Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 23:16
Author, Singer/Songwriter & Led Zeppelin enthusiast Linda P. Adams has written a fascinating essay, in four parts, on Stairway To Heaven, exploring the meaning behind the lyrics and a little bit on the whole backmasking thing, all from the perspective of a Latter-Day Saint.
Deconstructing the Stairway, Part I
Deconstructing the Stairway, Part II
Deconstructing the Stairway, Part III
Deconstructing the Stairway, Part Untitled
Being quite the enthusiast she is, there are also other Led Zeppelin-related blog posts that she has written.
Created on Sunday, 15 September 2013 21:01
We get the Led out at least once a week, so when we learned that the ornamental prints that glided across Anna Sui’s runway were inspired by our beloved Jimmy Page’s hoard of tapestries, we were extra enthused about this season’s offerings. Paige collected the pieces from Pre-Raphaelite deity Edward Burne-Jones, who’s collection was on display at The Tate’s Pre-Raph retrospective earlier this year. Sui went, saw, and just like that, her vision for spring was born.
Sui sent out a lovely array of her signature flowing dresses, capes, kimonos, in a mix-and-match assortment of fairy lace, floral chiffon, and copper wallpaper print. As we presume Sui would have hoped, everything looked as it had been snatched from the racks of Granny Takes a Trip by today’s modern hippie. Considering that the devil is always in the detail for the designer, the accessories made just as much of a statement, from the knee-high gladiator sandals to the flower crown toppers. The same could be said for the hair and makeup, which was commanded by fluffy fresh-out-of-braids hair and frosty blue eyeshadow. Another highlight was seeing a male model hit the catwalk every now and again, bedecked in a shaggy coat or botanical print blazer paired with skinny velour pants. Every forethought about how a man should dress kind of went out the window in the ’60s (in the best way), no?
And while the clothes stand just fine on their own, seeing them at one of the designer’s elaborate productions was magical as always. Sui arranged for the runway backdrop to be painted in style of The Fool — a Swinging Sixties design collective that colored rock stars’ wardrobes and things, from George Harrison’s mini-car to The Beatles costumes on the 1967 television broadcast of “All You Need Is Love.” Additionally, one of our favorite tracks from The Beatles’ psychedelic chapter, “The Inner Light,” played as Sui’s favorite supermodel (and ours) Karen Elson opened the show in an elaborate gold headdress.
See more pictures at: Styleite.com
Created on Thursday, 12 September 2013 23:10
The actor starred in and directed the drama, about the rescue of American diplomats from Iran during the 1970s, and he wanted to use When the Levee Breaks in a scene when one of the U.S. citizens puts a record on during the last night before their escape attempt.
Affleck, a longtime Led Zeppelin fan, admits he was desperate to use the track and vigorously pursued the British rockers to win permission, but they asked him to make a very specific change.
The film showed actor Tate Donovan putting the needle on a record, and Affleck was asked to change the shot to show the needle being placed on the correct spot on the vinyl to correspond to the song's position on 1971 album Led Zeppelin IV.
Affleck agreed and he headed back to the editing suit in order to make the band happy.
He tells the Los Angeles Times, "Zeppelin, to me, is the greatest rock 'n' roll band. People say, 'The Beatles, the Stones.' No. It's Zeppelin... So not only did we have to pay for the song, we had to pay for an effects shot. You have to appreciate their attention to detail, though."
Created on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 21:56
Music and film fans may have come to the Toronto International Film Festival's world premiere of "12.12.12" for the documentary's flashy mix of live performances and backstage footage from the star-studded Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Gardens, but they stayed for the post-screening gossip.
That's not necessarily a slight against the film itself, which was chock full of stunning footage of performances from concert stars like Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney -- and the remaining members of Nirvana, who get a surprisingly passing mention -- and augmented with a number of delightful and often unexpected backstage moments.
Paul McCartney's efforts to convince Alicia Keys that he's as cool as his daughter Stella are particularly amusing. And Chris Martin's stunned delight when Michael Stipe says that he wants him to sing along to "Losing My Religion" during the performance is almost enough to obliterate any Coldplay and/or GOOP-related stigma the singer has accrued over the years.
But nothing came close to torrent of named names and unbridled bitterness that the concert promoter and Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein dished in the post-screening Q&A with his fellow event organizers James Dolan and John Sykes and doc producers Amir Bar-Lev and Meghan O’Hara. Some of the things that Weinstein willingly shared with the sold-out crowd at Toronto's Wintergarden Theatre left Bar-Lev, the film's director, visibly stunned at some of the things he'd missed while he was filming the event.
First of all, Weinstein gleefully confessed that he'd sold a sit-down with "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart for charity funds. Apparently the "Prince of an Arabian country" was offering to pay top dollar for a fifteen-minute chat with the chronically awkward actress.
Weinstein called Stewart and filled her in on the situation. "She said 'How much?' My kind of girl," he quipped. The mogul and the prince were eventually able to agree to a $500,000 donation. In cash. The prince, Stewart and a number of bodyguards enjoyed a lovely fifteen minutes together during the concert. (The concert went on to raise $30 million.)
Weinstein was even more forthcoming, not to mention venomous, when a member of the audience asked if they'd asked Led Zeppelin to play the concert.
As it turns out, they had. Weinstein was convinced that an appearance from the band's remaining members could significantly increase the amount of money that the benefit could earn for victims of the hurricane. So he approached Robert Plant.
"We get an OK from Plant if Page will do it... Jimmy Page doesn't want to do it," Weinstein explained with a dramatic flair. "Jimmy Page's lawyer... Maybe he works for Satan? Maybe he is Satan?"
Undeterred, Weinstein asked Hillary Clinton if she could lend her considerable diplomatic skills to the cause. She didn't think that she'd be the best person to talk Led Zeppelin into reforming, so she recruited her husband Bill.
Former President Bill Clinton took up the cause. "Bill talked to the group and Jimmy told him no," Weinstein said with barely concealed rage.
Still, he wasn't ready to give up just yet. As a last ditch effort, Weinstein asked President Barack Obama for help. Unfortunately, getting Jimmy Page to raise money for hurricane relief isn't quite as easy as tracking down Osama Bin Laden.
"Jimmy Page struck out Obama and Bill Clinton," Weinstein sighed. "That will live on in infamy."
From: Huff Post
Created on Saturday, 07 September 2013 00:59
Hello, and welcome to the voting site for the 2013 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour.
Once again, we're thrilled to say that it's been quite the year for high-voltage rock'n'roll since we last asked you to vote.
After many hours, some raised voices and a fist-fight or two, we've come up with what we think is a perfect representation of the best the rock world has to offer.
As always, have fun voting and we've no doubt it'll stir up some debate, so don't forget to join us on Twitter or Facebook and let us know what you think.
Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day has been nominated for the Film/DVD Of The Year award.
We will announce the winners at London's Roundhouse on November 14 when we also crown Black Sabbath as our Living Legends.
It will be an amazing evening, and as an added bonus for voting, we're offering one lucky reader and a companion the opportunity to join us there... Thank you all for voting, and keep checking the website for any further information.
The Classic Rock Team
Created on Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:13
Rolling Stone just released a list of the 10 most killer cover songs of the past decade and Karen O & Trent Reznor's cover of Immigrant Song
made the list.
Bands who try to do straight-ahead covers of the mightiest Led Zeppelin songs usually come out looking like they got squashed by a blimp. Trent Reznor and Karen O's take on Zep's classic ode to Viking warriors – which appeared on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack – is an industrial rock crusher that rivals the original while adding an extra level of art-horror creepiness. Reznor lays down a storming track and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer brings the midnight sun with warrior priestess yowls that sound like she recorded her vocal after a couple weeks out pillaging coastal Europe. She barely sounds human on the opening bellows, which is fitting since Reznor's electronic noise blizzard sonics barely sound like music. The land of the ice and snow never sounded so foreboding.
From: Rolling Stone
Created on Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:02
September 1, 2013
Backstage Auctions is proud to present the annual Classic Rock and Roll Auction featuring over 500 auction lots which - for the most part - will be dominated by an A-list of Classic Rock bands, including Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin's lots include a hat worn by drummer John Bonham, signed CDs by Robert Plant & John Paul Jones, as well as collections of import CDs, vinyl, books, magazines, and a lot more!
Click the link below and start your journey through rock and roll history:
The 2013 Rock and Roll Summer Classic Auction
Created on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 23:55
Robert Pattinson's Dior Homme video has finally arrived - and it was WELL worth the wait.
We've got the perfect pick-me-up for a Monday morning: a smouldering, sexy, TOTALLY HOT Robert Pattinson in the new Dior Homme fragrance video.
The French fashion house has been dropping teaser behind-the-scenes campaign videos and pictures - shot by amazing snapper Nan Goldin - on their Twitter feed and website for the past few weeks, but the final campaign video, directed by Romain Gavras, was revealed yesterday and showcases Rob in all his glory.
The edgy video features Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love
as the soundtrack and a whole lotta Robert - smoking in the bathtub, snogging co-star Camille Rowe in a bed and on a lift, striding atop tall buildings in a dapper suit, crashing a black tie party, driving fast cars, diving underwater, doing some more snogging - underwater - and generally looking positively delectable.
Robert recently opened up about the steamy new campaign to GQ Spain, revealing:
'If you have to kiss someone who you don't know and the person keeps their distance or backs off, it's horrible.'
Check out the film in its entirety below - it doesn't disappoint.
Even more Whole Lotta Love
From: Marie Claire
Created on Monday, 02 September 2013 13:56
Zits Creators Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman clearly must be fans of Led Zeppelin. Last Thursday's comic was the fourth day
in a short series in which the father of the main character, Jeremy Duncan, has the song Yellow Submarine
, by The Beatles stuck in his head. They spend a few days trying to figure out how to get the song out of his head. By the fourth day, however, Jeremy has Stairway To Heaven
stuck in his head, although the spiral staircase going upwards from his head looks more like a strand of DNA, according to his father.
The few days, Jeremy's mother and a couple of his friends, Hector and Pierce also have songs stuck in their heads.
Back on June 16, 2013
, there was another Zits comic strip with a Led Zeppelin reference.
Created on Monday, 02 September 2013 13:41
While Senegal musician Youssou N'Dour and Finnish composerKaija Saariaho received the 2013 Polar Music Prize on August 27, 2006 Polar Music Prize Laureate John Paul Jones attended Polar Music Talks the day before, which "bridges between culture, medicine, technology, business, creativity and music of all types."
Jones, always a man of few words, had some interesting comments in the talk (VIDEO BELOW).
"When I was young I wanted to play every instrument. When I realised that I couldn't, that's when I started thinking about composition"
"I always hear what's wrong with a piece of my music before I hear what's right"
"Music is everywhere in shops. I'm arranging things all the time. I've usually worked something out by the time I've left the shop."
"I'm writing an opera, I've just got to the end of the first act. It's like "Aah". That's the holy grail, the rest is going to be easy."
"How do I relax? I play instruments that I'm not usually associated with. Then I see my grandchildren."
Jones also attended the prize ceremony, which was held at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
For more information on the Polar Music Prize, go to http://www.polarmusicprize.org/home/
Created on Monday, 02 September 2013 10:55
A concert DVD of a legendary rock-and-roll duo has been pulled from two of Canada's major retail stores this week after lawyers for one of the stars declared it a bootleg.
HMV and Best Buy confirmed that copies of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page: Live in Japan 1996 are being removed from the shelves of their stores coast to coast after a lawyer for one of the aging ex-Led Zeppelin band members declared it a pirated DVD of a show the duo had done almost 20 years ago.
"It is a bootleg," confirmed lawyer George Fearon in an e-mail two days after QMI Agency brought the DVD to his attention.
"HMV Canada is ... removing both titles from our shelves until we have proof of their legitimacy," HMV spokeswoman Elyssa Macri said Friday.
Prior to that decision, company president Nick Williams said that the supplier of the Live in Japan 1996 DVD, Koch Entertainment, had told HMV that the product is legitimate and it could be sold legally in Canada.
Koch Entertainment could not be reached for comment.
"This is not something that we or our vendor partners were aware of but we are now removing these titles from our stores," Best Buy's Danielle Jang said.
After being approached by QMI Agenc, Fearon, a lawyer for guitarist Page, said he planned to approach authorities in the music business about the sale of the DVD.
Richard Pfohl of Music Canada said his organization approached the Canadian distributor of the Live in Japan DVD in July with concerns around its authenticity after receiving a complaint from a consumer.
Pfohl said he was "not at liberty" to confirm the name of the distributor, but that "they dropped it immediately" from their catalogue and stopped distributing it in Canada.
"My understanding is the retailers don't necessarily return all of those copies, so there may be copies on the shelves that are still for sale," Pfohl said.
Terry Stephenson, a Led Zeppelin fan who attended Page and Plant concerts around the world in the mid-90s, claims to have been the one who recorded the 1996 show in Tokyo.
The San Diego resident said in an e-mail that he had the band's permission to record the show and that he shared VHS copies with the band, fellow fans and collectors.
At no point, he said, was it meant to be for sale, but reckons that it was copied by bootleggers at some point.
PAGE FIGHTING FOR HIS RIGHT
Being an aging multi-millionaire rock 'n' roll icon hasn't stopped Jimmy Page from fighting for his right to protect what he has created.
It was back in July of 2007 that the former Led Zeppelin guitarist was the star witness in the Glasgow trial of Robert Langley, a long-time Zeppelin fan accused of selling bootleg CDs and DVDs of live performances by the band.
Langley, who was ultimately convicted of trademark and copyright infringements, had been caught selling the items at a popular Scottish music fair, according to reports by the BBC.
"The legitimate part is where fans trade music, but once you start packaging it up and you do not know what you are getting, you are breaking the rules legally and morally," Page, now 69, reportedly told the court. "If you have something like this that appears legitimate, then it is just not right."
At the time, an official from the British Phonographic Industry called Langley, then 58, a "notorious" music pirate who had once dominated the small-time bootlegging scene.
Page's lawyer, George Fearon, told QMI Agency this week Page remains steadfast in protecting the Led Zeppelin brand and its music, as well as his own solo work and collaborations.
"(Page has) worked very hard over the years to develop a reputation in this business, and he wants to do what he can, when he can, to help enforce and protect the rights of himself and his colleagues," Fearon said from his office in New York.
"Jimmy is very meticulous about the quality of both audio and audio-visual recordings that represent his work."
Created on Sunday, 25 August 2013 14:07
The Sunflower SUPERJAM 2012 was a unique event that brought together some of rock music's true legends at The Royal Albert Hall making the iconic venue rock like never before. Now, for the first time, The Sunflower Jam charity is raising money by producing an exceptional DVD of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Watch Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, Ian Paice, John Paul Jones
, Mark King, Alfie Boe and a host of other amazing musicians 'jam' on one of the most famous stages in the world.
Plus, also included is a bonus DVD with highlights from The Sunflower SUPERJAM 2011, including the last ever, live performance from the legendary Jon Lord. The DVD will be released exactly a year on, on September 16th 2013 but it will be available for preorder from Tuesday 20th August 2013 at 1.00pm via www.thesunflowerjam.com
Sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date with The Sunflower Jam including upcoming events: http://www.concertforjon.thesunflowerjam.com
The DVD will be released exactly a year on, on September 16th 2013 but it will be available for preorder from Tuesday 20th August 2013 at 1.00pm via www.thesunflowerjam.com
The Sunfllower Jam is a charity founded by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice. The charity passionately supports the research and application of holistic and nontoxic treatments for children and young adults suffering from cancer.
// Twitter: @thesunflowerjam
Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:00
Just imagine being in the audience at the Wheaton Youth Center on Jan. 20, 1969. The same day Richard Nixon took office, a little band called Led Zeppelin was rocking 50-odd concertgoers at a humble venue on Georgia Avenue. But did the show even happen? That has been among Washington's great mysteries
. Some remember the concert vividly while others that lived nearby or worked at the center insist it's just myth.
Leave it to prolific documentarian Jeff Krulik (co-producer of the cult classic "Heavy Metal Parking Lot") to sniff out the truth. The answer lies in the new film "Led Zeppelin Played Here
," which features interviews with DJs, promoters, archivists and historians, not to mention the alleged attendees.
The movie has two scheduled screenings coming up. You can unravel the mystery during the Baltimore premiere, which is tonight at the Creative Alliance
(tickets are $12). Or head to AFI Silver Theatre
on Friday, Aug. 30 at 9:15 p.m. and see the film for just $5.
From: Washington Post
Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:24
Pop legend Jimmy reveals that rock bad boys Led Zep were fans...
Notorious heavy rock bad boys Led Zeppelin have hidden a deep dark secret - they were fans of goody two shoes pop family The Osmonds!
Jimmy Osmond lifted the lid on how the legendary rock hell raisers love Crazy Horses and hanging out with the clean cut Mormon clan. And the 50 year old youngest member of the Osmonds also told Sunday Life about:
- * His astonishing 47 years in the music business, making his debut with the legendary Frank Sinatra
- * The return of The Osmonds who sold more than 100 million records to their most faithful fan market - the UK and Ireland; and
- * Why he doesn't mind being your Long Haired Lover from Liverpool, 41 years after the song was a smash hit.
Jimmy, in Belfast this Autumn with his brothers Merrill and Jay for their American Jukebox Show, revealed how his brothers socialised with the original "monsters of rock"
But the non-smoking, non-drinking dad of four said that the debauched English rockers - infamous for hotel orgies, mind-boggling bedroom antics, trashing hotels and throwing TVs off buildings - were "like family guys to us".
Said Jimmy: "We met Led Zeppelin because we used their sound system. We followed their tour. They were so nice!"
"They brought us back to their hotel and it was cool. They were just like family guys to us. "It was mostly my brothers who talked to them. I was very young at the time. But I was still there and it was quite amazing."
"It is also really cool for us to know that people from top groups like Led Zeppelin and other have raised their hands and said 'isn't that a great riff' or 'they really did have amazing musical talent' about us."
From: The Belfast Telegraph
Created on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:13
September 7, 2013, marks the 45 year anniversary since Led Zeppelin played their very first concert. Now the British rock stars are getting a special plaque right where it all began; in a primary school in Gladsaxe.
In Denmark, Led Zeppelin made themselves into rock history September 7,1968. There was, as we know, many interesting things around the world that year. That there was an English rockband that played on a Saturday night in Gladsaxe Teen Club in the neighborhood of Copenhagen, was nothing special. After all, youth clubs pulled in, every Saturday night, somewhere between 1,200 and 1,600 young people when there was a ball at Egegaard School. And, many British groups came.
Gladsaxe the rock world map
There were usually three bands in one night. The main name that evening was The Yardbirds. They had been there before and they were good ol, seemed both club's board and many fans. But it did not go quite as expected. The British band that was booked long before the summer, ran afoul with each other over in the home city of London and was dissolved the summer. Group guitarist Jimmy Page, however, had a new plan up his sleeve, namely to find new playmates to play with. He found them, and it was this new group that appeared in Gladsaxe Teen Club Saturday 7th September 1968 under the name "The New Yardbirds."
The three new members of the group were singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham. They had only practiced a few times together in London, then in the afternoon of September 7th, they knocked on the door at the school in Gladsaxe and asked if they just had to practice a little before the evening's concert. And so, a nice school in Gladsaxe - incidentally, then departed Erhard Jakobsen, who was the mayor of the municipality - both "rehearsing room" and "concert venue" for the world premiere of one of the world's greatest rock bands, Led Zeppelin, will be there.
World premiere plaque
45 years after being given Led Zeppelin a place of honor at the school where it all began, there will be a plaque for the rock historic event . The plaque will be put up at Gladsaxe School, which Egegaard School was called.
It will of course be celebrated, and it happens Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Gladsaxe School, where the plaque will be unveiled.
The project is called "Initiative Group for the selection of Led Zeppelin's world premiere in Gladsaxe" which among others, several of the people who had significant shares of Led Zeppelin's world premiere and documentation of the event, namely Kim Utke, co-founder of Gladsaxe Teen Club and a member of the board, will help to decide which groups play at the club. Jerry Ritz, music and theater producer, was on the road with foreign groups such as The Who, The Animals and Small Faces, was the tour manager for Led Zeppelin in Scandinavia in 1968 and 1969, and Jorgen Angel, rock photographer, who took a series of recent very famous images of Led Zeppelin's first concert which is world renowned for its unique photographs of rock's big names from the 60s and 70s. His pictures can be seen at a major exhibition in The Old Town in Aarhus.
The image may only be used for direct mention of Led Zeppelin plaque (with photo credit). Any other use must be agreed with Jorgen Angel who own the rights to this photo.
Created on Saturday, 10 August 2013 21:13
So, you're 64-year-old rock-and-roll god, front-man of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, and you want to make a 10-part documentary about your vacation to Mali. How best do you promote it? Just like everyone else, social media. By why, oh why would anyone want to do that? Buried in a 5-year-old article on our own website, we found a potential answer to that question.
First, the news: Plant blitzed the social media scene with the addition of Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus accounts, and an upgrade to his personal website, according to a report yesterday.
In February, Plant hinted he wasn't against the idea of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour next year, which should be welcome news to anyone who happens to find themselves in the massive economic pull of the iconic rock band's gravitational sphere.
A 2008 article in Upstart Business Journal, archived from our days as Condé Nast Portfolio, reported that one of Zeppelin's best known songs, Stairway to Heaven, had generated $12 million in publishing royalties, was worth $550 million for the master recording, and of particular interest to Plant's social media blitz, had the potential to generate an additional $10 million in future revenue.
And that's just the one song. But, of course, you're Robert Plant, you're a world-class artist. You don't do it for the money, right?
From: Upstart Business Journal
Created on Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:40
LoveLive, the leading music content specialist, has today announced the re-launch of legendary musician and ex-Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant's digital platforms - creating an all-new website, video-rich content strategy and an increased presence on social media, allowing fans a new and easier way to connect with the musical icon.
LoveLive's experience in delivering creative and strategic digital solutions for artists prompted a complete re-design of his website with global fans and multi-media at the heart of the strategy. The LoveLive team ensured that Robert Plant's prolific recording career, tours and stellar musical achievements sit firmly at the core of the output. Visitors will also be able to unlock exclusive treats such as unseen archive footage and irreplaceable paraphernalia including original tour posters, laminates and tour schedules from all eras of Robert's career.
The re-launch, which includes a brand new logo, has been carried out across all areas of Robert's social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube and will see the official launch of a 'Robert Plant Official' Instagram account, featuring never before seen personal photos of his life on the road, at home and in the recording studio.
Toby L, Creative Director, LoveLive said: "We are delighted to be collaborating with Robert and his team and to be his chosen digital specialists. Robert has been extremely hands-on and involved in the process throughout, and our shared digital and social strategy, not to mention trawl through the video vaults, will enable fans around the world to connect with Robert in a way never previously made possible. We are looking to provide the definitive fan experience for one of music's most important artists and cannot wait to open the floodgates."
Robert Plant digital platforms
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 03:36
Even though Robert Plant has had a Twitter account for some time, it has remained dormant until today.
Robert posted his first tweet this morning saying that tomorrow (Wednesday, August 7, 2013) he will be answering ten fan questions.
Submit your question with the hashtag #AskRP and he will select his top ten to answer as well as send a free download (whatever that may be).
Check out Robert Plant's official Twitter page at, of course, https://twitter.com/RobertPlant/
Created on Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:11
Glyn Johns, who engineered Led Zeppelin's 1969 self-titled debut, basically stumbled upon a new way of recording drummer John Bonham - creating the dynamic stereo cadences that drive tracks like Communication Breakdown
Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page produced the album, but it was a microphone switch by Johns - famous for his work, too, with the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and the Who - that changed everything: In setting up multiple mics for Bonham, Johns accidentally had one of them directed to one side of the stereo mix. The rest of his performance was emanating from the middle.
"Half of the drums were coming out of the left, by mistake,"
Johns says in this Q&A. "And I thought: I wonder what it would sound like if I took the one in the middle, and put it on the other side. And there is was - the beginning of stereo drums."
was influential in other ways. Guitarist Johnny Ramone once said he developed his signature down-stroke style based on Page's riff. But everyone began to hear drums in a new way after Led Zeppelin arrived.
Not that Johns is ready to take too much credit: "I found it by mistake. Like anything good that's ever happened to me, really - it's been a fluke of some sort,"
he says. "So, I can't really take any credit for it, other than recognizing it."
From: Something Else! Reviews
Created on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 23:54
When Led Zeppelin hit Soeborg
Displayed: DR2, 12 September 2012
Appears until: No expiration date
TV-Byen in Soeborg is Danmarks Radio TV headquarters for 43 years, from 1963 until 2006. During the period occurs some of music's greatest icons in the studies by Hareskov, north of Copenhagen. This is the story about the time a pretty hat lady from Nyhavn tried to stop a concert by one of the world's biggest rock bands. This is the story of the day, Led Zeppelin hit Soeborg.
Novel gifts for the consummate Led Zeppelin fan, as well as the best selection of quality gifts and accessories for musicians.
|April 24, 1969 - 2nd US Tour begins (1st as headliners) at the Fillmore West|
|April xx, 1970 - Robert comments about the violence in the audience near the end of the fifth tour|
|April 04, 1970 - Jimmy Page performs White Summer/Black Mountain Side on the Julie Felix BBC show|
|April 16, 1970 - Whole Lotta Love was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK, Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on December 5, 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a "no-singles" approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK and he halted the release.|
|April xx, 1971 - Untitled is rumored to be released this month|
|April xx, 1972 - Recording sessions for Houses Of The Holy at Stargroves and Olympic studios|
|April xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin rehearse their new stage show in preparation for their huge 1973 US Tour|
|April xx, 1974 - Swan Song concentrates its efforts on signing new acts|
|April xx, 1975 - Jimmy does some mixing at Electric Lady studios for TSRTS soundtrack|
|April 19, 1975 - 51,000 tickets sell in two hours for three nights at Earls Court, two added dates see another 34,000 tickets sold|
|April xx, 1976 - The band decide they will release their film to theaters|
|April 30, 1977 - Led Zeppelin breaks the record for the largest attendance for a single-act show in the Pontiac Silverdome with 76,229 in attendance|
|April xx, 1978 - The band hold a meeting, this time with Robert, to discuss Zeppelin’s future|
|April 03, 1979 - Page, Bonham and Plant jam with Bad Company again in Birmingham|
|April 27, 1980 - The band rehearses at Rainbow Theater for an upcoming European tour|
|April 26, 1988 - James Patrick Page III’s birthday. He is named after his father is the only son of Jimmy and Patricia Ecker. Jimmy spoke of his son saying: "He is wonderful. He has made a big difference to my life."|
|April 21, 1998 - Page and Plant released Walking Into Clarksdale.|