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Robert Plant backing E.V.-based charity

Rock 'n' roll singer Robert Plant has secured $60,000 for TurtleWill, a Carefree-based charitable organization that aids nomadic people in drought-stricken West Africa.

The former Led Zeppelin frontman previously committed proceeds from "Live in Paris," a four-song CD released by his current band, Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation.


Queen honors Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page

Queen honors Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II - but the award was for his work with poor Brazilian children rather than his music.

The 61-year-old rocker went to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to receive an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, from the queen.

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Two Grammy Noms for Robert Plant

Robert Plant receives 2 Grammy nominations today: "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance" for Shine It All Around and "Best Hard Rock Performance" for Tin Pan Valley.


Guitar World Magazine - Jimmy Page / Jack White

Guitar World Magazine - Jimmy Page / Jack White
Coming Dec. 20th, a Guitar World special interview with Jimmy Page (and Jack White of the White Stripes) in the February '06 edition. Includes: "Led Zeppelin: The Rise and Fall of the World's Greatest Band", "Inside the New Page Solo Album & Signature Guitar". Also included is a cd-rom video with the ultimate Stairway To Heaven guitar lesson.


Led Zeppelin: Classic, Rare & Unseen...

Led Zeppelin: Classic, Rare & Unseen...
A 148-page Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition: The Ultimate rock'n'roll band captured by the world's greatest photographers. Over 100 iconic images inside, The real stories behind the pictures, Eyewitness tales from on the road, Foreword by superfan Slash.

PLUS Win Led Zeppelin IV artwork signed by Jimmy Page!

Available Nov. 15 in the UK, about a week or so later Internationally. Available in all good newsagents or by ordering online: [MOJO | Q Magazine]
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Led Zeppelin legend turns up at White Stripes show

Jimmy Page is spotted on the sidelines

Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page made a surprise appearance at the White Stripes second Hammersmith Apollo show last night (Novemebr 6) as the band continued their tour of the UK.

The famous guitarist, who Jack White is often compared with, was spotted watching the gig from the side of the stage throughout the 90 minute set.

Unfortunately hopes of a duet failed to materialise because that was as close to the stage as the founding member of Led Zeppelin got.

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Zeppelin share Polar Music Prize

UK rock band Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev were named winners of the Polar Music Prize.

The awards are likened to the Nobel Prize, with winners receiving one million kroner (£70,523) from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

The academy said Led Zeppelin were "one of the great pioneers of rock".

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Tribute Single For John Peel

It is a cover version of one of the Radio 1 star's favourite tracks Ever Fallen In Love by the Buzzcocks.

Pete Shelley, who wrote the song, will appear on the single alongside Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, New Order's Peter Hook and Jeff Beck.

Proceeds from the record will go to Amnesty International.

Peter Hook said of Peel: "He enriched my life through championing my group and he enriched my life through his fantastic radio programme and even now, after his death, he enriches my life because I get to make a record with people who were my heroes."

The record is released on November 21 to coincide with Peel's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame.


Zeppelin's Page made Rio citizen

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children.

The legendary rocker was presented the honour at Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House), which Page opened in 1998 and has so far supported more than 300 children.

"The greatest knowing that I am able to help someone who needs help," said Page at the ceremony.

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Robert Plant to join Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam will be joined by former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant as part of the lineup of the band's Hurricane Katrina benefit, reports Reuters. The event, for which tickets are priced at $1,000, will take place on October 5th at the House Of Blues in Chicago. A spokesperson for the club said that four luxury boxes priced at $25,000 each have already been sold. Proceeds from the show will go to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Jazz Foundation of America and the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, among other organizations.

JPJ Performance at Lunel

John Paul Jones will be performing at the Lunel Mandolin Festival, in the south of France on October 29th, for a half-hour set including triple-neck mandolin and Kyma.

Jimmy Page Presents Guitar To Riffathon Winner

Jimmy Page Presents Guitar To Riffathon Winner
According to, the Hammersmith Palais rocked on Sunday night (July 24) with ten absolutely awesome performances of an extraordinary level of guitar playing for the Riffathon charity guitar competition final. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Brian May (Queen) were judging the show, along with Dan Hawkins from The Darkness. They were all blown away by the high standard, and the decision to find a winner was proven extremely difficult. Martin Tomkins from Kettering stole the show and first prize with his awe-inspiring performance of Led Zeppelin's Rock And Roll. He couldn't get the grin off his face all night - especially after being presented a 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, which he called a "dream guitar," by Jimmy Page, who introduced the winner as "this guy without doubt played it ('Rock n' Roll') better than I have done."

Zeppelin voted 'ideal supergroup'

About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band.

Jimmy Page won best guitarist, followed by Guns N' Roses' Slash and Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore.

And John Paul Jones was named top bassist, with John Bonham, who died in 1980, winning best drummer.

Presenter Trevor Dann, of Planet Rock radio, which compiled the poll, said: "This is an amazing result. Listeners could have voted for any classic rock artists when creating their fantasy supergroup."

Zeppelin's classic 1971 hit Stairway to Heaven was recently named the nation's favourite rock song of all time recently.


Latest RIAA Rankings for Led Zep

Led Zep albums sales reached 107.5 million in the U.S., according to the RIAA's latest tally, ranking them #3 behind Elvis (116.5 million) and The Beatles (168.5).


JPJ performing at Merce Cunningham Event

Just thought that some of you might want to know that John Paul Jones will be performing at the Barbican, London in June 19 as part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Events. Tickets from £10.

JPJ performing at Merce Cunningham Event


Jimmy Page on new Jerry Lee Lewis album

A few days back, Jimmy Page delivered his contribution to the upcoming CD of his rock and roll hero Jerry Lee Lewis. This is the message from Jimmy Rip (Jerry's producer) I received this morning:

"I just got back from London where I had a great session with Jimmy Page. He played an amazing solo on Rock And Roll. Unless something crazy happens (and it wouldn't be the first time ) he's the last guest artist on the Pilgrim ...21 tracks ....22 guests !!!!"


Thanks to Maarten van der Tol

Jimmy Page Awarded OBE

Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin founding member and guitarist, was awarded an OBE in the Queen of England's Birthday Honours it was announced on Saturday.

This old-fashioned albeit interesting British tradition of awarding Honours stretches back to 1917. Each year important personalities of public life join the ranks of the "British Empire".

Jimmy Page is also actively involed in charity projects and concerts. He has been a patron of UNICEF's ABC Trust, a charity co-founded by his wife and committed to creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people of Brazil. Page is a supporter of "Riffathon", an annual guitar competition designed to encourage players of all ages "to get out there and riff".


Gibson Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul to Be Displayed at the NYSE

Gibson Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul to Be Displayed at the NYSE

Press release
Source: Gibson Guitar

Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and New York Stock Exchange CEO John Thain visited with legendary musician Jimmy Page recently and were presented an official Gibson Custom Jimmy Page signature model guitar which will be displayed at the New York Stock Exchange.

For more information on the Gibson Custom Jimmy Page Signature model guitar, go to

JPJ Composes Classical Piece for Brighton Youth Orchestra/Choir

John Paul Jones contributed a short classical piece for the Brighton Youth Orchestra & Choir at the Brighton Dome on May 22. The world premiere composition, commissioned for and performed by the dynamic Brighton Festival Youth Choir, also features new material composed by Stewart Copeland and Peter Gabriel.


Page At Cream Gig

...Jack then began the intro to Badge and the song sounded raw and beautiful - Cream never performed it live - as it was meant to sound ...incredible. The show was climbing to dizzy heights with Politician, Sweet Wine, Rollin & Tumblin , Stormy Monday, Deserted Cities of the Heart and Born under a Bad Sign. Each song better than the last and the audience now realising they were witnessing something very the box behind me was sitting another guitar legend Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin ....he was smiling at the stage and was obviously enjoying himself.

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Robert Plant Lost Interest In Music After Son's Death

Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant turned his back on music following the tragic death of his son in 1977. The rocker was distraught when six-year-old Karac died of a respiratory infection, and subsequently lost the desire to tour or record with the seminal band. And although he eventually rediscovered his passion for making music, Plant admits he suffers dips in motivation whenever expectations are high for him to produce great tunes. He says, "When I lost my son I switched off from the whole deal. Also, the pressure to be great weighing down upon you can stifle the soul." And Plant has also come to realize over time that it's easier to wow a small audience than inspire tens of thousands of concert-goers. He adds, "Greatness isn't measured in large stadiums - you can be great in the tiniest room on the planet in front of three people. It's harder to invoke greatness at a large event."


Plant Admits Live Aid Performance Was Cr*p

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has branded the band's infamous performance at Live Aid cr*p.

The group's former members - Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - refused to allow footage of their performance at the 1985 concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, be used in the DVD release last year (04), because their set was "sub-standard".

In reflection, Plant admits, "There was a consensus of opinion that our performance was really s**t. We didn't perform very well, it wasn't recorded well and everything about it was cr*p."


Plant Plans Zep Meeting

Robert Plant is considering staging a summit meeting with former Led Zeppelin bandmates John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page after upsetting them by not attending the Grammys (13FEB05).

Plant was promoting his new solo album, Mighty ReArranger, in Milan, Italy, and couldn't attend the prizegiving, where Led Zeppelin were presented with a Lifetime Achievement honour.

His decision to stay away upset Page and Jones, who did attend.

Plant admits he partly regrets his decision now, accepting it was a great opportunity to get back up onstage with his former bandmates.

He says, "I would have put my robes on and my crown, my sceptre... What a way to spend the weekend.

"It'd be nice to get together to see if we have anything to argue about."


Jimmy Page At NYSE

Jimmy Page At NYSE

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, right, plays on the New York Stock Exchange podium during opening bell ceremonies for the IPO of Warner Music Group Corp., Wednesday May 11, 2005. Joining Page are, from left: Clarissa Bronfman and her husband, Warner Music Chairman & CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., NYSE CEO John Thain, Warner Music Executive Vice President & CFO Michael Fleisher, and Alan Callan, Page's business manager. The company reduced its offering price from an expected $22 to $24 per share to $17 late Tuesday after it became clear the market felt the higher price was not justified.


Plant On Letterman Show

Plant On Letterman

Robert Plant and Strange Sensation performed Shine It All Around on The Late Show With David Letterman last night.

This was Plant's 4th appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, with the earliest being on May 22, 1985.


Plant Thanks Bath Echo For Unique Sound

Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant developed his unique vocal style after several singing sessions in the bath tub. The Stairway To Heaven singer credits the echo effect he achieved when he warbled down the plughole with helping him form his now-internationally recognised vocal sound. And Plant has again used his favourite reverb effect on his latest album Mighty ReArranger. Plant, 55, explains, "In the bath tub I found that I could sing down the overflow and get a great reverb."

Robert Plant receives Lifetime Grammy

Robert Plant receives Lifetime Grammy

Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was presented with his Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award Thursday at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival and conference in Austin, Texas.

Plant, who was unable to attend February's Grammy ceremonies in Los Angeles, where the band was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, received the trophy from Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, who was on hand to surprise the singer before a keynote interview. [more]

Jimmy Page Meets The Queen

Jimmy Page Meets The Queen
The Queen has met four of Britain's guitar greats - Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Brian May - at Buckingham Palace.

Her Majesty asked the four: "And what do you do?"

The four rockers were among 500 celebrities invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace to honour the British music industry.

Queen's Brian May reminded Her Majesty that he played the National Anthem on the roof of the Palace to start the 2002 Golden Jubilee rock concert.

"Oh! That was you was it?" the Queen exclaimed.

Moving on to Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, the Queen inquired: "Are you a guitarist too?"


Change In Release Dates for Mighty ReArranger

Release dates have changed to May 2, 2005 for UK & Europe and to May 10, 2005 for North America. No reason yet as to the change!

Thanks to GOLDEN GOD


Page/Plant 'No Quarter' Goes Platinum

No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded was certified Platinum on January 31, 2005 for selling 1,000,000 units. Led Zeppelin, as a whole, are in third place with cumulative album sales totals in the US, with 106 million units sold to date.

Thanks to GOLDEN GOD


New Robert Plant songs from Mighty ReArranger

Robert Plant's new songs Enchanter and Somebody Knocking. Have to say songs sound very different from any of Plant's other solo material. There's more of a Page/Plant No Quarter sound going on. I think, I know Plant tried to stay away from the Zep or Page sound on all of his solo albums and is now looking in that direction. Too bad Page is not there to really add fuel to the fire. Page is the only one who can really bring out that Plant sound we all know and love. Maybe, one day, Page/Plant part 3, even better, maybe, oneday, Page/Plant/Jones part 2. Maybe? Who knows? Only Robert holds the key.

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JPJ To Play For Foo Fighters Album

According to an excerpt of Grammy Awards article in Canada's Edmonton Sun, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will appear on the upcoming Foo Fighters album, due in stores on June 8th.

The excerpt from the article, according to BW&BK, reads:

Dave Grohl is psyched that Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones is playing on the new Foo Fighters album that's due for release June 8. "We have a few guests that are playing on the record," Grohl said. "I put (Jones) on our wish list of guests and he actually responded and said that he would do it.

"And so I talked to him on the phone. Great guy. Nicest guy in the world. And then I got an e-mail the next day saying, 'Hey, if you'd like you can sit with us at our table for the lifetime achievement awards.' It was unbelievable. It was pretty surreal."

"Robert Plant didn't show but it was amazing," said Grohl, who is also guesting himself on new albums by Nine Inch Nails and Garbage.


Mighty ReArranger Release Dates

Mighty ReArranger, "a collection of all new, all original songs" will be released in the UK & Europe on April 25, 2005 and in the US on May 3, 2005 on Sanctuary Records.


New John Bonham Tracks? is reporting that mysterious lost drumming tracks believed to be recordings made by tragic Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham have appeared on the internet.

Web site [They are now at] features 23 tracks reportedly recorded by Bonham and is offering them to fans as streaming audio and MP3s.

The anonymous sound engineer, who put the recordings on the site, admits he has been overwhelmed by the response, but refuses to confirm or deny the tracks are genuine.

He writes, "I really only stuck these tracks up here to share with a specific group of people... but it seems that in the process, the link to this page has been spread to the masses.

"I understand the mass appeal. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

"I got these from a friend that's part of the group of people that I mentioned above. I recently talked with him and asked where he got them... and his came from a friend, too... and he gave me exactly what was given to him, so what I've got is what he's got, is what his friend had... and so on.

"Neither of us know where they came from... we just know what and who they appear to be... so take that for whatever it's worth."


Led Zep For Grammys

Former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be on hand at a ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, reports

"The Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical Grammy Awards recognize music people who have made a lasting contribution to culture around the world," said Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy in a statement last month (read story on UG).

"These profoundly inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers and archetypal musicians, cultural ambassadors, and technical visionaries," Portnow added. "Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy that has positively affected multiple generations, and will continue to influence generations to come."

The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement awards will be handed out Feb. 12, one day before the 47th annual Grammy Awards are presented in Los Angeles.

Upcoming Movie Features Two Zep Songs

Jimmy Page, the former lead guitarist for Led Zeppelin, saw filmmaker Stacy Peralta's seven-minute trailer for his movie Lords of Dogtown and agreed to license Hots on for Nowhere and Achilles Last Stand at bargain-basement prices.

Lords of Dogtown is a fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Venice, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools ofunsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

The movie is scheduled to open in the US on June 3, 2005.


More Robert Plant 2005 Tour Dates

Match 13, 2005 - Oklahoma City, OK. 7 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, 425 E California.
March 19, 2005 - Biloxi, MS. Beau Rivage Casino and Resort.


Tix on sale for Plant's first date of 2005

Robert Plant is scheduled to play March 11, 2005 at the Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Doors open at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $48.50 and a very limited number of tickets will be available.

Tickets are available by phone 1.800.585.3737 and Albertson's Customer Service at


Mighty ReArranger?

Interviewed recently on local Midlands radio, Robert revealed the new album will be titled Mighty ReArranager. He described it as "Physical Graffiti goes to Cairo...". An extensive tour is being lined up to include US and UK dates as well as European/UK festival appearances.


Zeppelin to win Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Recording artists Led Zeppelin will receive The Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award, it was announced today.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium while the Trustees Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity. Both awards are decided by vote of The Recording Academy's National Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of the members of the Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing and the Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

Formal acknowledgment of these special merit awards will be made at a new elite ceremony during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Feb. 12, as well as during the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) - Formed in 1968, the quartet's interpretation of blues, experimentation with folk and world music, and their incorporation of mystical themes defined the hard rock genre and established the concept of album-oriented rock.

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Novel gifts for the consummate Led Zeppelin fan, as well as the best selection of quality gifts and accessories for musicians.

This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

February 7, 1962 - Deborah Bonham, sister to John, was born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England
February 23, 1966 - Warren Grant, son of Peter, was born.
February xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin enters the Billboard Top 40
February 16, 1969 - Led Zeppelin wrap up their first American tour in Baltimore, MD.
February 07, 1970 - Edinburgh gig cancelled after Plant receives facial injuries in a car accident
February 28, 1970 - The band performs as "The Nobs" in Copenhagen after threat of legal action from Countess Von Zeppelin
February xx, 1971 - John Paul Jones involved in legal issues regarding a musician who shares the same name
February xx, 1971 - Overdubs for the fourth album are recorded at Island Studios
February 14, 1972 - The band is refused admission into Singapore due to their long hair
February 16, 1972 - The Australian tour begins in Perth
February 21, 1972 - Led Zeppelin: Rock and Roll b/w Four Sticks (Atlantic 45-2865) 45 single is released in the US.
February xx, 1973 - The band makes final preparations for the European tour
February 16, 1973 - The release date for Houses Of The Holy is pushed back due to some sleeve problems
February xx, 1974 - Sessions for Physical Graffiti continue
February 14, 1974 - Page, Plant and Bonham attend a Roy Harper concert
February 04, 1975 - Zeppelin perform a last minute show at Nassau Coliseum to accomodate fans after being banned in Boston
February 24, 1975 - Physical Graffiti finally issued worldwide to phenomenal sales
February xx, 1976 - Media reports that Zeppelin are due to release an album entitled Obelisk
February xx, 1977 - Robert contracts a bout of tonsillitis postponing the American tour
February xx, 1978 - Robert Plant helps produce a record for punk band Dansette Damage
February 16, 1978 - The cases against Bonham, Cole & Grant stemming from the Oakland incident are heard and all receive suspended prison sentences and fines
February xx, 1979 - Although absent from the US stage or market, Led Zeppelin rank best in many music magazine categories
February xx, 1979 - Mixing sessions for In Through The Out Door take place at Polar Studios. Rumors fly of a European tour
February 03, 1980 - Robert joins Dave Edmund’s Rockpile at the Birmingham Top Rank
February 13, 2005 - Led Zeppelin receives a Grammy for Lifetime Achievment.
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