftones, Creed and more have ALL listed VH as an influence/inspiration!!!
Some of these nimrods today forget just how large VH was and how genius the Eddie Van Halen is..
#24 Jun 5, 2012
The boot you have isn't the complete show, dude.
(Information from the excellent book, Led Zeppelin: The Concert File)
Here is the complete set list on March 25th, 1970:
"We're Gonna Groove"
"I Can't Quit You Baby"
"Dazed And Confused"
"Since I've Been Loving You"
"How Many More Times"
"Move On Down The Line"
"Just Can't Be Satisfied"
"The Lemon Song"
"How Many More Times" (conclusion)
"Whole Lotta Love"
I'm not claiming every single show was a four hour show but some were.
It depended on any given night.
I have dozens of Zeppelin bootlegs and they are all over 3 hrs long.
BTW, Jimmy Page played brillantly on Zeppelin's 1977 tours.
Ever hear of the legendary soundboard recording, "Destroyer" ???
#25 Jun 5, 2012
Eddie Van Halen is SO overrated to me.
Being inspired by someone actually means that he is easy to copy.
Who can play like Jimi Hendrix?
No one to this very day. Enough said.
#26 Jun 5, 2012
Led Zeppelin: Madison Square Garden, NY City 9-19-70
"Dazed And Confused"
"Bring It On Home"
"Plant Talks About The Death Of Hendrix"
"That's The Way"
"Since I've Been Loving You"
"What Is And What Should Never Be"
"Whole Lotta Love"
"Dust My Broom"
"Bottle Up And Go"
"Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
"Some Other Guy"
"Train Kept A Rollin"
"I'm A King Bee"
"Baby, What You Want Me To Do"
"Whole Lotta Love" (conclusion)
"Out On The Tiles"
"The Girl Can't Help It"
"How Many More Times"
I'm sorry but my standards are too high for pretenders.
Van Halen were a joke. LOL!
#27 Jun 5, 2012
You talk about how successful Van Halen were in the early eighties?
You do realize that most of Led Zeppelin's albums hit either #1 or #2.
The only two that didn't were "Led Zeppelin" and "Coda"
Still, they both hit the top 10.
Even the new soundboard CD, "How The West Was Won" debuted at #1 (2003)
Led Zeppelin could never be what they were after John Bonham died.
They knew enough to break up and try to go on with a different drummer.
It has my respect because it's obvious they didn't do it for the money.
Unlike Van Halen who replace members at the drop of a hat.
#28 Jun 5, 2012
Zeppelin played in Greensboro right before their gig in Tampa Flordia...
Apparently, there was a riot because Led Zeppelin had to stop playing.
They were on stage into the 3rd song when it started to rain/thunder.
19 fans were arrested and 50 were injured in the riot on June 3, 1977.
I like Jimmy Page and Richie Blackmore because they actually played.
If Jimmy was on herion, it didn't matter because he still worked.
I've heard all about EVH's drug and alcohol health problems also.
Jimmy Page is 68 years old today and is very rusty. His career is over.
Do you realize Van Halen only made under 4 hours of studio crap with DLR?
Led Zeppelin played for 4 hours on stage in the 70's on any good night.
Short, 30 minute albums of half finished songs/filler is not good value.
Van Halen can't even complete their whole tour, the old buggers.
Alice Cooper still does an awesome live show and is in his mid 60's.
An old man that never allowed himself to get rusty.
#32 Jun 5, 2012
And the setlist adds up 2 hours 15-20 minutes again you are a liar that is from your own bootleg dumbass.
Yeah most guys F'd up on heroin play great just look at your mad skills as a poster on heroin.
#33 Jun 5, 2012
I talked about how successful Van Halen was from 1978 on tardy boy I guess telling the truth and being factual are not important to you so much for any standards.
So much for your BS 4 hour shows and all that jive
#34 Jun 5, 2012
Try Uli Jon Roth and about a million other guys like Stevie Ray Vaughn.
#35 Jun 5, 2012
A million other guys?
Stevie Ray Vaughan tried to play like Jimi Hendrix but not quite.
I mean SRV was good, he just wasn't Hendrix though.
You really should get a new set of headphones.
Jimi was the complete package. Songwriter, guitarist, singer, producer.
You're an idiot if you think Eddie Van Halen is anywhere near Hendrix.
Listen to Jimi Hendrix play "Machine Gun"
If EVH could have really played, he wouldn't have written "Jump"
"Oh, Pretty Woman" ???
"You Really Got Me" ???
"Ice Cream Man" ???
"Beautiful Girls" ???
"Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now" ???
They were a joke and now all of them are old.
Sammy Hagar was even better before he wasted his years with that band.
#36 Jun 5, 2012
Led Zeppelin did perform a lot of 4 hour concerts.
It's talked about in many Led Zeppelin books, you moron.
"Hammer Of The Gods" ring the bell?
You obviously know very little about the legendary Led Zeppelin.
Besides, I have 3 disc sets of many Zeppelin concerts.
I know how long they are, fool.
#37 Jun 5, 2012
You have a crystal ball on how long they actually played in Denver, 1970?
John Bonham's drum solo, "Moby Dick" alone could go on for 40 minutes.
It was live, you idiot. Zeppelin played long versions of all the songs.
At least, Jimmy Page worked for a living as he partied.
When was the last time Mr Hip Replacement work, 1998?
You call that joke of an album with that Gary NOBODY, work?
It was a crap album under the Van Halen name. LOL!
BTW, Jimmy Page didn't die so obviously he wasn't that hooked on heroin.
#38 Jun 6, 2012
Fart Warning I really get sick and tired of answering question to people like you who will not even listen.
First off here is Hendrix playing like poo.
There are a million Hendrix clones out there just as there are a million EVH clones just like there are a million Jimmy Page clones.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
BTW the 4 hour show you are talking about took place in 1969 and was a one off, IE if you knew jackshit about WTF you keep babbling about again you would know that Mr.crackhead.
Here is the complete time of your own quoted Led Zeppelin boot listen to this Eddie
2 hours 22 minutes.
Again try and keep it honest and stop lying.
Next up lets tackle Jimmy Pages Pedophilia
Jimmy page had a 13/14 year old girlfriend Lori Maddox most Zep fans know this, but I'm sure you are just waking up to this today, so much for being such an impeccable person
Next Lets tackle Led Zeppelin plagiarism
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page is being sued by folk singer Jake Holmes, who claims that the guitarist stole his 1967 song Dazed And Confused and reworked it on Zep's debut album two years later.
Zep has had to go back and give song credits to many other artists because they stole from them.
This is well known but tards like you claim Jimmy wrote everything, Jesus dude is there anything in life you don't suck at ?
Anything else you would like to be woken up to crackhead ?
#39 Jun 7, 2012
Very interesting links there, dude.
First is the Jimi Hendrix/Jim Morrison bootleg jam.
Nothing wrong with Hendrix's playing but Morrison was obviously trashed.
Second, I know about Lori Maddox but I thought of her as a young groupie.
Jimmy Page was never accused of being a pedophile, right?
It was events that may or may not have happened over 40 years ago.
Third, you certainly made the case of plagiarism. I knew about that also.
I thought it was just basically their first album as it was done quickly.
However, it does seem that Zeppelin did rip off a lot of artists.
But you must understand, back in the eighties I knew nothing of this.
I can understand why some people would want to discredit Zeppelin today.
They broke up in 1980 because of John Bonham's death.
Robert Plant went on to have a fairly successful solo career.
The three surviving members are now old and they know what went on.
It probably had something to do with their manager, Peter Grant.
Of course, he's been dead for years but he did try to make money for Zep.
It has nothing to do with me though.
I like all kinds of rock music and listen to what I enjoy. So what?
Eddie Cochran's "Nervous Breakdown" rewrote as "Communication Breakdown"
Interesting that a lot of rockers covered him over the years.
His biggest hit was the classic early rock n roll, "Summertime Blues"
#40 Jun 7, 2012
Fart Warning - typical answer from someone that is below average. Selective comments out of context do not impress anyone with intelligence.
At least you admit Led Zeppelin did steal songs and claim them as their own without giving song writing credits until sued.
So is Zeppelin the greatest cover band in the world now or what Fart Warning ? You slammed the crap out of the topic band for having a few covers now that I unmasked all the Zep covers you have nothing worthy to say ?
Now by popular demand! A list of some of the songs Zep stole from other artists:
"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" - A folk song by Anne Bredon, this was originally credited as "traditional, arranged by Jimmy Page," then "words and music by Jimmy Page," and then, following legal action, "Bredon/Page/Plant."
"Black Mountain Side" - uncredited version of a traditional folk tune previously recorded by Bert Jansch.
"Bring It On Home" - the first section is an uncredited cover of the Willie Dixon tune (as performed by the imposter Sonny Boy Williamson).
"Communication Breakdown" - apparently derived from Eddie Cochran's "Nervous Breakdown."
"Custard Pie" - uncredited cover of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down," with lyrics from Sleepy John Estes's "Drop Down Daddy."
"Dazed And Confused" - uncredited cover of the Jake Holmes song (see The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes).
"Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" - uncredited version of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down."
"How Many More Times" - Part one is an uncredited cover of the Howlin' Wolf song (available on numerous compilations). Part two is an uncredited cover of Albert King's "The Hunter."
"In My Time Of Dying" - uncredited cover of the traditional song (as heard on Bob Dylan's debut).
"The Lemon Song" - uncredited cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" - Wolf's publisher sued Zeppelin in the early 70s and settled out of court.
"Moby Dick" - written and first recorded by Sleepy John Estes under the title "The Girl I Love," and later covered by Bobby Parker.
"Nobody's Fault But Mine" - uncredited cover of the Blind Willie Johnson blues.
"Since I've Been Lovin' You" - lyrics are the same as Moby Grape's "Never," though the music isn't similar.
"Stairway To Heaven" - the main guitar line is apparently from "Taurus" by Spirit.
"White Summer" - uncredited cover of Davey Graham's "She Moved Through The Fair."
"Whole Lotta Love" - lyrics are from the Willie Dixon blues "You Need Love."
BTW Jimi on that jam is way out of tune and playing like poo.
#41 Jun 7, 2012
Fart warning, yes its considered really creepy having a 13 year old girlfriend at age 29.
Just and FYI
#42 Jun 7, 2012
Who really gives a rats ass?
Led Zeppelin were praised for countless number of years, right?
Only now, they finally get exposed for obviously stealing from others?
They no longer exist, a dead band from the past.
Now, I know why Robert Plant refused to get involved in a full reunion.
Seriously, dude. You are the one that has a hard on for Eddie Van Halen.
I can almost imagine the vains popping out of your head as you type.
It's my just my opinion.
Why are you going to a drunken jam that was tape recorded a lifetime ago?
Jimi Hendrix still sounded decent for a song made up on the spot.
You're one funny dude.
#43 Jun 7, 2012
Yeah, I can't argue about that. But Jimmy Page was never accused.
You were never there to know the true nature of their relationship.
It's kind of unfair to Jimmy Page to call him a pedophile.
Were you in his hotel rooms over 40 years ago to know what they've done?
And if they did have a sexual relationship, she said nothing about it.
And how about Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth bagging young girl fans?
I've heard all about their sexual orgies in tents set up under the stage.
Don't tell me that you actually believe your band were absolute angels...
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