Good Times Bad Times: Casting The Led Zeppelin Movie
Enough with all the troubled musician biopics. We’ve all see the humble beginnings, the struggle for success in the face of adversity, the eureka moment of writing their big hit, and of course, the money, love and drug problems. It’s not that these themes are uninteresting, it’s just that they’ve become so cookie cutter, so perfectly molded to the Hollywood Oscar-bait drama, that it has become boring. What we need now is to see the stakes raised, the craziness increased, and the danger quadrupled; we need a rock band biopic, and what better band to fill that void than Led Zeppelin.
With a history marked by a rapid rise to fame and fortune, followed by a slow descent into drugs and alcoholism, eventually leading to the death of drummer John Bonham and the subsequent dissolution of the band, Led Zeppelin have truly lived the blues-inspired songs they sing. The four distinct personalities that make up the band’s unique sound are a reflection of the working dynamic that brought the men together, and eventually tore them apart. The following are casting suggestion for Zoso ( my potential title for a Led Zeppelin movie… Good Times Bad Times? How about Stairway To Heaven?).