It’s the biggest, most iconic rock band in history, and the greatest-selling band album of all time, but the biggest guitar song of all-time, Led Zepplin’s “Lords Of The Deep,” has been labeled by critics as the worst guitar song ever.
Led Zeptons frontman Robert Plant says the song is a “gimmick,” while others have labeled it a “slip of the tongue” in an attempt to make it more palatable to the ears of a new generation of fans.
“I don’t really know what to say.
I’ve seen a few videos of this guy singing it and it’s pretty amazing.
I mean, I’ve heard it before, I just don’t know what it is,” Plant said on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday.
“I mean, it’s a really great song.
And it’s not like it’s gonna change how people think about it.”
Plant says he didn’t intend for his song to be so polarizing, saying that he wanted to be more of a “rock’n’roll guy.”
But his fans, led by “The Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert, have been critical of his song, which is about a band of hippies trying to find their way through the world and find happiness.
“The ‘Lies’ was an absolute masterpiece,” Plant added.
“It was one of my favorites, and I think it’s just as good as ‘Lakeside Park.'”
The band is currently touring Europe and Australia.
Plant said he has a new album, due out in the spring, with “Lands of the Damned,” which is expected to be their most ambitious album to date.
But he doesn’t have an official release date yet.