All-female band, Lez Zeppelin are set to release their forthcoming EP, The Island of Skyros, on November 1st. The EP features a variety of Led Zeppelin’s greatest compositions performed by the band with a string section. The unique arrangements and world-class performances featured on this record present some of the greatest “classical music” of our time in a way never heard before. Today, the band premiere their rendition of “Achilles Last Stand” and discuss the she-incarnation of Led Zeppelin via Psychology Today.
Lez Zeppelin also included their version of “The Immigrant Song” on The Island of Skyros. You can listen to a preview of that track HERE.
About Lez Zeppelin
Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, Lez Zeppelin has gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around and have established worldwide recognition for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin. The quartet has appeared on major television networks including CNN, BBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1 and FOX as well as radio shows worldwide, including Sirius XM, BBC Radio and NPR. They have also been the subject of substantial features in The New York Times, The London Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Independent, Guitar World, VICE and many more. Chuck Klosterman of SPIN Magazine called them “the most powerful all-female band in rock history.” According to Paynes, Jimmy Page, himself, attended a Lez Zeppelin show in London in 2013 and said of the group, “They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.”
The group’s first studio album, Lez Zeppelin, was produced by legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix). The group’s second LP, Lez Zeppelin I, is an authentic re-make of Led Zeppelin’s first album, which the band recorded using the very same vintage equipment employed by Led Zeppelin in 1968. Both recordings were distributed both in the U.S., Europe and Japan. This third album is set for release on November 1 and will be followed by tour dates billed as “Lez Zeppelin and a Whole Lotta Strings.”
Most recently, Lez Zeppelin was asked to perform a concert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2019 in conjunction with the wildly popular exhibition “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll.” While being chosen to represent the collection of Jimmy Page’s guitars featured in the Met exhibit is “a great honor and lifelong dream.”
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