Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant Debuts New Band

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant took the stage for the debut performance from his new group Saving Grace at an intimate venue late last month (January 26th) and plans for a second performance has been revealed.

The SpArC Theatre in Shropshire, England hosted the first show from the group and the band are also booked to support Fairport Convention at the Forum in Bath on February 16th, reports local outlet inbath.net.

Read the full article at: https://www.antimusic.com/news/19/February/08Led_Zeppelins_Robert_Plant_Debuts_New_Band.shtml

Thurston Moore and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones announce collaborative performance

Two titans of rock will join forces next month for what will surely go down as a collaboration for the ages. John Paul Jones, bassist and keyboardist of the legendary Led Zeppelin, and Thurston Moore, of experimental icons Sonic Youth, are set to perform together at a London fundraising event on March 28th.

Taking place at the 100 Club, the event marks the culmination of annual fundraising efforts by community radio station Resonance FM. The non-profit station has been broadcasting since 1998 thanks to the efforts of the London Musicians’ Collective charity.

Read the entire article at: https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/02/john-paul-jones-thurston-moore-london-fundraiser/

A fiery orange color dominates the sky above Clearwater, Florida, as the sun begins its descent. The air is hot and humid, and it feels kind of like you might imagine it would feel if you wrapped yourself in a dripping-wet thermal blanket and went for a long walk in the heat of the day. Meanwhile, Robert Plant is getting a little ahead of himself. "Goodnight, sleep tight / The big, bright sun has gone away," he sings on a cover of Los Lobos' Angel Dance, from Band Of Joy, his new album with a literal band of joy for Americana fans: Buddy Miller (production, guitars, vocals), Patty Griffin (vocals), Darrell Scott (multiple instruments, vocals), Byron House (bass, vocals), and Marco Giovino (drums and vocals). Tomorrow, Plant will bring this band to the Tampa Bay area for the first time, to play its eleventh show ever.

Miller, 57, co-produced Band Of Joy with Plant, 61, and talking to the people surrounding the record, including Plant himself, it's clear that Miller is the man behind the curtain. But to hear him tell it, it's as if he and Plant got together one afternoon and made Pop Tarts. Asked if the recording process came naturally, he quickly and tersely responds, "Oh, yeah." Asked for details from the studio, he glosses over it as if they cranked out Band Of Joy's dozen songs in a single morning.

Read the full story at AMERICANSONGWRITER.COM.

According to the 2010 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year, Jimmy plans to get out and play some shows in the year ahead. Who will he play with? Where will he play? One-off events, or a regular tour? Zepheads need to know and will be anxiously awaiting news on Mr. Page's plans.

From: ANTIMUSIC.COM
antiMusic's Morley Seaver recently conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes about Black Country Communion, Glenn's new project with drummer Jason Bonham, keyboardist Derek Sherinian and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. An excerpt from the chat follows below.

antiMusic: I know it's been reported that you're already writing for the second record...

Glenn: As it so happens, right after this call I'm going to Malibu to play [producer] Kevin [Shirley] my nine songs.

antiMusic: Wow, you've got most of the record already. Is it going to be a continuation of the first record?

Glenn: Ah, Morley. I wouldn't want to break that mold. No, there's not going to be any, say funk, on the record. But there will be some groove on the album, as there was on the first record. I mean, Zeppelin had a groove to it. The Stones have got groove. Black Country Communion are a rock and roll band. Let's be very true about that. We're a rock and roll band. The album is going to be part two of the first one. As you know, I never re-write a song twice. I have to be really clear with this with you. I have worked, really, really, really hard on number two. As I did on number one but this time I've had a little bit more time to write songs. Jason has been too damn busy so he's coming on January 7 to my house to write songs with me and Joe. But the album will be part two.

antiMusic: I know you haven't toured yet but does it already feel like you're in a band again and how does that feel versus being a solo artist which you have been for almost 20 years now?

Glenn: If I had my druthers, I'd rather have Black Country Communion on the road full-time but that's never, never going to happen. Not yet. Joe is a blues/rock solo artist. And I'm not getting in the way of Joe's career. And I've got my own legacy in the world as well. But if I have my druthers... and I think if Joe had to choose, I think he'd choose the band right now but he tours for like seven months on his own. I hope that you'll be seeing the dates go up soon to play the U.S. and Canada and so forth. We are going to be doing festivals and so forth. But I would like to do more. Because, and I'm not just talking about me and Joe. But solo artists can go out and do the theaters and that's about a 5,000 level but bands can go to arenas and stadiums. And I like to think of our band as like an Allman Brothers or Black Crowes or something like that, that's really a brothership. That's the way I see our band as. As like a communion thing, which I really believe in.

The entire interview can be found at antiMusic.
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

January 09, 1944 - James Patrick Page was born in Heston, Middlesex
January 03, 1946 - John Baldwin was born in Sidcup, Kent
January 02, 1946 - Led Zeppelin Tour Manager Richard Cole was born in Kensal Rise, London, England
January 05, 1967 - Jimmy Page begins recording Little Games with The Yardbirds at De Lane Lea Studios in London.
January 17, 1969 - Led Zeppelin released in the US
January xx, 1970 - Led Zeppelin now play without support acts in order to perform longer sets
January 09, 1970 - Royal Albert Hall gig filmed and recorded for documentary that is eventually scraped. (But was recalled for 2003’s DVD)
January xx, 1971 - Recording continues at Headley Grange
January xx, 1972 - Page has a studio built into his home
January 02, 1973 - Plant’s car breaks down and Bonham and he barely make the Sheffield City Hall gig
January 22, 1973 - Led Zeppelin record a live gig at Southampton University
January xx, 1974 - Recording Physical Graffiti at Headley Grange
January xx, 1974 - The band resigns with Atlantic and forms their own label
January 03, 1975 - Jimmy breaks a finger at Victoria Station just a week before the European warm up shows
January 17, 1975 - The band rehearses in Minneapolis for the upcoming US tour. Bootleg "Johnny Kidd And The Pirates" evolves out of this rehearsal
January xx, 1976 - Jimmy contemplates the release of The Song Remains The Same film but, continues work on the soundtrack
January 01, 1976 - In Paris, Robert takes his first unaided steps since his car accident
January xx, 1977 - Rehearsals for US tour take place at Manticore Studios in Fulham
January 24, 1977 - Bonham and Plant watch The Damned perform at the Roxy in London
January xx, 1978 - Media still claims Led Zeppelin have broke up
January 21, 1979 - Robert Plant is now proud father to son Logan Romero
January xx, 1980 - Zeppelin donate Candy Store Rock to a benefit album to benefit children
January 31, 1995 - Jimmy Page escaped being knifed when a fan rushed the stage at a Page and Plant gig at Auburn Hills, Michigan. The fan was stopped by two security guards, who he knifed instead. After his arrest, he told police that he wanted to kill Jimmy Page because of the Satanic music he was playing.
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