Main        |      Studio and Live Gear|Live Concerts|Contact
Someone woke up the sleeping Led Zeppelin giant. On September 7, at 4:12 PM, there was a status update on the Official Led Zeppelin Facebook page, simply saying, "Hello.", 45 minutes later, the first tweet from the official Twitter account was posted, saying the same.

On the next day, Saturday, September 8, instead of another word, an image was posted online.

LZ5
And then on Sunday, September 9, this was posted.

LZ4
And again, this morning, Monday, August 10...

LZ3
The three images sure make you think that this is some sort of a countdown. As a sidenote, you may notice that the font in each image is identical to it's corresponding Led Zeppelin studio album, ie: FIVE for Houses Of The Holy, FOUR for , and III for Led Zeppelin III.

In addition, later in the day today (Sept. 10), a video was posted to the Official Led Zeppelin Youtube channel.



I think that it's a safe assumption that we shall see a II image and a I image here in the next few days, but what does it all mean? I can think of 3 possibilities. 1. A reunion tour. Robert Plant is booked up through the end of November 2012. Jason Bonham's Australian dates got cancelled, er rescheduled. John Paul Jones' live appearances seem to be limited to one-offs and Jimmy Page.... let's just say he is free. The is an old rumor. It's been going on for, oh say, five years. There was even talk of a Led Zeppelin/Foo Fighters supergroup.

2. New studio material. Despite Robert Plant leaving post-O2 to form the Band Of Joy, new material was worked on by Page, Jones and Bonham Jr. and they even auditioned singers, such as Myles Kennedy and Steven Tyler. Maybe that will come to light here. For a laugh, take a listen new album single. from led zeppelin 2012 *cough*fake*cough*, entitled ??????3.

3. 2007's O2 Led Zeppelin Reunion concert officially released on DVD/Blu-Ray. We all know that it was filmed. Robert Plant was said to have taken a viewing of it and had it shelved. One rumor said that the O2 footage was being worked on up until May 2011, then stopped for an unknown reason and now it just got picked up and resumed being worked on. In July, Peter Mensch, Jimmy Page's manager tweeted, "today, [Alan] Moulder continues with his stellar mixing of the O2 show. it's been 5 years coming and it's almost here." This past Saturday, September 8, he tweeted, "it's almost here. I've seen it and heard it. almost 5 years to the day." Pretty strong words.

No matter what we will see this week and in the coming months, it shall prove to be interesting.

What do you think?
ADVERTISEMENTS

Rick's Cool Collectibles

Rick's Cool Collectibles is a memorabilia mail order company serving collectors worldwide! Since 1979 the name Rick Barrett has been associated with quality collectibles including rare concert & event tickets and stubs, Led Zeppelin memorabilia, select music & sports memorabilia, stamps, coins, old postcards, and more!

This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
© 1996 - 2019 Led Zeppelin: Achilles Last Stand - All Rights Reserved
Advertise | Disclaimer | Site Map