The Truth About Why Eric Clapton Doesn’t Like Led Zeppelin’s Music

The iconic guitarist Eric Clapton once shocked his fans by revealing his opinions about the legendary band Led Zeppelin fifty years ago, stating that despite liking some parts of their music, the band was extremely loud and too much as both bands shared the same stage.

As some of you might remember, Blind Faith which was a newly formed super band including guitarist Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin both performed at the Midwest Rock Festival on July 25, 1969, during which Led Zeppelin was a brand new band only with their self-titled debut studio album.

As it’s written in the band’s official website, Led Zeppelin even performed some of the Yardbirds’ classics as that band’s fan such as ‘Train Kept A-Rollin,’ ‘Dazed and Confused,’ and a 20-minute version of ‘How Many More Times’ during the performance.

However the feelings weren’t mutual according to Ritchie York’s book, ‘Led Zeppelin: The Definitive Biography’ which was released in 1994, Eric Clapton was quite unimpressed with Led Zeppelin’s performance due to the fact that they were unnecessarily loud during the show, regardless, Clapton stated that there were some parts he actually enjoyed.

Here is what Clapton said:

“They were very loud. I thought it was unnecessarily loud. I liked some of it; I really did like some of it. But a lot of it was just too much. They overemphasized whatever point they were making, I thought.”

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