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Led Zeppelin Reunion Show To Get DVD Release

Posten on: 2008-07-21 07:34:22

Members of Led Zeppelin have confirmed that their recent reunion show in London will eventually be released on DVD. Speaking at an awards ceremony in London, both guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones said that they expected the concert to become available. "I hope so one day, yeah," Page told BBC 6Music. Although Jones echoed Page's sentiment, he said that at the moment "there is no hurry" to release it. "It was a special occasion you know and we really wanted that just to be it really," he added. Led Zeppelin's reunion at the O2 Arena last December was watched by 18,000 fans, although over a million people tried to register for tickets.

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Led Zeppelin take the stage

Posten on: 2007-12-11 00:11:56

Led Zeppelin played a storming show at their first UK in 19 years at the 02 Arena in London tonight (December 10).The long-awaited performance was the headline slot at a tribute show for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who died earlier this year and was instrumental in building the band's career in the 1970s.Frontman Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones were joined by Jason Bonham on drums - son of John, the band's original drummer who died in 1980 signalling the end of the original band's 12-year career.There had been brief reformations before - including Live Aid in 1985 - but tonight was the first full set the group had played since headlining Knebworth in 1979.An estimated nine million people applied for the 18,000 tickets, and despite the quiet sound there was mass hysteria as the band performed their classics before a crowd including Paul McCartney, Oasis' Noel and Liam Gallagher, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Lulu, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Moss and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.The 16 - song set kicked off at 9pm GMT prompt - included classics such as opener 'Good Times Bad Times', 'Kashmir', 'Ramble On', 'Black Dog', 'Dazed And Confused', 'Whole Lotta Love' and rousing closer 'Rock And Roll', during the second of two encores.There were also a few surprises thrown in - the disco funk of 'Trampled Under Foot' from 1975's 'Physical Graffiti' made an appearance, as did 'For Your Life' from 1976's 'Presence' - the first time the band have ever performed the track live.Plant spoke little during the show, but when he did it was mostly to pay tribute to Ertegun, who he said after first encore 'Whole Lotta Love' "ran the best label in the world" in Atlantic Records.After playing classic 'Stairway To Heaven' the singer exclaimed: "Ahmet, we did it!"He also said before 'For Your Life': "The past few weeks have been full of a thousand emotions for Ahmet, for bringing Jason (Bonham) in."He also individually introduced each other member of the band during the course of the two-hour performance.The four-piece, dressed almost entirely in black except for Page's white shirt, played in front of a massive video screen which featured straight shots of the band at first, but then exploded into psychedelic colours for 'Kashmir', the best received song of the evening.Before that track, Plant delcared: "There are people from 50 countries here. This is the 51st."Led Zeppelin concert tracklist :'Good Times Bad Times''Ramble On''Black Dog''In My Time Of Dying''For Your Life''Trampled Under Foot''Nobody's Fault But Mine''No Quarter''Since I've Been Loving You''Dazed And Confused''Stairway To Heaven''The Song Remains The Same''Misty Mountain Hop''Kashmir''Whole Lotta Love''Rock And Roll'Other acts who performed on the evening were Paolo Nutini, former Bad Company and Free frontman Paul Rodgers, and Foreigner frontman Mick Jones, all backed by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and his band The Rhythm Kings.

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Rock giants to reform at O2 Arena

Posten on: 2007-09-01 11:18:15

Hard rock giants Led Zeppelin look set to reform for a gig at London's O2 Arena this autumn.Even though there has been no official announcement that the legendary rockers will perform again 27 years after they disbanded, advertisements appeared in the british press today (September 1) with top-price ticket and hotel packages on offer for 369.A cheaper package from the Premier Entertainments company, including a night in a four-star hotel, is available for 269, reports This Is London.Callers today were told: "It's just about to be officially announced."Promoters subsequently told BBC 6 Music not to book tickets "just yet", but did not deny the story.The reunion has been rumoured all year, and suspicions were further aroused when it was revealed the band would release a 2-CD 'Best Of' compilation called 'Mothership' on November 11.It's thought that original drummer John Bonham's son Jason would replace him on drums. The band originally split following John's death aged 32 in 1980 after choking on his own vomit following an alcohol binge.The three surviving members - John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page - briefly reunited at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia in 1985 and at Atlantic Records' 40th birthday celebrations in 1988.

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Led Zeppelin in talks for reunion reunion

Posten on: 2007-06-28 15:28:54

Members of 70's hard rock group Led Zeppelin are in talks to reunite for a memorial concert.Vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones are apparently in discussions to reform for a one-off gig in London for their late record boss Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.The three founding members will re-group alongside late drummer John Bonham's son Jason for the gig.A source close to the group said: "Page, Plant and Jones spoke and agreed to do the memorial concert. They are waiting for a definite date."And no one can quite believe it, but during discussions about the concert they all gave the green light to a tour if it all does well and they don't all fall out."The band have only performed a handful of concerts since they split in 1980, including Live Aid in 1985."It has been hoped for and denied for years," the source said. "But this is the closest they have ever come to a reunion tour. The feeling is that this is going to happen next year."

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Gibson to release Page's EDS replicas

Posten on: 2007-03-17 10:53:03

The Gibson EDS 1275 is the guitar made famous by the Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page. The double neck that the iconic guitarist used in concerts is going to be manufactured again after more than 30 years.Gibson in collaboration with Jimmy Page are to release a limited edition of 25 replicas of his original Gibson EDS 1275. The guitars will feature Jimy Page's signature on the back of the headstock along with a Led Zeppelin DVD box set.The legendary guitarist played classics like Starway to Heaven or Rain Song on his EDS 1275.The replicas will be available starting from 18th of March at a price of 33.500 $.Another 250 vintage Original Spec Signature Double Necks are also being made available which will not feature the signature of the guitarist on the headstock, and would cost between 10.000 $ and 12.000 $.

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