Hammer of the Gods

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Overview

The members of Led Zeppelin are major deities in the pantheon of rock gods. The first and heaviest of the heavy metal monsters, they violently shook the foundations of rock music and took no prisoners on the road. Their tours were legendary, their lives were exalted—and in an era well known for sex and drugs, the mighty Zeppelin set an unattainable standard of excess and mythos for any band that tried to follow them. They were power, they were fantasy, they were black magic. No band ever flew as high as Led ...

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Overview

The members of Led Zeppelin are major deities in the pantheon of rock gods. The first and heaviest of the heavy metal monsters, they violently shook the foundations of rock music and took no prisoners on the road. Their tours were legendary, their lives were exalted—and in an era well known for sex and drugs, the mighty Zeppelin set an unattainable standard of excess and mythos for any band that tried to follow them. They were power, they were fantasy, they were black magic. No band ever flew as high as Led Zeppelin or suffered so disastrous a fall. And only some of them lived to tell the tale.

Hammer of the Gods is the New York Times bestselling epic saga of the hard reign of Page, Plant, Jones, and Bonham—a spellbinding, electrifying, no-holds-barred classic of rock 'n' roll history that has now been updated to include the continuing adventures of the band.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
“One of the most notorious rock biographies ever written.”
Village Voice
“Incredible.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425182130
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 166,604
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Davis is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Walk This Way and Fleetwood. Other books include Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, and Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents


Hammer of the Gods Part One
Overture
1. The Train Kept A-Rollin'
2. Zeppelin Rising
3. The Year of the Shark
4. Valhalla I Am Coming
5. The Secret Society
6. The Continental Riot House

Part Two
7. The Starship
8. An Angel with a Broken Wing
9. Nobody's Fault
10. Power, Mystery, and the Hammer of the Gods
11. In the Evening
12. Coda
13. "Led Zeppelin" Flies Again
14. Zeppelin in the Square of the Dead

A Led Zeppelin Bibliography
A Led Zeppelin Discography
Acknowledgments
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2003

    Superb

    I read a lot of books, and this is the only book I've ever read more than once. Awesome book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2001

    Awesome book!

    Every rock fan should read this book. The definitive history on the greatest rock band of all time. Even if you aren't a Zeppelin fan, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. A+

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    ::insert lame pun referring to a Led Zeppelin song::

    A very good read, but i will say that with some of the outrageous stories of debauchery: take them with a grain of salt.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    this book is stairway to heaven!!!!!*****

    This book made me see past the music I reccomend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    Summon Zoso

    Pure LedZep. This is as good as it gets for Led Zeppelin books. From Jimmy Page and the Yardbirds to No Quarter, it has it all. The Aleister Crowley influences, the groupies, the whole story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2002

    ZEPP'S THE BEST

    THE ABSOLUTE BEST if you want to learn more about the band that gave birth to a whole new kind of rock 'n' roll...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    ZEPPELIN ROCKS

    I think this book totally rocks! In reading this book, I found out a lot of useful information about the band and how life was when not performing. IT WAS A GOOD ONE!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2001

    Gods in their own right

    This was an excellent book for any fan of Led Zeppelin. It gives details that you can't get anywhere else. I recommend this book to any true fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2009

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    Hammer of the Gods

    If you're a Led Zeppelin fan you need this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2006

    A reviewer

    This book is sooo good it would be a great book to read if you like led zepp i love them and it aws the best zepp book i've read sofar

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2002

    !@#$%^& great!

    Great book from cover to cover...GET THIS BOOK AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT I MEAN!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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