James LaBrie Says Led Zeppelin Would Blow The Doors Off Anyone If They Came Out Today
While Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie talked about his music career in an interview with Metal Wani, he expressed his admiration for Led Zeppelin, indicating that they would significantly impact the world if they came out at present.
Led Zeppelin was considered the pioneer of hard rock and heavy metal with heavy guitar-driven sounds they created when their music career began in 1968. Besides the band being influenced by the genres like blues and folk music, it also affected the music industry to improve album-oriented rock and stadium rock.
During its 11 years of career, Led Zeppelin’s music influence was so remarkable that people from various genres have still been carrying effects from it. Moreover, the band has impressed notable names from the rock music scene, such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rush, and Dream Theatre. In a previous interview with Brave Words, James LaBrie mentioned that he is a fan of Led Zeppelin. He talked about his admiration for the band’s approach to music.
LaBrie expressed his admiration for Led Zeppelin in the interview:
“I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan. I’m a huge fan of Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, and all that. These bands were so iconic back in the ’70s. So a lot of the inspiration, when I sat down with Paul Logue, I said, ‘I just want us to think more about….’ If you think about the acoustic end of Zeppelin and their organic approach to their songs, it was still beautiful, it was still powerful, extremely melodic, and it just kind of reached deep within.”
When he was asked about his favorite Led Zeppelin album in a recent interview, LaBrie indicated that this was a tricky question because the band was very successful in every work they created. According to him, Led Zeppelin made impactful songs from the beginning of their career to ‘In Through The Out Door.’ Moreover, they were so remarkable that they would become a force to be reckoned with among the music industry internationally if they were formed in today’s world as well.
Regarding his favorite Led Zeppelin albums, Jame LaBrie said:
“I can’t do that. That’s cruel for you to put me there. It’s the first three Led Zeppelin albums. Here’s the way that I look at it, these guys came out in 1968 with ‘Led Zeppelin,’ and then 11 years later, the last album ‘In Through The Out Door.’ So you think about their catalog; you think about what they created in 11 years, that is phenomenal. I’ve always said that if these guys came out today, they would blow the doors off of anyone and everyone on this planet.”
You can watch the entire interview with Metal Wani below.