Tom Morello Curates Playlist for Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary
To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the first two Led Zeppelin albums, both released in 1969, Tom Morello has curated a playlist of his favorite tracks from the iconic band. The "Led Zeppelin x Tom Morello" playlist assembles 20 tracks featuring a mix of studio cuts along with four live tracks pulled from the band’s first live album The Song Remains the Same.
The Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage guitarist carefully chose a cross-section of Zeppelin tunes including deep cuts like “Out on the Tiles” and “Achilles Last Stand,” along with head-banging classics “Immigrant Song” and “The Wonton Song.” Morello also chose four tracks from the band’s seminal 1976 live album The Song Remains the Same: “Rock and Roll,” “Celebration Day,” “Since I’ve Been Loving You” and “Stairway to Heaven.” See the entire list below.
“While I’m prone to hyperbole, it’s hard to deny that Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time, Morello says. “Before my voice changed, I was the singer of Nebula, my junior high rock band, and was able to hit the Robert Plant notes on ‘Heartbreaker.’ At 13 years old, my shirt was open to the waist and with each wailing caterwaul, I cemented my forever love of Zeppelin.”
Morello is not the first artist to create a Zeppelin playlist to honor the band’s Golden Anniversary. The Led Zeppelin Playlist program was launched earlier this year and artists have been tapped to create their own personalized playlists of their favorite songs. Jack White, Royal Blood, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and The Breeders are among the artists who have honored the band with their specific curated playlists.
Fans are encouraged to assemble their own personalized playlists using the Led Zeppelin Playlist Generator, which allows users to curate song lists using any songs from the band’s catalog, including all studio albums and live albums, in addition to bands recent deluxe editions released over the years. The generator also allows fans to create cover art to accompany their playlist and can promote it on social media using the famous Led Zeppelin font. Check out the Led Zeppelin Playlist Generator here and check out the Led Zeppelin X Tom Morello playlist below.
Led Zeppelin x Tom Morello
- “Out on the Tiles”
- “Immigrant Song”
- “Black Dog”
- “Achilles Last Stand”
- “The Ocean”
- “Rock and Roll”(Live from The Song Remains the Same)
- “Celebration Day” (Live from The Song Remains the Same)
- “No Quarter”
- “The Rain Song”
- “Bring It on Home”
- “Since I’ve Been Loving You” (Live from The Song Remains the Same)
- “Stairway to Heaven” (Live from The Song Remains the Same)
- “When the Levee Breaks”
- “Custard Pie”
- “Trampled Under Foot”
- “Ten Years Gone”
- “The Wanton Song”
- “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
- “In the Evening”
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