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The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin 

Coley Reed
April 8, 2020 195 votes 22 voters 25 items

List Rules Vote up the bands that Led Zeppelin-heads should check out ASAP.

Looking for more good bands like Led Zeppelin? You've come to the right place. Thanks to classic albums like Houses of the Holy, the quartet of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, are widely considered to be better than just about any other band from the classic rock era. 

Cream, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and The Doors are among the top bands most often considered to be Led Zeppelin related artists, while the modern rock group Greta Van Fleet, which is clearly heavily influenced by the famed hard rock pioneers, sounds like Zeppelin to an uncanny degree.

Suffice to say, Led Zeppelin has had a massive influence on the genre of rock, inspiring musicians from the '70s and '80s, and continuing to do so for new bands today. And, while there are a lot of awesome groups and artists that sound like the legends behind "Stairway to Heaven" in their own ways, it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best. Vote up the bands you'd be most likely to recommend to people who are fans of Led Zeppelin, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.

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Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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The Who is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Cream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Rush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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The Yardbirds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Grand Funk Railroad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Steve Miller Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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The Allman Brothers Band... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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Derek and the Dominos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Led Zeppelin
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