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Robert Plant has been nominated for the "British Male Solo Artist" category in the Brit Awards 2011. Other nominees in this category are Mark Ronson, Paul Weller, Plan B and Tinie Tempah.

This is the first time that Robert Plant has been nominated in the Brit Awards. The BRIT Awards 2011 will be held at The O2 in London on Tuesday 15th February and will be broadcast live on ITV1.

Robert Plant Nominated in Brit Awards 2011
Spinner.com recently released a list of their 50 Greatest Guitar Riffs in Rock 'n' Roll. The only appearance by a song written by Led Zeppelin is Heartbreaker, which got the #4 slot.

Picking the best Jimmy Page riff is a lot like picking the best sexual position: You can make a convincing argument for most of them. Some involve more technique and manual dexterity (Black Dog), while others involve sheer power (Kashmir), but they all leave you tired and happy. We're going with Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker because, well, we had to pick one, and it kicks copious amounts of ass.


The number one greatest guitar riff, according to Spinner, is (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones. You can view the entire list at Spinner.com.
TBL 28
TBL 28 OUT NOW - THIS MAGAZINE IS GUARANTEED TO KICK START THE ZEP YEAR!!

The new Tight But Loose magazine is available now.

Here's some initial reaction from satisfied readers:

"Absolutely knocked out by the new TBL - superb issue! Keep up the brilliant work" Colin Sheil - UK

"Just got the latest edition of TBL, fantastic read once again" Andrew Pittam - UK

"Just a quick email to say well done on another fantastic magazine. I've only dipped into it so far but what I've read up to now has been nothing short of superb" Tom Cory - UK "I just wanted to email you and say I received the latest TBL issue today.  I want to say kudo's for always delivering a fantastic magazine!" />  Robert Musco - USA

"Got the new TBL - the Bill Curbishley interview is outstanding and I've just finished reading Alec Plowman's piece. Very impressive - enjoyed his article immensely"  Gary Davies - UK

"I've just read the latest edition of the Led Zeppelin magazine Tight But Loose.  It contains an excellent interview conducted by Lewis with Bill Curbishley, long time manager of Robert Plant, The Who and Judas Priest. Dave asks all the right questions; 'How did Led Zeppelin's O2 concert evolve?', 'Was there any chance that Robert Plant would be up for more shows?', 'Will the O2 concert be issued on DVD?' and 'What would you advise Jimmy Page to do now?' among them, and Curbishley doesn't duck his answers. I was impressed by BC's honesty throughout" - Dave Ling, Classic Rock

As can be seen by the above comments, this issue is another outpouring of essential Zep reading.

There's full report and exclusive photos from the Jimmy Page book launch, John Paul Jones' appearance at the Classic Rock awards, detailed on the spot coverage of Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy's autumn tour and Black Country Communion's London launch gig, news of the forthcoming Zep Fest 2011, an insightful view into being a Led Zep fan aged 21, Mike Tremaglio's illuminating log of Zep flying high in September 1970, exclusive revelations of a previously undocumented 1969 Zep appearance and some previously unseen photos of Led Zeppelin's appearance at the Marquee in March 1969. There's also a compelling interview with Bill Curbishley, the man who has guided Robert Plant's career for nearly 25 years.

All exclusive content that you not find on any web site - pleasingly presented in an all colour format that can be stored, and re-read time and time again.

In an era of here today gone tomorrow instantly digested info, the Tight But Loose magazine remains a true tangible collectable.

So if you have yet to indulge well now is the time - this magazine is guaranteed to kick start the Zep year.

A single issue is just £6.60 UK, £7.60 Europe and £8.60 USA, rest of the world. All copies distributed contain a flyer with details of how to subscribe to the 2011 issues of the magazine - I am sure if you read this issue you will be back for me.

The fact is if you love Led Zeppelin - you will love this magazine.

Look forward to hearing from you

Order at http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/tblweb09/?page_id=8191

Dave Lewis
Queens of the Stone Age mainman Josh Homme has revealed that he "died" during leg surgery last year -- but came back to life on the operating table.

Speaking to NME, Homme said that the operation hit complications and that he technically "died" before coming round again.

The Them Crooked Vultures ringleader was bed-ridden for three months post-surgery as he recuperated from the ordeal, getting the green light from doctors in mid-December to return to rock duties.

He said, "I had an operation and died and survived on the table. I had surgery on my leg and there were complications and I died on the table. I was in bed for three months."

As previously reported by Spinner, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has said that the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album -- their first since 2007 -- will be blues influenced and will make people "shake some arse."

Homme told NME that the band is on the verge on a creative minefield at the moment as song ideas are getting readied for listening.

He added, "We're all just waiting to show each other all the ideas we've got. Everybody's trying to outdo each other with their iPod right now..."

From: SPINNER.COM
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has revealed he turned down the chance to join Led Zeppelin due to loyalty to his current band.

According to Hennemusic, Tyler told Howard Stern he accepted an invitation to play with Jimmy Page after Robert Plant had ruled out a longer return to Led Zeppelin, but refused the legendary guitarist's offer of joining the band on a more permanent basis.

"I went over and played with Led Zeppelin," he is quoted as saying. "I spoke to Jimmy Page's manager, Peter Mench, who's been a good friend of mine for ever. He said Robert wouldn't play with them again, and would I want to come over and jam with the guys? I went, 'Hello?' I went over and played. So not only have I sung to Paul McCartney, but I've played with Led Zeppelin. I'm in heaven."

However, Tyler explained how his commitment to Aerosmith made any hook-up impossible. "I looked Jimmy in the eyes and it came time for him to say, 'You want to write a record with me?' I went, 'No.' I'm in Aerosmith," he claimed. "He's in the biggest band in the world and I'm in a band like that. I have such an allegiance to my band and I love it so much."

Steven Tyler recently put Aerosmith's future in doubt once again by telling Rolling Stone he has been having trouble getting in touch with bandmate Joe Perry.

From: LIVE4EVER.UK.COM
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

April 24, 1969 - 2nd US Tour begins (1st as headliners) at the Fillmore West
April xx, 1970 - Robert comments about the violence in the audience near the end of the fifth tour
April 04, 1970 - Jimmy Page performs White Summer/Black Mountain Side on the Julie Felix BBC show
April 16, 1970 - Whole Lotta Love was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK, Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on December 5, 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a "no-singles" approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK and he halted the release.
April xx, 1971 - Untitled is rumored to be released this month
April xx, 1972 - Recording sessions for Houses Of The Holy at Stargroves and Olympic studios
April xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin rehearse their new stage show in preparation for their huge 1973 US Tour
April xx, 1974 - Swan Song concentrates its efforts on signing new acts
April xx, 1975 - Jimmy does some mixing at Electric Lady studios for TSRTS soundtrack
April 19, 1975 - 51,000 tickets sell in two hours for three nights at Earls Court, two added dates see another 34,000 tickets sold
April xx, 1976 - The band decide they will release their film to theaters
April 30, 1977 - Led Zeppelin breaks the record for the largest attendance for a single-act show in the Pontiac Silverdome with 76,229 in attendance
April xx, 1978 - The band hold a meeting, this time with Robert, to discuss Zeppelin’s future
April 03, 1979 - Page, Bonham and Plant jam with Bad Company again in Birmingham
April 27, 1980 - The band rehearses at Rainbow Theater for an upcoming European tour
April 26, 1988 - James Patrick Page III’s birthday. He is named after his father is the only son of Jimmy and Patricia Ecker. Jimmy spoke of his son saying: "He is wonderful. He has made a big difference to my life."
April 21, 1998 - Page and Plant released Walking Into Clarksdale.
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