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Jimmy Page Plays Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" with Paul Rodgers and Nirvana, GNR Members — Video

Last night in Seattle, at the Experience Music Project Museum, a group of musicians got together to honor Jimmy Page.

But no one expected the former Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Firm guitarist to actually perform.

Then, as the night (and the Firm's "Radioactive") was coming to a close, Page quickly took the stage and was handed a lovely Gibson Les Paul burst. Before anyone could react, the band launched into Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll."

Sharing the stage with Page were his former Firm band mate, Paul Rodgers (whose voice somehow sounds the same as ever) and Alice in Chains singer William Duvall. Also present were Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen. The house band featured former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and ex–Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin.

A lot of other musicians were along for the ride. How many can you pick out?



From: Guitar World

‘Love The Coopers’ Soundtrack, Aka Love Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

The soundtrack for CBS Films’ holiday comedy Love The Coopers won’t street until November 13, the same day the movie hits theaters, but this morning’s tease pretty much made my day: there’s a new original song (a Christmas one) on the album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, who in 2007 teamed for the Grammy-winning Album of the Year Raising Sand but haven’t recorded anything together since.

It’s a coup for CBS Films, which is good at the care and feeding of the music in its films — the studio guided the cool folk soundtrack (OK, they had help from uber-producer T Bone Burnett) for the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis that featured music from Bob Dylan, Marcus Mumford and the Punch Brothers and of course the film’s stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Adam Driver and Justin Timberlake. The Coopers soundtrack, from Republic Records, also features two Dylan songs, as well as Nina Simone, Sting and Fleet Foxes among others.

Love The Coopers centers on four generations of a family who come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, and a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down. Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Anthony Mackie and Marisa Tomie lead the ensemble cast helmed by Jessie Nelson.

Check out Plant and Krauss’ video released today for “The Light Of Christmas Day.”



From: Deadline Hollywood

Watch Tool Cover “No Quarter” Dressed As Led Zeppelin

Last night, Tool played their first (and presmuably last) show of 2015 at Tempe, Arizona’s Monster Mash Music Festival — you know, the one that Maynard James Keenan said the rest of the band conned him into doing. Although they didn’t have any news of a new album, duh, they did have have some special surprises in store for the audience. They opened the show by playing their cover of Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter” for the first time since 1998, and because it was Halloween, they did the whole thing dressed as Led Zeppelin. (“Good news, it’s fucking Halloween! Bad news, we are not Led Zeppelin,” Keenan said after the performance.)

Mothership 4LP vinyl reissue?

Mothership

If you've spent the last year buying the Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Editions then your appetite for Zeppelin vinyl is probably well and truly sated... but just in case, the band's 2007 compilation Mothership is being made available again across four vinyl records.

It was issued on the black stuff at the time, although the vinyl renaissance was a few years off at that point and the two-CD and 2CD+DVD formats were what the majority would have opted for.

Probably the key buying point here is that this new vinyl set uses the new 2014/15 remasters, which is good news since the original compilation mastering has never been fans' favourite.

The set is smartly packaged in outer box with embossed artwork and a large booklet with David Fricke notes. The two-CD version is also being reissued.

Mothership is reissued on 6 November 2015.

Pre-order links
Pre-order: Mothership 4LP
Pre-order: Mothership 2CD

From: Super Deluxe Edition

Warner Bros. aborted 1988 Led Zeppelin movie project



I was at the L.A. premiere of the new Tom Hardy film "Legend" earlier tonight and the director, Brian Helgeland, revealed an interesting tidbit about a Led Zeppelin movie project in 1998. After the Q & A I had an opportunity outside the theatre to quiz him more directly on the subject.

After his success with writing the screenplay to "L.A. Confidential", Warner Brothers was keen on making a movie about Led Zeppelin and sent Brian Helgeland to catch up with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on their 1998 tour in New York. Jimmy was interested but Robert wanted no part of it. Brian saw the July 16 Madison Square Garden and July 18 Continental Airline Arena shows, but could never get Robert to speak to him. Without Robert's cooperation, there was no way Brian could write a decent screenplay. That put the kibbosh on any Led Zeppelin film and Warner Brothers pulled the plug.

- From ledzeppelin.com forum member Strider

On The Late Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham: 35 Years Gone



If you love rock’n’roll as I do, you’ve got to honor the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Now would be a great time to do it. It’s the 35th anniversary of the famed drummer’s passing. One of the most influential and revered drummers in rock music history, Bonham died Sept. 25, 1980, of a pulmonary edema resulting from a vodka binge. He was 32 years old.

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl summed up the effect Bonham produced during Led Zeppelin’s heyday in the late 1960s and 1970s. He said, “John played the drums like someone who didn’t know what was going to happen next — like he was teetering on the edge of a cliff. No one has come close to that since, and I don’t think anybody ever will.”

Read the entire, EXCELLENT article at: http://anewdomain.net/2015/09/18/late-led-zeppelin-drummer-john-bonham-35-years-gone/

How Cameron Crowe Captured The Essence Of Led Zeppelin With ‘Almost Famous’



Cameron Crowe had a mission to merge his two loves in life: writing and music. Pursuing his literary and musical passions, Crowe began writing for the underground music publication The Door in his early teens under the tutelage of Lester Bangs, a writer and editor portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous, a love letter to music celebrating its 15th anniversary today. With its capacity to capture what was exciting about the music of the time without succumbing to unreflective effusiveness, his writing eventually caught the eye of Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres. On a 1973 issue of Rolling Stone, Crowe’s first byline with the publication — a story about the band Poco — was teased on the cover.

Read the rest of the article at: http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/09/cameron-crowe-led-zeppelin-almost-famous/

AXS TV to Salute Led Zeppelin on Labor Day with Multiple Screenings of "Celebration Day" TOMORROW



This Labor Day will be a Led Zeppelin "Celebration Day" over at AXS TV, as the high-def network is planning to pay tribute to the band on the 47th anniversary of its first concert with a special block of programming. AXS TV will play the British rock legends’ 2012 concert film Celebration Day four times back to back on Monday, September 7, starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.

Serving as host of the special will be Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who stepped in for his dad at the band’s 2007 reunion show in London that was filmed for the Celebration Day movie. Jason will share stories about growing up with his famous father, and about his experiences playing with the group at the historic concert.

Celebration Day documents Led Zeppelin’s December 10, 2007, reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena. It features singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones, along with Jason, ripping through a set of the band’s classic songs, including "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock and Roll," "Kashmir" and the epic "Stairway to Heaven." The show was organized as part of a tribute to late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

"It’s a great privilege and an honor to be even in the same breath as my father," says Jason. "To get a chance to play with these peers, with the band as well, you’re gonna see what was truly one of the greatest days of my life."

After the 11 a.m. ET screening, AXS TV will air Celebration Day again at 1:15 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. ET and 5:45 p.m. ET.

Led Zeppelin’s very first concert took place on September 7, 1968, in Gladsaxe, Denmark, although the band was actually still billing itself as The Yardbirds at the time.

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From: WFJA Classic Hits 105.5

Super duper group Foo Fighters + John Paul Jones and Roger Taylor playing "Under Pressure"

Super duper group Foo Fighters + John Paul Jones and Roger Taylor playing

Last night (September 5) at The National Bowl, in Milton Keynes, England, the Foo Fighters were joined on stage by Roger Taylor, of Queen, and John Paul Jones.

The Foo Fighters were in the middle of their set and decided to play Under Pressure from Queen's 1982 album Hot Space.

Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins sang lead vocals, while Roger Taylor took the drum throne.Singer/guitarist Dave Grohl added scat vocal backups. Foo bassist Nate Mendel picked the famous bassline, while John Paul Jones played Foo touring keyboardist, Rami Jaffee's Yamaha P-200 digital piano.

The Yamaha sits in a gutted-out upright piano as a keyboard stand. John Paul Jones had done that 36 years ago with his Yamaha CP70B Electric Grand Piano.

While introducing their musical guest Dave Grohl was pleased with the situation and said, "This kind of shit doesn't happen every day," and that "the Foo Fighters are, right now, living out ourrock and roll fantasy."

Robert Plant's "More Roar" EP Now Available Digitally



More Roar, the EP from Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters first released on 10" vinyl for Record Store Day this past April, is now available digitally as well on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where it is also available as a high-definition 96kHz/24bit FLAC download and on vinyl too. The EP features three tracks recorded live during the group’s 2014 world tour celebrating the release of Plant's Nonesuch / Warner Bros. Records debut album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar: "Turn It Up / Arbaden," "Poor Howard," and "Whole Lotta Love (Medley)."

Plant and the band are currently touring Europe, stopping at the Fête du Bruit in France and Lokerse Festival in Belgium this weekend. They return to North America for a number of shows in September, including stops in New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and more. For details and tickets to see them live, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

From: http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/robert-plant-more-roar-ep-now-available-digitally-2015-08-07

Synchronized Swimming Team Performs To Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven'



For many people, the mere thought of treading water in the middle of a pool for minutes at a time is daunting beyond belief, never mind pairing it with sophisticated choreography. Yet this feat is all in a day's work for the Spanish Synchronized Swimming Team, whose performance during the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, held in Rome, was so outstanding that it ultimately won them the competition's gold medal for "Free Routine Combination."

As if the swimming team's movements – the pinnacle of precision and grace – weren't impressive enough, it was their song choice that truly took this synchronized act to soaring new heights (or rather, awe-inspiring depths). The women swam to the stylings of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," adding a bit of pumping pop culture relevance to their performance, a notable and captivating departure from the instrumental music that typically dominates the sport.

Between the Spanish Synchronized Swimming Team's flawless timing and ethereal song choice, it's no wonder they were deemed champions of the event. To make the moment all the more special, Reuters reports that this gold medal marked their first international win.



Thanks to Michelle

From: http://sfglobe.com/2015/08/07/synchronized-swimming-team-performs-to-led-zeppelins-stairway-to-heaven/

Led Zeppelin reissue lands US Top 10 debut



Led Zeppelin’s expanded reissue of their 1979 album, “In Through The Out Door”, has debuted in the US Top 10.

Billboard reports the album reenters the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 9 with opening week sales of 24,000 units (23,000 from pure album sales).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

“In Through The Out Door” originally spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1979 and was last on the chart in 1980.

Industry sources expected a Top 10 debut for all three of Led Zeppelin’s July 31 reissues, but 1976’s “Presence” and 1982’s “Coda” failed to hit the mark; their chart positions will be revealed when the new chart is posted on Tuesday.

Led Zeppelin launched the extensive reissues series last June with their first three albums, “Led Zeppelin I”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III”; it continued last October with “Led Zeppelin IV” and “Houses Of The Holy”; and was followed by “1975’s “Physical Graffiti” this past February.





From: http://www.hennemusic.com/2015/08/led-zeppelin-reissue-lands-us-top-10.html

Jimmy Page: 'I Can’t Foresee’ Another Led Zeppelin Reunion


Kevin Winter, Getty Images

There was a lot of fanfare and excitement when Led Zeppelin reunited in 2007 with drummer Jason Bonham filling in for his late father behind the kit. The band's one-off show generated the Celebration Day live album and DVD, but no additional dates. Though there have been some overtures to do more, it looks like we may have seen the last of Led Zeppelin playing live.

Guitarist Jimmy Page has expressed his desire to play some more Zeppelin shows in the past, but it appears as though he too has decided the opportunity has passed. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Page stated, "We tried it a few times. It always seemed to be done in a hurry and it never worked. That's why the O2 show was done with such intent. We rehearsed loads so that Jason - John's son - felt like he was part of the band and not just some novelty. We all needed it to be that way. But I can't foresee doing it again, because we all have to agree and agree for the right reasons."

Page says in the aftermath of Bonham's death, part of the reason the band didn't continue was knowing that the magic of what the four musicians created together would be hard to replicate with someone new added to the mix. He adds, "It was a blend of these four master musicians, and each of us were important to the sum total of what the band was. I like to think that if it had been me that wasn't there, the others would have made the same decision not to carry on. Besides, we couldn't just get somebody in there and say, 'Do this, this way?' That wouldn't have been honest or of the same creative nature that we had always striven for. And it's why we still have only done it properly once."

Even though there haven't been shows, a wealth of Led Zeppelin remastered releases have arrived over the past couple of years. The guitarist, who has taken an active role in the remastered offerings, stated, "When the last batch of remasters comes out, I'll be able to exhale and think about doing something new. I'll be able to think about the guitar, and recording new music - because I've already gotten music written - and I'm really looking forward to that and really focusing on it."

From: http://loudwire.com/jimmy-page-i-cant-foresee-another-led-zeppelin-reunion/

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page pays tribute to Hiroshima A-bomb victims



Jimmy Page, the guitarist of the legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin, on Thursday visited Hiroshima and laid flowers for the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city 70 years ago.

He placed the flowers at the cenotaph in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and bowed his head.

“The whole world has been under the shadow of the bomb. I know that all of us pray for peace,” Page told reporters.

He later visited the Atomic Bomb Dome, which survived the bomb dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, in the closing days of World War II.

He met with Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at City Hall.

Matsui asked Page to spread the message inscribed on the cenotaph all over the world, and that this is the wish of the hibakusha. The message reads, “Let all the souls here rest in peace; For we shall not repeat the evil.”

Page replied that people who live now should make efforts to maintain peace while taking into account the feelings of the atomic bomb victims and survivors.

It was Page’s second visit to Hiroshima. His first visit was in 1971, during which he and other Led Zeppelin members visited City Hall and donated ¥7 million in revenue from their concert in Hiroshima to support hibakusha.

From: Japan Times

All 74 Led Zeppelin song, ranked from worst to best



Some Led Zeppelin fans might say that there is no bad Led Zeppelin songs, making this list void, however for the sake of argument, New York magazine writer Bill Wyman has compiled a list of all 74 of Led Zeppelin's songs, from worst to best.

Whether you list Wyman's reasoning or not for his rankings is subjective. What Zeppelin means to you is most important.

Read's Wyman's essay and see his ranking of the songs at: http://www.vulture.com/2015/07/all-74-led-zeppelin-songs-ranked.html

[WATCH] Joan Baez joined Robert Plant on stage in Switzerland last night

Robert Plant

Last night, at the Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, Robert Plant had a guest dancer during Little Maggie. During the keyboard outro, singer Joan Baez came up on on stage and joined Plant for a few spins around stage. Baez had completed a set on the same stage earlier in the evening.

Plant's next performance is on July 27 in Lyon, France, at Theatre Romains de Fourviere. Baez's next performance is also July 27 at the Castle Amphitheatre in Wiltz, Luzembourg.

Hear Led Zeppelin's Upbeat 'When the Levee Breaks' Rough Mix

Although Led Zeppelin already released an alternate, darker-hued mix of "When the Levee Breaks" when they reissued their monumental fourth album last year, they've been holding onto a different rough mix. "If It Keeps On Raining" will appear on one of the companion discs to the upcoming remastered deluxe reissue of Coda, due out July 31st.

Three minutes shorter than the official version, the rough mix begins with a surprisingly upbeat R&B-style bass line and finds Robert Plant singing a slightly different vocal line. Also, Jimmy Page's guitar line lacks the monumental heft of the more familiar version and, similarly, this version does not play up John Bonham's earth-shaking bass drums the way it eventually would (the Coda companion disc makes up for that, though, by putting a different mix of "Bonzo's Montreux" immediately after). As an alternate version, it makes for a bluesier, more pensive interpretation of the track that the band developed from Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie's 1929 country-blues Mississippi flood tune.

"The fourth album was a commitment," Page recalled in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, about the record that eventually called "Levee" home. "We were living in a house with a recording truck, eating and sleeping music together. We could push everything we were doing, to the point of total extremes like 'When the Levee Breaks.' It's so dense and dark – there isn't a color to describe it. It's not black. It's darker than that." He laughed.

The track is one of many outtakes from the group's career that appear on the upcoming deluxe edition of Coda's two companion discs. Another notable tune that will appear as a bonus track is "Sugar Mama," a bluesy rave-up the group wrote and recorded for inclusion on its 1969 debut Led Zeppelin.

Along with Coda, Led Zeppelin are reissuing their last two studio records: 1976's Presence and 1979's In Through the Out Door. The companion disc to Presence includes reference mixes of several songs on the LP, including "Hots On for Nowhere" and a previously unreleased, oddly named instrumental "10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)." In Through the Out Door's companion disc contains rough mixes of every song on the record, including a raw-sounding version of "In the Evening."

As with the previous reissues, Page personally supervised remastering each of the records. Additionally, all three will be available in a variety of formats, from basic versions without the companion discs, to a super deluxe edition containing CDs, vinyl and digital versions of everything, along with a hardbound book and print of the album art.

For more information, visit the band's website.



Read more: Rolling Stone

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page print for sale

Jimmy Page
Back in May, The Print Bank Charitable Trust auctioned a print of Jimmy Page from May 1975 at Earls Court, taken by Jill Furmanovsky.

In the end the print raised £2,000 and was purchased by someone who read the news post here at led-zeppelin.org!

Due to huge interest by the fans, this print is being released in a limited series of 30 in A1 & A2 sizes and is signed by the photographer.

If you are interested, go to http://www.rockarchive.com/led-zeppelin_photo_print_lz010jf.html

Unboxing Jimmy Page's Sound Tracks - by Linda Adams

Award-winning author Linda Adams recently unboxed Jimmy Page's Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks.

View a lot of pictures and read her thoughts, in three parts, on the boxed set that was released in 2012.

http://pagingpage.tumblr.com/post/117576517216/part-i-a-peek-into-soundtracks-ive-been-so
http://pagingpage.tumblr.com/post/117578648766/part-ii-a-peek-into-soundtracks-top-note-the
http://pagingpage.tumblr.com/post/117580070006/part-iii-a-peek-into-soundtracks-at-the-end

The new Tight But Loose magazine Issue 39 - OUT NOW!

TBL 39

The new TBL Magazine Issue 39: ON SALE NOW!

Another packed edition!

Suffice to say if you are reading this, you will love this magazine... great summer reading to accompany this summer of Led Zeppelin with less than 30 days to go for the arrival of the final reissues.

Tangible, collectable and that thrill of expectation of something eagerly awaited dropping through your mailbox. Don't miss out!

Here's a summary of the contents of the forthcoming TBL issue 39:

Jimmy Page – on the companion disc audio contents:
Jimmy Page talks Dave Lewis through the companion disc audio content of the final three Led Zeppelin reissues.

Presence/In Through The Out Door/Coda Olympic Studios Playback Event:
On the spot report from the June 16 unveiling.

Unstoppable Ascendancy: Led Zeppelin IV/Houses Of The Holy/Physical Graffiti Reissues:
Richard Grubb provides a perceptive overview of the second and third batch of Zep reissues.

The Reissued Graffiti:
Dave Lewis on a monumental reissue.

In Through The Out Window:
Bucks Burnett tells the story of how he secured the ultimate Physical Graffiti collectors item.

Tea For One:
Neil Jeffries takes tea for one at 96 St. Marks Place.

A Teenager Succumbs To the Graffiti of the Physical:
Bucks Burnett on his first exposure to the epic 1975 double album.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss back together for the Lead Belly at 125 Tribute:
Larry Bergmann Jr reports from the Kenendy Center.

Led Zeppelin At Earls Court – 40 Years Gone
Rikky Rooksby remembers the opening night.

Led Zeppelin at Earls Court – 40 Years Gone – The Tape Analysis:
Andy Croft's tape analysis of all five Earls Court shows.

The Making Of Five Glorious Nights:
Dave Lewis on how the new Earls Court photo book came to fruition.

The Vibration of Sound Tracks:
Larry Bergmann Jr. explains why the new Jimmy Page Sound Tracks set is one of the most important of his career.

Nick Anderson Collectors Column
Led Zep reissue promos round up, Led Zep eBay o'meter, and more

From The Underground: CDs Reviewed & Rated:
Scott Heck contributes a new CD review column.

My First Ever Music Interview with Led Zep:
Chris Charlesworth on his first encounter with some advanced pop exponents in 1969.

Plus Robert Plant and John Paul Jones Latest News Round Up
Joe Jammer album, History of JB's Book, Deborah and Jason Bonham latest, book round up and more.

This is another epic issue – don't miss out – order now!

Remember – websites are for browsing – the TBL magazine is for reading time and time again...

Many thanks in advance for all your support.

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CODA [SUPER DELUXE EDITION] Unboxing [WATCH]

Take a glimpse inside the forthcoming Super Deluxe Edition of CODA with the video below. Full details of all formats available here: http://www.ledzeppelin.com.

Catch snippets of Sugar Mama (Mix), Desire (The Wanton Song) (Rough Mix) and If It Keeps On Raining (Rough Mix).

Believe it or not, these kids will be opening up for Robert Plant



Robert Plant is set to headline England’s Forrest Live festival on Saturday. One would think that a similarly legendary act would be slated to warm up the crowd, but instead the former Led Zeppelin frontman has chosen an elementary school band to open for him.

As NME points out, the singer has enlisted the help of Y Storm, a group comprised of students from Ysgol OM Edwards, a school in Wales. The children are between the ages of 10 and 11 and will perform original material — written by themselves, mind you — in both English and Welsh. If you were wondering how Plant came across such a youthful troupe, two of the band members are the children of Liam Tyson, a guitarist who plays in Plant’s The Sensational Space Shifters outfit.

“He [Plant] knows they’ve been in a band, he’s seen the progression over the years,” Tyson explained to the BBC. He added, “He champions all things Welsh, so it was the next step to do. For their age they’d give anybody a run,” he added. “They’re on the gig because they’ve done well over the years and they’ve progressed and progressed and they’ve kept progressing.”

From: Consequence of Sound

Led Zeppelin Share Unheard 'In the Evening' Rough Mix [LISTEN]



Sad news for Zeppelin fans--July 31 will mark the last release date for the Led Zeppelin album reissues, spanning all nine of their unforgettable studio albums. The final three to be remastered by Jimmy Page himself are 1976's Presence, 1979's In Through the Out Door and 1982's Coda. Each release features bonus material, alternative recordings and mixes of fan favorite tracks. Today (July 10), the band shared an unearthed and stripped down version of "In the Evening (Rough Mix)" off of Out Door via Yahoo! Music.



The previously unheard track lacks special effects and finishing touches heard on the final cut. Unlike the renowned version chock-full of noise, it's evident that Robert Plant's voice is empty and toned down without the album version's pulsation of effects. Page's guitar work and John Bonham's drumming face a shortage of harsh, involved noises and instead entertain a more crisp sound.

The In Through the Out Door reissue will incorporate rough mixes of each of the seven tracks including four budding tracks crafted by Plant, Page, Bonham and John Paul Jones before they could even agree on a fitting song title. "The Epic" would be later known as the ten-minute extavaganza of "Carouselambra," while "The Hook" morphed into the radio staple "All My Love." "Blot" evolved into "I'm Gonna Crawl," and "Southbound Piano" eventually formed "South Bound Suarez," Rolling Stone reports.

Presence will introduce five reference mixes of album tracks along with the previously unearthed "Hots on for Nowhere" and a never-before-heard instrumental called "10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)." Coda will offer two discs loaded with companion audio, along with rare track "Sugar Mama."

From: Music Times

Look at these great pictures of Robert Plant through the decades

Robert Plant is to perform a special outdoor gig at Cannock Chase Forest next month.

So, we decided to trawl our archives and found these fantastic pictures of the legendary singer over the years.

The former frontman of Led Zeppelin has enjoyed huge success over nearly 50 years in music.

There are photos of him with everyone from ELO's Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan, singers Roy Wood, Ozzy Osbourne and Sandy Denny to comedians Michael Palin and Jasper Carrott.

Read entire story plus view the gallery at: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/robert-plant-in-pictures-9531216

Robert Plant Makes Fun of Pearl Jam for Ripping Off Led Zeppelin Song

Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant recently poked fun at Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready about the striking similarities between Zeppelin's 1971 track "Going to California" and Pearl Jam's 1998 tune "Given to Fly."

Plant was interviewed by McCready on SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio. Asked about "how important is it to create?", Rob replied:

"Crucial, absolutely crucial. Being an entertainer, outside of skill, craft, experience, and whatever else it is you grow into, repetition is a hell of an evil bedfellow.

"To repeat yourself as regularly as we do as entertainers, you know this, I mean how many times have you played 'Going to California'? Oh sorry, whatever your song is called [Mike laughs]. F--king hell, what is it called?"

Mike replied, "It's called 'Given to Fly,' yes, yes [laughs]." Robert noted, "Yeah, yeah, whoopsadaisy. Mind you, nobody's perfect. The truth of the matter is..."

"We all borrow, right? Or steal?", Mike chimed in. "Well that’s what your singer said," Rob said.

Back to Mike, "Yes. He said 'Given to California.' When you came to see us in Sweden, we did the song, and he said, he dedicated it to you I think, and acknowledged you, and said 'Given to California.'"

Plant sarcastically replied, "It's a good job he had some dancing girls backstage afterwards to take the heat out of the moment [Mike laughs]. We're all mature, so we all know that's okay. I didn't get a check in the post, nothing like that."

"It could be in the mail!", Mike added.

From:Ultimate Guitar

WATCH: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant is an unexpected visitor for Doreen Tipton



After all, playing to thousands of adoring fans every night must be more enjoyable than being a travelling salesman offering to tarmac peoples drives?

The West Bromwich born singer exposed his new career path in a promotional trailer for upcoming comedy film Doreen: The Movie, where he is looking for business under the guise of Black Dog Tarmac ltd.

Despite attempting to charm a potential customer with lines such as "Would you care for a little bitumen slapped up your alley?" the singer fails to seal the deal.

The film, set for release on October 18, tells the story of Doreen Tipton, the world famous Lazy Cow from the Black Country, who began as a comedy creation in a video that went viral on YouTube.

The worlds introduction to Doreen came three years ago when film maker David Tristram, from Quarry Bank, near Dudley, uploaded a four minute 'mockumentary' to YouTube, which has since racked up nearly 1,400,000 views.

The character, played by Gill Jordan, became the star of her own stage show, had her biography written and is now set to be a star of the big screen.

In the promotional clip put online ahead of the films release, Wolves fan Plant knocks on Doreen’s door, which is answered by her next-door-neighbour and all-round skivvy Doris.

Doreen asks, through Doris, if he wants money in return for laying her new drive, to which he replies: “I’m quite solvent at the moment but I could do with a little bit, a pinch here and there for some apple juice."

Despite insisting that he will use 'the finest bitumen in the land, from Tividale', Plant is met with a slammed door, before pushing his business card through the letterbox, which reads 'Plant Hire, Your Driveway to Heaven'.

As he wanders off, the golden haired singer ponders to himself that 'there must be an easier way to make ends meet'.

From: Express & Star

Hear Led Zeppelin's Bassy 'Hots on for Nowhere' Reference Mix

Led Zeppelin recorded their seventh studio album, 1976's Presence, over the course of 18 days in Munich. While they were making it, they made reference mixes of some of the songs, five of which will appear on the upcoming companion disc to deluxe editions of the record. The group has just released a raw-sounding version of the LP's boogieing guitar extravaganza "Hots on for Nowhere," which features more of John Paul Jones' bass and none of Robert Plant's "Hey babe!" improvs at the end. Jimmy Page's wildly impressive guitar work also sounds a little crisper.

The deluxe edition of Presence – due out July 31st, along with souped-up versions of 1979's In Through the Out Door and 1982's Coda, rounding out the band's reissue campaign – will also contain reference mixes of "For Your Life," "Royal Orleans" and "Achilles Last Stand," the last of which had the working title "Two Ones Are Won." It also includes a reference mix for a previously unreleased and curiously titled instrumental, "10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)."

As with the previous reissues in the campaign, Page has personally remastered each of the discs and dug through the band's archives for companion audio to deluxe editions. Each of the three albums will also be available in a variety of formats, ranging from digital and single-disc CDs and vinyl to a lavish super-deluxe edition, which contains CD, vinyl and digital deluxe editions, as well as a hardbound book and a print of the featured LP's cover.

Coda is notable among the reissues because it contains two discs of companion audio, which cover recordings the group made between 1968 and 1974. Rolling Stone premiered the song rare track "Sugar Mama" from these discs, which is available to stream here.

From: Rolling Stone

Gallows Pole - Covering Led Zeppelin: Virtual Collaboration



Check out the first video from the new virtual collaboration group Covering Led Zeppelin with their version of Gallows Pole.



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Ginger Baker: 'I don't think Led Zeppelin filled the void that Cream left'



Baker, who has never been shy when it comes to taking shots at the bands of his generation, singled out Zeppelin drummer John Bonham in particular, asserting that he wasn't "anywhere near what I am. He wasn't a musician".

When asked by Forbes if he considered the hard rock four-piece to be a "good" band that came from Cream's influences, Baker responded, "Jimmy's [Page] a good player. I don’t think Led Zeppelin filled the void that Cream left, but they made a lot of money. I probably like about five percent of what they did – a couple of things were really cool. What I don't like is the heavy bish-bash, jing-bap, jing-bash bullshit.

"Years ago, John said, 'There are two drummers in rock and roll, Ginger Baker and me'. There's no way John was anywhere near what I am. He wasn't a musician. A lot of people don't realize I studied. I can write music. I used to write big band parts in 1960, '61. I felt that if I was a drummer, I needed to learn to read drum music. I was so good at side reading, a guy in one of the big bands told me to get two books. I studied them at the same time. One was about the rules of basic harmony, the other how to break them all [laughs]."

But Baker reserved most of his scorn for heavy metal as he attempted to distance Cream from the genre their credited as being an important influence over. "These people that dress up in spandex trousers with all the extraordinary makeup – I find it incredibly repulsive, always have. I've seen where Cream is sort of held responsible for the birth of heavy metal. Well, I would definitely go for aborting [laughs].

"I loathe and detest heavy metal. I think it is an abortion. A lot of these guys come up and say, 'Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums'. They don't seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment – and painful. I suffered on stage because of that [high amplifier] volume crap. I didn't like it then, and like it even less now."

From: http://www.nme.com/news/cream/86167

Whole Lotta Love - Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer



Great use of Whole Lotta Love in the trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, which is due in the theaters on July 31, 2015.

Pre-Order Deluxe Editions of Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda, each newly remastered by Jimmy Page, with previously unreleased companion audio



Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available July 31st

Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin's final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. As with the previous deluxe editions, all three have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.

Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album—which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum—crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and "Achilles Last Stand" and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.

The companion audio disc that accompanies Presence has five unreleased reference mixes from the sessions, which reveal works in progress. Along with alternate incarnations of "For Your Life," "Achilles Last Stand," and "Royal Orleans," there is also the previously unheard instrumental curiously titled "10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod)."

On its release in the summer of 1979, In Through The Out Door topped the U.S. and UK album charts and has since been certified six-times platinum. Sadly, it would be the last album that Led Zeppelin recorded prior to drummer John Bonham's passing the following year. Among the seven album tracks are "Fool In The Rain," and "All My Love," two songs that remain rock radio staples to this day.

The album's companion audio disc features an unreleased rough mix of every track from the original album, including early versions with working titles such as "The Hook" ("All My Love"), "The Epic" ("Carouselambra"), and "Blot" ("I'm Gonna Crawl").

The appropriately titled Coda was Led Zeppelin's final album of studio recordings. Released in 1982, it was comprised of eight unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978. It peaked at #6 on the album charts and has been certified platinum in the U.S.

The reissue campaign ends with a double-barrel blast of Led. Coda will be the only Led Zeppelin deluxe edition to include two companion discs, featuring 15 tracks recorded between 1968 and 1974. The oldest song in the collection is also perhaps the most interesting. The frenetic blues jam "Sugar Mama" was recorded in 1968 at Olympic Studios during sessions for the band's eponymous debut. The song was completed but never officially released until now. "Baby Come On Home" from the same session is also included in the set. Also included is the previously unreleased "St. Tristan's Sword," a rollicking instrumental recorded during the Led Zeppelin III sessions in 1970.

In 1972, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page took a fabled trip to India to perform with the Bombay Orchestra and now, for the first time, recordings from these sessions will be officially released with dynamic takes on "Friends" and "Four Hands" ("Four Sticks" from Led Zeppelin IV). Among the many other highlights featured here is an early version of "When The Levee Breaks" from 1970 titled "If It Keeps On Raining"; rough mixes of "The Wanton Song" and "In The Light," from the Physical Graffiti sessions at Headley Grange, the latter a different alternate version than the one included in the Physical Graffiti deluxe edition; and an instrumental mix of "Poor Tom" from 1970.

Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda are now available for pre-order in the following formats:

SUPER DELUXE EDITION BOX

Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve

Companion audio on CD in card wallet

Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing

Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl

High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit

Hard bound book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia

High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered
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DELUXE EDITION 2CD and 3CD

Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio

Coda will feature two companion audio discs

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DELUXE EDITION VINYL 2LP and 3LP

Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl

Coda will feature two companion LPs

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SINGLE CD

Remastered original album

Presence and Coda will be packaged in a gatefold card wallet

All CD and LP versions of In Through The Out Door will be wrapped in a brown paper bag replicating its initial release

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SINGLE LP

Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP's first pressing in exacting detail

All vinyl versions of In Through The Out Door will also include the water-sensitive insert that replicates the inner sleeve from the album's initial release.

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DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Remastered album and companion audio will both be available

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New Presence, ITTOD and Coda Remaster info



The beginnings of the listings for the remastered Presence, In Through The Out Door and Coda albums appeared on Amazon.com today, but soon got deleted.

Screenshots of the companion discs were taken and are presented below.

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Jimmy Page’s Guitars


Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

When most people think of Jimmy Page, they recall the Led Zeppelin mastermind in an embroidered dragon suit with a low-slung Gibson Les Paul Standard standing in black-and-white loafers before Marshall speaker cabinets while rocking back and forth on a Vox wah pedal.

Or maybe you think of him sitting in a chair, hunched over a Danelectro 3021 guitar and furiously picking away. Or maybe there’s that image of him with a Gibson ED-1275 Double Neck perched above his head, strumming chords to the gods.

Read the entire article at http://ultimateclassicrock.com/jimmy-page-guitars/

Led Zeppelin Gear is now available for ordering

Led Zeppelin star's sister becomes Fraserburgh patron



Deborah Bonham, who has joined the Fraserburgh-based Willows Animal Sanctuary with her husband Peter Bullick, is the sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John.

And she is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter in her own right, and animal rights campaigner.

Willows, which is the largest organisation of its kind in Aberdeenshire, already has the support of former "Free" vocalist, Paul Rodgers and Cynthia Kereluk Rodgers.

And now they have been joined by Deborah, whose 2014 album Spirit gained glowing international reviews.



Deborah and her husband - whose guitar licks can be heard on his wife's work and many other tracks - have previously rescued animals of their own, including four ex-racehorses.

She said: "Peter and I are absolutely thrilled to become patrons of this amazing charity.

"I have always had a strong love for Scotland, as did my mother and father. We often had family holidays there when we were young, so I have a lot of happy memories.

"I have since had the pleasure of touring Scotland with Nazareth and [as a] solo [artiste] and they have always been the most incredible shows with the most incredible audiences."


via STV via STV

Deborah added: "It makes total sense to me to be involved with a Scottish charity and give something back for the welcome and love I've been shown there.

"We need charities like Willows who connect animals with people, especially animals and people who haven't had the greatest start in life.

"If we can play a part in this worthy cause, in any way we can, it will be our absolute honour".

From: STV Aberdeen

Top 10 John Bonham songs on his 67th birthday, by Dave Grohl

"John Bonham is the greatest rock drummer of all time. Bonham played directly from the herat. His drumming was by no means perfect, but when he hit a groove it was so deep it was like a heartbeat. He had this manic sense of cacophany, but he also had the ultimate feel. he could swing, he could get on top, or he could pull back.

"Led Zeppelin, and John Bonham's drumming especially, opnened up my ears. I didn't truly discover Led Zeppelin until I was 16. I was into hardcore punk rock; reckless, powerful drumming, a beat that sounded like a shotgun firing in a cement cellar. But when CDs first came out in the 80s the first one I listened to was Houses Of The Holy. It changed everything. I played that CD thousands of times. I listened so hard I could hear the kick drum pedal squeaking!

"I learned to play by ear. I wasn't trained and I can't read music. What I play comes straight from the soul - and that's what I hear in John Bonham's drumming. I've watched Bonzo on the Led Zeppelin DVD and it looks like the film has been speeded up because he's playing so fast. I don't know anyone who thinks there's a better rock drummer than John Bonham: it's undeniable!"

1. Achillies Last Stand
Presence, 1976
"This song has some fireworks, and it's a good example of Bonham's reckless side. You can tell he's taking chances as the tape rolls. There's an amazing kick-drum pattern that propels the track. And there's one fill right after the first verse that just doesn't sound humanly possible."


2. Kashmir
Physical Graffiti, 1975
"Bonham knew when to step up and shine. I love the way he lays the snare in there. It's a straight backbeat throughout the song until he pulls off a signature kick-drum triplet. he's signing the cheque right there: 'Love, John Bonham'."


3. When The Levee Breaks
Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
"That is a straight groove. It's incredible to have a rock drummer that powerful, that crazy, that bad-ass, but with a groove so smooth. It's so purely human, so fuckin' smooth, man! It's pure chocolate fuckin' sex. I could loop that track in my iPod for hours. This is the best groove of all time - better than any James Brown track.""


4. Immigrant Song
How The West Was Won, 2003
"This live version just comes right out of the gate. You know that people's jaws would have dropped. Bonham is really pushing it. He's either drunk as hell or he's just having the time of his life."


5. Poor Tom
Coda, 1982
"It makes me want to throw on a pair of cowboy boots and do a jig on a sawdust floor. It's got a nice country swing. Bonham could play pounding rock but he was just as good playing weird Meters honky-tonk shit."


6. Trampled Underfoot
Physical Graffiti, 1975
"For a big white man from England, he was pretty funky. It's a fast-forward funk beat with another machine-gun roll - so quick across the drums. His sense of funk and feel were so natural. Bonham and John Paul Jones, they had funk up their ass!"


7. No Quarter
Houses Of The Holy, 1973
"Bonham's sense of dynamic is such an esential part of Zeppelin's songwriting. He's like one big volume knob - he takes it up and down, and that is something that few drummers understand. Every producer and drummer in the world has tried to recapture the John Bonham sound, but it's impossible. Drums are an acoustic instrument and how they sound depends on how you touch them."


8. Since I've Been Loving You
Led Zeppelin III, 1970
"The swing in that song - it's just so sad and beautiful. The drumming, it breaks my heart. It's such pasionate, feel playing. The way he plays on Since I've Been loving You, it sounds like John Bonham's got the blues."


9. The Wanton Song
Physical Graffiti, 1975
"There are not many riffs better than that. It sounds like all three guys - Bonzo, Jimmy and John Paul - are trying to be John Bonham in the way they play this song. It's a wicked beat - something to fight or shake your ass to."


10. Moby Dick
Led Zeppelin II, 1969
"What can I say? Fucking Moby Dick, man! You'll never find another drummer willing to play a solo with his bare hands. I've tried and it hurts. You'd have to drink a bottle of vodka just to think about doing that. Drum solos are usually just wank, crap, but the one in Moby Dick is the greatest drum solo of all time."


From: Foo Archive

Dennis Sheehan, former assistant of Robert Plant, dead at 68

Dennis Sheehan. Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Tuesday night in West Hollywood. The band confirmed his death via its website. He was on tour with the group in Los Angeles, where U2 was about to kick off a five-night residency. Variety reports Sheehan suffered a heart attack. He was 68.

"We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in," Bono said in a statement. "He wasn't just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable."

"Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family," Arthur Fogel, Live Nation's President of Global Touring, said, calling Sheehan a "dear friend to us all."

Sheehan has served as U2's tour manager for more than three decades. Over the course of his career, he also worked with Led Zeppelin, assisting on their 1975 and 1977 tours (as Robert Plant's personal assistant), as well as Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Siouxsie and the Banshees and members of the Sex Pistols, according to Projection, Lights and Staging News.

Read entire story at: Rolling Stone

Bob Harris released unheard interviews exclusively with audioBoom

Former Old Grey Whistle Test presenter releases never-before-heard interviews with music legends, exclusive to audioBoom

audioBoom's partnership with Bob Harris continues to grow - with the radio legend set to release previously unheard interviews with some of the biggest names in music. 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' will be available exclusively on audioBoom's online platform, iOS and Android apps.

Whispering Bob is renowned for interviewing legendary musicians before they hit the big time. Now, for the first time ever, these previously unreleased 'legends interviews' will be made public. 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' will consist of six unheard interviews to be released biweekly across a period of 12 weeks. Beginning on Friday 29th May, a long-listen will be released every other Friday, with the first an interview with Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert Plant.

audioBoom users have already been reaping the rewards of the audioBoom & Bob Harris partnership. His channel (WhisperingBobTV), which features his live 'Under The Apple Tree' sessions and more, has had over 43,000 listens on the platform. Now with 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' audioBoom users will be able to listen to the man himself chat with artists whose music has stood the test of time.

Bob Harris says: "I am so happy to be working with audioBoom to uncover some of the gems from my extensive archive of classic interviews for the 'Whispering Bob's Legends Vault' channel."

Robert Proctor, CEO of audioBoom says: "Working with Bob Harris is a real pleasure, he's one of the few legends of radio and it's brilliant to have him exclusively on audioBoom. I'm personally very excited to listen to the never-heard-before interviews and I'm certain our users will feel the same. The ever-growing exclusive content we now have on audioBoom is extremely exciting and further evidence that we are the best spoken-word platform in the world."

About Bob Harris

Bob Harris has been working with the BBC for over 40 years, rubbing shoulders with some of the true greats of music along the way. As the host of the Old Grey Whistle Testhe made a habit of launching some of the world's biggest artists and this has been recognised with the Americana Music Association of America Trailblazer Award, a UK Heritage Award, and a Mojo Medal, as well as his OBE for services to broadcasting.

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Led Zep respond to Stairway lawsuit

Led Zep respond to Stairway lawsuit

Led Zeppelin have officially denied that classic track Stairway To Heaven was copied from Spirit song Taurus, in legal papers filed last week.

Bassist Mark Andes and the estate of late Spirit guitarist Randy California raised an action last year, alleging that the introduction to Zep's 1971 masterwork was taken from 1968 track Taurus.

Documents claimed Jimmy Page had been exposed to the music when the bands toured together during Zep's first US trip. But the guitarist last year dismissed the suggestion as "ridiculous".

Now papers filed in a California court flatly refute the accusation of copyright breach, and say the band don't have enough knowledge of the case to answer it. They do admit to playing a medley that included a Spirit track during live shows in 1968 and 1969.

One section reads: "Answering paragraph 11 of the First Amended Complaint, including the First Amended Complaint's footnote 1, Defendants admit that Led Zeppelin has been called one of the greatest bands in history and its members were and are exceptionally talented, but otherwise deny each and every allegation contained in paragraph 11 of the First Amended Complaint."

Led Zep failed in an attempt to have the suit dismissed in 2014, but succeeded in having the legal action moved from Pennsylvania to California.

Before his death in 1997, Randy California described the situation as a "sore point" and added: "I'd say it was a rip-off. The guys made millions of bucks on it and never said, 'Thank you' – never said, 'Can we pay you some money?'"

From: Classic Rock

The Print Bank Charitable Trust Auction: Led Zeppelin Signed Print

Jimmy Page
The Print Bank Charitable Trust, sponsored by Rockarchive.com, invites you to an Auction & Party this Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 12-3.00pm in The Elgar Room @ Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, England to benefit Shelter, Shooting Star Chase, PETA and Teenage Cancer Trust.

The event is hosted by BBC presenters Tom Robinson and Thomas Plant. The auction lots feature photographs of rock icons, signed by the musicians and the photographers, including a photograph of Jimmy Page (seen at left) at Earls Court in 1975, taken by Jill Furmanovsky.

For tickets, contact Royal Albert Hall Box Office royalalberthall.com/tickets/default/2015­-16-05-1230/42827.aspx

Details of the auction and the images are available at www.theprintbank.com.

Plus, you can bid online for the prints at: http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/rock-archive/catalogue-id-rock-a10000.

Jimmy Page files second planning complaint against neighbour Robbie Williams



Jimmy Page's ongoing feud with neighbour Robbie Williams looks to have been reignited, with the latter filing another planning permission request for his property.

Page was previously thought to have won his battle with the former Take That singer after Williams initially withdrew proposals to develop his mansion. Williams has been planning to make changes to the garden and the layout of his house, as well as replacing the roof of its glass studio. But Page objected to the renovations, and hired architects, structural engineers and town planners to put together reports arguing why they should not go ahead.

After Williams initially dropped his application, the Daily Mail now reports that the singer has filed new, scaled-down plans. Williams is reportedly aiming to lower floors and create bigger rooms at his property, with his application stating his intention of creating a "contemporary family living that will ensure the long term occupation and appropriate use of the place into the future".

Page recently wrote to Kensington and Chelsea Council, claiming that similar renovations carried out on other properties in the area had resulted in a level of vibration that had caused concern. "The work now proposed is much nearer than other major excavations carried out so far and the consequences for the building fabric and decorative finishes... may well be catastrophic if this project is allowed to proceed," he wrote.

The pair live in west London, where Page has resided since 1972. Williams bought the £17.5 million mansion next door to the Led Zeppelin guitarist, previously owned by late director Michael Winner, in 2013.

From: NME

Led Zeppelin Judge Declines to Dismiss Stairway to Heaven Copyright Suit



A lawsuit claiming that Stairway to Heaven was filched from an obscure song by the band Spirit has survived its first legal challenge.

The Philadelphia judge in the copyright infringement case against Led Zeppelin ruled yesterday that the suit shouldn't be dismissed and instead ordered it transferred to federal court in Los Angeles.

To many ears, the opening notes of Stairway to Heaven sound a lot like Taurus, an instrumental piece released on Spirit's debut album in 1968, according to the complaint (decide for yourself here). At the end of that year and throughout 1969, Spirit and Led Zeppelin shared the bill at several concerts.

Lawyers for surviving Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, along with Warner Music Group, had asked U.S. District Judge Juan Sanchez either to toss out the case or to move it to California, citing the presence of several relevant witnesses and legal documents there. Spirit signed its first record contract in California, and its late guitarist's trust was formed in the state. The lawyer for the trust of Spirit guitarist Randy California, which brought the suit a year ago, said it should stay in Pennsylvania, in part because the three musicians had played the classic-rock song at the 1985 Live Aid famine-relief concert in Philadelphia.

The new venue, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, might help the defense, which according to the ruling plans to challenge the creation of the trust. On the other hand, it's the same court where a jury ruled in March that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke should pay $7.4 million for infringing on Marvin Gaye's 1977 Got to Give It Up with their 2013 hit, Blurred Lines.

The fight has potentially high stakes. By 2008, when Conde Nast Portfolio magazine published an estimate that included royalties and record sales for Stairway to Heaven, the 1971 hit had earned at least $562 million. If the suit succeeds, a three-year statute of limitations would limit the award to the most recent earnings. The song was rereleased last year as part of the band's reissue of its first albums.

Sanchez said he declined to dismiss the suit "in the interest of justice," because the improper venue could be fixed by sending the case to California. In his order, he said the Led Zeppelin members weren't subject to jurisdiction in Pennsylvania, in part because they don't live there and hadn't appeared to specifically target the district for selling their music. Because of the statute of limitations, the Live Aid concert wasn't relevant, he wrote.

From: Bloomberg

The Average Face of Led Zeppelin

What do famous rock bands look like if you take portrait photos of each of their members and average them into a single face? The folks over at West Coast Shaving recently decided to find out.

The company gathered together headshots of the members of 30 of the most legendary rock bands throughout music history, then blended the photos together to show what the entire group would look like as a single person.

Here is Led Zeppelin:

Composite Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant And Jack White Covered Led Zeppelin Classic 'The Lemon Song'



The audience at Jack White's headlining Lollapalooza Argentina set were in for a seriously special treat. The former White Stripes frontman was joined onstage by Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant to perform the classic "Led Zeppelin II" track "The Lemon Song."

White has long been a fan of the song and performed it when he headlined Bonnaroo last year and has covered it during his Lazaretto tour.

But on Saturday night, real magic happened when Plant, who is also on this year's Lollapalooza Argentina lineup, came onstage to perform the Zeppelin classic with White on guitar. According to Rolling Stone and Setlist.fm, this was the first time Plant has performed "The Lemon Song" live since he and Jimmy Page played it in Norway in 1995.

Plant recently expressed his desire to work with White, saying in a Facebook Q&A last year that he'd be "happy to make a single with him." Plant already chose the song he wanted to record with the "Lazaretto" musician: the 1958 single "Love Me," originally recorded by The Phantom.

Hopefully, they get into the studio soon, but till then we can look forward to another possible onstage collaboration when the two headline Lollapalooza Brazil next weekend.

From: Huffington Post

Robert Plant To Release 'More Roar' Live EP For 'Record Store Day'



To celebrate Record Store Day 2015, legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release a special 10-inch EP, titled More Roar, which collects three performances from his recent world tour to support Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar, Plant's new solo set with backing band Sensational Space Shifters.

The release will be limited to 10,000 copies and include live versions of "Turn It Up" and "Arbaden" on side A, with a medley of "Poor Howard" and "Whole Lotta Love" on side B.

More Roar will be available at participating outlets on April 18. Visit the official Record Store Day link web site for more information.

"Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar" has earned the former LED Zeppelin frontman a Top 10 hit on The Billboard 200 album chart - and rose as high as No. 2 in the UK.

Although his still gargantuan Zeppelin fans base regularly chomps up all his new released and supports him on the road, he told USA Today he yearns for a different kind of thing. "There were Deadheads, and it was a good place to be," he said. "[Grateful Dead] didn't compromise. They weren't Technicolor rock gods. They had such a huge following because they were coming from a place that, even though it was from an altered state, it was definitely real... That is what I want."

Of his new music, which blends blues, rock, jazz, experimental and world music, he said: "It is appropriate for my time in life. If it were world music, we would be the least-successful world musicians because we desecrate. I like to think it is different - something completely without a name people would call it."

He spoke about his earliest influences - which have informed his new music from Zeppelin up through today. "My preoccupation as a very young early teenager was a music form that I might have missed," he said. "If I had missed it, I would never have sung. If I hadn't heard the Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, Little Richard music, I wouldn't have been drawn to music. Most of the music we [in England] were surrounded by was slush, without any commitment. I was born again and saved and reincarnated by American music."

Although the world seems to look back when discussing Robert Plant, he explains that the only was for him to continue on as an artist is to look ahead. "The thing is, that you have to go and strike out again and you have to create a currency that's based on the real reality of now," he said. "Each 'now' is a 'now.' It's not a 'gone,' it's not a 'will be,' it's not a 'was,' or a 'shall,' it's a 'now' and an 'am.' and that's really, what I think, it's all about."

More Roar


From: Blabbermouth.net

Jimmy Page Was Frustrated By Led Zeppelin MP3 Quality



Jimmy Page hopes he's dealt with the problem of poor-quality Led Zeppelin MP3s - and that he's also made his latest remasters future-proof. The latest in his series of re-releases is classic album Physical Graffiti, launched last month complete with a companion disc featuring additional material from the studio sessions from four decades ago.

And he says that, of all the current formats, MP3 is the one that he finds "most annoying." Page tells Kerrang Radio: "I wasn't listening - but I'd be confronted with Led Zeppelin music on MP3. It almost sounded like it had been remixed, and not very well at that."

He regrets that his efforts to achieve "transience and depth" in the original productions seemed to have been lost. "They were mixed in stereo with a depth-of-field to them, with everything in focus," he says. "To have it squashed down is not how it was intended to be.

"It's the jiggery-pokery that goes on. But if you review the situation of how things are listened to, and approach vinyl, CDs and digital separately, it's not one size fits all. I wouldn't do that - not at this point in time." Read more and watch the full interview here.

From: antimusic

Led Zeppelin Film to Play in Theaters Nationwide on March 30

The new film includes concert footage by the iconic group from throughout their career. Included are performances from London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, their historic dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden in July 1973, their triumphant five-night run at London’s Earl’s Court in May 1975, and their record-breaking shows at England’s Knebworth Festival in August 1979.

Songs include such classics as Whole Lotta Love, Rock and Roll, Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven and many more.

Kymberli Frueh-Owens, Fathoms VP of Programming, said "Forty years ago, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti debuted. To this day, the band remains one of the most beloved and respected rock acts worldwide. Theater locations sold out during our Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day event a couple of years ago and we are pleased to bring another fantastic concert event from the band’s unparalleled career to their many fans in select cinemas nationwide."

Participating theaters can be seen at Fathom's site.

From: Vintage Vinyl Music News

Robert Plant, Alison Krauss to Reunite for Lead Belly Tribute



Robert Plant seems determined not to get back with Led Zeppelin ever again, and but he's left the door open on a reunion with his other massively successful collaborator, Alison Krauss.

Although he nixed a planned follow-up to the duo's follow-up to the six time GRAMMY wining 2007 album, Raising Sand, he and Krauss will perform together at a tribute to folk blues icon Lead Belly (aka Huddie Ledbetter).

According to the Washington Post, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will top a star-studded lineup for Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster on April 25 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The tribute, being produced by the Kennedy Center and the GRAMMY Museum, also will feature headliners Buddy Miller (who played in Plant and Krauss's backing band on the Raising Sand tour), Lucinda Williams, Dan Zanes, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Billy Hector, Valerie June, Shannon McNally and Josh White Jr. Tickets range from $20-$89 and are on sale through the arts center's box office.

The Smithsonian Folkways Collection just released a documentary and box set celebrating Lead Belly's life and influence.

Plant has a number of Krauss-less gigs coming up in the coming months, including dates at the Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, Mountain Jam in New York and Bonnaroo.

From: Radio.com

Jimmy Page WINS planning battle with Robbie Williams after proposals are withdrawn



Rock legend Jimmy Page appears to have won his planning battle with Robbie Williams after the pop star sensationally withdrew all proposals to develop his mansion.

Williams, 41, bought the late Michael Winner's home in Holland Park in 2013 for £17.5 million.

He submitted two sets of plans for the property, known as Woodland House, which included relatively minor improvements along with a massive subterranean extension.

But the plans went down like a Led Zeppelin with his next door neighbour, Jimmy Page, who has lived in Grade I listed Tower House since 1972.

Page kicked off a planning row by writing a strongly worded objection letter about the proposals.

It escalated last month when Page hired two architectural experts to back his opinion that Tower House is so historically important it should be protected from any nearby development.


Jimmy Page's home

Another neighbour objected while one critic of the plans sent an objection letter to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea - from MELBOURNE.

On Thursday, the architects behind the planned project, Harper Downie, withdrew the plans. The firm today declined to comment.

It represents a big kick in the teeth for Williams, who bought 46-room Woodland House in 2013 for £17.5 million.

The property is one of the borough's best known homes thanks, in part, to its late former owner, the film director and food critic Michael Winner.


Jimmy Page pictured at the BRIT Awards

Williams first wanted to carry out a number of interior alterations to turn the Victorian mansion into a contemporary family pad.

He then submitted fresh plans for a two-storey, underground extension, measuring around 3,600sq/ft.

This is almost four times the size of the average new build in England and Wales and would have made up 11 per cent of the total accommodation.

In a letter to Kensington and Chelsea Council, submitted last month, Page expressed serious concern about how work could cause damage to the "irreplaceable interior" of his home.


Robbie's pad is on the right

He said: "Similar schemes have been carried out on other properties in the area locally and each time the level of vibration cause during the works has caused concern about the effect on decorative finished in The Tower House.

"The work now proposed to Woodland House is much nearer than other major excavations carried out so far and the consequences for the building fabric and decorative finished of The Tower House may well be catastrophic if this project is allowed to proceed."

Page's concerns were supported by a report carried out by historical building consultants Andrew Townsend Architects.

Mr Townsend, who has been practising as an architect for nearly 30 years, described The Tower House as "one of the most important houses built in this country in the nineteenth century".


Backing down: Robbie Williams

He said there would be "serious and very real concern" that major vibrations will be transferred to the building fabric of The Tower House during the proposed works.

This would create "the potential for damage to the fabric of the house and especially to the decorative finishes in the rooms on the east side of the house", he added.

The view has been supported by surveyors from civil engineering firm Clive Hudson Associates.

It is not the first time Williams, who is married to Ayda Field, has had a high profile property setback.

In 2009, the former Take That star paid £8.1 million for Compton Bassett House, which is regarded as one of Wiltshire's grandest privately owned properties.

However, four-years later it was back on the market and failed to sell despite a £5.5 million price-tag.

A spokesperson for Williams declined to comment.

From: The Mirror

Jimmy Page in love with Louisville Leopards

Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page, a member of rock 'n' roll royalty, posted a video on his Facebook page today starring the Louisville Leopard Percussionists.

The video, made last November, is of the grade-school musicians rehearsing a medley of Led Zeppelin songs: "Kashmir," "The Ocean" and "Immigrant Song."

"Too good not to share," reads the post. "Have a rocking weekend."

We will, Jimmy Page. We will.



From: The Courier-Journal

40th Anniversary Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition Premiere Replay



In case you missed it, Led Zeppelin premiered their 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of 'Physical Graffiti' on Yahoo Live yesterday! Check out the premiere live stream and Q&A with Jimmy Page on Yahoo right now to witness it yourself!

https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/led-zeppelin

Jimmy Page to Premiere Deluxe 'Physical Graffiti,' Answer Questions on Yahoo



Jimmy Page will premiere the complete companion audio to the upcoming deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti on Yahoo Live this Thursday, in advance of its release date next week. Afterwards, the guitarist and producer will answer questions from a live audience in attendance at London's Olympic Studios, where the group recorded some of the album.

Read the entire article at: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jimmy-page-to-premiere-deluxe-physical-graffiti-answer-questions-on-yahoo-20150217

Jimmy Page to receive Rock'N'Roll Soul Award at NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas



Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page will be honoured with a special one-off award, the Rock'N'Roll Soul Award, at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

Page will be at the ceremony, which takes place at London's O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday (February 18), to collect the award in person. Tickets are available now.

The Rock'N'Roll Soul Award recognises the unique genius of Jimmy Page and celebrates one of rock's most important and influential guitar players, writers and producers. Truly in a field of his own, Jimmy Page has given so much to the world of rock'n'roll, with his influence continuing to reverberate amongst today’s artists.

NME editor Mike Williams says: "This special, one-off award has been created to reflect one of the most important and iconic figures to have ever picked up an instrument. There is nobody in popular culture quite like Jimmy Page, and we are honoured to be giving him the Rock'N'Roll Soul Award at this year's ceremony."

In addition to the announcement that Jimmy Page will receive the Rock'N'Roll Soul Award, it was also recently confirmed that Suede are to be the recipients of this year's Godlike Genius Award.

Suede will perform live on the night, as well as Charli XCX, Run The Jewels, The Vaccines and Royal Blood.

Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens will return to host the show for the second year. Last year's big winners included Arctic Monkeys, Paul McCartney and Damon Albarn.

The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas has already been confirmed. Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves will tour the UK, kicking off on February 19 and tickets are available now.

From: http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/82929

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Jimmy Page: Sound Tracks Available to pre-order now from JimmyPage.com

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Jimmy Page - Sound Tracks: Box Set



Introducing Sound Tracks by Jimmy Page: a special edition box set bringing together JP’s extraordinary compositions for the films Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II along with additional archive material for the first time.

The quadruple box set is available to pre-order now and new discs Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II along with additional archive material for the first time.Lucifer Rising: The Second Coming and Lucifer Rising and Death Wish II along with additional archive material for the first time.Death Wish II: Expansion include rare, never-before-heard tracks.

Speaking about the release, Jimmy explains; “The archive material and work included here serve as an illustration of the ongoing process at the time of these two projects.”

Recorded at Jimmy's home studio in Plumpton and The Sol studio in Cookham in the late seventies and early eighties, Sound Tracks features an all-new booklet containing a written track-by-track insight by Jimmy Page for the archive material amidst a stunning collection of original artwork across 36 pages. The quadruple gatefold CD case and booklet is housed inside a soft-touch matt black slipcase.

Pre-order your copy now - Sound Tracks will be released on Friday, March 06 2015.

http://www.jimmypage.com/shop/product/sound-tracks-cd-box-set

https://soundcloud.com/jimmypage/sets/sound-tracks

There are three versions of Sound Tracks available to pre-order now:
  • 4 x CD Edition
  • 4 x Vinyl Edition
  • Signed Deluxe Edition

  • JP_ST

    Jimmy Page: my autobiography will be published when I'm dead

    Led Zeppelin's Jimmy-Page says he will not publish his autobiography while he is alive, telling Channel 4 News: "What I would do is do a book to be published posthumously."



    From: Channel 4 News

    Led Zeppelin photos of Southampton gigs found in Echo archive



    PHOTOS found in the Echo archives show there was a 'Whole Lotta Love' in Southampton back in January 1973 when the city played host to one of the world’s biggest rock bands.

    For two consecutive nights Led Zeppelin graced two city venues, beginning with a show at the Gaumont Theatre on January 21, that was watched by two-and-a-half thousand Zeppelin fans, who flooded into the venue to watch the rock and roll heavyweights perform live.

    To see the photos and read the rest of the story, go to http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11768554.Amazing_Led_Zeppelin_photos_found_in_Echo_archive/?ref=twtrec

    Physical Graffiti Olympic Studios playback event report plus exclusive TBL track-by-track companion disc preview

    PG
    Physical Graffiti Playback Event:
    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015:
    Olympic Studios – Barnes, London
    Hosted by Jimmy Page


    Just back from this afternoon’s Physical Graffiti Listening Event Playback hosted by Jimmy Page at Olympic Studios in Barnes London – all seven tracks on the forthcoming Companion Disc were played on the stunning sound system against a backdrop of equally stunning Physical Graffiti artwork and 1975 era photos and visuals brilliantly put together by Warner Music’s Jason Morais. Jimmy then conducted a very entertaining Q and A. The event was attended by a variety of TV, radio and press representatives. John Davis, who did the mastering on the reissues with Jimmy was also in attendance.

    Read the full review at http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tbl-news/physical-graffiti-olympic-studios-playback-event-report-plus-exclusive-tbl-track-by-track-companion-disc-preview/"

    Physical Graffiti ordering links - to be released on February 24, 2015
    Double CD – Remastered album packaged in a replica of the original LP jacket.
    Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio.
    Double LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.
    Deluxe Edition Vinyl (3LP) – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
    Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available in standard and high-definition formats.
    Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes: Remastered double album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve, Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art, Remastered double album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing, Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art, High-definition audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit, Hard bound, 96 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia, High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

    [BOOK] Led Zeppelin – Five Glorious Nights

    RUFUS STONE LIMITED EDITIONS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEB 4th 2015

    RUFUS STONE TO RELEASE LED ZEPPELIN – FIVE GLORIOUS NIGHTS TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF LED ZEPPELINS APPEARANCE AT EARLS COURT IN 1975

    In May 1975, Led Zeppelin performed five momentous concerts at the Earls Court Arena in London to a combined audience of 85,000 fans. It found the band at the peak of their powers, slaying the sold out audiences with a nightly marathon three and a half hour presentation of light, sound, power and energy. Led Zeppelin’s appearances at Earls Court represented a career high for the group and four decades on, are still held in the highest esteem by the vast following.

    They were also some of their most visually appealing shows complete with pioneering laser effects, a large video projection screen and the band themselves more than dressed for the occasion – Jimmy Page in a two piece dragon suit, Robert Plant with a cut off shirt allowing for bare chested narcissism, John Paul Jones in a quirky Spanish jacket complete with onions and John Bonham in a glittering T-shirt high on the drum rostrum.

    Now for the first time, an extensive collection of timeless images of Led Zeppelin on stage at Earls Court in all their regal splendour, are brought together in a de-luxe limited edition volume.

    Five Glorious Nights – Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975 captures the visual magnificence of the band though the photographic images of some of the finest rock photographers of the era – who were right there on the spot to capture rock history.

    Drawing from the archives of variety of photographers including Barry Plummer, Dick Barnatt, Ian Dickson, Michael Putland, Mick Gold, Gus Stewart and more – the book chronicles the sheer visual splendour of these historic concerts though an extensive collection of colour and black and white photos – many of them rarely seen. The photos are complimented by rare memorabilia and a written commentary that puts into perspective exactly why these concerts were some of the finest Led Zeppelin ever performed.

    The book is compiled by Dave Lewis – the highly respected Led Zeppelin archivist and author and editor of the long running Led Zeppelin magazine Tight But Loose. Dave was in attendance at all five of the Earls Court concerts.

    Published on the 40th anniversary of the event and as sadly, the bulldozers move in to demolish the Earls Court Exhibition Centre itself, Five Glorious Nights – Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975 offers a permanent visual record of a band at their absolute zenith – in a setting that truly justified their status as the world’s greatest live rock attraction.

    Five glorious nights in May 1975 – relive them through the visual splendour of this magnificent deluxe volume that captures the power and glory of Led Zeppelin on stage at Earls Court 40 years ago...

    The book will be available in a strict limited edition quantity, individually numbered and will ship on the anniversary date of the Earls Court shows. People can register their interest in the book, and receive a special pre-release offer by going to www.fivegloriousnights.co.uk

    RUFUS STONE LIMITED EDITIONS

    Notes for Editors

    Quite simply we're passionate about music, books and publishing.

    We are a group of creative thinkers, working together to create a new publishing venture specialising in producing the best quality products that both fans and artiste would be proud to own. It's that simple.

    The market for "investment books" has grown over the last few years but this means limited edition high-end products can sell for £400 up to £3000. Even we think this is a little steep. Our approach is to generate high quality, bespoke content in short runs at a price point people can afford. Yes, they are still expensive but you are buying a product that can't be purchased on the highstreet, that features hours of investment in intellectual content and the very highest production standards. Quite simply we only produce books and boxsets we'd buy ourselves.

    As the "label" grows we have plans for some exciting and unsual books. We'd like to work directly with a variety of artistes and bands at all levels with projects starting at just 250 copies. Of course, some of our titles will be gloriously unofficial but sometimes that makes for a better, more independent product. You'll get to read and see stuff your favourite artiste might not be over the moon with... but that's why you love them.. right?

    Rufus Stone has released sell out books on Deep Purple, Ronnie James Dio and the legendary Jon Lord.

    www.rufuspublications.com

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    #tbt Achilles Last Stand MIDI file

    I just found this little nugget of goodness for #tbt. Back in the late 1998, I furiously sequenced out all Led Zeppelin songs in MIDI format. Through moving the website around around a half a dozen times over the past 19 years, I apparently had lost the MIDI file folder with all the songs.

    Thanks to the Internet Archive's WaybackMachine, I was able to find them. So, without further adieu, in all its glory, here is the MIDI file for Achilles Last Stand.

    ACHILLES LAST STAND



    If you're under the age of 25 or have been living under a rock and do not know what MIDI files are, please go to http://www.eddard.com/whatsaMIDI_h.htm

    Hear an Unreleased Early Mix of Led Zeppelin's 'Houses of the Holy'

    Next month, Led Zeppelin will reissue their sixth album, the 1975 double LP Physical Graffiti, with a disc's worth of unreleased versions of the record's songs. Among these is a rough mix of the funky hard-rock radio staple "Houses of the Holy."

    Slightly shorter than the version that appeared on the original album, the rough mix places guitarist and producer Jimmy Page's iconic riff in the right speaker and reduces some of the high end. The bass is more prominent, John Bonham's percussion sounds looser in the verses and the overdubbed stabbing guitar line toward the end of the song is more prominent. On top of that, Robert Plant's harmonies on the line "Let the music be your master" are even more present.

    "'Houses of the Holy' is unlike anything that anyone was doing," guitarist and producer Jimmy Page tells Rolling Stone. "It's just something that's totally of its own. I think the lyrics are brilliant on it."

    The rest of the reissue includes rough mixes of "Trampled Under Foot" (titled "Brandy & Coke") and "In My Time of Dying," an early version of "Sick Again," a Sunset Sound mix of "Boogie With Stu" and a rough orchestra mix of "Kashmir" that's titled "Driving Through Kashmir." It also contains what the band has billed as a "strikingly different" take on "In the Light."

    As with last year's reissues, the new edition of Physical Graffiti, which Page personally remastered, will be available in a variety of formats, including standard CD, vinyl and digital releases. A super deluxe version will contain CDs, vinyl and links to high-def audio, as well as a hard-bound, 96-page book containing rare and previously uncirculated photos and memorabilia.

    The reissue will arrive on February 24th and is available for preorder below.

    Double CD – Remastered album packaged in a replica of the original LP jacket.
    Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio.
    Double LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.
    Deluxe Edition Vinyl (3LP) – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
    Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available in standard and high-definition formats.
    Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
    o Remastered double album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
    o Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art.
    o Remastered double album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
    o Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art.
    o High-definition audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
    o Hard bound, 96 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
    o High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

    From: Rolling Stone

    Chad Smith Drums in Hallowed Home Where Led Zeppelin Recorded



    Chad Smith has now walked in the footsteps of Led Zeppelin. "Holy Grail of drum sounds," the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer tweeted today, along with a video that shows him and Queen drummer Roger Taylor playing in Headley Grange, a private English residence where Zeppelin made some of their most famous recordings in the early '70s. Smith was the first person to record drums there since his favorite drummer, Led Zep's John Bonham, 40 years ago, according to his management.

    Headley Grange is where Jimmy Page came up with "Stairway to Heaven." More significant for drummers, it's where Bonham and engineer Andy Johns recorded "When the Levee Breaks," creating a sound that Queen's Taylor describes in the video as "like thunder" and "the benchmark" that "so many people strived for." Joining Smith and Taylor in the studio for the video is drummer Andy Gangadeen, who has played with British drum-and-bass duo Chase & Status as well as on Massive Attack‘s influential 1998 album Mezzanine.

    The occasion for the drummers' Headley Grange spiritual homecoming was a five-day set of recording sessions last summer, organized by sample library Spitfire Audio. Smith, Taylor and Gangadeen were there to create a set of loops, breaks, beats and hits for other musicians to use in their tracks. They recorded using a variety of modern and vintage mics and preamps, along with a 24-track, two-inch Studer tape deck.

    "To be able to just look up and see the way the stairs go, just to be in that space and play those notes and be in this same air, goosebumps, man," Smith says in the video. "It was amazing." When he arrived at Headley Grange, he kissed the floor of the hall.

    Besides Zeppelin, other bands that recorded at this rural manor house in the '60s and '70s included Genesis, Bad Company and Fleetwood Mac.

    The title for the clip says it's a teaser for NAMM, which is the National Association of Music Merchants trade show, held January 22 to January 25 in Anaheim, California. Let's hope for more glimpses of the Grail next week, then.

    As for Smith's doppelganger, Will Ferrell, it's been a few months since the two rekindled their The Tonight Show drum-off with a Rolling Stones cover in Seattle. And they might not be done.

    "I can't really expound upon details, but we have been talking about doing something [in 2015] that will combine music and comedy ­— a show," Smith recently told Rolling Stone. "It will benefit the charities that we're into. Plus, I think I need to redeem myself from how I was robbed of the Golden Cowbell. I don't want to burst any bubbles, but he wasn't even playing the drums, people! Shenanigans! Call the cops, I've been robbed! Yeah, so, it's not over." Guess this means they won't invite Ferrell to the Grange?

    Watch the video below, and don't miss Luke Turner's recent Wondering Sound interview with Jimmy Page.



    From: Wondering Sound

    Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, 71, Dating 25-Year-Old Scarlett Sabet (PHOTO)

    Jimmy Page, the Led Zeppelin guitarist who turned 71 last week, is reportedly dating 25-year-old actress Scarlett Sabet.

    As radio station Q107 puts into context below, Page's daughter (also named Scarlet) is 43, which is 18 years older than his new girlfriend.



    Jimmy Page has a history of dating much younger women, from his most recent ex-wife Jimena Gomez-Paratcha right back to the early led Zeppelin days. Rolling Stone reports that in the early '70s Page dated a 14-year-old, Lori Maddox.

    From: Huff Post Canada

    Jimmy Page versus neighbor Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams has become embroiled in a planning dispute with his Led Zeppelin legend neighbour Jimmy Page.

    The former Take That star wants to do up his £17million mansion in Holland Park, west London by installing a lift and a recording studio.

    But his plans have not gone down well with neighbour Jimmy Page, who has objected to the changes in a strongly-worded letter to Kensington and Chelsea Council.

    Williams, 40, bought the 46-room mansion from late film director Michael Winner in 2013.

    He now wants to carry out a number of interior alterations to turn the Victorian mansion into a contemporary family home.

    The plans - which also include the installation of a lift and a recording studio - have been poorly received by Page, who lives in the Grade I listed Tower House nearby.

    The musician - whose band's hits included Whole Lotta Love - has owned the landmark home for more than 40 years and regards it as one of the most important properties in the borough.

    In a strongly-worded letter to the council, Page has expressed a number of concerns.

    He wrote: 'I have been responsible for the protection of the Tower House for over 40 years and I am always concerned when proposals are made for nearby properties which may be detrimental to the well-being of this important heritage asset.'

    Page says because Williams' house is Grade II listed, the exterior should be considered 'sacrosanct'.

    He says a new window planned will overlook the side of his house and his back garden, which will have a 'significant impact on the amenity' of his property.

    The rockstar is also concerned that work on the underground swimming pool could cause 'vibrations and possible structural' damage to Tower House.

    Page, aged 71, also objects to Williams knocking down part of his home's boundary wall to allow access to a planned garden car park.

    He wrote: '[This] will be detrimental to the general amenity of the conservation area as well as destroying part of the attractive boundary wall.'

    Williams' planning application states the building work will take place from early this month until October this year, with workmen accessing the site between 8am and 6pm on Mondays to Fridays and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

    He promises no work will be carried out on Sundays or Bank Holidays and reversing vehicles will be guided in by 'suitably qualified banksman'.

    Page bought Tower House in 1972. The 19th century, Grade I listed home was built by William Burgess and, in the 1960s, was saved from demolition after a campaign led by John Betjeman and Evelyn Waugh.

    Williams' house also has a colourful history. The property was bought by George Winner for £2,000 in 1946.

    It was the home Michael Winner grew up in. The Death Wish director took the property over in 1978, transforming it from three flats into his own personal palace.

    Winner put the mansion on the market for £60 million in 2011, but he couldn't find a buyer.

    The director passed away in January 2013, with Williams buying the home later that year for £17.5 million.

    He submitted the plans to Kensington and Chelsea Council in December with the public consultation ending on January 2.

    A decision on the plans is expected by the end of the month. Both parties declined to comment.

    From: Daily Mail

    New Led Zeppelin interview book

    I've just received a new book full of Led Zeppelin interviews by Hank Bordowitz, titled Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelin: Interviews and Encounters. I'll have a review up shortly and 1-2 copies available for a few Led Zeppelin fans.

    Happy 71st Birthday, Jimmy Page!



    What's your favorite Jimmy Page song?

    Les Paul 'Black Beauty' Guitar Going on Auction Block



    The 1954 electric guitar that served as the prototype for Gibson's iconic Les Paul models is going on the auction block.

    The Paul-designed guitar known as "Black Beauty" features gold-plated hardware. Paul played it for more two decades and made frequent modifications as he refined its sound. Guernsey's is offering it Feb. 19 in New York City. The auctioneer calls it the most significant electric guitar ever made. Its market value will be determined at auction.

    The famous jazz, country and blues guitarist played it in concerts, recordings and on the "Les Paul and Mary Ford" television show. Paul, whose hits songs included "How High the Moon," died in 2009. He gave the instrument to his friend, guitar technician and builder Tom Doyle of Wantage, New Jersey.

    From: NBC News

    Official remastered Physical Graffiti announcement, with ordering links

    Physical Graffiti
    Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition Arrives Exactly 40 Years After Debut,
    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,
    With Previously Unreleased Companion Audio

    Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available February 23

    The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years after the original debuted on February 24, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock “Reissue Of The Year” Award.

    As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.

    Physical Graffiti will be available February 23rd from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:
    Double CD – Remastered album packaged in a replica of the original LP jacket.
    Deluxe Edition (3CD) – Remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio.
    Double LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.
    Deluxe Edition Vinyl (3LP) – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
    Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available in standard and high-definition formats.
    Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
    o Remastered double album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
    o Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art.
    o Remastered double album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
    o Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art.
    o High-definition audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
    o Hard bound, 96 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
    o High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

    Certified 16x platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of Physical Graffiti was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band’s dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of “Custard Pie” and acoustic arrangement of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to the Eastern raga of “Kashmir” and funky groove of “Trampled Under Foot.”

    The companion audio disc that accompanies the deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti has seven unreleased tracks, including rough mixes of “In My Time Of Dying” and “Houses Of The Holy,” as well as an early mix of “Trampled Under Foot” called “Brandy & Coke.” All the unreleased companion tracks offer fans a chance to hear well-known songs from a different perspective, including the Sunset Sound mix of “Boogie With Stu” and “Driving Through Kashmir,” a rough orchestra mix of the band’s eight minute opus “Kashmir.” Also featured is “Everybody Makes It Through,” a strikingly different early version of “In The Light” with alternate lyrics.

    In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.

    Led Zeppelin continues to be honoured for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant – along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    Physical Graffiti
    Track Listing

    Disc One
    1. “Custard Pie”
    2. “The Rover”
    3. “In My Time Of Dying”
    4. “Houses Of The Holy”
    5. “Trampled Under Foot”
    6. “Kashmir”

    Disc Two
    1. “In The Light”
    2. “Bron-Yr-Aur”
    3. “Down By The Seaside”
    4. “Ten Years Gone”
    5. “Night Flight”
    6. “The Wanton Song”
    7. “Boogie With Stu”
    8. “Black Country Woman”
    9. “Sick Again”

    Companion Audio Disc
    1. “Brandy & Coke” (Trampled Under Foot - Initial Rough Mix)
    2. “Sick Again” (Early Version)
    3. “In My Time Of Dying” (Initial Rough Mix)
    4. “Houses Of The Holy” (Rough Mix With Overdubs)
    5. “Everybody Makes It Through” (In The Light Early Version/In Transit)
    6. “Boogie With Stu” (Sunset Sound Mix)
    7. “Driving Through Kashmir” (Kashmir Rough Orchestra Mix)

    And the remastered Physical Graffiti companion disc tracks are...

    1. Brandy & Coke (Trampled Under Foot - Initial Rough Mix)
    2. Sick Again (Early Version)
    3. In My Time Of Dying (Initial Rough Mix)
    4. Houses Of The Holy (Rough Mix With Overdubs)
    5. Everybody Makes It Through (In The Light Early Version/In Transit)
    6. Boogie With Stu (Sunset Sound Mix)
    7. Driving Through Kashmir (Kashmir Rough Orchestra Mix)

    From: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Physical-Graffiti-Led-Zeppelin/dp/B00RUT3DTE/ref=dp_return_2?ie=UTF8&n=229816&s=music

    Remastered Physical Graffiti now on Amazon

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Physical-Graffiti-Led-Zeppelin/dp/B00RUT3DTE/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1420633677&sr=1-3

    Autographed Led Zeppelin Albums, Other Vintage Records Stolen From Podiatrist’s Office



    CORONA (CBSLA.com) — A podiatrist is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of vintage record albums he says were stolen from his Corona practice.

    Jeffrey Katz says someone broke in through the roof of his office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and stole several irreplaceable albums, including all eight Led Zeppelin albums, signed by all four band members.

    The vintage albums were previously locked in a vault but Katz decided to showcase them in his office and share them with his patients and staff.

    Photographs showed that his walls were once lined with some of rock ‘n’ roll’s finest, including The Beatles. Also taken were albums by Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton.

    “When I asked him, ‘Are you mad? Upset,’ he said, ‘You know what? It’s sad’ because they mean something to him. He went to a lot of the concerts as a young man,” said Sherie Tavernier, a staff member.

    Katz estimates that the albums are worth $200,000 to $400,000. The albums weren’t insured.

    “It’s pretty depressing and pretty sad,” he said.

    He’s since filed a police report.

    From: CBS

    Happy 69th Birthday, John Paul Jones!



    Today (January 3) is John Paul Jones’ 69th birthday. He has been a professional musician for over 50 years, with 12 of those most famously in Led Zeppelin. If all that you listen to is his Zeppelin, you are sorely missing out on a musical maestro. Each song that he has performed on, every song that he has arranged for, every song that he has produced is pure genius. There is no way to narrow down a lifetime of virtuosity into a short, however, I present here my personal selection of tracks, in no particular order, that John Paul Jones has been a part of that shines brightly.

    A Foggy Day In Vietnam



    Most every young studio musician dreams of that one day when they can record their own music. 18 year old Jones recorded this nearly instrumental number in 1964 for Pye Records. Jones played some excellent honky tonk upright piano on this track. It is very reminiscent of songs later in his career, like Hot Dog and Darlene & his 1977 piano solos during No Quarter.

    Scumbag Blues



    This song starts out with a killer riff, heavy 4-string bass and layers guitar over that. Then it changes into a signature John Paul Jones walking bass run in the pre-chorus. The second half of the pre-chorus has some funky clavinet work. All that plus Jones contributing some backup vocals and mini improv bass solos when performed live.

    Skótoseme



    Jones has never been afraid to stray from traditional rock and roll. This has never been held more true than with the album The Sporting Life with avant-garde singer Diamanda Galás. To most ears, her vocals sound unintelligible, however, Skótoseme (Greek for “kill me”) has some tasty bass work on a Manson 8-string bass, wired in stereo and drums by Pete Thomas, Elvis Costello’s drummer, who later played on Jones’ first solo album in 1999, Zooma.

    The Lemon Song



    The Lemon Song features exemplary bass runs that many budding bass guitarists have often tried to imitate (including yours truly). Recorded virtually live in Mystic Studios in 1969, Jones is definitely pulling from his roots to pull this song off.

    Dazed And Confused



    The second that you hear the haunting, descending bass line, you can instantly tell that it’s John Paul Jones in Dazed And Confused from Led Zeppelin. In the first few albums, you can tell that Jones and Jimmy Page were experimenting with different studio tricks and the tone of the bass is a bit muted, lacking some natural echo that you hear in most other tracks. It adds to the overall psychedelic loneliness that creeps over you.

    When this song was played live and it stretched to over 30 minutes in length, not once could you tell that Jones was straining to keep up with the guitar or drums. He was perfectly locked within the groove.

    Stairway To Heaven



    Some may look at Stairway To Heaven and think that it’s a Page track. How untrue? Jones was all over the place on this song. In addition to Fender Rhodes keyboard action that fills in against the beautiful Page guitar work and unreal bass guitar runs, there is no other song that better rocks out on a quartet of bass recorders, all played by Jones. You simply cannot get any more badass than that.

    Tidal (Guitar Wars version)



    Riding high from the underground success of two solo albums and supporting tours, Jones accepted the invitation to appear at Guitar Wars 2003 in Tokyo, Japan. The JPJ Orchestra was in full force with Nuno Bettencourt on guitar, Jones on 10-string Manson bass, Roger King on keyboards, Mike Szuter who came in later on the track on bass guitar & Paul Mastelotto on drums.

    Jones was definitely feeling his oats, switching on some effects and taking on a freaking impressive outro bass guitar solo.

    The Song Remains The Same (live version)



    While Jimmy Page is busy weaving his guitar magic, John Paul Jones, with assistance from the drums, lays down a heavy foundation. Not satisfied with playing root notes to maintain the beat, Jones is all over the fretboard, finding a way to play some solo-sounding rhythm work.

    No Quarter (live version)



    John Paul Jones was so much more than a bass guitarist and this track exemplifies this. Originally, in 1970, No Quarter had a faster tempo and patched together several different contrasting parts. When it was time to record No Quarter in the studio in early 1972, it was slowed down and the whole song was dropped a semi-tone in pitch to add to the mysteriousness of the song.

    This song was premiered on the second leg of the 1973 Summer US tour up until Led Zeppelin’s last date in 1980. It showcased John Paul Jones’ abilities on the keyboards, with lengthy piano solos added in the middle of the song.

    Ice Fishing At Night



    Some electronica starts this song off and then a simple piano passage begins. If you thought that John Paul Jones was only an instrumentalist, you were wrong. Jones adds in a very tender set of lyrics that has the aural mysticism of a classic oil painting. The piano continues into a solo passage that has a second piano part overdubbed. This is truly a non-traditional John Paul Jones-sounding masterpiece.

    The Led Zeppelin/Tournament of Roses Parade connection

    Rose Parade

    While millions of viewers from over 100 countries view the 126th annual Tournament of Roses Parade this morning, it is interesting to know that there is a connection to Led Zeppelin that few people know about.

    On May 2-3, 1969, Led Zeppelin headlined a pair of concerts at the Rose Palace, in Pasadena, California. This venue was located at 835 South Raymond Avenue, a few miles from the parade route, in a warehouse that was built for parade construction.

    Parade float construction primarily takes place from October through the end of December of each year. The venue is currently occupied by The Phoenix Decorating Company, one of the main float construction companies for the parade.

    The outside of the Rose Palace wasnt much to look at--just a large, long building with a sign over the double doors saying this was the place. But the inside was a different story, mainly because of the people. The interior had a high ceiling. Astroturf on the floor, and a stage that was small in comparison to the ones Zeppelin used later. (from Whole Lotta Led: Our Flight with Led Zeppelin by Ralph Hulett, Jerry Prochnicky)




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    Led Zeppelin History

    May 31, 1948 - John Henry Bonham was born at Redditch, Worchestershire
    May xx, 1969 - The band’s debut album enters the US Top 10
    May xx, 1969 - Recording sessions for Led Zeppelin II begin
    May xx, 1970 - The band works on new material at Bron-Y-Aur
    May 03, 1971 - Richard Cole jams on Whole Lotta Love playing congas
    May xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy recording sessions on location at Stargroves and Olympic studios
    May 27, 1972 - Warm-up gigs kick off in Holland for an upcoming American tour
    May 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin gross nearly $250,000 for their performance in Atlanta, GA
    May 05, 1973 - 56,800 attend the second show of the 1973 US tour at Tampa. This sets a record for the largest attendance for a one-act performance, previously held by the Beatlesfor their Shea Stadium show in 1965
    May 10, 1974 - Swan Song Records is officially launched
    May 11, 1974 - Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis concert and are thrilled when Elvis announces that Led Zeppelin is in the building
    May 10, 1975 - Showco ships their PA system and video screens for the Earls Court shows from Dallas to London
    May 23, 1976 - Page and Plant join Bad Company onstage at the LA Forum
    May 21, 1977 - The Houston Summit claims $500,000 in damages to their venue caused by rowdy fans
    May xx, 1978 - The band reunite at Clearwater Castle to rehearse
    May 22, 1979 - It is officially announce that Led Zeppelin will headline at the Knebworth Festival in August
    May 15, 1980 - After many revisions the European tour dates are finalized and the band is scheduled to open in Germany
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