Excellent gentleman changes name to "Led Zeppelin II"

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49 Responses to “Excellent gentleman changes name to "Led Zeppelin II"”

  1. gwailo_joe says:

    It really is one of their better albums…

    Good luck Mr. II

  2. Ben Watson says:

    I’m going to change my name to Mezzanine.

  3. dpamac says:

    Xeni, you get a time out for the punny song references! My groan organ is exhausted. (Not that it wasn’t funny.)

  4. I’m glad his ex is supportive, but I wonder was it before or after the name change that she decided to say “Babe, I’m gonna leave you”? 

  5. UnnecessaryUmlaut says:

    So, does he name his son III or Led Zeppelin II the 2nd?
    Oh the humanity.

  6. jimh says:

    Hats off to (George) Blackburn. I’ll bet that with his new name, he’s a real heartbreaker!

  7. David Forbes says:

    I’d have to name myself Freak Out! to carry on this tradition.

  8. irksome says:

    Considering the transformative experience that was a mid-’80s Butthole Surfers concert, I hereby change my name to Locust Abortion Technician.

    Can’t wait to tell Mom.

  9. LintMan says:

    Since Mr. Physical Graffiti doesn’t work quite as well as a name, I’d probably go for Led Zeppelin IV before II.

  10. Donald Petersen says:

    I see nobody’s breaking down the courthouse door to rename themselves Presence.

  11. franko says:

    Mr. Houses Holy?
    Mr. Coda?
    Mr. Presence?

    i’m gonna crawl….

  12. JBarnes01 says:

    I’m glad he chose the second album, because filling in forms with “Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door” just wouldn’t fit on any pre-printed forms.

    I have a friend who changed his name to Coda. (Really, true story) I wonder if it had anything to do with Led Zeppelin’s mostly forgotten album?

    Butthole Surfers?  Saw ‘em with the Dead Kennedy’s in ’83 or ’84 — That’s 45 minutes of my life I’d like back, or better yet, I would have appreciated more DK’s!  The highlight of the show was when the singer came out, he had about 50 wooden clothes pins all pinned in his hair.  He began the first number, and started shaking his head violently, and a spray of clothes pins went everywhere–That was kind of entertaining.  It was all downhill from there…

  13. RJ says:

    They didn’t mention his girlfriend, Iron Butterfly. She’s a bit square-built, but refined. Like a power-lifter in a summer frock.

  14. Childe Roland says:

    I want to be John Bonham Zeppelin.

  15. Alvis says:

    After skimming this post I immediately thought about the kerfuffle over Xeni’s name on her Wikipedia article’s talk page (please let’s not revive that discussion here).  Sure enough, I scroll back up… and look who posted it!

    I’m not sure I could ever go through with a name change – having a name you don’t like is like a badge of honor.  But then again, I’m not the type who would be down for elective plastic surgery, either.  There’s “freedom”, and there’s learning to deal with the cards you’re dealt.

  16. ackpht says:

    Ah, but that’s America is supposed to be, no? The opportunity to make your life what you want it to be.

  17. moonglum says:

    “And then Golem and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her.”

    What a great divorce lyric!

  18. I can’t wait for this guy to sign up for Google+

  19. Aladdin Sane says:

    Way to go, Mr. Zeppelin II!   And In a show of solidarity, I’m changing my name to Aladdin Sane! 

  20. bardfinn says:

    It’s clear he doesn’t want to be the black dog of the family, but some would call him just a fool in the rain.

  21. sdmikev says:

    I’m partial to LZ 3, myself.  Or the forgotten album.  So killer, Out on the Tiles is one of my all time favorite songs from the fellas.  Plus, Since I’ve Been Loving You, one of the greatest songs ever written in C minor blues.. :)

  22. Jerrold Adler says:

    A whole lotta love? Every inch?

  23. BarBarSeven says:

    I hope he isn’t gonna leave his children down on that killing floor.

  24. kmoser says:

    I’m waiting for somebody to change their name to Hindenburg.

  25. nosehat says:

    Inspired by this man’s courage, I might legally change my name to Trout Mask Replica.

  26. 10xor01 says:

    Hilarious.  As such a diehard fan, I’m sure he’ll have no trouble finding someone to squeeze his lemon, till he falls right out of…well, you know.

  27. Phikus says:

    I’m changing my name to Amon Düül II.

    (You know, to keep it in the family.)

  28. Leeeeeed Zeppelin
    He’s the man
    Whose name you’d love to tooooooouch
    But you mustn’t toooooouch

  29. Matt_B says:

    Is his name pronounced “Led Zeppelin Two” or “Led Zeppelin the Second?”

  30. MaxFrancardi says:

    “I don’t want to appear to be some off-the-wall, drug-addict idiot”
    hey, no one’s calling you a drug addict

  31. extremus2 says:

    Would It be seen as a racially motivated to change my name to “The White Album”?

  32. Casey Winstead says:

    I’d change my name to Tortelvis, but I’m afraid he might sue me.

  33. Fred Moore says:

    What an idiot — everyone knows I and III were superior efforts.  II has a drum solo on an EP!!!!

  34. Hmmmm….. If I were to “re-brand” myself by changing my name to that of my favorite album, I would unfortunately become Mr. Hot Rats, after the 1969 Frank Zappa album. (My friends would just call me Hot.)

  35. Led Zep II – oh yeah, the one where they stole Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson

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