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Dread Zeppelin is an American band famously known for covering songs of Led Zeppelin in a frenzy style, sung by an Elvis Presley impersonator. Although with time they have encompassed several other songs and styles of music. Also Dread Zeppelin happens to be the favorite Led Zeppelin cover band of one of the Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant. In 1989, Dread Zeppelin released their first 7'' single "Immigrant Song/Hey Hey What Can I Do", which was recorded at the home studio of Dave Stewart of Eurythmic. Following the success of their first album, they released their second single, "Whole Lotta Love/ Tour-telvis: A Bad Trip". The third release was "Your Time Is Gonna Come/Woodstock" was released as singles compilation entitled Komma Gib Mir Deine Zeppelin, which is a play on the title of the German version of The Beatles' song "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

The remaining of the first Dread Zeppelin's first album, UN-LED-ed, covered more tracks from Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II. It also consisted of "Black Dog" from the untitled fourth album. The original Led Zeppelin was replaced by his twin brother, shortly before the release of Un-LED-ed. Un-LED-ed surprisingly went successful. In the fall of 1990. Dread Zeppelin took a break of three weeks from their tour, to record their second album, 5,000,00**Tortelvis Fans Can't Be Wrong. This album featured a cover of Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" as well as three original songs, in addition to their usual "Zeppelin in a reggae style".

The band aimed to do something different for their next album. They planned a rock opera entitled Albert, which was about a rock critic wanting to be a star and was loosely based on the real rock critic Albert Goldman. But the idea proved to be too ambitious for Jah Paul Jo and Company finally leading to change of plans. The group settled for an album of disco covering entitled It's Not Unusual after Tortelvis left the group and started a thriving dairy called Driftwood in Southern California. In early 1992, Ed Zeppelin and drummer Fresh Cheese also followed the lead ans left the band. Butt Boy took charge of vocals, assuming the name Gary B.I.B.B, and two guest artist Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Randy Bachman were introduced in band to fill the void left by Tortelvis.
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The disco style It's Not Unusual received resoundingly negative response. In early 1993, with the return of Tortelvis to the group, returned the old formula . In the spring of 1994, Dread Zeppelin were feature in the film National Lampoon's Last Resort and also giving a song for the closing credits. Shortly after, followed the exit of Carl Jah and Ed Zeppelin from the band. Jah Paul Jo also quit from band in 1995, during the recording of Dead Zeppelin's fifth album. No Quarter Pounder. The remaining members of the band signed with Imago Records and released The Fun Sessions, which was a collection of classic rock covers. The release followed the return of Carl Jah and Ed Zeppelin to the band and Dead Zeppelin was back with almost all of its original members.

Dread Zeppelin's were now working with a new production company Cash Cow, which released the live album Front Yard Bar*B*Que in December of 1996. followed by all-original album Spam Bake in next November. The lead singer of the band Tortelvis, flanked by his boys, finally got to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 27, 2005. As of now in 2006, Dead Zeppelin is touring sparingly and simultaneously releasing new material. The up coming record is "Bar Coda" a rumored to be the return of the "classic" Dead Zeppelin sound
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