Thursday 18th July 2013

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An In Depth Look At The Car(s) That Inspired Kashmir...

Robert Plant in an Austin Champ
The story began in 1973, after Led Zeppelin's whirlwind tour of the U.S in July a well earned holiday was in order. Bandmates Plant and Page, already enamoured with Moroccan culture and eastern music by that point, hopped on a plane to Agadir....
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Tuesday 19th February 2013

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Led Zeppelin Reforming in 2013? 2014 Tour?

Just read an interesting article where Rob Plant has apparently stated that he has “nothing to do in 2014″ and that it’s down to Jones and Page whether or not they get together and reform in 2014.

Since we know in 2008 that Page Jones and Bonham had worked together intent on touring and Plant was the thorn in the shoe.

Excited to see how this plays out!

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/19/robert-plant-led-zeppelin

Monday 16th May 2011

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Good news on the horizon? O2 Reunion on Blue-ray

okay, okay, so its been too long since i posted any news about zeppelin in this blog, well, the time has come to post some good news…..

Unfortunatelly, as far as I am aware there will still be no reunion for Led Zeppelin any time soon, although, if you were unlucky enough to have missed the reunion at the O2 in London, on 10th of December 2007, then you may well just be able to see the next best thing!

Led Zeppelins Swan Song gig, in fully fledged 1080 High Definition beauty!

I was lucky enough to be there for this gig, and I can’t wait for it! The bootlegs are from weird and quirky angles, and if you’ve seen what they whipped up and kicked out to the news vendors, then after JPP has put his stamp on it and mastered the audio, it should only be some epic awesomeness…

Read all about it from some guys who are more informed than I here:

http://www.led-zeppelin.org/joomla/current-news/1407-official-led-zeppelin-o2-concert-gearing-up-for-release

Later guys, and I’ll post more news as I hear it!

Thursday 10th September 2009

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No Led Zeppelin Tour For 2009...

Its been too long since i posted in this blog! I’d love to say that its because I have been busy doing Zeppelin type stuff, but in reality, it isnt!

I went on tour with my friends band taking photos in Los Angeles, Arizona and Las Vegas, The Whiskey Syndicate! And had a blast… but thats not the whole reason ihavent posted for so long… no, thats because I am lazy!

I dont much know whats going on with Zeppelin as we speak, apart from John Paul Jones has teamed up with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme to bring us “Them Crooked Vultures"… They are coming to the UK shortly, and i tried to get tickets but they sold out in less than 20 minutes at the Birmingham Academy :(

Gutted, I was/am!

I’ll try and find out what else is going on, but the number one point of interest is that there is no led zeppelin tour planned for 2009 at all, and not for 2010 either! :(

Monday 17th November 2008

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Mick Walls: When Giants walked the Earth...

I got this book on release day, and I’m afraid to say i have been far too busy to get all the way through it… but i am into the 3rd chapter, so i can wrap up the first 2 atleast…

It is, So far, amazing to read… it is absolutely in depth and takes it right from the start… the nitty gritty of how Zeppelin formed. Who was going to be the Led Zeppelin lineup. How Jeff Beck had the same song on his truth album as Jimmy put on “Led Zeppelin"… where most of the songs came from, which were orignal and which were “creatively edited"… only into the 3rd chapter I’m hooked, what an insight…

I just wish i had more time to read the rest!

My advice would be, get this book!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Giants-Walked-Earth-Biography/dp/0752875477/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226927231&sr=8-1

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No Led Zeppelin Tour, but page, jones and bonham will be!

When Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones tour, it will not be as LED ZEPPELIN. Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham will not be enough to use the legendary name Led Zeppelin, a spokesperson for Page has said.

Jones revealed last month that the former Led Zeppelin stars planned to tour minus their frontman after Robert Plant ruled himself out of any further performances.

When asked about the collaboration, an unnamed spokesperson for Page’s management company, Qprime, told Rolling Stone: “Whatever this is, it is not Led Zeppelin. Not without the involvement of Robert Plant.”

Source: http://www.imperiumi.net/news_2.php?id=8219

Thank god for this news! Not that I dont want them to tour, because i do, and i’ll be there! but I really didnt want them to tour as Led Zeppelin, because they are not!

Wednesday 29th October 2008

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Harvey Goldsmith Says No Led Zeppelin Tour...

…without plant.

Basically what i said a few posts ago, he doesnt agree that it would be Led Zeppelin without Plant. and rightly so!

Led Zeppelin should not go on tour using their original name without singer Robert Plant, promoter Harvey Goldsmith has said.

Plant announced last month that he would not tour for at least two years, and his other bandmates are auditioning for a new frontman to perform in future live shows.

Mr Goldsmith, who has promoted the band in the past, including their one-off show at the O2 Arena last year, said that even if Plant agreed to go on tour, it would not be the right move for the band.

He said: “If they’re going out with another singer it’s not exactly Led Zeppelin, and if it is, then them doing a long tour, I’m not sure what the point is because they don’t need to do it.

“I think they should do something as Led Zeppelin but I think doing a long tour around the world, like the Rolling Stones did, I don’t know that would work.

“They’re one of the few lucky bands that don’t need to tour. They need to do something new and innovative that would turn them on.

“As far as I’m aware there’s no Led Zeppelin tour. Whatever the rest of the band want to do with other musicians is up to them.”

Source: The Press Association

Monday 27th October 2008

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Led Zeppelin to Tour in 2009 without plant!

According to Metal Hammer Magazine:

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has added fuel to the rumour that Led Zeppelin are set to tour in 2009 without their iconic frontman Robert Plant.

Speaking at Mason’s Guitar Show in Exeter this past weekend, Jones was asked about who would be singing for Led Zeppelin if they were to tour in 2009 and he answered “As soon as we know who it is, we’ll let you know who it is.”

Jones also seemed to all but confirm that Led Zeppelin would be touring in the near future and that even if Plant isn’t going to be involved now, he might choose to “in a few years”.

If rumours are to be believed, Led Zeppelin will be replacing Robert Plant with Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy.

Source: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/more-rumours-surrounding-led-zeppelin-getting-a-new-vocalist/

Wednesday 15th October 2008

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Led Zeppelin Tour 2009...

Well, what do we think?

is this going to happen?

Plant seems pretty set against the tour…

whilst i havent been reading into this too much (for a multitude of reasons, the main ones being: i fulfilled my ambition of seeing Led Zeppelin, and although it would be AWESOME to see another Led Zeppelin Show, I mean the atmosphere was electic and the whole show was spot on for me… i wouldnt want to see a show that wasnt as good as the show i saw them on last time… I know Zeppelin are an awesome band, but i also know of past misadventures that have happened… live aid anyone? I would rather they leave it on a high note, and rather, i’d like to leave it on a high note…

Of course, if a tour did commence, i’d be there like a shot! but part of me hopes they dont do one… ofcourse, the selfish part of me wants to have been to the last “Led Zeppelin” gig ever! what an attribute… but still, thats being selfish! )

So i havent been reading up on the tour, partially for those reasons, and alot because i havent been in the frame of mind for music… now i feel different…

So i will go through what i have found out and what i am finding out as i find it :)

So far the following has happened…

As of September 26th… NME wrote the following:

Led Zeppelin are planning a full tour for next summer, with singer Robert Plant set to rejoin the band, according to reports in The Sun today (September 26).

Despite their massively-successful reunion gig at London’s O2 Arena last winter, the band have so far declined to confirm whether they will plan any more shows together.

Initially, it was believed that singer Plant was against a full tour with the band.

However, today’s report claims that Plant is now ready to join guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham in rehearsals for a tour set to start next summer.

An unnamed source told the newspaper: “He [Plant] realised he couldn’t face the thought of not being involved. The band were over the moon when he told them the news.”

Although… it seems to have been unfolded since that not only has Plant not agreed, he has flat out denied any chance of going on tour with Led Zeppelin…

According to Sky news 30th September:

Led Zep frontman Robert Plant has ended hopes of a new tour and album by the supergroup - by saying he definitely will not be part of it.

Robert Plant

Frontman Plant wants to pursue solo projects

It goes against fresh rumours that Plant had given the go-ahead for a series of shows and an album following the band’s successful comeback performance in London last year.

In a statement, the singer said:"Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with Led Zeppelin. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets.

“It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward.”

The 60-year old, who is currently on the road promoting a solo project with country singer Alison Krauss, said he is not planning to do anything else for at least two years.

Earlier this month, he told Sky News he was uneasy about trying to do any more with Led Zep.

“I can’t emulate something that I already had down such a long time ago, to try and bring it back into focus now. Because I’m a different guy, I don’t want to become a parody,” he said.

In August, it was claimed Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham recorded material which may become a new Led Zeppelin project. But Robert Plant had not been performing in the sessions.

In his new statement, he hinted there may be some truth in that rumour.

He said: “I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.”

Led Zep - best known for classics like Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love - has sold more than 300 million albums and influenced countless bands.

And most recently rumours have been circulating that Zeppelin are rehearsing with other singers.. most notably Myles Kennedy - of Washington band ALTER BRIDGE.

Talking to MuchMoreMusic, TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider said: “They’re saying [to Robert], ‘We’re all rehearsed, we’re ready to go. Here’s a gazillion dollars on the table. If you don’t do it, we’re going out with this kid. And he can sing the shit out of Zeppelin.’ And they’re gonna hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, ‘Okay’".

Its a bold attempt, but im confident, if Plant says no, he means no!

unfortunate though it is, we may see Led Zeppelin 2.0 in the coming 2009… Led Zeppelin, without Plant…

Is Led Zeppelin still Led Zeppelin without the Plant?

Just like was Zeppelin ever really Zeppelin without Bonham on the drums… atleast now there is a Bonham firmly seated on the kit, but losing Plant too, would be too much to take… there would only be half of Zeppelin… as much as i adore Jason bonham, he isnt John, and 3/4 of Zeppelin was as good as im gonna get… but if they tour as Led Zeppelin, without Plant… I’d be distraught, not to mention how Plant himself would feel!

More on this, after the break…

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Led Zeppelin 2008...

Okay… I’m gonna be straight… i havent been keeping up on this story fully… infact anything Zeppelin, except the music, has been passing me by for the past 6 months or so. so i really need to get my head round whats gone on int he past 6 months….

Alot of speculation, and alot of rumours for starters!

Lets start with whats solid and fact, and out there…

Led Zeppelin Vinyl

The Song Remains The Same (4LP-180 Gram Vinyl Box)

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (EXPANDED & REMASTERED SOUNDTRACK), now available as a collectible 4-LP 180-GRAM VINYL BOX, premiered on CD in late 2007 to coincide with Led Zeppelin’s historic reunion for a concert in London benefiting the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund and honoring the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Featuring music from the band’s classic 1976 concert film, the set captures performances recorded during their legendary three-night stand at Madison Square Garden in July of 1973. Originally released in ‘76, the soundtrack now includes six additional songs.

Available at rhino Record store….

Unfortuately us brits get screwed over on the price, being that its $49.95 or there abouts in states and about the same in pounds over here…

oh well :(

Theres also some more vinyl available here:

Check out the Mothership Special Edition Vinyl ‘Making Of’ Video

http://www.ledzeppelin.com/video/mothership-special-edition-vinyl-making-video

Order Mothership Vinyl

http://rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=371836

Order The Song Remains the Same Vinyl

http://rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=371900

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