Created on Saturday, 07 December 2013 14:39
Led Zeppelin received two Grammy nominations, Best Rock Performance for their song Kashmir from Celebration Day and Best Rock Album for Celebration Day.
Best Rock Performance is defined by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science as "new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings" and Best Rock Album is "for albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental rock, hard rock or metal recordings".
Led Zeppelin had previously won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be televised live in the US on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8/7c on CBS.
Created on Thursday, 05 December 2013 23:32
Led Zeppelin frontman and solo star Robert Plant led a tribute concert in memory of legendary folk singer songwriter Bert Jansch earlier this week.
On Tuesday night (3 December, 2013) the iconic rocker was joined by members of the guitarist's band Pentangle, alongside Donovan, Ralph McTell and others at the Royal Festival Hall in London, at a gig to mark Jansch's 70th birthday.
Jancsch lost his battle with lung cancer in 2011, and will be remembered as a towering figure in folk music, who influenced the likes of Paul Simon, Johnny Marr, Elton John, Bernard Butler, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Graham Coxon, Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart and countless others.
Created on Thursday, 05 December 2013 22:42
Quite coincidentally, no less than three of Robert Plant's solo albums are marking significant anniversaries, so no better time than now to examine all three as North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands invites Plant to look at his extensive post-Zeppelin solo career.
Robert's second solo album, 1983's The Principle of Moments, provided proof of a viable and sustainable solo career with angular extended songs In the Mood and the cryptic Big Log, both of which became rock radio staples in the States, followed by Little by Little from Shaken and Stirred in 1985.
Not until 1988's Now and Zen, however, did Plant shed the self-conscious shadow of Led Zeppelin by exorcising his ghosts with the song Tall Cool One, brilliantly sampling the "thunder of the god" iconic licks and employing Zeppelin mastermind Jimmy Page on guitar. Robert shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard the mindset behind Tall Cool One.
"Necessity really is the mother of invention. I really wanted to do something real bright, breezy and cheerful, and Tall Cool One was really Real Wild Child by Iggy Pop mixed with a bit of Billy Idol mixed with 'Rock And Roll' by Led Zeppelin... with a sense of humor."
Robert Plant Nine Lives InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/robert-plant-nine-lives/
Created on Thursday, 05 December 2013 22:12
This Sunday, Robert's hour-long episode of Live from the Artists Den, filmed at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, will premiere in the United Kingdom for the first time ever! This is the first time ever that fans in the UK will be able to watch this incredible performance.
The episode airs at 9:00pm this Sunday, December 8, 2013, on Sky Arts.
Created on Thursday, 05 December 2013 21:55
Artist Karolina Gnatowski
has created a series of Jimmy Page-sculptures that is currently on display at the Lloyd Dobler Gallery
in Chicago, Illinois through December 14, 2013.
Made from a variety of fibrous materials such as steel tubing, wool, found sticks, brass hoops, beads, latch-hook yarn, and plaster, the sculptures portray Page in his various phases, from healthful right up to completely drugged-out.
Read the full story here
Created on Saturday, 23 November 2013 22:47
Joe Jammer may not be a household name, but after spending nearly 50 years playing with legends of rock and roll, he is happy with his relative anonymity.
Widely regarded as the world's first ever guitar technician after roadying for Led Zeppelin, The Who and Jimi Hendrix, Joe Wright, dubbed 'the Jammer' by Led Zepp guitarist Jimmy Page, wants to show youngsters how to play "real guitar".
Now 62, but a bright eyed 16-year-old when he first met Jimi Hendrix, Mr Wright plans to pass on the invaluable music knowledge he has acquired in nearly 50 years of rock and roll.
The American turned Mordenite is starting up his own guitar school, called Music Marines, where youngsters can learn how the real axemen of the 60s and 70s played.
Read the full story at: Your Local Guardian
Created on Saturday, 23 November 2013 15:57
Last week, the Led Zeppelin community did a collective head skritch after seeing that a video was posted to Youtube that was a mashup combining the music of Led Zeppelin's Ramble On
with the lyrics of Hypnotize
, a rap-based track by the late Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorius B.I.G.
Writer David Deal
has penned a blog post researching and analyzing this song that tries to make sense of it all.
You can read the entire piece at Superhypeblog.com
Some of you might recall Mr. Deal had written an equally engaging blog post last year, entitled Creating Art from Failure: The Design of the "Houses of the Holy" Album Cover
In The Evening
Created on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 22:55
was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios, in Stockholm, Sweden, in November 1978.
The intro to the song was a mixture of tympani, synthesized strings and Gizmotron, a a string-bowing apparatus that attached to a guitar. Here is a video posted by The Gizmotron Guitar Effects Device Restoration Project, showing a very accurate interpretation of the intro to ITE
Created on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 22:41
Jimmy has given an interview to Team Rock Radio backstage at the Classic Rock Awards in London tonight (Nov. 14) and has shared a lot of information about the remaster box sets. Here's a quick summary:
They're coming next year, hopefully early next year.
All of the audio is finished.
Every album will be packaged with a companion disc featuring different mixes, possibly of every song.
There will be unreleased studio material.
There's a version of Since I've Been Loving You which is "totally different" "incredible" and "raw"
"Each disc will give a really intimate picture of the group"
Here's the source: https://soundcloud.com/teamrockradio/jimmy-page-at-the-classic-rock-awards-2013
Created on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 20:59
Americana guitarist Dave Rawlings posted on his official website
that the Fall 2013 Machine
Tour would include members of Gillian Welch, Punch Brothers, Led Zeppelin
, and a former member of Old Crow Medicine Show.
John Paul Jones first joined a stage with Dave Rawlings in 2004 at some midnight jam sessions
Wed 11/20 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
Thu 11/21 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Fri 11/22 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Sun 11/24 – Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle
Mon 11/25 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Tue 11/26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Wed 11/27 – Birmingham, AL – Soundstage @ Workplay
Created on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 19:48
A journey of revelation...one of the most illuminating and humbling experiences of my life.
Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:04
A journey that took us from the scurry and bustle of our world into the homeland of the Tuareg..the Sahel of Mali, Timbuctoo and north to Essakane.
A journey that could only reinforce the power and the great gift of music across and between cultures..sharing outside of language. A world where for awhile, at least borders, boundaries and barriers once again fell away..as it was long ago..'
On November 11, Robert Plant announced on Twitter
that the first weekly installment of Zirka
, the movie he shot and filmed himself in Mali in 2003.
The coming months will see www.robertplant.com debuting episodes of Zirka
, from Plant's voluminous archives, set to premiere over ten weekly installments later this year.
Created on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 23:47
Created on Saturday, 09 November 2013 00:14
Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are among the artists confirmed for A Celebration of Bert Jansch, a concert to be held at London's Royal Festival Hall on December 3, 2013.
The Festival Hall was the venue for Pentangle's first major performance in 1967 and the group recorded part of their Sweet Child album there in 1968. The original line-up reformed to play at the Royal Festival Hall exactly 40 years later and a Pentangle show there in August 2011 proved to be Jansch's final performance.
The complete line up for A Celebration of Bert Jansch features (subject to change) is:
Pentangle's Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson
The show is in aid of the Bert Jansch Foundation, a charity set up by Jansch's family and colleagues in his memory on what would have been his 70th birthday (3 November 2013).
The concert will be filmed and a highlights programme broadcast on BBC4 in early 2014.
Created on Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:46
Stockholm, November 2013
B.B. King and Jimmy Page signed guitar is up for charity auction
A unique electric guitar of Mark B. B. King Lucille which 2004 was signed by B. B. King and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin is now up for auction. On World Diabetes Day November 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the guitar is set to be auctioned off to raise money for child diabetes research.
The auction is a collaboration between Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation, Stockholm's Auktionsverk and Lilly Diabetes.
The guitar is signed by B. B. King and Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, and is one among a number of exclusive items, for an example fashion accessories and art. The auction will be held at the restaurant Berns in Stockholm, and all items can be seen at www.auktionsverket.com from November 1. All revenues from the auction will be donated to Type 1 diabetes research.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness.
Type 1 diabetes (or juvenile onset diabetes) means that the body produce very little or no insulin. It usually debuts in children or young adults, however the causes of juvenile diabetes are not yet fully understood. Therefore additional fundings are needed in order to make important breakthroughs in curing the disease.
Link to auction:
For more information, please contact:
Filip Jarl, press contact, Micael Bindefeld AB,
+ 46 (0) 70–736 08 00,
Cecilia Björkman, communication manager Lilly,
+ 46 (0) 70-609 88 36,
Lisa Hillerström, press contact, Swedish Child Diabetes Foundation
+ 46 (0) 73 – 376 18 17,
Created on Sunday, 03 November 2013 17:45
One of the many tracks cut by Jimmy Page in his pre-Led Zeppelin days as a session man has surfaced on a television trailer for the BBC's weather forecast.
The track, I've Got Everything You Need Babe by cult British beat combo The Fenmen was released on the Decca label in 1965 following the band's split with frontman Bern Elliott, but it did not replicate the success of earlier singles, Money and New Orleans.
Page, who estimates he recorded three sessions per day in 1964 and 1965, identified his presence on the track when he saw the trailer on television.
"I heard the track the other day while I was watching TV," he tells MOJO magazine. "I thought, 'Oh. That sound familiar.' Then, all of a sudden there's a solo that comes in and I go, 'That is me!' It's something that I would have forgotten about had I not heard it again. In fact, if they hadn't left the solo on the trailer, I may not have known I'd even played on that track."
br /> Page is one of 20 visionary musicians who re-live the year they turned 20 in MOJO's 20th anniversary issue. In Page's case, the year is 1964 – a pivotal 12-month period where, as he puts it, "I went full-on into session work."
In a revelatory interview Page recalls playing on records by artists as diverse as The Kinks, The Who and Petula Clark.
"I did so many sessions and not all of them were big. But I was on all of those big sessions with Tony Hatch and I did a string of records with Petula Clark that did really well. You know what? I think I might even have been on a Benny Hill track, that's how varied things were!" he laughs, recalling endeavours that took place prior to his joining The Yardbirds.
"You know what? I think I might even have been on a Benny Hill track."
Page turned down the first invitation to join that band, suggesting his friend Jeff Beck as the replacement for the departing Eric Clapton.
"I knew Eric but I didn't want to get involved in the politics of it all. [Manager] Giorgio Gomelsky asked me but I suggested Jeff instead," admits Jimmy. "I knew Jeff from the time before any of us were in any proper bands and we were still making homemade guitars and I thought he'd be great in that band."
Page would eventually join The Yardbirds in the summer of '66 before forming Led Zeppelin in 1968. He still credits his days as London's most in-demand session player with a lasting impact on his career as a guitarist and producer.
"I didn't realize how much I learnt at the time. But when I came out of the session work, I was raring to go and that bow was out in a fraction!"
Read the full interview with Jimmy Page in MOJO's 20th Anniversary Issue, on sale on October 29. The issue features exclusive cover artwork hand-drawn by Kate Bush and features a 20 From 20 CD that features tracks by Björk, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, John Grant, The Black Keys and more.
Created on Sunday, 03 November 2013 17:23
John Paul Jones, co-founder with Jimmy Page of the rock band Led Zeppelin is a lover of mandolin. Composer, arranger, bassist and keyboardist talent, he is one of Britain's greatest musicians. And one of the most versatile, as evidenced by its decision to sponsor the festival "Mandolines de Lunel".
The rally that began on October 29 and celebrates its tenth anniversary, brings together the best players mandolins. John Paul Jones will perform solo on November 2 at the closing ceremony. He took the time to come back with HuffPost about its history with the instrument.
How was your first meeting with the mandolin?
I started playing in the early 1970s. I had mostly listened in bluegrass bands (musical style of American origin which is a branch of country music) as with their album and The Dillards Back Porch Bluegrass.
When I was on tour with Led Zeppelin, I wanted to play music. On the bus and in the plane, the easiest way is to have a portable instrument. I found a mandolin in Indiana, I bought it and I learned to use it as an autodidact. I was immediately hooked.
When did you decide to include in your music?
Almost immediately after tamed. The mandolin has a sound that is different from that of the guitar. I already loved folk and some genres in which it flourished. To force the rub, integration seemed natural. This is not an easy instrument access but many bass player are attracted by the mandolin.
This may be a way to release frustration. This is a very versatile tool and its use depends on the style of music you want to play. With a snare or short solos. In a classical context, it has the same partition as the violin.
Why this instrument is now almost invisible on stage?
The mandolin was really popular in the early twentieth century. In the United States, the stars of the era played. A genre like bluegrass could penetrate and reach a wider audience if it had not been eaten by a rock. Many players are then moved to the guitar.
Yet it is a fairly sharp instrument that gives a spark to the music. The mandolin is like no other instrument. It has a penetrating sound that works very well with the guitar and bass. It is a tool that can be very useful because it is audible over a voice and I'm always amazed at how much she is underestimated.
What is your role in Lunel?
I think the best way to make acclaim to the mandolin is to play on stage. I played a lot with Seasick Steve. I have several books by two brothers Luthiers, the Manson. I have my mandolin three races I have to take care. We find the object in every culture in India where it is more power in Brazil.
I know that Ronnie McCoury, one of the most talented players, told me he almost did beat up at school because he played the mandolin while everyone was in the rock: "the only thing that saved me was when I said that John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin played well."
John Paul Jones parrain des dix ans du festival...
For this anniversary edition, other artists were invited: the Israeli-German classical soloist Avi Avital, the French electro-rock Féloche or bandolim Brazilian virtuoso Hamilton de Holanda.
Americans Jake Jolliff and Alex Hargreaves French quartet with Michel Benita and Sebastian Rochford Columbia, Brazilian Tiago Tunes accompanied by fellow Rogérui Caetano and Brazilian seven-string guitar are also planned.
From: Huffington Post (in French)
Created on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:20
Last night (Monday, 28th October) the 6th annual UK Music Video Awards were held in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, where a throng of British and International filmmakers assembled to celebrate creative and technical excellence in music videos.
This year saw some of the UK's most exciting new talent win awards for outstanding music videos. Best Dance Video went to the Josh Cole directed 'Not Giving In' by Rudimental (featuring John Newman and Alex Clare), Best Alternative Video went to the BISON directed 'Wasting My Young Years' by London Grammar, Best Music Ad went to the Powster directed 'Sing To The Moon' by Laura Mvula and the VEVO Best New Artist award went to Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith for 'La La La'.
Celebrated British filmmaker Dick Carruthers won the Best Live Coverage award for Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day.
The sixth annual UK Music Awards proved to be more global than ever, with winners coming from Ireland, France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, India and the US, as well as a plethora of new and established home grown directing, producing and commissioning talent.
The UK Music Video Awards editorial director, David Knight, said, "In a year where some pop videos have courted notoriety, this year's UK Music Video Awards has highlighted the true range of creativity that can come out of the process of adding visuals to music. But it was also wonderful to bestow our Icon Award on Julien Temple, a director who was courting controversy with his work over 30 years ago with the Sex Pistols, and is still adding to the language of music and film today."
Created on Sunday, 27 October 2013 17:33
The campaign to have a statue of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham in Redditch has won new support - from a top tribute band of the legendary rock icons.
Hats Off To Led Zeppelin, one of the official tribute acts of the iconic band, will be organising a collection at their show at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre next month.
The cash raised will go toward the John Bonham Memorial Fund, set up by a group of devoted fans in Redditch.
The group say that a statue would not only be a fitting tribute to the town's most famous son but also a major tourist attraction, which could be visited by thousands of rock fans from all around the world.
Kevin Oliver Jones, from the tribute band, said: "As massive Led Zeppelin fans we are honoured to be supporting the John Bonham Memorial Fund.
"John Bonham is widely considered to be one of the best drummers in history so Hats Off To Led Zeppelin are proud to be supporting this cause to immortalise his legend and raise funds for a statue in his home town."
Born in 1948 in Redditch, Bonham began playing drums at the age of five, making a kit out of containers and coffee tins and getting his first proper drum kit from his father at the age of 15.
After playing with a number of local bands he went on to worldwide stardom with Led Zeppelin - one of the world's most famous rock bands.
He died at the age of 32 on September 25, 1980, leaving a wife and two children, but he also left a legacy of hallmark recordings for the band.
Campaigners from the John Bonham Memorial Fund hope to give Bonham's statue pride of place in the town's Church Green, where the bandstand currently sits.
Hats Off To Led Zeppelin, who have appeared in West End productions including We Will Rock You, Rent and Thriller LIVE, will be playing Thursday, November 14.
For more information, visit hatsofftoledzeppelin.co.uk.
For information about the campaign, visit johnbonhamfund.weebly.com.
From: Redditch & Alcester Advertiser
Created on Thursday, 24 October 2013 23:54
"The other day, my ex-wife presented me with a wallet that had been lost since 1967," says former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. "I pulled out my student bus pass, ripped into shreds almost, and found all these references to where I was when it was last seen, at the age of 19."
At 65, skin-creased, ponytailed and grey-bearded, Plant contemplates the contents in tones of wonder. "Crumbled bits of newspaper, adverts for the Band Of Joy at Midnight City in Birmingham, pictures of Lead Belly and Sonny Boy Williamson in a striped suit with a velvet collar. There was a set list from my first band, the Black Snake Moan, written on a little card – Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy, Chuck Berry. When I found that wallet, I found a map of my life. Unbelievable."
Robert Plant and his latest ensemble, the Sensational Space Shifters, headline Bluesfest at the Royal Albert Hall on October 31. "The blues was a formative thing for me. It's a very commodious condition because everybody feels it from time to time. It's still in the way I sing, just throwing it on a different canvas, I think. It's an affliction, the flattened third. Thank God it is. I'm 65, I'm loaded with it." Plant has a poetic turn of phrase that is a delight to listen to in his soft, just faintly perceptible Black Country accent. "The blues is a genre that's now mostly something of a memory, really, in performance and artistry. But it carries on, it flickers through, it has its moments."
For a rock superstar, Plant is very easy company, full of energy, laughter, enthusiasm and informal friendliness. He wanders into a pub close to his Primrose Hill residence without airs or graces, in slacks, T-shirt and hooded all-weather jacket. Lunch is a sandwich grabbed from the deli across the road. He grumbles, with much humour, about having "an IT nightmare" because his laptop has crashed with files of his band jamming that he intended to use to write new songs. "It's skull-crushing," he says of laborious days spent backing files up, and you wonder why he doesn't have minions for this sort of thing, but it's not his style. He's very hands-on.
Plant is about to launch his own independent record label, YamYam345. When I ask what he wants to achieve, he says: "I'm just having a laugh kicking ass." He spent time in Nashville on country adventures, recording 2007's Raising Sand with Alison Krauss and forming a new version of his Sixties collective Band Of Joy with guitarist Buddy Miller and singer Patty Griffin, with whom he is romantically involved. But he sounds happy to be back on the road with an eclectic line-up of mainly British musicians.
"I was attracted to Nashville, a whole font of great music and amazing players, but if you can find anybody after six o'clock, I'll give you a tenner. They've all gone home for tea and gone to bed. It's nothing like the group van getting stuck in the mud cause you've been in the back all night with some chick, and the band are all shivering outside trying to push the van out."
Discussing his lifelong musical enthusiasm, he says: "I wanted to find America, in all its different colours and horizons, that's been my trip. I never inhaled a chemical after 1977, but I'm still inhaling America." He is incredibly knowledgeable about blues, its African source and subsequent American tributaries and European tangents, conversation digressing down geographical and historical avenues, the slave trade, the culture of Louisiana, the electrification of country blues, and its near cosmic power when first heard in Britain. "Robert Johnson stole my heart when I was 14. I tuned into a subculture running parallel to my shiny grammar-school life.
"It's ridiculous that British musicians should have been able to get anywhere near it, because it's based in African scales that don't have any grounding on these islands, I don't think. We just were moved by the colour of the music, the sound was so evocative and poignant and something that we were probably needing in our composite make-up, filling up a hole, an emotional outlet."
Plant recalls Sixties touring blues programmes in Birmingham, "weekend beatniks sat around carrying their Kafka, Camus and Sartre books, listening to Big Joe Williams and Son House and Bukka White. It was like a visitation from another world for us young English kids, who had no possible chance of comprehending where it had come from. It was just, if you got it, and it moved you, then it's inexplicable and inextricable for life. Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, I think they were just as surprised and moved, because their time had come and gone in America but they'd been adopted by us."
Plant has contributed songs to a new album from 77-year-old veteran blues guitarist Buddy Guy, whom Plant first saw perform in 1964. "I've been really lucky just to sit in the corner and let him tell me all the stuff about coming up from Louisiana to Chicago through Mississippi. He did all that Chitlin' Circuit, and it got more and more smooth, cause the blacks didn't want to be dealing with the country blues of Robert Johnson or Charlie Patton, they were waiting for Johnny "Guitar" Watson or Sly Stone. So BB King was riding high and it morphed into this kind of Memphis soul thing, and then the game really flipped over, moving through Al Green, all these great singers from the church. Everybody was waiting for the next move that put the past further behind them. We didn't see it as a cultural rebirth from the manacles to P Diddy, God help us, but they did."
The electric blues found a new purchase in Britain. "There was a great line from Sonny Boy Williamson who had been touring with the Yardbirds (featuring Jimmy Page), and he said: 'Yeah, they play a little blues, but only a little!'" Plant chortles. "Ha ha! Sorry guys! You've gotta have a rhythm section that can actually get down in that place!" British blues, he says, "became a bit psychedelic" through Eastern and hippy influences, "a kind of Indo-blues mess. Zeppelin were way more flamboyant. I listen to my performances back then and I don't know how it went on tape."
He muses on sessions for the first Zeppelin album in 1968. "It was quite remarkable and overwhelming really, because each member was bringing something spirited and ambitious and open-minded and -hearted into the picture. We didn't know the merit and worth of what we'd got but we knew it was exciting." The Sensational Space Shifters have been wowing audiences with storming, wide-open versions of such Zeppelin classics as Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love and Rock and Roll, where lead guitar blends with the Gambian riti, a one-stringed fiddle played by Juldeh Camara. "It's a far-out collision of styles, very infectious and fluid, so it can open up into all sorts of different tangential rhythms and always it can screech round the corner back to Hoochie Coochie Man and Spoonful. The blues becomes every colour of the rainbow in the end, it can be presented in all sorts of absolutely different ways, which is magnificent really. So for me, I'm basically in the band I was in in 1965, but we've all been on vacation to West Africa and beyond. And if I can get my computer to work I'll put some great vocals on top of some of the most far-out loops you've ever heard in your life."
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters play Manchester Apollo on October 29 and the Royal Albert Hall on October 31.
From: The Telegraph
Created on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:58
Thanksgiving takes on a whole new meaning as AXS TV brings us rockers Led Zeppelin to TV with the premiere of Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day concert film.
Recorded live at London's O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, the film captures a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin.
Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway To Heaven."
Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band's first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.
The historic concert will premiere on AXS TV CONCERTS, Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8-10 p.m. ET (5-7 p.m. PT) on DirecTV 340, Dish 167, Uverse 1106. There will be encore broadcasts every night of the week at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from Monday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.
The concert premiered theatrically last year and is also available on Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, vinyl, and digital download, but has never been seen on television prior to its debut on AXS TV.
"Led Zeppelin is such an integral part of the musical landscape and evolution of rock ‘n' roll," said AXS TV founder Mark Cuban. "Making such a landmark performance accessible to millions of households is one of the ways AXS TV intends to bring music back to television."
Following heralded premieres in New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo, Celebration Day made its theatrical debut in 40 countries and over 1,500 screens. The concert was then released in multiple audio and video formats and shot to the top of charts worldwide. To date, Celebration Day has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
Bringing music back to television, AXS TV, launched in July of 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, has created a one-of-a-kind, live television environment for entertainment and other cutting-edge trends. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv
From: Monsters & Critics
Novel gifts for the consummate Led Zeppelin fan, as well as the best selection of quality gifts and accessories for musicians.
|December 16, 1968 - Zep plays Bath Pavilion for a mere £75.|
|December 26, 1968 - First American concert at the Coliseum in Denver, CO|
|December xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are reported to have sold 5 million dollars worth of albums in the US|
|December 11, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are presented gold and platinum discs for their first two albums|
|December xx, 1970 - The band enters Island Studios to begin work on the fourth album|
|December xx, 1971 - The band plays a few low-key shows back in England|
|December 23, 1972 - The band break for Christmas holiday after a London gig|
|December xx, 1973 - John Paul Jones works on studio productions for Madeline Bell|
|December xx, 1973 - Joe Massot films Jimmy Page’s fantasy sequence at Loch Ness|
|December 19, 1974 - John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page jam with Bad Company at the Rainbow Theater|
|December 10, 1975 - Led Zeppelin play a 45-minute show with Norman Hale at Behan’s in Jersey|
|December xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin rehearses for the 1977 tour|
|December 25, 1976 - It’s announced that Plant and Bonham will reunite with the Band of Joy for three shows in the new year|
|December xx, 1977 - The band minus Robert gather to discuss Led Zeppelin’s future plans|
|December xx, 1978 - The new album is completed quickly at Polar Studios and mixed at Jimmy’s Plumpton Studio|
|December xx, 1979 - John Bonham considers joining Paul McCartney’s Wings|
|December 29, 1979 - The band minus Jimmy Page attend the Paul McCartney And Wings Kampuchea befefit show|
|December 04, 1980 - Led Zeppelin issue the following statement not to carry on as a band: "We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."|