Author(s): Mick Wall
The biography of the legendary band, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing what it's like to be in the minds and bodies of debauched rock 'n' roll genius, Featuring a rich and deep vein of new writing and interviews-over forty thousand additional words-on top of the classic original book, When Giants Walked the Earth unflinchingly tells the story of the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and excess, even by 1970s rock 'n' roll standards. Led Zeppelin was the first great band of that decade as well as the last great band of the 1960s. When Giants Walked the Earth is the full, enthralling story of Zep from the inside, written by a journalist who was a confidant of both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. It bores into the disaster, addiction, and death that haunted Zep, but also into the real relationship between Plant and Page. Comprehensive yet intimately detailed, When Giants Walked the Earth brings to life an unforgettable band and a vivid slice of rock history. Book jacket.