Led Zeppelin Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Led Zeppelin Quotes from Kyle Gass, Jesse Ventura, Jason Bonham, Chris Carter, Jimmy Page. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Probably every band - you get back to like, The Stones

Probably every band – you get back to like, The Stones are kind of the tough guys, Beatles are kind of psychedelic, Led Zeppelin was kinda mystical, The Who are kind of mods. You know, you just go right through. Everyone’s kind of adopted their so-called persona or flavor if you will.
Kyle Gass
I believe that the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin are two of the greatest rock bands ever!
Jesse Ventura
I am notoriously hard on myself in terms of working on new material and while I am critical of my performance on the Led Zeppelin material, I am way more critical of my own stuff. I’m pretty hard on myself.
Jason Bonham
So many things for me are unfortunate in the commercialization of something that is special. It’s like when Led Zeppelin appears in Cadillac commercials. There’s something that is taken away from your love of this thing and your connection to it.
Chris Carter
The Yardbirds folded in 1968, and within a handful of months, Led Zeppelin was not only a band but also a very successful one.
Jimmy Page
I love the Beatles, and when I was very young, I had young parents, so Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles constantly were big influences on my life.
Phil Anselmo
Led Zeppelin was pretty much what made me pick up drum sticks.
Jon Fishman
Led Zeppelin isn’t done yet, quite clearly, because every year since 1968 there’s been new fans.
Jimmy Page
Like any family, like any group – the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, EPMD, Public Enemy – they’ve had bumps in the road. I just think that because A Tribe Called Quest is so precious to fans, they were concerned about unveiling some of those things.
Michael Rapaport
Led Zeppelin wasn’t a corporate entity.
Jimmy Page
Music was so important to the culture when I was growing up in the Sixties and Seventies. We just expected that Bob Dylan was going to make a great record, and it was normal. It was like, ‘Okay, here’s another great record by Bob Dylan; here’s another great record by Led Zeppelin.’
John Mellencamp
Led Zeppelin is what made me buy my first electric guitar: the Jimmy Page guitar sound.
King Diamond
I was 8 years old when I started listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company and Led Zeppelin.
Johnny Colt
Fifty years from now, people will still be listening to Led Zeppelin. They won’t even remember me.
Ahmet Ertegun
Beyonce, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Adele are a few of my favorites.
Jenny Han
As a kid, my parents had the typical stuff going on in the home, like Bee Gees, The Carpenters. Then I got exposed to what my brothers were listening to: a lot of classic rock, Led Zeppelin. It was around the mid-’80s when the whole Electro-Techno-Pop-House music thing started happening in Chicago.
I can put on ‘Revolver’ or ‘Led Zeppelin II’ and then ‘Tell the Truth’ and there is no quality gap.
Billy Squier
I certainly didn’t want to be in a punk rock band, because I had already been in a punk rock band. I wanted to be in a band that could do anything – like Led Zeppelin.
Jeff Ament
He might have been in Led Zeppelin, but to me he was just dad.
Jason Bonham
The first time I heard the Mars Volta, I had a feeling I was experiencing something that people must have felt when they first heard Led Zeppelin. They have the same kind of power.
Diego Luna
My favorite bands are Hank Williams Jr. and Led Zeppelin. When it’s rock, it’s ’70s rock, and when it’s country, it’s ’70s country. For me, it’s the grit and dirt of music that I love so much.
Shooter Jennings
It is hard to have your own identity when you dad is John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, but I accept and love the fact of who my dad is.
Jason Bonham
I don’t think there are any easy Led Zeppelin songs.
Jason Bonham
We were lucky in the days of Led Zeppelin. Each album was different. We didn’t have to continue a formula or produce a certain number of singles. Because, in those days, radio was still playing albums. That was really good.
Jimmy Page
Most of our great influences were male rockers, like Led Zeppelin.
Nancy Wilson
We didn’t go for music that sounded like blues, or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones. We didn’t want to be like any of the other bands.
Michael Giles
To sing with Led Zeppelin has allowed me to offer the best places I could afford to my family and friends!
Paolo Nutini
We’re trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
Ville Valo
Led Zeppelin has been there through three generations of teenage angst. And there’s a generation of kids now who won’t know it, post-Linkin Park.
Robert Plant
I loved the MC5 and the Stooges, but also, the British Invasion – the Kinks and the Yardbirds – and then Led Zeppelin, of course. Alice Cooper was one of my favorite bands.
John Varvatos
I grew up listening to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and every record those bands put out was very unique in its own right. I have that mentality. too: if a song sounds like something I’ve already done, then I’ll throw it out, because I want each record to be a progression.
Kellin Quinn
Right from the first time we went to America in 1968, Led Zeppelin was a word-of-mouth thing. You can’t really compare it to how it is today.
Jimmy Page
Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
Freddie Mercury
Led Zeppelin was an affair of the heart. Each of the members was important to the sum total of what we were.
Jimmy Page
Good records – from my point of view, where I grew up which was Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull… bands that were pushing the envelope a little – musically and in production.
Kip Winger
Imagine a music business where all the music press talked about, all day long, was cover bands of old rock and pop groups. Beatles cover bands, Rolling Stones cover bands, The Who cover bands, Led Zeppelin cover bands. Cover bands, cover bands, everywhere you go.
Antony Johnston
With Led Zeppelin, it has always been that mystique of how the music is done – how it works, why it works.
Jimmy Page
Wings was one of the first bands in the 1970s to do stadium tours, as well as Led Zeppelin. We had all the most up-to-date equipment from monitor systems to a laser light show and that was like the biggest, most awesome experience for me.
Denny Laine
If you listen to our work, from ‘Led Zeppelin I’ to ‘Coda,’ it’s just a fantastic textbook.
Jimmy Page
‘Fox News’ will one day come to an end. Led Zeppelin will not. It’s as simple as that.
Henry Rollins
When I do the Led Zeppelin Experience I feel sort of responsible and it’s a more nerve-wracking gig.
Jason Bonham
I think Led Zeppelin must have worn some of the most peculiar clothing that men had ever been seen to wear without cracking a smile.
Robert Plant
The next Led Zeppelin is playing somewhere, and they’ll likely never make it because there’s no infrastructure for it. They’ll never get a chance.
Sean Kinney
There were a lot of different styles in the house – Motown, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, jazz – and my dad played flamenco guitar. Soon I realized that bass was what was really grooving me.
Robert Trujillo
In between 15 and 20 – probably at around 17 – my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20 they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didn’t get to when I was younger.
Rick Rubin
The re-releases have more than doubled the amount of Led Zeppelin work out there. I wanted it done authoritatively, ’cause I was the one writing the stuff; I was the producer and mixer. I don’t think it’s any more weird than writing your autobiography.
Jimmy Page
If you listen to five nights of Led Zeppelin back to back they are all different.
Jason Bonham
I am a cross between Carl Perkins and Led Zeppelin.
Ronnie Hawkins
I didn’t really get to Led Zeppelin until I was in my 20s.
Anthony Kiedis
My style of singing has always been referred to ‘soul’ singing when it fact it’s more influenced by English R&B Blues Shouting. I’m closer to Led Zeppelin as a vocalist than to Ella Fitzgerald. It was torture dealing with major labels.
Alison Moyet
I love listening to Led Zeppelin and classic rock albums from the Seventies. They’re just so brilliant because they breathe.
Zacky Vengeance
I always hated the Grateful Dead. Never even bought a Led Zeppelin album.
Denis Leary
Growing up, as much as country was a big influence in my life, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin were such a close second. My first concert ever was the Rolling Stones in Denver. I snuck a camera backstage and filmed Mick Jagger during sound-check.
Thomas Rhett
Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith weren’t polite. They were against the grain. And that’s what we want our music to be: rude, aggressive… like real life.
Jeff Hanneman
I never listen to Led Zeppelin. But, I mean, I don’t think Robert Plant or Jimmy Page listen to Led Zeppelin, either. We all probably obsessed over the same old blues records growing up.
Dan Auerbach
I wanted to be a composer before anything else. And my sister was listening to Led Zeppelin in the other room! When I heard that, it was a game-changer.
Steve Vai
I liked Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles. Those were some of my favorites.
Morgan Wallen
I’m playing my father’s music and I’m a fan of Led Zeppelin. The response has been beyond what I ever imagined it would be. Unreal. Everyone seems to understand the story I’m telling.
Jason Bonham
When I was a teenager in the ’70s, I was really into those great bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen and Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper.
Steve Vai
Everything I ever learned about rock, I learned from Led Zeppelin.
Myles Kennedy
I love Led Zeppelin!
Lucy Dacus
I know when I wear a Led Zeppelin shirt, I am happy to put that Led Zeppelin shirt on. It’s not, ‘Well, they kind of suck.’
Nikki Sixx
When I was seven or eight I was really into Cream, really into Led Zeppelin.
Jon Fishman
I love rock and roll. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade because I love Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and… those are my bands.
Marisa Miller
I was very humbled by the ‘one-man Led Zeppelin’ comparisons.
Billy Squier
The Weezer ‘Blue’ Album is a classic. I think My Morning Jacket’s ‘Circuital’ is a great album to have. Any Led Zeppelin album. Pink Floyd ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ or ‘Animals.’ I always catch myself at concerts being like, ‘Oh, I just stared at the drummer for 15 straight minutes.’ I study them.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
When I get 13 or 14 years old, I get crazy with rock music, like, like, deeply crazy. And one of my favorite bands at that moment was, for example, like – bands like Metallica or Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Santana, you know? And then I start to play metal, actually, when I was – at the age of 15.
Growing up, I was listening to a ton of Motown music, Otis Redding, Aretha, and then there was the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. These were all people that I felt as though they truly felt every single lyric they said, and they weren’t afraid of imperfection.
Bishop Briggs
In the Led Zeppelin shows of the Sixties and Seventies, it was the same numbers every night, but they were constantly in a state of flux. If I played something good, really substantial, I’d stick it in again.
Jimmy Page
I remember when I went to see Led Zeppelin live in 1979 at Knebworth, there were certain songs that stood out to me and will stay with me forever.
Jason Bonham
I don’t feel a real need to specify the meaning of something. When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn’t know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music.
Kyp Malone
Everyone knows who Bonzo is – you can just go pick up those books and read these fisherman’s-tale stories. But at home he was a regular dad who would ground me and embarrass me in front of my friends. He was in Led Zeppelin and he would still embarrass me!
Jason Bonham
When I was little and I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, I didn’t know what a zeppelin was or who Zeppelin was or what the machine was. The real meaning is whatever feelings and memories you attach to the music.
Kyp Malone
My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen – I love all of them. I love singing to them because they’re all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
Casey Abrams
If you look at the guys in the ’70s, like Led Zeppelin, they had bigger planes than we do, they had more money. But they weren’t singing about it.
Lenny Kravitz
I would like to find a way to embrace what Led Zeppelin did, in filmmaking.
Nicolas Cage
I can play in many sorts of categories because we’ve seen that with Led Zeppelin, all the acoustic stuff, and this, that and the other.
Jimmy Page
I hated Led Zeppelin at school.
When my father began playing for Led Zeppelin our family was living in a 14-foot trailer.
Jason Bonham
When the blues came out, it was something pure and undefined, but when all these white groups got hold of it, it became something else that didn’t sound anything like the original. So you had Led Zeppelin doing their thing, which had come all the way from the blues.
Genesis P-Orridge
I love everything by Led Zeppelin.
Tiffany Darwish
Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played… We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy.
Jimmy Page
For a long time, when I was very young, I went to go see arena rock bands. I was 16, and it was all I could get in to see, legally. And I saw Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent and Van Halen and all that.
Henry Rollins
Led Zeppelin would never have reformed if he or Jimmy Page were bald.
Paul Weller
When I met Groucho Marx, I had butterflies in my stomach. And I met him at a Led Zeppelin party, which is ironic.
Bebe Buell
I did not want to go onstage and play Led Zeppelin songs; there has to be more than that. I wanted to create a complete experience of what Led Zeppelin means to me, growing up around them and being part of it all my life.
Jason Bonham
If you had asked me in 2005, when I had just joined Foreigner, that I would leave the band in 2007 to play with Led Zeppelin, I would have said you’re nuts.
Jason Bonham
My dad turned me onto Led Zeppelin, the Stones, and the Who, but Madonna and pop music came from my mom.
Grace Potter
Well, the stuff that I liked growing up was AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, but I also liked the Beatles and guys like Cat Stevens and Elton John.
Dave Mustaine
Because Led Zeppelin weren’t having to worry about doing singles, each time we went in to record, it was a body of work for an album. So you could get the shift and the movement forwards as opposed to having to be rooted back to a single that might have been done a year ago.
Jimmy Page
Am I the man who killed Deep Purple? I don’t think so. I think every band from that era, even if you look at Led Zeppelin, if you look at their first four albums, they’re extremely different from one another, and I’ve never made the same album twice.
Glenn Hughes
A Jethro Tull album was – along with Cream and Led Zeppelin – one of the first I ever bought.
Gavin Esler
If you’re an American kid, you can’t help but be influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones because they’re always on the radio.
Chris Cornell
I get my inspiration from a lot of bands actually. I really like AC/DC, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and new bands. I like The Pretty Reckless.
Bea Miller
We want to be one of those bands that made their own way – a U2, a Led Zeppelin, a Red Hot Chili Peppers. I don’t want to be a ‘Behind the Music.’
Sonny Sandoval
My uncles listened to rock and roll like Led Zeppelin. We had MTV, so I saw Adam Ant and Boy George and Def Leppard.
Tech N9ne
When we formed Bad Company, I looked around and asked, ‘Who is the biggest rock band in the world?’ The answer was undoubtedly Led Zeppelin. Peter Grant was their manager, so we got him to work with us. That made the difference for Bad Company.
Paul Rodgers
I really don’t listen to Led Zeppelin that much.
Jimmy Page
I love Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC.
Paul Dano
I played guitar all my life, all the way through the Yardbirds, but I knew that for me, this was going to be a guitar vehicle, because that’s what I wanted it to be. There is no way I would play guitar like a tour de force like I did in Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page
I grew up on oldies like the Beatles and the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and The Who.
Drake Bell