Classic rock bands are slowly making their way onto TikTok, with even the Beatles launching an account earlier this month. Now Led Zeppelin have landed their Starship on the platform, bringing their iconic riffs and The Lord of the Rings imagery to Gen Zers everywhere.
Whereas the Beatles made 36 of their songs available on the platform, Led Zep have dropped their entire discography, giving users the option to create videos soundtracked to over 100 of their songs. So not only can teens choreograph dances to hits like “Whole Lotta Love” and “Stairway to Heaven,” but they can jam to deep cuts like “Hot Dog” and “Down By the Seaside.”
The band has only one post so far, showcasing their logo as “Immigrant Song” plays. It contains the hashtag #Rocktober, signaling that their arrival is timed to the platform’s month-long celebration of rock & roll music. Under that hashtag, you’ll find a world of quirky videos paying homage to the genre — from the joys of yacht rock to emotional drawings of Ozzy Osbourne (and, yes, Greta Van Fleet is there, too).
Bernard MacMahon’s Becoming Led Zeppelin, the first-ever authorized documentary on the group, premiered last September at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. November 8th marks the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin IV.