Led Zeppelin

Altitude has boarded as international sales agent an as-yet-untitled Led Zeppelin feature documentary, directed by Bernard MacMahon, best-known for “American Epic.” CAA will represent the U.S. rights. The film will be shopped at Cannes.

The release of the doc, now in post-production, will coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary. It traces the journeys of the four members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the summer of 1968, and culminates in 1970 when their second album knocks the Beatles off the top of the charts.

It includes new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham. It is the first time the band has participated in a documentary since it was formed.

Read the entire article at: https://variety.com/2019/film/global/cannes-bernard-macmahon-led-zeppelin-feature-documentary-altitude-1203208613/



International Stardom. Being a household name. Touring the globe with sell-out tours and having a family to keep you busy. Sounds like Robbie Williams has got it all and then some. Yet, sadly, it looks like he has 99 problems and a pool is one. Yes, Robbie Williams has legal drama with his neighbours and it all sounds pretty complicated.

So this all comes down to a planning issue that has been going on for the last five years. The problem lies between Williams and his neighbours and relates to the proposed building of an underground pool and gym. Not that much of a headline grabber is it? Well, the thing is, the man objecting is very well-known and famous in his own right.

Read entire article at: https://www.bustle.com/p/robbie-williams-legal-battle-with-jimmy-paige-just-got-even-more-complicated-17044331



Two weeks ago, Jason Bonham went on The Howard Show and relayed a memory about Jimmy Page introducing him to cocaine when he was 16. "We got called to his room," Bonham claimed. "And there was a woman on the floor with a collar on, meowing, and he had this grinder thing and he turned it over and he went, 'Here you go,' and I went, 'Thanks.' He's like, 'You've done this before, right?' And I'm like, 'Yeah, of course I have.' So he handed it over and I just did all of it, and he went, 'Just like your father - y'know, that was supposed to be for all of us.'"

But now Bonham is saying that the story is untrue. "In that interview I made certain untrue and derogatory statements concerning Mr James Page of the legendary band Led Zeppelin," he wrote in a message on his website. "I unconditionally retract all derogatory and defamatory comments relating to Mr J Page that I made in that interview. In particular it is wholly untrue that Mr J Page offered me any illegal substances either when I was a minor or at all."

He continued: "I apologize to Mr Page, unreservedly, for making these unfounded and untrue comments about him. Out of my long held respect for Mr Page I will make no further comments on the interview and I agree to make no further comments which Mr Page might view as disparaging, either now or in the future." (Page did not immediately reply to a request for comment.)

Bonham drummed for Led Zeppelin during their 1988 appearance at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert, his own wedding in 1990 and at their 2007 show at London's 02 Arena. The latter was their first full set since the death of his father and the band's original drummer John in 1980. It led to rumors about a full-scale reunion tour, but Robert Plant pulled the plug on the idea.

"A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that's shitty about big-time stadium rock," Plant told Rolling Stone in 2014. "We were surrounded by a circus of people that would have had our souls on the fire. I'm not part of a jukebox!"

In 2010, Jason Bonham began playing the group's music under the banner Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. They now tour as Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.

From: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jason-bonham-retracts-jimmy-page-824312/



Led Zeppelin unveiled the first installment of a new History Of Led Zeppelin video series. History Of Led Zeppelin is part of a continuing celebration of the iconic rock band's 50th anniversary.

Guitarist Jimmy Page, drummer John Bonham, bassist John Paul Jones and vocalist Robert Plant first joined forces in 1968 under the "New Yardbirds" moniker. The quartet recorded their self-titled debut studio album in September of 1968 and took the stage as Led Zeppelin for the first time on October 25, 1968. Page financed and produced an LP that would eventually be known as Led Zeppelin over the course of just 30 hours at London's Olympic Studios.

Episode One of The History Of Led Zeppelin focuses on the recording of Led Zeppelin. Watch the short film below:



From: https://www.jambase.com/article/history-of-led-zeppelin-1968-studio-album
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

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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