Hey Is That Led Zeppelin?
Bands That Can Sound A Lot Like Led Zeppelin
Maybe this article should be titled “bands that sound like Robert Plant” as it is Plant’s unique vocals that are being channeled.
Plant himself has never been a big fan of others trying to sound like Led Zeppelin. Plant called Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page’s 1993 pairing with Whitesnake / Deep Purple lead singer David Coverdale – David Cover Version.
If you heard any of the following songs without knowing who it was, you might think it’s Led Zeppelin.
Unsurprisingly the lead singers of these bands can do pretty good cover versions of Zeppelin. We’ll have two samples from each band – one original composition and one Zeppelin cover if they have ever covered the mighty Zep.
To me, Jack Russell of Great White naturally sounds more like Robert Plant than any other professional singer.
This song Save Your Love is from the 1987 album Once Bitten.
This 2011 live version of Led Zeppelin’s Ramble On is spot on vocally even if the rest of the band doesn’t capture the Zeppelin magic. Russell’s intonations on certain lyrics like “I’m much o-bli-ged, such a plea-sant stay,” sound exactly like Plant. A great cover.
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