Hammer Of The Gods
From page 93 of Classic Rock Magazine January 2004
TO MANY, THIS IS THE definitive Led Zeppelin biography, giving an astonishing insight into the greatest rock band of them all. Allegedly helped by one-time Zeppelin tour manager Richard Cole and the
band’s former US publicist Danny Goldberg, Davis writes with clarity and vision about all aspects of the Zeppelin saga – from the seedy to the sensational; the magick to the music.
It says much for his style and accuracy that this book both irritated and amused many within the Zeppelin inner circle.
Late manager Peter Grant was furious at what he saw as a
betrayal by Goldberg but also understood how the book elevated the band’s mythic status; he was just puzzled as to how Davis managed to miss out an apparent incident involving young ladies and an octopus.
Such was the impact of Hammer...
that it persuaded Aerosmith to commission the author for their own official biography.
Malcolm Dome See also: Stairway To Heaven, by Richard Cole/Richard Trubo (Harper Collins, £7.99) Sordid, un-put-downable memoirs from Zep tour manager Cole.