What will be included on the companion disc(s)?
Asked by the "Totally Driven Radio" podcast if there is anyone left that he would like to share the stage with, Carmine said (hear audio below): "I would like to work with a Led Zeppelin configuration, whether it's just John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page and me and a singer. I've heard that they're talking, maybe, to Ann Wilson [HEART]... There's a rumor that Ann Wilson might go out with them. I would love to play drums on something like that."
When it was pointed out to Carmine that Jason Bonham would almost certainly land the drummer gig in a hypothetical Zeppelin reunion, Appice said: "Everybody in that band there is legendary… They're old school and legendary. Jason isn't legendary, and he's not old school. He's John Bonham's son, but he don't play like John Bonham. He plays more… He plays like him. He's not John. He's got that name, but he's not John Bonham. I'm not John Bonham either, but I think my style might be close, 'cause I came first, and John listened to stuff I did and did it his own way. And we took 'em on their first tour. It's very close-sounding stuff in feel."
He continued: "When John passed away, there was rumors that I was gonna join Led Zeppelin, but obviously I didn't get to do that. But, you know... whatever. I would like to do that. Whether they get Jason or not, I would still like to do that."
Asked earlier this year in an interview with Journey Of A Frontman what it means to him to know that he was one of John Bonham's favorite drummers, Carmine responded: "It's nice. But it's not like I strive on it or anything. It's nice that the timing worked out the way it did. He came out two to two and a half years after I did. He listed me as one of his idols. I helped him and took him under my wing. It went beyond that, actually, because we were friends. Back in those days, we were all friends. Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon, John Bonham... we all knew each other. The drummers today, they're all big, giant fans of John Bonham. I wasn't a fan; I was more of a friend."
Carmine Appice previously said that Bonham took the bass drum triplets from the Vanilla Fudge song Ticket To Ride, telling Classic Rock Revisited in a 2006 interview: "When I first heard John Bonham do that triplet thing on the bass drum, I went up to him and said, 'John, that is amazing. I have to admit that I took that from you.' He looked at me and said, 'What are you talking about? I took that from you!' I replied, 'I don't do that. You couldn't have taken it from me.' He proceeded to tell me where I did actually do that on the first Vanilla Fudge record and he was right. I only did it for a moment on that album and he took it and made something bigger and better out of it."
A poster for a Led Zeppelin concert at a swimming pool in Ipswich has sold, despite failing to reach its reserve price at auction on Wednesday.
Last month a rumor hit the Internet that Robert Plant had turned down $800 million from Virgin Group founder Richard Branson to reunite Led Zeppelin for a proposed 35-date tour. It would have been an easy near-billion - who doesn't know the words to "Stairway to Heaven"? It may have been eventually shot down as merely an invention of social media, but that astronomical figure doesn't seem too far out of line for the best band to ever rock a stadium, especially one in the midst of an ambitious campaign to remaster and reissue its formidable back catalog.
Nor does it seem out of character for Plant to reject that offer. Aside from a one-show showing in 2010, which produced the excellent live album "Celebration Day," the singer has shown no interest whatsoever in revisiting those old songs or reliving previous glories. A solo artist for three decades now-that's three times the tenure of his former band-he has produced a large and multifaceted catalog that ranges from the pop-oriented sounds of his early albums to the retro-crooner stylings of his sole Honeydrippers release to the American roots rock of 2002's "Dreamland" and 2007's "Raising Sand." The latter, a collaboration with bluegrass artist Alison Krauss, went multiplatinum and won approximately all the Grammys.
Read the entire article at: Salon.com
You'd think "being in The Yard Birds", "welcoming children" and "not dying from heavy recreational drug use in the Seventies" would be up among Jimmy Page's list of crowning achievements second only to "being the lead guitarist of Led Zeppelin".
Turns out, the next best thing he did aside from creating modern rock music is far more surprising.
Enter former X Factor winner Leona Lewis, with whom Page performed a rendition of "Whole Lotta Love" at the London 2012 Olympics, to his apparent delight, and the disappointment of thousands of Zeppelin fans.
"I'd be very sincere if I said that doing the Olympics [Beijing, 2008] with Leona Lewis was phenomenal," he told Uncut magazine when asked what his best non-Zeppelin accomplishment was to date.
"She's really plucky, she's superb, and she sang "Whole Lotta Love" brilliantly.
"We managed to do the full length of "Whole Lotta Love" - it wasn't edited - and she sang it beautifully. It was so cool the way she approached it.
"For that audience, and the fact we didn't f**k it up... We're really going to do this and we're going to do it proud. That was important. It was a Led Zeppelin number but it took on another persona. I was proud to be able to play that riff for the handover."
From: The Indepedent
Robert Plant and Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson have gone public separately to disavow media reports circulating this week that Branson had offered Led Zeppelin's surviving members anywhere from $400 million to $750 million to reunite, and that Plant had torn up the offer in Branson's face.
- Richard Branson
"Robert Plant has not been in receipt of any offers in recent months with any organization or promoters regarding future Led Zep live shows," Plant said Wednesday through a spokesman. "Robert Plant has neither met or communicated with Richard Branson in the last 50 years, so it was with great surprise to see this reported in the press."
Branson took to his personal blog to confirm from his end that no such offer had been presented, although it had been reported as fact by the British tabloid the Mirror and picked up by numerous other outlets.
"I've been left dazed and confused by a story doing the rounds this week about us apparently offering Led Zeppelin £500 million to reform and carry out a tour," Branson wrote. "As much as I love the band, there is absolutely no truth to the story.
"There were even claims that Virgin Atlantic was about to rename one of our planes and include a stairway to heaven in honour of the band," Branson continued. "However nice an idea, this is also completely untrue. After a week of seeing worryingly inaccurate reports in various publications regarding Virgin, it was sad but not particularly surprising to see yet another fabricated story."
Plant is currently touring with his latest band, the Sensational Space Shifters, which released an album, "Lullaby...and the Ceaseless Roar," in September to largely laudatory reviews.
Branson went on to note that in the wake of the reports, he had connected with Plant.
"I spoke to Robert Plant about the story, which he also confirmed is complete rubbish from his side too," Branson added. "Robert told me he is very proud of his history and the band's past, and has always had great respect and love for his work throughout his career. However, he really believes he must move on with his life and career today."
Plant also included a note to assure fans he is not interested in distancing himself from his work with Zeppelin.
"He is excited and proud of their most recent remastered releases," Plant's statement read, "and disappointed with any confusion this current fabricated story may bring."
Wrote Branson: "Making up this story is very disrespectful to how wonderful his solo career with the Sensational Space Shifters is going..."
"Fellow band members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones also have many exciting projects in the works and should be respected in their own right," Branson wrote. "I'm proud of how so many artists from my generation, whether it is Led Zeppelin, Mike Oldfield or Peter Gabriel, are still being so creative and inventive. They have all moved on into exciting new phases, while still celebrating their incredible pasts."
From: LA Times
The new TBL issue 38 is another packed edition...
Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant has turned down a Whole Lotta Lolly – more than £500MILLION – to reform the band for the dearest tour in history.
The rock legend ripped up Sir Richard Branson’s contract for 35 dates in three cities in front of astonished promoters after the other members of the supergroup all signed up.
The tour would have earned singer Plant and fellow founders Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones £190million each before tax.
But Plant, 66, said he thought it wasn’t the right thing to do.
A source close to the group said: “They have tried to talk him round but there is no chance.
“His mind is made up and that’s that.”
Virgin tycoon Branson, 64, has been a lifelong fan of the band.
He was getting ready to rebrand one of his Jumbo jets “The Starship” to fly the group around the venues.
An industry source said they were told they could have £250 million for 35 dates in three cities, London at the O2, Berlin and New Jersey.
Led Zep were also promised £70million of the profit from merchandise and there was an option to do 45 more gigs in five venues.
The cash was to be split three ways between Plant, Page, 70, and Jones, 68, while Jason Bonham, 48, son of late drummer John, would have been paid a wage to perform.
Our band source said: “Jimmy, John and Jason signed up immediately.
“It was a no-brainer for them but Robert asked for 48 hours to think about it. When he said no and ripped up the paperwork he had been given, there was an enormous sense of shock.
"There is no way they can go ahead without him.”
Branson had planned to have the staircase of the Starship jet renamed the Stairway to Heaven after the band’s 70s hit and was going to sell off the back 20 rows of the aircraft as special Led Zep seats for £100,000 each.
The source added: “Branson tried to pull out all of the stops. But even his money was not enough to get Plant to sign up. He is gutted.”
Plant has previously said: “I have to be in some brand new zones quite regularly... It’s an insane thing to do, to go back.”
Formed in 1966, Led Zeppelin have sold more than 300 million albums. Their last performance was a one night only gig at London’s O2 on December 10, 2007.
Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer John Bonham's motorcycle has been hanging out at Mackie's Pizza for 25 years. Now they must find the charitable dollars to the family.
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"I don't intend to revisit the vaults for awhile," Jimmy Page says with a smile, sitting in the opulent library of a Victorian hotel in London. The ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist, 70, has spent much of the last decade in a retrospective frenzy: collating the images for his lavish, photographic memoir, Jimmy Page, first published in a collectors' edition in 2010 and now widely available; and curating acclaimed, deluxe reissues of his band's historic studio LPs. Rarity-laden editions of 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and '73's Houses of the Holy come out on October 28th, and Page has finished preparing the rest of the catalog for release. Read the full story at RollingStone.com
If you're end in the position to conduct an interview with Jimmy Page, you may want to have a plan on how you want the interview to go, as well as a list of questions to ask him.
I offer you this interview, from October 18, 2014, from Paul and Young Ron, from Miami, Florida's BIG 105.9. Listen to this interview to give you insight on questions NOT to ask Jimmy Page.
Oct 28, 2014, Dallas, TX - North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands host Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on the release of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of the Holy in new deluxe editions.
Sammy Hagar celebrated his 67th birthday in Las Vegas recently and got the surprise of a lifetime: Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger doing a decent job of covering Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”.
Of course, by “decent job” I mean Kroeger managed to not totally decimate the song and turn it into usual Nickelback fodder. See that? Pigs can fly and now the Earth has been thrown off its axis.
Even if it’s not your cup of tea, Nickelback still sincerely thank you for your hate and vitriol.
Three days from now, Led Zeppelin fans will get treated to a whole bounty of new goodies to geek out on. On Oct. 27, the band releases expanded, remastered versions its early '70s classics Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. To get us to run out and buy them (or maybe a new Cadillac), they've shared a new animated video for 1971's iconic hit "Rock and Roll."
Check out the video below:
Back on Oct. 16, the vaults opened up for a rare alternate mix of "Rock and Roll" that will appear on the Led Zeppelin IV re-release. Previously, rare alternate versions of "Rain Song" and "Black Dog" hit the internet.
"'Rock and Roll' has just got that cheeky energy about it," Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone. "It's a party. 'It's been a long time since I rock and rolled.' It says it all, really. It's great lyrics and it's a great performance."
"As a song, it was actually kind of punky; pre-punk," bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones said. "It was really fast too, onstage anyway. It just got really quick, a lot of energy. It's a lot of fun to play. The crowd loved it. We loved it."
The reissues of 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy drop Oct. 27 via Atlantic/Swan Song. Each reissue will contain a bounty of unreleased bonus tracks (on both CD and vinyl, regular and deluxe). Both will be included in a box set, which also contains a coffee table book and a print of the cover art.
Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered Original CD)
Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition MP3)
Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition CD)
Led Zeppelin IV (Remastered Original Vinyl)
Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl)
Led Zeppelin IV (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (CD&LP)
Houses Of The Holy (Remastered Original CD)
Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition MP3)
Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition CD)
Houses Of The Holy (Remastered Original Vinyl)
Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl)
Houses Of The Holy (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (CD&LP)
"As a song, it was actually kind of punky," John Paul Jones says. "It's a lot of fun to play."
Led Zeppelin is stuck in Pennsylvania at the moment, forced to confront claims the band stole its biggest hit "Stairway to Heaven" from Randy Craig Wolfe, founding member of the band Spirit.
Wolfe's heirs sued Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and their music companies in June, asserting that the story Page has told over the years about holing himself up in a remote cottage in Wales in 1970 and creating the iconic song is false. The plaintiff alleges that the music really came from Spirit, which once toured with Led Zeppelin in the late 1960s.
In reaction to the lawsuit, the defendants challenged jurisdiction.
"The individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylvania and have no contacts with Pennsylvania, let alone ties sufficient to render them essentially at home here," stated a memorandum to dismiss.
In response, the plaintiff amended the lawsuit with some emphasis on why a Pennsylvania judge should oversee the case: "Defendants are subject to specific jurisdiction in this district because they make millions of dollars from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by directly targeting this district for the exploitation of 'Stairway to Heaven' through CD sales, digital downloading, radio and television play, advertising, marketing, concert performances, other performances, licensing, and otherwise targeting resident individuals and businesses to profit off the exploitation of 'Stairway to Heaven.'”
U.S. District Court Judge Juan Sánchez has now denied the motion to dismiss or transfer without prejudice, meaning that the Zeppelin parties can still try again.
The judge didn't offer any reasoning in his written order, but those looking for the standards by which judges determine jurisdiction can read about another judge's recent decision to throw out a trademark lawsuit filed by John Wayne's heirs against Duke University.
From: The Hollywood Reporter
I imagine he would be retired from the music business and would be a sober and loving proud father and grandfather. He wouldn't have been flashy and capitalizing on his fame but would appreciate the genuine recognition for all that he'd accomplished.
I like to think he would be on his farm with Pat and family and perhaps, occasionally, sit in with bands to smash the skins for the fun of it.
Bonzo would also be taking an active interest in Jason's drumming, shepherding him along in drumming technique and in life.
Perhaps, in a perfect scenario, he would have done an experimental solo percussion-only album or two with Jimmy producing.
I also picture him sitting in with bands like Tool and other local bands that he respected.
Its nice to think that Bonzo would also would have sat in with aspiring drummers and given clinics at drum industry conventions.
If he were still with us today, he would cruise around town on his motorcycles and cars from his collection-occasionally showing off his latest acquisitions; a black Citroen GT and a Bugatti Veyron.
For one reason or another, Led Zeppelin would have disbanded in the mid-80's after the music business and fans no longer supported the world in which Zep existed.
Jimmy and company wouldn't want to have cheapened all they had built in the previous years and they would have quietly put the band to rest once it became obvious to all of them that they had outgrown their time.
The MTV generation would have put the band on a shelf while they danced to Michael Jackson. John Bonham in particular wouldn't have wanted to continue to seem to be a caricature of his old self and would have voted to disband Led Zeppelin.
Perhaps there would have been the occasional get-together when the time and situation felt right.
Live Aid and the Atlantic 40th show certainly would have been much better with John there behind the kit, of course.
So, it all came full circle in December 2007 when his son sat in for him. John would have been proud.
He was a man of his time.
I often wonder how he would have adapted and grown to fit into the twenty first century with plastic drums, drum machines, YouTube and auto tune. My gut tells me he would have adapted just fine while staying true to his organic drumming technique.
He is missed by legions of fans, friends and family each day.
Led Zeppelin are sharing a video previewing the Super Deluxe Edition of the upcoming expanded reissue of their 1973 release, Houses Of The Holy, due on October 28.
Released in March of 1973, Houses Of The Holy features legendary tracks such as "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while also showcasing the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er" and the funk jam "The Crunge". The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.
The seven unreleased tracks on the companion audio disc include rough and working mixes for "The Ocean" and "Dancing Days" that reveal a deeper look inside the recording sessions of these classic songs. Other standout recordings include the guitar mix backing track for "Over The Hills And Far Away" and a version of "The Rain Song" without piano.
The group are releasing both Houses Of The Holy and Led Zeppelin IV on the same day.
Led Zeppelin kicked off their reissue series in June with the release of expanded editions of the band's first three albums: Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, each with a companion disc of bonus material.
Houses Of The Holy track listing:
01. The Song Remains The Same
02. The Rain Song
03. Over The Hills And Far Away
04. The Crunge
05. Dancing Days
06. D'yer Mak'er
07. No Quarter
08. The Ocean
Companion Audio Disc
01. The Song Remains The Same - Guitar Overdub Reference Mix
02. The Rain Song - Mix Minus Piano
03. Over The Hills And Far Away - Guitar Mix Backing Track
04. The Crunge - Rough Mix - Keys Up
05. Dancing Days - Rough Mix With Vocal
06. No Quarter - Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal
07. The Ocean - Working Mix
To view the interview and everything else, go to http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/jfanx7/robert-plant
Stairway to Heaven was one of the biggest rock songs of the 1970s - loved, imitated and sometimes parodied.
Now Led Zeppelin's classic track is back on the turntable, on a re-mastered version of the band's fourth album.
Forty-three years after its release, the song continues to hold a place in many music fans' hearts. Guitarist Jimmy Page gives a personal account of how a rock anthem came together.
Go to http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29550639
Camera: Dave O'Neill, Richard Kenny. Editing: Dave O'Neill. Producer: Amanda Bruckshaw
Brand reinvention sounds like a lofty, even noble concept. But adapting your brand to changing market conditions and customer behaviors is hard. Just ask Blockbuster (dead in the water) or The New York Times (fighting for its future). If you are a company faced with the daunting challenge of brand reinvention, a 66-year-old rock-and-roll singer has a few lessons for you. Robert Plant, once the living symbol of youthful hedonism during his days with Led Zeppelin, has successfully reinvented himself. As his body and voice have aged, his audience has changed, and the music industry has been upended, he is now receiving the best reviews of his career and selling strong as a solo artist. Here is his formula for success:
For the entire article, go to http://blog.beyondcurious.com/What-we-do/bid/355581/Robert-Plant-s-Rules-for-Brand-Reinvention
Thanks to David Deal!
Andrew Unterberger at SPIN.com has penned an article ranking every Led Zeppelin article from "worst to first".
Honestly, I'm speechless at the list. It's a pretty shocking list to read. Even the first sentence in the introduction shocks me to no end. "It's surprisingly easy to forget about Led Zeppelin in 2014."
Reaction to this article in various Led Zeppelin forums and Facebook ranges from perplexed to negative. It is important to remember that it is one person's opinion.
Read the entire article with the rankings (Stairway is not number one!) at http://www.spin.com/articles/led-zeppelin-every-song-ranked/.
Robert Plant will soon embark on a short tour in support of the recently released album lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar. The former Led Zeppelin front man is set to perform with his Sensational Space Shifters in Port Chester, NY on Thursday followed by shows in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday. Plant won't have Friday off though as he'll make a rare U.S. television appearance.
Robert Plant will be the musical guest on Friday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Playbill.com reports that Plant will sit for an interview in addition to his musical performance. The singer last visited a Fallon-hosted show in September of 2010.
We are pleased to announce that Scarlet Page's book, RESONATORS, featuring exclusive photographs of Jimmy Page, is now available to pre-order exclusively at www.redgiantpublishing.com.
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He is known as the "Golden God." And he's not showing signs of stopping, releasing his tenth solo album.
Robert Plant has defined how to look, act and sound like a rock star in a musical journey that spans more than four decades.
His raw, raspy voice is instantly recognizable and launched Led Zeppelin into superstardom in the 1970s.
Together for little over a decade, the British band sold more than 300 million records, with each of their nine studio albums landing on billboard's top 10 charts.
It is hard to overstate the influence that Led Zeppelin had on rock and roll.
Whenever there was an attempt to pigeonhole them as this big bludgeoning hard rock band, the next record would be more acoustic based.
Plant penned some of the group's most enduring anthems. One of them, "Stairway to Heaven," provided a blueprint for all hard rock bands to come.
But when drummer John Bonham died in 1980 -- so did the band.
"He and I played together since we were like 16. There was a big, big hole in all of our lives. I just thought it was time to move along," he said Monday on CBS This Morning.
Plant didn't stop, though. From there he continued to explore new genres through a successful solo career.
Unlike many of his Zeppelin albums, he said his 2007 album with Alison Krauss was a hit among critics and fans alike.
"In Zeppelin we were the pariah of music, critically we were slammed a lot," Plant said, "I team up with Alison Krauss, and what do I get? Six Grammys in one night!"
Now, on his tenth solo album, "Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar," Plant weaves world music with blues, bluegrass, and a lifetime of adventure.
From: CBS News
Read the entire article at http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/10/robert-plant-led-zeppelin-classic-interview
Once you get past the name, it is a decent cover and a decent voice. This version definitely has the whole light and shade thing going on.
What could Jimmy Page and Justin Timberlake possibly have in common?
Her name is Helene Freeman, an entertainment lawyer who litigated a series of victories for Timberlake’s former boy band, NSYNC, and is now defending Page and fellow members of Led Zeppelin in a dispute over Stairway to Heaven‘s authorship. As we’ve reported, Led Zeppelin faces a copyright infringement suit that alleges parts of the 1971 hit were filched from an obscure song by the band Spirit.
By hiring Freeman, a partner at New York law firm Phillips Nizer, Led Zeppelin has gone for an industry specialist who has also done work for singer Diana Ross and corporate clients that include record distributors and advertising agencies. In NSYNC cases from the late 1990s and 2000s, Freeman secured the band’s ability to leave its old record label and won dismissal of a copyright suit over pictures on concert merchandise, according to her firm bio. She declined to comment for this story.
In the Zeppelin case, the crux of the claim is that, to many ears, the opening notes of Stairway to Heaven sound a lot like Taurus, an instrumental piece by the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, released on his band’s debut album in 1968. At the end of that year and through 1969, Spirit and Led Zeppelin shared the bill at several concerts. Randy California’s trust filed the complaint on May 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, citing as a cause for action the “Falsification of Rock N’ Roll History.”
Lawyers for Led Zeppelin and its record company, Warner Music, have until Sept. 22 to respond to the suit. (Led Zeppelin is also represented in the Philadelphia court by local counsel Michael Eidel of the firm Fox Rothschild.) A spokesman for the band and Warner Music has repeatedly declined to comment on the dispute. Page, speaking to France’s Liberation newspaper in May, called the infringement claim “ridiculous.”
The lawsuit comes just as Led Zeppelin prepares to cash in anew on the epic hit. On Oct. 28, it plans to re-issue the untitled album that contains Stairway to Heaven, known as Led Zeppelin IV. According to a Warner Music news release, the deluxe edition will contain a “fabled, alternate version” of Stairway that “lets fans hear one of the most revered songs of all time as they have never heard it before.”
by Vernon Silver
Measuring 1.5 by 1.5 metres each, the 9-piece line has been inspired from the artwork on the covers of the legendary nine albums, which have been reissued in chronological order after being re-mastered by the group’s producer and lead guitarist Jimmy Page.
Made from luxurious fabrics, the monochromatic themed Led Zeppelin cover image has been replicated using a photographic weaving technique while the bright eight coloured impression of Led Zeppelin II cover has been achieved through the usage of four different yarns.
The psychedelic effect of Led Zeppelin III album cover has been reproduced by combining boucle and merino wool fibres and Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of Holy have been recreated with woven jacquard.
Each of the exclusive scarf designs will include limited 50 pieces only and will be available for sale at London’s Paul Smith store and online at PaulSmith.co.uk from October 23rd, 2014 onwards.
Before his latest music collaboration, the designer had earlier teamed up with the 1980s rock legend synonymous for his quirky fashion choices David Bowie to celebrate his latest album The Next Day. The designed had created a printed T-shirt featuring the album’s artwork.
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, the 68-year-old designer Sir Paul Smith is internationally famous for his menswear designs.
Formed in 1968, the Led Zeppelin band members include the guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham and bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones. (PB)
NPR.com has Robert Plant's tenth studio album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar streaming, in its entirely, at http://www.npr.org/2014/09/01/343144827/first-listen-robert-plant-lullaby-and-the-ceaseless-roar.
Robert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.
lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar is Plant's first record since 2010's Band of Joy, which followed 2007's six-time Grammy Award winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand. Justin Adams and John Baggott of The Sensational Space Shifters appeared on Plant's 2002 release Dreamland, while all but Camara and Smith appeared on 2005's Mighty Rearranger. The 2014 line-up toured the world before recording lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Real World Studios in Bath, UK. The track "Rainbow" was recorded in Contino Rooms in London. Tchad Blake mixed all but three tracks on the album.
"It's really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep," Plant says. "The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music...I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships," Plant explains, "... and now I'm able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidescope of sound, colour, and friendship."
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Texas Monthly has an excellent article in which Plant discusses his departure from Austin, TX, Patty Griffin, as well as a little quip about his dislike for Whole Foods (he's more of a Fiesta type of man).
Read the entire article at Texas Monthly.
On September 9th, Robert Plant returns with his latest solo album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar. In support, the former Led Zeppelin frontman is taking his new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, out on a North American tour. Following previously announced appearances at Glastonbury and Japan’s Summer Sonic, Plant and co. will embark on a seven-show jaunt in late September/early October. From there, they will return to the UK for a series of engagements in mid-November.
As a preview, Plant has shared a live video of the album’s lead single, “Rainbow”. Watch it below (via Rolling Stone), followed by Plant’s full tour schedule.
Robert Plant 2014 Tour Dates:
08/09 – Glastonbury, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
08/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/17 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
09/08 – London, UK @ London Roundhouse
09/25 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
09/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
09/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
09/30 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
10/04 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/09 – Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
11/10 – Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy
11/12 – London, UK @ London Roundhouse
11/14 – Hull, UK @ Hull City Hall
11/15 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
11/17 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
11/18 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
11/20 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
11/21 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
11/23 – Belfast, UK @ Ulster Hall
11/24 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
11/26 – Blackpool, UK @ Blackpool Tower
11/27 – Llandudno, UK @ Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena
From: Consequence Of Sound
Page will also make a second guest appearance, this time on November 5, 2014 at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, on East 17th Street, in New York City.
Page's author event will begin at 7:00PM. For more info, go to the event's page.
Jimmy Page's pictorial autobiography is being re-released in hardback format on October 14, 2014. To pre-order Jimmy Page, go to Amazon's website.
Prepare to hear one of the most overplayed songs in rock history in a new way.
In October, Rhino Records will release an album containing a never-before-issued version of “Stairway To Heaven.”
It’s part of the huge reissue project for Led Zeppelin, which began in June with the release of alternate takes on the storied band’s first three albums.
They’ll be followed on Oct. 27 with alterna-views of the untitled, fourth Led Zeppelin album (commonly referred to as “Led Zeppelin 4”) and “Houses of the Holy.”
As with the band’s first trio of reissues, the new ones will pair a remastered version of the official disc with a set of alternate takes on every track.
The fourth Led Zep disc - the third best-selling album in U.S. history - will not only contain the unheard “Stairway” but also specially reimagined runs at the acoustic songs “Going To California” and “The Battle of Evermore,” with more guitar and mandolin.
The alterna version of 1973’s “Houses of The Holy” will feature rough mixes of “The Ocean” and “Dancing Days,” as well as an interpretation of “The Rain Song” sans John Paul Jones’ piano.
Both new sets will be available in multiple formats - as the original single CD, in a deluxe edition which includes the alternative tracks, in vinyl form, or as part of elaborate box sets, including snazzy booklets and artwork.
Fans who want to cherry-pick just the previously unheard songs can do so through iTunes.
The first three Zep reissues each made the top 10 upon their release in June. The rest of the band’s catalogue will see alternate releases over the coming year.
From: NY Daily News
CALIFORNIA BREED members Glenn Hughes and Andrew Watt have chosen Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL) to play drums for the band for all upcoming dates when it became clear that Jason Bonham's professional commitments would prevent him from being able to tour with the group.
CALIFORNIA BREED will support ALTER BRIDGE in the U.S. before heading to Europe and will close out the run supporting Slash featuring MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS on their five U.K. arena dates.
Says Hughes: "We're just excited to play live, to tour, to be in front of and with our fans.
"We're very proud of our debut record and we can't wait to share it, live and loud, with you."
CALIFORNIA BREED's self-titled debut album sold around 4,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"California Breed" was recorded at producer Dave Cobb's Nashville studio and features equal co-writing credits from Hughes, Watt and Bonham. "It's proper rock," Hughes told Classic Rock magazine, "but at the same time it's very now. Andrew is as influenced by Mick Ronson as he is Jimmy Page." "This kid is amazing," said Bonham. "The first time we met I thought he looked like the white Jimi Hendrix. And he plays in the studio like he's on stage!"
"What we've got here is a kid who isn't a hammer-on, virtuoso," said Glenn, "but a whole new entity. This kid grew up listening to Mick Ronson on Bowie's records, as well as Jimmy Page in LED ZEPPELIN. He has a completely different take. And it's fresh and bold and so exciting. It just gets into your blood."
Read more at Blabbermouth.net
Robert Plant has teamed up with Genero to hold a contest for a fan to create the official video Rainbow, the lead single from his forthcoming new album, lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar.
The creative direction is being left completely open, so entrants are advised to listen to the song, be inspired, and create something that reflects their vision for the tune.
The official selection and finalist group will be chosen by Plant and Genero.
The selected video will receive $3,000 and have their video used as the official music clip for Rainbow.
Deadline for submissions is September 8, 2014, 23:59 GMT time.
Full contest details are available at Genero.
Due September 5 in Europe and September 9 in North America, “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar” was recorded at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, UK.
The album features 9 new songs and two covers: The Stanley Brothers’ “Little Maggie” and the Lead Belly tune, “Poor Howard.”
Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters just wrapped up a series of shows across Europe; they’ll play Glastonbury Abbey on August 9 before heading to Japan for two shows next month.
Led Zeppelin have no shortage of outrageous tour stories, and were known for partying as hard as any band. These photos might be PG-rated compared to what you really want to see, but they are still a fascinating look at the band at their peak.
Read the entire story and see all the photos at the WZLX website.
Robert Plant has revealed that he suggested reuniting Led Zeppelin as an acoustic project. With Plant and Jimmy Page squabbling over their band's potential comeback, Plant claims that Page rejected a recent proposal to record new, unplugged music.
"A couple of years ago, I said, 'If you've got anything acoustic, let me know. I'll give it a whirl,'" Plant recently told Uncut, (via NME ). "It was hands across the water. [But Jimmy] just walked away."
Plant's proposal to make unplugged music is reflective of the kind of music he has been making in recent years: Raising Sand, with bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and his jammier work with Band of Joy and the Sensational Space Shifters. Page, as Led Zeppelin's lead guitarist, has shown much less interest in turning off the amplifiers.
Still, even if Page, Plant and John Paul Jones could reconcile, Plant has little faith that the band are capable of writing a modern classic. "We couldn't do anything proper," he said. "The weight of expectation is too great." And although there's discussion of a new tour, Page and Plant seem to be talking at cross-purposes: "I don't know what [Jimmy's] trying to do," Page said. "I feel slightly disappointed and baffled."
In almost two decades, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin have performed together only once: at London's O2 in December 2007.
From: The Guardian
Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy Led Zeppelin reissues for October 28 release – DETAILS ANNOUNCED
The details of the next two releases in the Led Zeppelin reissue series have now been announced.
The Wings at the Speed of Sound reissue track list reveals there's a "John Bonham Version" of Beware My Love. The Bonham-less version included on Speed of Sound is a moody, hard-charging album highlight and an underappreciated gem in McCartney's catalog, so to hear the late drum legend working on this particular song is pretty damn enticing.
Keep in mind this isn't the only John Bonham/Paul McCartney crossover. The Zeppelin drummer played on two tracks from Wings' final album, 1979's Back to the Egg. Come Sept. 23, we'll finally be able to hear what this unreleased third Bonham collaboration sounds like.
For the rest of the article, including tracklistings, go to: Billboard
To pre-order Jimmy Page, go to Amazon's website.
The first ever book by a member of Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page is one of music’s greatest guitarists, innovators and legends—Rolling Stone called him “one of rock's most important and influential guitar players, writers, and producers” and ranked him number nine on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time—and he’ll be talking about his life and career as the groundbreaking guitarist for one of rock’s most iconic bands. His new book Jimmy Page is his official autobiography, a photographic essay he personally created to tell his story for the very first time. In his own words, combined with his handpicked selection of over 600 photographs, the book is the definitive visual and historical record of a remarkable life and showcases a collection of iconic portraits and rare images by over 70 of the greatest names in rock photography. He also delves into his personal archives, revealing unseen photographs and memorabilia. Today, Led Zeppelin remain arguably one of the biggest rock bands of all time and Page’s musical journey, from 13-year-old choirboy to Sixties session musician, through The Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin and beyond makes Jimmy Page an authoritative historical account. Join us for a rare interview and his first NY appearance.
For more information, although the event has already sold out, go to http://www.92y.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=107224
The show, at St Stephen's Church, will feature the late drummer's sister singer/songwriter Deborah Bonham, who will be playing a special acoustic set.
It has been set up by members of the John Bonham Memorial Fund, whose aim is to raise an initial £50,000 for the design and installation of a fitting permanent memorial in Redditch town centre, the birthplace of the legendary drummer.
The preferred location for the memorial is on the Church Green, behind St Stephen's church, next to the Bandstand and Bartleet Fountain, on land owned by Redditch Borough Council.
Any additional monies raised will be used to cover future maintenance costs.
The show is on Saturday, August 2 at St Stephen's Church.
Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door with all proceeds going toward the statue of the great drummer.
To book or for more information, visit goldengiving.com/wall/john-bonham-memorial-fund.
From: Redditch & Alcester Advertiser
"This is like test-driving a new car," says the man whose pre-Van Halen fame is inextricably linked to his autobiographical 1984 single, I Can't Drive 55. "With a new band, before you start it up, you're really not sure where it's going. But it's exciting."
From the first thunderous notes of Led Zeppelin's Good Times Bad Times, it's apparent that this latest Hagar-and-pals machine is firing on all cylinders. That's good news for fans planning to hit Sammy Hagar: A Journey Through the History of Rock, the group's upcoming run of summer shows, which kicks off Thursday at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wis., and wraps up Aug. 16 in Stateline, Nev.
When the band puts the final cymbal crash on Good Times, Hagar, 66, can't contain himself. "That was powerful, guys," he says to three compadres assembled at his private Northern California studio for the group's first rehearsal, which USA TODAY was invited to attend. "This is going to work. Man, I love singing Zep tunes."
It doesn't hurt that pulling drum duty is Jason Bonham, son of iconic Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, while the bass lines are anchored by founding Van Halen member Michael Anthony. The note-perfect guitar riffs are supplied by Vic Johnson, longtime member of Hagar's house band, The Wabos.
For the next few hours, the foursome rips through a classic-rock mix of Zeppelin (Ramble On, When the Levee Breaks), Hagar-era Van Halen (Why Can't This Be Love, Best of Both Worlds), Chickenfoot (Big Foot) and Wabos (Mas Tequila).
There's a lot of good-natured banter back and forth, much of it focused on who will take which solos when and how Bonham should telegraph the wrap-up for each tune with a drum flourish.
Read the entire story at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/07/14/sammy-hagar-summer-band-rehearsal-led-zeppelin-rules/12570987/
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will once again be working with the Dave Rawlings Machine during a west coast U.S. tour.
The legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist was presented with the prestigious accolade at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards this afternoon and admitted he had a good "vibe" about his prize when arrived at the London Hilton hotel.
Speaking at the event, Jimmy told BANG Showbiz: "I'm thrilled about winning this award, I'm actually getting more of a vibe about it since I walked through the door and got more of an understanding of just how weighty the whole occasion is."
Nordoff Robbins is a charity that provides therapy for thousands of people across the UK, helping adults and children who suffer from autism and dementia and who have had strokes open up and connect to their surroundings with music.
Jimmy, 70, was pleased to discover the original Silver Clef concert he played with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant in 1976 was the start of the awards and the charity's work.
He said: "I played on the original Silver Clef show that was way back at Knebworth which had Cliff Richard and Pink Floyd and I played with Robert Plant there.
"I went to the Nordoff Robbins centre the other day and they told me that the centre was established from that charity concert so that was really nice to find out. When I was at the centre I met someone who was a recipient of the work the charity is doing and it was quite a moving experience I have to say. When you see the results that they get you can see it's what you always believed music could do. Music is a great communicator and something that really elates the spirit or it can take you another way, but it's something that communicates with you. Music has a power."
Other winners at the event included Giorgio Moroder, who was presented with the American Express Innovation Award, Black Sabbath - who won the AEG Live Ambassadors of Rock Award - and Pharrell Williams, who took home the Raymond Weil International Award.
Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clefs Awards winners:
Pharrell Williams - Raymond Weil International Award
Paloma Faith - Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award
Giorgio Moroder - American Express Innovation Award
Gareth Malone - PPL Classical Award
Laura Mvula - Jack Daniel's Best Newcomer Award
Sir Tom Jones - Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award
Chas & Dave - Investec Icon Award
Black Sabbath - AEG Live Ambassadors of Rock Award
Jimmy Page - Silver Clef Award
Self-produced by Plant, the forthcoming effort features 11 original track written with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. According to Plant in a press release, it's going to be "a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep."
Rainbow is the lead single from the LP. The song highlights the 65-year-old's still-golden falsetto as he lightly coos over an understated jam of electric guitars and percussion. It's atmospheric and fairly inviting rock and roll, a notable departure from his recent folk and bluegrass-inspired offerings. Listen in below (via NPR).
lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar
01. Little Maggie
03. Pocketful of Golden
04. Embrace Another Fall
05. Turn It Up
06. A Stolen Kiss
07. Somebody There
08. Poor Howard *
09. House of Love
10. Up on the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)
11. Arbaden (Maggie’s Babby)
From: Consequence Of Sound
Photo: [L-R] Dan Chalmers (president, East West, Rhino & ADA UK) David Bither (SVP, Nonesuch), Nicola Powell (Robert Plant’s management), Robert Plant, Max Lousada (CEO, Warner Music UK) and Matthew Rankin (VP, international marketing, Nonesuch)
Robert Plant’s new album is to be released via East West Records in September, in conjunction with a wider global Nonesuch/WB campaign.
The release will be one of the first on the recently-revived East West label at Warner Music, and is Plant’s first solo studio release since 2010’s Band Of Joy, which hit No.3 on the Official UK chart - where it was issued by Decca. Co-produced by Buddy Miller, it revived the name of Plant’s 1967 band and featured several stellar country/Americana musicians performing music from Low, Townes Van Zant, Richard Thompson, and others.
Read the entire story at: MusicWeek
Contact: Mark Fischer
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones InTheStudio
Led Zeppelin I, II, III Deluxe Releases
Dallas, TX - June 3, 2014. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the release of three classic Led Zeppelin albums in new deluxe editions.
There has been considerable buzz in the rock music world ever since Jimmy Page, the brilliantly gifted architect of the Led Zeppelin sound since it was unleashed forty-five years ago, announced that he was personally overseeing a comprehensive updating of the entire Led Zeppelin catalog as deluxe editions with remastered sound, new twenty-first century artwork and graphics, previously unreleased demos, alternate mixes and thos notoriously bootlegged live Led Zeppelin concert performances.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones guest InTheStudio, to share stories behind the making of these iconic albums and provide insight into the decision to revisit the music and create deluxe editions.
Jimmy Page tells InTheStudio host Redbeard why he believes Led Zeppelin was so successful from the beginning.
"Eventually we managed to get the four of us into one room, that was it. It just exploded... I think everyone was inspired in that band. I think everyone was a star. There wasn't a weakness there. Every single person was strong."
Led Zeppelin I,II,III / InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/led-zeppelin-i-ii-iii-deluxe-editions-jimmy-page-robert-plant-john-paul-jones/
As first reported here on May 17, Led Zeppelin is getting sued by the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust for copyright infringement over similarities found on the song Taurus, performed by Spirit, and Zeppelin iconic classic, Stairway To Heaven.
To read the actual court filing, go to http://www.scribd.com/doc/227721148/Stairway.
Q: What made Led Zeppelin remaster their early albums? —Ted J., Patterson, N.J.
A: Guitarist and producer Jimmy Page, 70, wanted to “give more color” to the rock gods’ first three records with unreleased studio and live versions, out June 3. You can read details about the new editions and order them by clicking here. Below, check out a teaser: a previously unreleased rough-mix alternate take of “Heartbreaker” (playable here only through Monday 6/2), part of the expanded Led Zeppelin II album: Streamable link is at: http://parade.condenast.com/296907/walterscott/exclusive-stream-hear-an-alternate-take-on-led-zeppelins-heartbreaker/
In late 1968, Led Zeppelin began pioneering a heavier, more metallic-sounding form of rock geared for FM radio's new album-oriented stereo format. By combining a slashing electric guitar and wailing vocals with a rhythmic bass and locomotive drums, the band quickly became the darlings of better stereo systems and large indoor arenas—and inspired several generations of metal-driven rockers.
When "Whole Lotta Love" was released in October 1969, it appeared first on "Led Zeppelin II," the band's second album, and then as a single weeks later—with a shorter edit for AM radio. While the single reached No. 4 on Billboard's pop chart, the album shot to No. 1 in November, and a three-month battle with the Beatles' "Abbey Road" for the top spot ensued.
Read the entire story at: http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-making-of-led-zeppelins-whole-lotta-love-1401390281
Calling all Led Zeppelin fans! The legends of Rock are taking over UK Radio station Planet Rock for the entire month of June to celebrate the re-issues of their first three classic albums plus companion disc. We give you - Planet Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page has said that he is 'fed up' with Robert Plant for delaying Led Zeppelin reunion plans.
The band last played together in December 2007 at London's 02 Arena, but singer Robert Plant has ruled out the possibility of a follow-up concert any time soon.
Read the full story at: http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/77386
by David Deal
Jimmy Page: legendary guitarist, producer, all-around rock god . . . and a marketing teacher. Yes, the guitar magus knows marketing in addition to music. He not only founded Led Zeppelin but also influenced the band's image, down to crucial details such as the choice of album artwork (most famously for Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album) and Led Zeppelin's visual presentation in concert. Of course Led Zeppelin became one of the most successful rock groups ever. So when Page conducted an exclusive interview with the Berklee College of Music to discuss his career, as a marketer I watched the video interview closely. I listened to his ideas through the lens of content marketing given the nature of much of my own professional work. Even though marketing was not the focus of the conversation, Page is so image-savvy that he shared some useful marketing advice even when he wasn't trying - especially about the importance of over delivering to your audience, being eclectic, and always learning.
Click here for the full article
"Stairway to Heaven" has a staple of rock radio for decades, and still gets regular airplay here at WZLX and all over the world. It's arguably the biggest rock song in history. But now, just before the song gets a new reissue, the band that for years has accused Led Zeppelin of stealing part of the song from them is finally lawyering up.
Head on over to http://ultimateclassicrock.com/california-breed-album-premiere/ to listen to the entire album.
Seven weeks ago on Tuesday March 25th, along with around 50 UK and overseas journalists, Dave Lewis was very privileged to attend a special Led Zeppelin Companion Audio Disc Playback. This low key private event, hosted by Jimmy Page, took place at the Olympic Studios building in Barnes (now operating as a cinema and members club), the building of course where Led Zeppelin recorded a bulk of the material for their first three albums.
NY radio host Carol Miller announced she interviewed Jimmy today and portions of the interview will be featured on upcoming episodes of the nationality syndicated radio show Get The Led Out.
That is, no melding of different takes, no clever studio tricks by which he cobbled together complete alternate versions of staple songs from his juggernaut classic-rock band's 1968-82 oeuvre.
Just pure, and in some cases purely different, sister takes.
"They're all the real deal, man," Page, now 70, told a few dozen members of the press at a Soho hotel.
And if eight samples Page played for journalists on Tuesday are any indication, the new material will frickin' rock. Real surprising, huh?
Read the rest of the article at: Toronto Sun
The antics of Led Zeppelin in the '70s are the stuff of rock legend. And most of those legends are too NSFW to be printed by this outlet.
However, photographic proof has surfaced that pushes one of the legends into the arena of truth. Privately owned British auction house Bonhams have put up a lot of photos of the band from March of 1973 that document their reception in Stockholm at the Chat Noir club, the city's leading sex club.
On its website, Bonhams elaborate on the events of the evening, saying, "[d]uring the proceedings, which included a naked couple performing on a small stage, the band was presented with a number of gold album sales awards." The event was suggested by the band's manager, Peter Grant, and hosted by Metronome Records, who represented their label Atlantic Records in Sweden.
For interested bidders, the lot contains 56 black & white negatives shot by Bengt H. Malmqvist, corresponding prints and two contact sheets that detail the wild evening. Bonhams says that the majority of the images up for auction are never-before-seen.
The pictures of the event can be found on the Bonhams website.
Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page told RollingStone.com that he will be playing guitar "daily for the foreseeable future" with a view towards "getting to a point where I could play some gigs." He added: "What those gigs are going to be, I don't know yet. I have ideas of what I want to do, but they're pretty complex. I would love to play live again. I love playing live. It's wonderful."
Page, who put out "Outrider", his one and only solo album, in 1988, revealed to RollingStone.com that he's "got lots of material I've written on acoustic guitar. Lots and lots. And right now I need to get myself up to speed, and that won't take too long. But I don't know what musicians I'd play with. I do have material and a passion for it. I need to work towards it, and now I can without all the other side issues going on."
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jimmy Page will be the commencement speaker on May 10 at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. The Associated Press reported that Page will address graduating seniors art the Agganis Arena, with the college also presenting honorary doctorates to Motown songwriter Valerie Simpson - best known for her string of classics written with her late husband Nick Ashford, including "Let's Go Get Stoned", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "Solid (As A Rock)".
Page, who's now 70, has been playing guitar since he was 12. The Pulse Of Radio asked him what originally attracted him to the instrument. "It was just that whole thing of the transmission of ideas through the tactile quality of playing an instrument, y'know, your steel, strings and wood, translating through the electric pickup through the amp, and that's really what it is for me," he said. "It's that, some magical quality, really. Some sort of alchemy, if you like."
Coming on June 3 will be deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin's first three albums: "Led Zeppelin", "Led Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III". The launch of the reissue program, which is being led by Jimmy Page, includes the band opening "its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album."
The albums are being issued in six different versions - the Super Deluxe Box; Deluxe Edition; Deluxe Edition Vinyl; Single CD; Original Album Vinyl; and Digital Download.
GENESIS PUBLICATIONS ANNOUNCES THE OCTOBER 2014 RELEASE OF JIMMY PAGE'S OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY TITLED SIMPLY JIMMY PAGE
Arguably the greatest ever question asked in a rock interview was posed by the American writer Chuck Klosterman to Robert Plant, asking about Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love.
British rock star Robert Plant and his latest band, the Sensational Space Shifters, moved from heavy rock to spacey audio exploration Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The show featured a generous number of the classic rock songs that Plant recorded when he was Led Zeppelin's frontman, plus songs by Chicago blues star Howlin' Wolf and the Mississippi Delta's Bukka White and, presumably, music from a forthcoming album by Plant and the Space Shifters.
Plant reached all the way back to "Led Zeppelin I" for his first song at the Samsung Galaxy Stage. The thunder and butterfly contrast in "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" was a sign of things to come. Guitarist Liam "Skin" Tyson plucked acoustic guitar arpeggios in the song's soft bits between abrupt bursts of guitar and percussion.
From the opening song on, the 65-year-old Plant was in strong, distinctive voice, occasionally wielding his mic stand like the rock star he is.
"Hey! Hey!" he said after the band's opening number. "Let's go!"
Plant and the Space Shifters proceeded to transform Howlin' Wolf's already atmospheric "Spoonful" into heavy, moody blues. A West African influence entered the song when Juddeh Camara, a Space Shifter from Gambia, soloed with his one-string African violin.
Camara moved to an instrument that's obviously an ancestor of the American banjo for a reinvention of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" that morphed into a trance-rock jam.
Another blues classic, "Seventh Son," segued into a long tease by Plant and the band for a full-blown version of Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."
The Space Shifters are a band that combines West Africa and the Middle East with the American South and the Delta blues that inspired Plant and his peers when they were kids back in England.
Plant and his Led Zeppelin cohorts, as well as a generation of their English musician peers - including Eric Clapton, who performs at Jazz Fest on Sunday - transformed American music from the South into their own louder, faster, wilder expression. And Plant hasn't stopped. He informed his audience that his Jazz Fest show is a one-off gig, for which he traveled 5,674 miles. And he won't have much time to enjoy New Orleans, a city he loves, because he's leaving Sunday.
He also changed the lyrics to a Zeppelin classic, "Going to California," singing, "I'm going to Louisiana with an ache in my heart."
Plant couldn't resist recalling riverboat parties he experienced back in the day, featuring music by such local music stars as Earl King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Snooks Eaglin.
Odds are he'll be back again to rock some more.
From: The New Orleans Advocate
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Going To California
Tin Pan Valley
In The Mood
Funny In My Mind (I Believe I'm Fixin' To Die)
What Is And What Should Never Be
Whole Lotta Love
Rock And Roll
Going To California
In The Mood
To promote the release of the first album's reissues, Warner Music will do a massive press conference at the L'Olympia Music Hall in Paris, as a reference to the 1969 show being released soon. Originally scheduled for May 27, with plans to get all three original members, the event has been finally re-scheduled for May 21st and will feature only Jimmy Page. An interview will be conducted, and there will be a listening session of the re-issues.
"I don’t want to die and have somebody else do it," he told the BBC on Wednesday.
The two tracks are "Keys to the Highway," recorded in 1970, and an early version of "Whole Lotta Love," a big hit for the band in 1969. The earlier recording is significantly different, without some of the lyrics, chorus and instrumentation of the 1969 song. The tracks will be released officially along with the first three albums on June 3, and excerpts from them will be available before then only on the BBC website.
Mr. Page has remastered each of the albums - Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, to be released by Atlantic/Swan Song - and said on the Led Zeppelin website, that accompanying companion discs will present a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin. "It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time," he said.
The band, which formed in 1968 and broke up in 1980 after the death of the drummer John Bonham, got back together for a London concert seven years ago. But Robert Plant, the band’s singer, quashed any idea that another reunion is in the offing. The chances, he told the BBC, are "zero."
From: The New York Times
Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham's new group California Breed have released a new lyric video for debut single "Midnight Oil," which comes from their forthcoming album. According to the band, the new animated lyric video for Midnight Oil," was created by Nev Todoroic who spearheads the interactive media production company The Young Astronauts.
And frontman Robert Plant appeared to have been joking when last year he hinted: "I'm not the bad guy. You need to see the Capricorns... I've got nothing to do in 2014."
Plant will appear as a solo act at this year's Glastonbury - but Eavis is determined that the singer, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham's son Jason will hit the stage together again.
He tells Ireland AM: "That will happen one day. I'm sure of it. They will do it."
Florida Film Festival - April 7 & 12
Cinedelphia Film Festival in Philadelphia - Sunday, April 20
Nashville Film Festival - April 22 & April 25
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival - Friday, May 2
College Park Arts Exchange (near UofMD, free admission) - Friday, May 9
DC Record Fair - Artisphere in Arlington, VA - Sunday, June 1
Thanks, and hope to announce more soon, Jeff www.jeffkrulik.com (brand new site)
www.heavymetalpicnic.com (DVDs still available)
www.heavymetalparkinglot.com (28 years old on May 31st)
Led Zeppelin Played Here Trailer
In advance of the deluxe reissue editions of the band's storied first three albums, Led Zeppelin has released a trailer showcasing the self-titled debut full-length that featured such classic tracks as "Communication Breakdown" and "Good Times Bad Times."
Live versions of both songs will be featured on the album's bonus disc, a Zeppelin show recorded at L'Olympia in Paris on Oct. 10, 1969, the same year the group released its first album. The nine-track live disc includes electric renditions of "Heartbreaker," "Dazed and Confused" and rarity "White Summer."
The new trailers boasts snippets of Led Zeppelin performing at the 1969 show, as well as vintage images from the era, including concert posters and ticket stubs.
The deluxe reissue versions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III hit retailers on June 3, each album coming with all sorts of archival extras. Among the alternate versions on outtakes of the band's second album includes a previously unreleased song, "La La." The new edition of Led Zeppelin III comes with the tunes "Jennings Farm Blues," "Bathroom Sound" and "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind," giving an official release to songs previously only heard on Led Zeppelin bootlegs.
"Everything is being transferred from analog to a higher-resolution digital format," guitarist Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone in 2012 about the new reissues, promising a much-improved listening experience. "That's one of the problems with the Zeppelin stuff. It sounds ridiculous on MP3. You can't hear what's there properly."
View the trailer below
Robert, Steve Winwood, Steve Gibbons and other talented singers and musicians performed a special concert in at the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul in Northleach, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, England for the Church in Aid of Children, on Friday, April 4, 2014.
Planty,Gibbo and Steve all were in excellent voice and was amazing show put on by Church in aid of Children--Abby trying to keep awake coz of Dan's rambling and boring conversation--Robert in pub after the show--no room for us bums to join em--ha ha--who cares--who gets the opportunity to witness a show like this? -Dan Reddington
Special thanks to Robert Plant: The Lemon Tree Fanzine for the story. Click here for photos (including the one at the top) from the night.
You’ll have to wait until next week to hear the legendary voice - that influenced the likes of David Lee Roth, Freddie Mercury, Tori Amos, Axl Rose - roar through his 11-song set (complete with Zeppelin reworks), but in all honesty, Robert Plant’s slowed down go at the 1931 Great Depression-era gospel song is enough to keep even the most impatient Robert Plant fan waiting (on pins and needles, mind you, but still waiting) until the full episode. Good God does Plant squeeze every bit of country soul he can muster out of that storied 40-year-old master vocal! By the time Band of Joy joins in with their own haunting thrums to harmonize along with the melody, you’ll fully expected someone to spirit you away to the nearest river like an Evangelical Baptist to cleanse all sins. I swear, if Robert Plant ever decides to turn away from secular rock and pull an Al Green, I’m so joining his congregation.
Just in time for the celebration, there will be an anniversary record from the rock queen.
The "Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition" contains the re-release of the "Raise Your Fist" record, as well as a bonus CD highlight entitled "Powerful Passionate Favorites." There you find new and unreleased tracks, but also Doro cover versions of Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Metallica, Kiss, and Dio.
To get a first impression, check out Doro's cover version of the Led Zeppelin track Babe I’m Gonna Leave You below.
Commented Doro Pesch: "Along with T.Rex, Led Zeppelin was among my all-time favorite bands of the 70s. They were four phenomenal musicians, who did not only come up with excellent rock songs, but also with wonderful ballads - such as 'Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,' a very emotional track and among my personal faves of the band. This is why it became the first choice for our 'Raise Your Fist - Anniversary Edition.'"
From: Metal Underground
Head on over here to take a listen or check it out below. But be warned: what you are about to hear does not conform to any model of pop or rock music. The track in question, “Superbolt,” sounds more like a field recording from an alien planet, or like the last scrambled minutes of an animal’s collapsing consciousness. In other words: this is some trippy stuff!
According to the band’s press materials, Jones and Helge achieve their otherworldly sound with the Kyma computer system, into which instruments (guitar, bass, violin) are “fed” before being “radically transformed by self-designed digital instruments and processors until their sources are barely recognizable.”
It is far out stuff, to be sure, and even if it’s not your cup of tea, you’ve gotta respect John Paul Jones for refusing to rest on his laurels. And yeah, a good old fashioned Led Zeppelin reunion would be nice, but the world needs nutty stuff like this, too.
From: Rock Square
Scarlet Page's Resonators show, which started at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday (24Mar14), also features candid portraits of Sir Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller.
Sales of the framed photos will benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The show coincides with the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts, which also began at the Albert Hall on Monday. The exhibition will run for a month.
From: Contact Music
According to Wax Poetic, The Black Crowes & Jimmy Page will issue their Live At The Greek album documenting the classic 1999 collaboration as a 3-LP red, clear and blue vinyl set. Only 2,000 copies of the release are expected to be available at independent record stores on April 19.Disc One
1. Celebration Day
2. Custard Pie
3. Sick Again
4. What Is And What Should Never Be
5. Woke Up This Morning
6. Shapes Of Things To Come
7. Sloppy Drunk
8. Ten Years Gone
1. In My Time Of Dying
2. Your Time Is Gonna Come
3. The Lemon Song
4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
1. Hey Hey What Can I Do
2. Mellow Down Easy
3. Oh Well
4. Shake Your Money Maker
5. You Shook Me
6. Out On The Tiles
7. Whole Lotta Love
The soundtrack to the 1966 movie "Blow Up", directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, composed by Herbie Hancock, is now available on 180-gram vinyl.
Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, the band's self-titled debut album will be released in the UK on May 19th by Frontiers Records. The album will be released in regular CD and CD/DVD Deluxe Edition formats.
CALIFORNIA BREED was produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Lindi Ortega, Shooter Jennings) at his Nashville-based studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man line-up. "It's proper rock", says Hughes, "but at the same time it's very now. I live in the moment, California Breed is where I live, breathe and where my freak flag flies."
Tracklisting for CALIFORNIA BREED's self-titled debut album:
1. THE WAY
2. SWEET TEA
3. CHEMICAL RAIN
4. MIDNIGHT OIL
5. ALL FALLS DOWN
6. THE GREY
7. DAYS THEY COME
8. SPIT YOU OUT
*Deluxe Edition includes "Solo" bonus track, and a DVD including 2 video clips ("The Way" and "Sweet Tea", plus documentary).
The first single from CALIFORNIA BREED, entitled "Sweet Tea", was released on March 20. View the official video below.
To celebrate the announcement of the Led Zeppelin remasters, Planet Rock goes back to the beginning with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant to take a closer look at the making of the band's first four groundbreaking albums.
Tune in to http://radioplayer.planetrock.com/live/ on Sunday 23 March at 7pm for this very special one hour show!
There's also another chance to hear it on Thursday 27 March at 8pm.
My Planet Rocks will return on Sunday 30th March.
From: Planet Rock
With a Jimmy Page Gibson guitar on one side and a Jimi Hendrix Fender on the other, the new mask is a nod to rock 'n' roll, of which Miller is a big fan and in which he has dabbled over the years.
With musical notes connecting the guitars to a "Saint Louis Blues" graphic ripped straight from the sheet music for the W.C. Handy song of the same name, it is an homage to the tune that inspired his new team's moniker.
With a design that bears a remarkable resemblance to the mask worn by Curtis Joseph, it is a tribute to a great Blues goalie two decades ago.
From: Fox Sports
Official representatives of the musician explained that the difficulties with the "logistics of the tour." Robert Plant concerts were scheduled for June 18 in St. Petersburg and on June 20 in Moscow.
"Robert Plant was forced to postpone his two Russian concert (concerts were scheduled for June 18 in St. Petersburg on June 20 in Moscow) for reasons that are associated with the logistics of the tour. Robert apologizes to his fans and hopes that the concerts will be moved other numbers that will be announced in the near future "- quoted organizers Spokesperson musician.
The site also says that the combined group of companies SAV Entertainment and "Russian Show-Center" apologizes for any inconvenience caused and looks forward to the arrival of the group in the future. Procedure for the return of tickets will be announced shortly.
In an email to Rolling Stone, Page commented that, "It's truly an honour to be the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate at Berklee as the music of America has been a primary driving force in my early years and pivotal to my musical development."
Joining Page as honorees, all of whom are being celebrated for their achievement and influence, are jazz pianist, composer and educator Geri Allen, singer, songwriter and producer Valerie Simpson (of Ashford and Simpson fame) as well as jazz trumpeter, composer and educator Thara Memory.
Past Berklee honorees include David Bowie, Carole King, Loretta Lynn and George Clinton.
On May 9th, this year's honorees will watch and listen as current Berklee students perform music from their careers. In recent years, honorees such as Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, Alison Krauss and Annie Lennox have joined the students on stage. It's unknown whether or not Page will do the same, but at the very least, should he chose to, he won't have to look very far to borrow a violin bow.
Congratulations to him and all the other honorees.
Led Zeppelin had some big news for fans on Thursday. The first installment in their long-waited newly remastered and expanded albums series are set to be released on June 3rd.
The first three Led Zeppelin albums have been remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page and the new reissued with the deluxe and box set editions each featuring a bonus disc that will feature previously unreleased material.
"The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin," says Page. "It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time"
Each album, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III, will be released in various formats including a single CD featuring the remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet, a single LP on 180-gram vinyl that will be packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP's first pressing in exacting detail. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
There will be a digital version that will include the remastered album and the bonus material. A special Deluxe vinyl edition will include the remastered album and bonus disc on 180-gram vinyl.
There will also be a Super Deluxe Boxed Set that will include the remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve, the bonus CD in a card wallet, the remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing, the bonus CD on Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl, a high-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit. (Live tracks are 48kHz/24 bit), a 70+ hard cover page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia, a high quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
The new reissue of the band's self-titled debut album's bonus disc will include a previously unreleased performance recorded on October 10, 1969 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris featuring a nine-song set of tracks from their debut album. The box set version will also include a replica of the band's original Atlantic press kit.
The bonus disc for Led Zeppelin II includes alternate mixes of five songs from the album, backing tracks to "Thank You" and "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)," and the previously unreleased track "La La."
Led Zeppelin III's bonus disc features seven studio outtakes of songs from the album and three previously unheard compositions: "Jennings Farm Blues" (an instrumental forerunner of "Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp"), "Bathroom Sound" (an instrumental version of "Out On The Tiles"), and their take on the blues classics "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind."
Led Zeppelin Tracklisting
1. "Good Times Bad Times"
2. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"
3. "You Shook Me"
4. "Dazed And Confused"
5. "Your Time Is Gonna Come"
6. "Black Mountain Side"
7. "Communication Breakdown"
8. "I Can't Quit You Baby"
9. "How Many More Times"
Companion Audio Disc
Live At The Olympia - Paris, France
October 10, 1969
1. "Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown"
2. "I Can't Quit You Baby"
4. "Dazed And Confused"
5. "White Summer/Black Mountain Side"
6. "You Shook Me"
7. "Moby Dick"
8. "How Many More Times"
Pre-order Led Zeppelin I (Super Deluxe Edition Box) (CD & LP) .
Deluxe CD Edition here.
Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl here.
Standard CD here.
Standard Vinyl here.
Led Zeppelin II Tracklisting
1. "Whole Lotta Love"
2. "What Is And What Should Never Be"
3. "The Lemon Song"
4. "Thank You"
6. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)"
7. "Ramble On"
8. "Moby Dick"
9. "Bring It On Home"
Companion Audio Disc
1. "Whole Lotta Love"
2. "What Is And What Should Never Be"
3. "Thank You"
5. "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)"
6. "Ramble On"
7. "Moby Dick"
8. "La La"
Pre-order: Led Zeppelin II Super Deluxe Edition Box (CD & LP) here.
Deluxe CD Edition here.
Deluxe Edition Remastered Vinyl here.
Standard CD here.
Standard Vinyl Edition here.
Led Zeppelin III Tracklisting
1. "Immigrant Song"
3. "Celebration Day"
4. "Since I've Been Loving You"
5. "Out On The Tiles"
6. "Gallows Pole"
8. "That's The Way"
9. "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp"
10. "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper"
Companion Audio Disc
1. "The Immigrant Song"
3. "Celebration Day"
4. "Since I've Been Loving You"
5. "Bathroom Sound"
6. "Gallows Pole"
7. "That's The Way"
8. "Jennings Farm Blues"
9. "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind"
Preorder Led Zeppelin III Super Deluxe Edition Box (CD & LP) here.
Deluxe CD Edition here.
Deluxe Edition Vinyl here.
Standard CD here.
Standard Vinyl here. From: ANTIMusic
On February 24th, 1975, Led Zeppelin's double studio album Physical Graffiti was unleashed upon the world. The band's second most commercially successful album, it went sixteen times platinum in the United States, and spawned such classics as Trampled Under Foot, Boogie With Stu, and the east-meets-west magnum opus, Kashmir.
Ultimate Classic Rock has a story about Myles Kennedy, singer for Alter Bridge and his involvement in 2008 with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham.
Performances from Robert Plant, John Fogerty and Santana from this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be broadcast live on AXS TV.
He said, "If you want to strive toward something, just listen to John Bonham."
For the full story, go to http://ultimateclassicrock.com/bill-ward-john-bonham/
Harris, who presented The Old Grey Whistle Test on TV, told Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young that phone calls with the frontman made a difference.
Later, he joined southern rock band Drivin' 'N' Cryin' on borrowed Ovation mandolin for Straight To Hell.
Certain members of the media had a field day with Chad Smith's declaration that his Red Hot Chili Peppers would play "Led Zeppelin's live version" of "Dazed and Confused" at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, February 2. The statement was obviously in jest (that'd take up the entire time slot), but the drummer has nonetheless clarified as much in an interview with Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ.
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Reveal Secret
Tight But Loose issue 36 out now!
"I'm an avid reader of Mojo, Q, Uncut, Record Collector and Rolling Stone, but my subscription to the Led Zeppelin Tight But Loose is far and away the best value for money." Michael Rae, Victoria Australia.
SusannaSonata is happy to announce that the label will release the debut album of the duo Minibus Pimps in 2014. The duo consisting of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Helge Sten (Supersilent) has played together since 2011, and the music is highly avant-garde electronic music. Stay tuned for more news about the release.
The first to come out will be the group's initial three releases, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III. The post also announced the release of "some of my own material from the archives" that will arrive this year, but he made no reference as to whether this is Jimmy Page solo material or collaborations with other artists from over the decades.
Page first announced the reissues in November 2012. Each album will come out as a deluxe edition that he told Rolling Stone would include "added sonic and visual thrills." Page explained that he intended the reissues to include alternate mixes of the band's songs, as well as concert recordings that were never officially released. He also said that the albums will sound much better than the versions now available. "The catalog was last remastered 20 years ago," he said. "That's a long time. Everything is being transferred from analog to a higher-resolution digital format. That's one of the problems with the Zeppelin stuff. It sounds ridiculous on MP3. You can't hear what's there properly."
Robert Plant hinted at some of the outtakes that could be included in an interview with BBC Radio 6 in October. Some, he said, featured bassist John Paul Jones on lead vocals. "So far, he's going to give me two cars and a greenhouse not to get 'em on the album," Plant said with a laugh. "Oh, John . . . you can't wait to hear yourself singing all over the world."
From: Rolling Stone
An incredible journey captured.
Pulling off a great double album was much easier in the vinyl age. Back then, most records over 45 minutes long were forced onto two separate discs. (When they crammed much more than that onto a record, the sound quality began to suffer.) Until 1966, few artists even thought about releasing a double album, but the huge success of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde kicked open the door. Suddenly, everyone from the Beatles to Frank Zappa were releasing double albums. Visionaries like Pete Townshend and Roger Waters were no longer forced to tell a story in 45 minutes or less – but by the CD age, the length of an album suddenly doubled.
Core fan Frank Smith came up with twenty reasons why John Bonham is the world's most interesting drummer, so without adieu...
Led Zeppelin Then As it Was – At Knebworth 1979
Written and compiled by Dave Lewis
An outstanding achievement. TheZeppelin Knebworth saga is finally immortalized in the form of this beautiful book, a craft of knowledge, passion and dedication. This is how the legend lives on…Hiroshi.
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