One of the hardest rocking bands in history, Led Zeppelin crafted epic songs of grace and fury influenced by the American blues tradition. This documentary chronicles the band’s history from their 1968 formation to their reign as 1970s hard-rock giants, through rare photographs, archival footage and interviews with the band and those who were close to them: managers, sound engineers, groupies and fellow rockers.

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This Week: Matthew Wars leaves She & Him and Monsters of Folk for his own sound; Alabama Shakes drop a great debut and pick up a spot on Jack White’s new tour; A collection of early 7-inches and LPs on The Dawn of Eternal Summers; Bassnectar’s speaker-splitting dubstep; Sisters Cristi Jo and Jezzica Zambri’s second effort.

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This Week: Swedish trio Miike Snow suffer an identity crisis; Wonder boy Brad Oberhofer’s debut; El Paso favorites The Mars Volta drop album number six; THEESatisfaction’s hip-hop / soul duo debut; Kickball Katy from Vivian Girl’s sophomore album as La Sera.

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The Material Girl explores her favorite subject — herself — in this shameless (and terrifically entertaining) vanity project disguised as a “documentary.”

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Sheena is a punk rocker and this Roger Corman-produced musical comedy featuring the Ramones is a piece of punk cinema that you shouldn’t miss.

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