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When Giants Walked the Earth 10th Anniversary Edition
A Biography of Led Zeppelin
By (author): Mick Wall
9781250215604 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music Jul 16, 2019 Print Run: 20000
$26.99 CAD
Active 5.51 x 8.16 x 1.7 in 608 pages Plus three 8-page color photograph inserts St. Martin's Press St. Martin's Griffin

A revised edition of the classic Led Zeppelin biography, featuring rich and substantial new material

Rock writer Mick Wall draws on insider access, as former confidante to both Plant and Page, to craft the definitive biography of the world's most legendary rock band—Led Zeppelin. InWhen Giants Walked the Earth,Wall audaciously tells the story of the band known not just as one of the biggest-selling bands of all-time, but also as the one that set the mark for on-the-road excess.

Detailed and revealing,When Giants Walked the Earth bores into not only the disaster, addiction and death that haunted the band but also into the real relationship between Page and Plant, including how it was influenced by Page's interest in the occult. Comprehensive and yet intimately detailed,WhenGiants Walked the Earth literally gets into the principals' heads to bring to life both an unforgettable band and an unrepeatable slice of rock history.

This edition includes approximately 35,000 words of new material about the band and the last decade, featuring fresh interviews and newly unearthed content.

MICK WALL writes forGuitar World,Classic Rock and several other newspapers and magazines around the world. He has also worked in music public relations, handling Dire Straits, Black Sabbath, The Band and Journey, among others. His books include best-selling biographies of Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Bono and the legendary British DJ John Peel as well as 1992'sGuns N'Roses: The Most Dangerous Band in the World,Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica, andPrince: Purple Rain.

“Sensational.” —New York Times

“Entertaining, thoughtful.” —Los Angeles Times

“His access and attention to detail make this a definitive work...an essential source for anyone eager to learn about the era when rock stars ruled the world.” —Publishers Weekly

“Wall does well to shine light on the myths and music magic of Led Zep--rendering what couldhave been cartoonish real and sincere.” —TimeOut Chicago

“[T]hat Wall can add so much fresh detail to the Led Zep story is in itself an extraordinary achievement…(and) he manages to humanize these planet-striding giants while doing so…” —Classic Rock Magazine

“It deftly strikes the balance between lofty authority and finding a way to get inside the heads of its subjects.” —The Guardian (UK)

“[T]his is the big one: a fat, juicy biography of the biggest band ever.” —Daily Telegraph (UK)

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