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David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine has penned a lengthy review of Led Zeppelin's reunion concert which took place Monday night (December 10) at the O2 Arena in London. An excerpt follows:

"For the second encore of their first full concert in twenty-seven years, at London's 02 arena last night, Led Zeppelin tore into Rock And Roll, from their untitled fourth album, with a joyful vengeance. As drummer Jason Bonham hammered with the ghostly precision and ferocity of his late father, guitarist Jimmy Page fired dirty chunks of Chuck Berry and bassist John Paul Jones kept iron time with familiar reserve, singer Robert Plant sang the most obvious words of the night: 'Been a long time since I rock and rolled.' Overhead, images of a much younger Zeppelin, in concert during the early and mid-Seventies, flashed on a huge digital-video screen. In those films, Led Zeppelin were the biggest, loudest and most cocksure band in rock. Jimmy Page's now snow-white hair was still jet black; Robert Plant was a golden god, not yet a Viking elder, and the late John Bonham - whose death in 1980 abruptly ended Zeppelin's reign - still ruled the engine room.

"But the band that played underneath those memories last night was not the one that misfired at Live Aid in 1985 or again in New York in 1988. This one was rehearsed, ready and out to kill. This band was Led Zeppelin in every way."

Read the entire review at RollingStone.com.
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