Back in the in the early '80's a sordid Rock N Roll book about Led Zeppelin called Hammer of the Gods was published that told depraved stories from the road of the mighty Led Zep.
Stories of rampant hard drug use, extreme alcohol consumption and Black Magic occultism were some of the tales told.
One particularly freaky story involved a Led Zep Groupie being molested with a small shark!
But apparently times have changed the public perception of these decadent Rock Stars because now they have received one fo the most mainstream honors that can be given.
Last Sunday night in Washington, D.C., the surviving members of Led Zeppelin were among this year's group of Kennedy Center Honorees.
The honors are the nation's highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts.
President Obama was on hand for the ceremony and thanked Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant for behaving themselves at the White House, given their past history of "hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around."
On hand to pay tribute to Zeppelin were the Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz and Jack Black.
Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, with a choir and Jason Bonham on drums, did "Stairway to Heaven."
Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy was also honored alogn with David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and ballerina Natalia Makarova.
Sunday night's ceremony will air on CBS on December 26th.
There were no mentions of groupies or sharks...