Created on Thursday, 22 December 2005 04:20
Rock 'n' roll singer Robert Plant has secured $60,000 for TurtleWill, a Carefree-based charitable organization that aids nomadic people in drought-stricken West Africa.
The former Led Zeppelin frontman previously committed proceeds from "Live in Paris," a four-song CD released by his current band, Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation.
Created on Thursday, 15 December 2005 04:14
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II - but the award was for his work with poor Brazilian children rather than his music.
The 61-year-old rocker went to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to receive an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, from the queen.
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Created on Friday, 09 December 2005 04:06
Robert Plant receives 2 Grammy nominations today: "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance" for Shine It All Around
and "Best Hard Rock Performance" for Tin Pan Valley
Created on Monday, 21 November 2005 03:59
Coming Dec. 20th, a Guitar World special interview with Jimmy Page (and Jack White of the White Stripes) in the February '06 edition. Includes: "Led Zeppelin: The Rise and Fall of the World's Greatest Band", "Inside the New Page Solo Album & Signature Guitar". Also included is a cd-rom video with the ultimate Stairway To Heaven
Created on Tuesday, 08 November 2005 23:03
A 148-page Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition: The Ultimate rock'n'roll band captured by the world's greatest photographers. Over 100 iconic images inside, The real stories behind the pictures, Eyewitness tales from on the road, Foreword by superfan Slash.
PLUS Win Led Zeppelin IV artwork signed by Jimmy Page!
Available Nov. 15 in the UK, about a week or so later Internationally. Available in all good newsagents or by ordering online: [MOJO
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] Thanks Mark!
Created on Monday, 07 November 2005 23:01
Jimmy Page is spotted on the sidelines
Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page made a surprise appearance at the White Stripes second Hammersmith Apollo show last night (Novemebr 6) as the band continued their tour of the UK.
The famous guitarist, who Jack White is often compared with, was spotted watching the gig from the side of the stage throughout the 90 minute set.
Unfortunately hopes of a duet failed to materialise because that was as close to the stage as the founding member of Led Zeppelin got.
Created on Monday, 07 November 2005 16:12
UK rock band Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev were named winners of the Polar Music Prize.
The awards are likened to the Nobel Prize, with winners receiving one million kroner (£70,523) from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
The academy said Led Zeppelin were "one of the great pioneers of rock".
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Created on Saturday, 24 September 2005 03:35
It is a cover version of one of the Radio 1 star's favourite tracks Ever Fallen In Love
by the Buzzcocks.
Pete Shelley, who wrote the song, will appear on the single alongside Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, New Order's Peter Hook and Jeff Beck.
Proceeds from the record will go to Amnesty International.
Peter Hook said of Peel: "He enriched my life through championing my group and he enriched my life through his fantastic radio programme and even now, after his death, he enriches my life because I get to make a record with people who were my heroes."
The record is released on November 21 to coincide with Peel's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame.
Created on Friday, 23 September 2005 03:26
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children.
The legendary rocker was presented the honour at Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House), which Page opened in 1998 and has so far supported more than 300 children. "The greatest satisfaction...is knowing that I am able to help someone who needs help,"
said Page at the ceremony.
Created on Friday, 23 September 2005 03:23
Pearl Jam will be joined by former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant as part of the lineup of the band's Hurricane Katrina benefit, reports Reuters. The event, for which tickets are priced at $1,000, will take place on October 5th at the House Of Blues in Chicago. A spokesperson for the club said that four luxury boxes priced at $25,000 each have already been sold. Proceeds from the show will go to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Jazz Foundation of America and the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, among other organizations.
Created on Thursday, 22 September 2005 03:17
John Paul Jones will be performing at the Lunel Mandolin Festival, in the south of France on October 29th, for a half-hour set including triple-neck mandolin and Kyma.
Created on Saturday, 30 July 2005 03:08
According to Led-Zeppelin.com, the Hammersmith Palais rocked on Sunday night (July 24) with ten absolutely awesome performances of an extraordinary level of guitar playing for the Riffathon charity guitar competition final. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Brian May (Queen) were judging the show, along with Dan Hawkins from The Darkness. They were all blown away by the high standard, and the decision to find a winner was proven extremely difficult. Martin Tomkins from Kettering stole the show and first prize with his awe-inspiring performance of Led Zeppelin's Rock And Roll
. He couldn't get the grin off his face all night - especially after being presented a 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, which he called a "dream guitar," by Jimmy Page, who introduced the winner as "this guy without doubt played it ('Rock n' Roll') better than I have done."
Created on Monday, 11 July 2005 02:57
About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band.
Jimmy Page won best guitarist, followed by Guns N' Roses' Slash and Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore.
And John Paul Jones was named top bassist, with John Bonham, who died in 1980, winning best drummer.
Presenter Trevor Dann, of Planet Rock radio, which compiled the poll, said: "This is an amazing result. Listeners could have voted for any classic rock artists when creating their fantasy supergroup."
Zeppelin's classic 1971 hit Stairway to Heaven
was recently named the nation's favourite rock song of all time recently.
Created on Wednesday, 29 June 2005 02:52
Led Zep albums sales reached 107.5 million in the U.S., according to the RIAA's latest tally, ranking them #3 behind Elvis (116.5 million) and The Beatles (168.5).
Created on Tuesday, 21 June 2005 02:44
Just thought that some of you might want to know that John Paul Jones will be performing at the Barbican, London in June 19 as part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Events. Tickets from £10.
Created on Sunday, 19 June 2005 02:37
A few days back, Jimmy Page delivered his contribution to the upcoming CD of his rock and roll hero Jerry Lee Lewis. This is the message from Jimmy Rip (Jerry's producer) I received this morning:
"I just got back from London where I had a great session with Jimmy Page. He played an amazing solo on Rock And Roll. Unless something crazy happens (and it wouldn't be the first time ) he's the last guest artist on the Pilgrim ...21 tracks ....22 guests !!!!"
Thanks to Maarten van der Tol
Created on Sunday, 12 June 2005 02:31
Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin founding member and guitarist, was awarded an OBE in the Queen of England's Birthday Honours it was announced on Saturday.
This old-fashioned albeit interesting British tradition of awarding Honours stretches back to 1917. Each year important personalities of public life join the ranks of the "British Empire".
Jimmy Page is also actively involed in charity projects and concerts. He has been a patron of UNICEF's ABC Trust, a charity co-founded by his wife and committed to creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people of Brazil. Page is a supporter of "Riffathon", an annual guitar competition designed to encourage players of all ages "to get out there and riff".
Created on Tuesday, 24 May 2005 02:12
Source: Gibson Guitar
Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and New York Stock Exchange CEO John Thain visited with legendary musician Jimmy Page recently and were presented an official Gibson Custom Jimmy Page signature model guitar which will be displayed at the New York Stock Exchange.
For more information on the Gibson Custom Jimmy Page Signature model guitar, go to www.gibson.com.
Created on Friday, 20 May 2005 17:59
John Paul Jones contributed a short classical piece for the Brighton Youth Orchestra & Choir at the Brighton Dome on May 22. The world premiere composition, commissioned for and performed by the dynamic Brighton Festival Youth Choir, also features new material composed by Stewart Copeland and Peter Gabriel.
Created on Friday, 20 May 2005 01:49
...Jack then began the intro to Badge and the song sounded raw and beautiful - Cream never performed it live - as it was meant to sound ...incredible. The show was climbing to dizzy heights with Politician, Sweet Wine, Rollin & Tumblin , Stormy Monday, Deserted Cities of the Heart
and Born under a Bad Sign
. Each song better than the last and the audience now realising they were witnessing something very special....in the box behind me was sitting another guitar legend Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
....he was smiling at the stage and was obviously enjoying himself. Thanks to TBL/Web
Created on Tuesday, 17 May 2005 01:45
Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant turned his back on music following the tragic death of his son in 1977. The rocker was distraught when six-year-old Karac died of a respiratory infection, and subsequently lost the desire to tour or record with the seminal band. And although he eventually rediscovered his passion for making music, Plant admits he suffers dips in motivation whenever expectations are high for him to produce great tunes. He says, "When I lost my son I switched off from the whole deal. Also, the pressure to be great weighing down upon you can stifle the soul."
And Plant has also come to realize over time that it's easier to wow a small audience than inspire tens of thousands of concert-goers. He adds, "Greatness isn't measured in large stadiums - you can be great in the tiniest room on the planet in front of three people. It's harder to invoke greatness at a large event."
Created on Thursday, 12 May 2005 01:38
Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has branded the band's infamous performance at Live Aid cr*p.
The group's former members - Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - refused to allow footage of their performance at the 1985 concert
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, be used in the DVD release last year (04), because their set was "sub-standard".
In reflection, Plant admits, "There was a consensus of opinion that our performance was really s**t. We didn't perform very well, it wasn't recorded well and everything about it was cr*p."
Created on Thursday, 12 May 2005 01:33
Robert Plant is considering staging a summit meeting with former Led Zeppelin bandmates John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page after upsetting them by not attending the Grammys (13FEB05).
Plant was promoting his new solo album, Mighty ReArranger
, in Milan, Italy, and couldn't attend the prizegiving, where Led Zeppelin were presented with a Lifetime Achievement honour.
His decision to stay away upset Page and Jones, who did attend.
Plant admits he partly regrets his decision now, accepting it was a great opportunity to get back up onstage with his former bandmates.
He says, "I would have put my robes on and my crown, my sceptre... What a way to spend the weekend.
"It'd be nice to get together to see if we have anything to argue about."
Created on Thursday, 12 May 2005 01:17
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, right, plays on the New York Stock Exchange podium during opening bell ceremonies for the IPO of Warner Music Group Corp., Wednesday May 11, 2005. Joining Page are, from left: Clarissa Bronfman and her husband, Warner Music Chairman & CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., NYSE CEO John Thain, Warner Music Executive Vice President & CFO Michael Fleisher, and Alan Callan, Page's business manager. The company reduced its offering price from an expected $22 to $24 per share to $17 late Tuesday after it became clear the market felt the higher price was not justified.
Created on Tuesday, 10 May 2005 18:37
Robert Plant and Strange Sensation performed Shine It All Around on The Late Show With David Letterman last night.
This was Plant's 4th appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, with the earliest being on May 22, 1985.
Created on Sunday, 10 April 2005 18:33
Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant developed his unique vocal style after several singing sessions in the bath tub. The Stairway To Heaven
singer credits the echo effect he achieved when he warbled down the plughole with helping him form his now-internationally recognised vocal sound. And Plant has again used his favourite reverb effect on his latest album Mighty ReArranger
. Plant, 55, explains, "In the bath tub I found that I could sing down the overflow and get a great reverb."
Created on Friday, 18 March 2005 19:28
Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was presented with his Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Thursday at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference in Austin, Texas.
Plant, who was unable to attend February's Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles, where the band was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, received the trophy from Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who was on hand to surprise the singer before a keynote interview. [more]
Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2005 19:22
The Queen has met four of Britain's guitar greats - Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Brian May - at Buckingham Palace.
Her Majesty asked the four: "And what do you do?"
The four rockers were among 500 celebrities invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace to honour the British music industry.
Queen's Brian May reminded Her Majesty that he played the National Anthem on the roof of the Palace to start the 2002 Golden Jubilee rock concert. "Oh! That was you was it?"
the Queen exclaimed.
Moving on to Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, the Queen inquired: "Are you a guitarist too?"
Created on Monday, 28 February 2005 19:17
Release dates have changed to May 2, 2005 for UK & Europe and to May 10, 2005 for North America. No reason yet as to the change! Thanks to GOLDEN GOD
No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded
Created on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 19:13
was certified Platinum on January 31, 2005 for selling 1,000,000 units. Led Zeppelin, as a whole, are in third place with cumulative album sales totals in the US, with 106 million units sold to date.Thanks to GOLDEN GOD
Created on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 19:09
Robert Plant's new songs Enchanter
and Somebody Knocking
. Have to say songs sound very different from any of Plant's other solo material. There's more of a Page/Plant No Quarter
sound going on. I think, I know Plant tried to stay away from the Zep or Page sound on all of his solo albums and is now looking in that direction. Too bad Page is not there to really add fuel to the fire. Page is the only one who can really bring out that Plant sound we all know and love. Maybe, one day, Page/Plant part 3, even better, maybe, oneday, Page/Plant/Jones part 2. Maybe? Who knows? Only Robert holds the key.Thanks to GOLDEN GOD
Created on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 18:56
According to an excerpt of Grammy Awards article in Canada's Edmonton Sun, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will appear on the upcoming Foo Fighters album, due in stores on June 8th.
The excerpt from the article, according to BW&BK, reads:
Dave Grohl is psyched that Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones is playing on the new Foo Fighters album that's due for release June 8. "We have a few guests that are playing on the record,"
Grohl said. "I put (Jones) on our wish list of guests and he actually responded and said that he would do it.
"And so I talked to him on the phone. Great guy. Nicest guy in the world. And then I got an e-mail the next day saying, 'Hey, if you'd like you can sit with us at our table for the lifetime achievement awards.' It was unbelievable. It was pretty surreal." "Robert Plant didn't show but it was amazing,"
said Grohl, who is also guesting himself on new albums by Nine Inch Nails and Garbage.
Created on Friday, 11 February 2005 18:54
, "a collection of all new, all original songs" will be released in the UK & Europe on April 25, 2005 and in the US on May 3, 2005 on Sanctuary Records.
Created on Thursday, 10 February 2005 18:47
ContactMusic.com is reporting that mysterious lost drumming tracks believed to be recordings made by tragic Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham have appeared on the internet.
Web site http://www.disndat.info/bonham [They are now at http://www.saladrecords.com/bonhamfiles.htm]
features 23 tracks reportedly recorded by Bonham and is offering them to fans as streaming audio and MP3s.
The anonymous sound engineer, who put the recordings on the site, admits he has been overwhelmed by the response, but refuses to confirm or deny the tracks are genuine.
He writes, "I really only stuck these tracks up here to share with a specific group of people... but it seems that in the process, the link to this page has been spread to the masses.
"I understand the mass appeal. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
"I got these from a friend that's part of the group of people that I mentioned above. I recently talked with him and asked where he got them... and his came from a friend, too... and he gave me exactly what was given to him, so what I've got is what he's got, is what his friend had... and so on.
"Neither of us know where they came from... we just know what and who they appear to be... so take that for whatever it's worth."
Created on Thursday, 10 February 2005 18:44
Former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be on hand at a ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, reports Blabbermouth.net. "The Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical Grammy Awards recognize music people who have made a lasting contribution to culture around the world,"
said Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy in a statement last month (read story on UG). "These profoundly inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers and archetypal musicians, cultural ambassadors, and technical visionaries,"
Portnow added. "Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy that has positively affected multiple generations, and will continue to influence generations to come."
The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement awards will be handed out Feb. 12, one day before the 47th annual Grammy Awards are presented in Los Angeles.
Created on Sunday, 30 January 2005 18:31
Jimmy Page, the former lead guitarist for Led Zeppelin, saw filmmaker Stacy Peralta's seven-minute trailer for his movie Lords of Dogtown and agreed to license Hots on for Nowhere and Achilles Last Stand at bargain-basement prices.
Lords of Dogtown is a fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Venice, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools ofunsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.
The movie is scheduled to open in the US on June 3, 2005.
Created on Thursday, 20 January 2005 18:29
Match 13, 2005 - Oklahoma City, OK. 7 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, 425 E California.
March 19, 2005 - Biloxi, MS. Beau Rivage Casino and Resort.
Created on Friday, 14 January 2005 18:20
Robert Plant is scheduled to play March 11, 2005 at the Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Doors open at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $48.50 and a very limited number of tickets will be available.
Tickets are available by phone 1.800.585.3737 and Albertson's Customer Service at www.startickets.com
Created on Sunday, 09 January 2005 18:19
Interviewed recently on local Midlands radio, Robert revealed the new album will be titled Mighty ReArranager
. He described it as "Physical Graffiti goes to Cairo..."
. An extensive tour is being lined up to include US and UK dates as well as European/UK festival appearances.
Created on Tuesday, 04 January 2005 18:11
Recording artists Led Zeppelin will receive The Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award, it was announced today.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium while the Trustees Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity. Both awards are decided by vote of The Recording Academy's National Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of the members of the Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing and the Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
Formal acknowledgment of these special merit awards will be made at a new elite ceremony during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Feb. 12, as well as during the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
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|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.|