Dazed And Confused - Jimmy Page An instrumental version performed by Jimmy Page and the Paul Weller Band on February 09, 2002 at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert in Royal Albert Hall, London, England.
Live Aid - Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones reunited in Philadelphia at Live Aid on July 13, 1985. They performed Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love & Stairway To Heaven. Aside from monitor problems, Plant's voice being shot and 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard 'No. 1' being out of tune, Plant said in a post-performance interview, "Well, it happened for about 20 minutes and it was great."
Stairway To Gilligan's Island - Little Roger and the Goosebumps This single was released in 1978 on Splash Records. It was quickly silenced by Led Zeppelin's lawyers and demanded that all remaining copies were destroyed. | Pic
Led Zeppelin Medley - MC Hawking This track was recorded by MC Hawking and the rap/metal band Dark Matter in 1994 for the Led Zeppelin tribute album Encomium. However, it was bumped from the album and never released. The tongue-in-cheek medley includes Black Dog, Heartbreaker & Whole Lotta Love.
How Many More Times - Metallica This is part of a 70-second Kirk Hammett improv from Metallica's 1989 Damaged Justice tour, performed on August 25, 1991 at Tokyo, Japan's Yoyogi Olympic Pool.
Stairway To Heaven - Metallica This is a short clip of Kirk Hammett on acoustic guitar, sturmming the opening bars of Stairway To Heaven - (date unknown).
Dazed And Confused - Nirvana This was performed by guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novaselic while drummer Chad Channing was fixing his snare drum after the first song of the night on November 26, 1989 at Bloom, Mezzago, Italy.
Immigrant Song - Oysterhead Performed by bassist Les Claypool of Primus, guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish and drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police (ca. 2000-2001)
Wearing And Tearing - Page & Plant Jimmy Page joined Robert Plant and his band on June 30, 1990 at the Silver Clef Winners Charity Concert, Knebworth House Grounds, Stevenage, England for a three-song jam that heard them play Misty Mountain Hop, Wearing and Tearing & Rock And Roll.
No Quarter - Tool This is from a July 21, 1994 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England performance. After the song had ended, bassist Paul D'Amour said, "That song was for the old people."
Whole Lotta Love - U2 From a U2 bootleg recorded live in Rotterdam on 1997.07.19.
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Instrumental #2 - XYZ In April 1981, Jimmy Page collaborated with bassist Chris Squire and drumAlan White of Yes and recorded a few tracks. These have been dubbed XYZ Sessions (eX-Yes & Zeppelin). This instrumental is a prototype Jimmy Page used in Fortune Hunter from The Firm's 1986 album Mean Business.
Telephone Secrets - XYZ This is another track from the XYZ Sessions with vocals by Chris Squire.
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History
April 24, 1969 - 2nd US Tour begins (1st as headliners) at the Fillmore West
April xx, 1970 - Robert comments about the violence in the audience near the end of the fifth tour
April 04, 1970 - Jimmy Page performs White Summer/Black Mountain Side on the Julie Felix BBC show
April 16, 1970 - Whole Lotta Love was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK, Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on December 5, 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a "no-singles" approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK and he halted the release.
April xx, 1971 - Untitled is rumored to be released this month
April xx, 1972 - Recording sessions for Houses Of The Holy at Stargroves and Olympic studios
April xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin rehearse their new stage show in preparation for their huge 1973 US Tour
April xx, 1974 - Swan Song concentrates its efforts on signing new acts
April xx, 1975 - Jimmy does some mixing at Electric Lady studios for TSRTS soundtrack
April 19, 1975 - 51,000 tickets sell in two hours for three nights at Earls Court, two added dates see another 34,000 tickets sold
April xx, 1976 - The band decide they will release their film to theaters
April 30, 1977 - Led Zeppelin breaks the record for the largest attendance for a single-act show in the Pontiac Silverdome with 76,229 in attendance
April xx, 1978 - The band hold a meeting, this time with Robert, to discuss Zeppelin’s future
April 03, 1979 - Page, Bonham and Plant jam with Bad Company again in Birmingham
April 27, 1980 - The band rehearses at Rainbow Theater for an upcoming European tour
April 26, 1988 - James Patrick Page III’s birthday. He is named after his father is the only son of Jimmy and Patricia Ecker. Jimmy spoke of his son saying: "He is wonderful. He has made a big difference to my life."
April 21, 1998 - Page and Plant released Walking Into Clarksdale.