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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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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."



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/


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



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
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