Hammer of the Gods

Hammer of the Gods

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425182130
  • 400 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


They were legends based on myths—myths of fantasy, power, and black magic. The tales of their tours were the most outrageous in the already excess-laden annals of modern music. The era of Led Zeppelin personified sex, drugs, and rock & roll.

Based on interviews with the band’s musicians, friends, employees, and lovers, Hammer of the Gods tells the shocking story of Led Zeppelin’s successes and excesses in the 70s—when Zeppelin reigned as the industry’s biggest act.

Exclusive sources. Documents. Interviews. Photos. Revelations about a band—and an industry—at its shameless peak. Read it all, and see why Hammer of the Gods is a classic of rock journalism in its own right.

Table of Contents

Hammer of the GodsPart One
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

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