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Led Zep Bassist 'Disowns' Road Manager After Biographies

According to http://www.pr-inside.com, John Paul Jones has disowned Led Zeppelin's one-time road manager after his former friend sold the legendary band's secrets to two biographers.

Richard Cole toured with Led Zeppelin throughout the group's late 1960s/'70s heyday, and went on to become the primary source for author Stephen Davis' landmark 1985 account of the band's excesses on the road, Hammer Of The Gods.

When Jones later asked him why he'd exaggerated the group's bad behavior for the book, Cole explained that he'd been a drug addict who needed the money — so the rocker forgave him. But Jones has now vowed never to talk to Cole again after he went behind the bandmates' backs for a second time - for his own 2002 book, Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored.

Jones says, "I saw Richard after that book (Hammer Of The Gods), and he'd cleaned up and said he did it for the money. I went, 'OK,' because I knew him from before the band so we made our peace.

"And then another book came out, Stairway To Heaven, which made Bonzo (drummer John Bonham) look such a monster. I've never spoken to him again."

Led Zeppelin reunited for a special one-off concert on Monday at London's O2 Arena.

From: BLABBERMOUTH.NET

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October xx, 1968 - Led Zeppelin is recorded
October 19, 1968 - Final performance as the New Yardbirds
October 31, 1969 - Led Zeppelin II is released in the US
October 17, 1969 - Bonham is thrilled to play Carnegie Hall where Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa have performed
October 23, 1970 - Led Zeppelin III is released in the US
October xx, 1970 - The press lash out at the band over the Led Zeppelin III acoustic content
October xx, 1971 - Page and Plant venture around Thailand and India after the Japan tour
October 18, 1972 - Zeppelin rehearse at the Rainbow Theater for a UK tour
October xx, 1973 - Each member performs an individual film sequence for their concept film
October 31, 1974 - Swan Song hosts a party for the launch of its UK division
October xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin decide not to tour and concentrate on recording new material
October 20, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same premieres at New York’s Cinema One
October xx, 1977 - Jimmy starts assembling a Led Zeppelin live album from recordings as far back as 1969
October xx, 1978 - Jones and Bonham record with Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios
October xx, 1978 - Rehearsals for In Through The Out Door in London
October xx, 1979 - All nine Led Zeppelin albums enter the Billboards Top 200 -- no other band has ever achieved this
October 10, 1980 - A private funeral is held for John Bonham at Rushock church in Worcestershire
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