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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

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.

Robert Plant Dismisses Future Led Zeppelin Reunions as a 'Pain'

Robert Plant discusses the future of Led Zeppelin and any possible reunion concerts in the new issue of Rolling Stone that dropped Thursday, but the news isn't good.

"I've gone so far somewhere else that I almost can't relate to it...It's a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest," the 62-year-old singer says about the notion of stepping back into his role as frontman of one of music's preeminent hard rock bands. Plant, who continues to enjoy a successful solo career going on over 30 years, reveals that his 2007 benefit reunion show at London's 02 Arena with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and late drummer Jon Bonham's son Jason Bonham was likely the last time audiences will ever see Led Zeppelin perform together.

"Who cares? I know people care, but think about it from my angle -- soon, I'm going to need help crossing the street," he added.

The passing of time seems to be Plant's primary reason for deciding to abandon any lingering possibility of any more reunions. He laments to Rolling Stone about his disregard of bands that continue to tour with classic hits without offering anything new in the way of original music.

"There's nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that's a fact," Plant said. "People who have written their story -- they've gotten to the point where nothing moves. I don't deal in that, and I don't deal with anybody who deals in that."

From: HOLLYWOODREPORTER.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.
Robert Plant Producer Pat Moran Dies
The man who twiddled the knobs of Robert Plant's first two solo albums has died. Pat Moran Engineered Plant's first post-Zeppelin work, Pictures At Eleven, and is listed as a mixing credit along with Plant.

On Plant's second album, The Principle Of Moments, Moran again engineered, as well as co-produced and co-mixed with Plant and former Zeppelin tour manager Benji Lefevre.

Moran, who also worked on Lou Gramm's Ready Or Not, Big Country's No Place Like Home, Iggy Pop's Soldier and others, had been suffering a ten year illness.

No word on when, where or exact cause of death was for Pat Moran, one of the key cogs in Robert Plant,s transition from Led Zeppelin.

From: BRIANGARDINER.CA
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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.
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