"My favorite (band) right now is Dread Zeppelin... They've got two singers, one that sings after the reggae style and the other thinks he's Elvis...It's Fantastic!"
"So unbelievably brilliant you wouldn’t believe it."
"The idea is so preposterous it’s laughable, but Dread Zeppelin do it so well that they are irresistible. "
This is the untold story of Dread Zeppelin, a pioneering band and pop-culture phenomenon that performed reggae versions of Led Zeppelin songs, sung by a 300 pound Elvis Presley impersonator. Conceived as a joke in late 80’s Pasadena, CA, their send-up of rock mythology and tabloid culture unexpectedly took the world by storm when this “ultimate tribute band” was signed to IRS Records.
Immediately endorsed by Robert Plant, audiences and critics alike were forced to question whether they were "one of the most innovative pop culture satires around or just another milestone on the road to societal collapse."
After many years of rumor and speculation, "The Greatest Dread Zeppelin Story Ever Told" begins production.
YOUR TIME IS GONNA COME
Based on their international success and undeniable star quality, Dread Zeppelin are offered a lucrative movie deal.
IN THE LIGHT
Following an appearance on MTV, the band signs with IRS Records and quickly becomes an international sensation, playing over 250 shows around the globe.
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Dread Zeppelin plays their debut show at The Cage in Pasadena, CA to a sell out crowd, sending shockwaves throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
WE'RE GONNA GROOVE
While delivering milk for Driftwood Dairy, Tortelvis rear ends a Pinto owned by local reggae band, The Reggae Blades, and hires the band on the spot.
Elvis meets Tortelvis in a grocery store in Los Angeles and tells him the idea that would later become Dread Zeppelin.
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