Led Zeppelin touted most influential rock band of all time, reveals a poll by Planet Rock
Based on a poll conducted by the award-winning radio station known as Planet Rock, Led Zeppelin has been voted as the most influential band ever.
Taking almost one-fifth of the votes cast, the next two bands on the list were Queen, led by charismatic frontman Freddie Mercury, and Black Sabbath, whose singer, Ozzy Osbourne, was known for his wild antics at the height of the band’s popularity.
Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Who, AC/DC and David Bowie were also bands that figured in this list of the ten most influential bands.
This development comes at a time when Led Zeppelin, after playing a reunion show in London in 2007 might reunite in 2014, with Robert Plant admitting that he has nothing to do that year, and is waiting for word from John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page.
In speaking with Australia’s version of 60 minutes, Plant revealed his interest, in saying, “[Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones] are Capricorns. They don’t say a word. They’re quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. I’m not the bad guy . . . You need to see the Capricorns – I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”
However, this isn’t the first time when the band members discussed the possibility of a reunion but at that time, Plant was busy recording an album, and appeared to be disinterested. Talks surrounding a streaming music deal was also discussed in January 2013.