On a day in 2007, Fifteen years ago this weekend, Led Zeppelin performed a reunion concert as part of a charity concert. The historic show at London’s O2 Arena, was turned into a 2012 concert album and DVD/Blu-ray Celebration Day. For the anniversary this weekend, Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m. U.K. / 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST will broadcast the entire performance on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel. UPDATED: Watch at the new link below!
Rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures reunited for the first time since 2010 to play a three-song set at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute
Concert at Wembley Stadium in London. The band played one original “Gunman” and two covers. They opened with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John, and closed with “Long Slow Goodbye” by Queens of The Stone Age.
In a new interview with BBC Radio 2 (and transcribed by Blabbermouth) Jimmy Page says that it’s “really unlikely” that Led Zeppelin will ever play any more concerts. The guitarist discussed the possibility of a reunion of his legendary band during an appearance this morning (Wednesday, July 22) on BBC Radio 2 after his previously unreleased collaboration with The Rolling Stones, “Scarlet”, premiered on the “Zoe Ball Breakfast Show”.
Led Zeppelin has partnered with YouTube for a special streaming event of “Celebration Day”. Recorded live at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, the film captures a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog, including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love”, “Rock And Roll”, “Kashmir”, “Stairway To Heaven”. “Celebration Day” and more will be streamed in its entirety for three days only on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel, premiering this Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PST.Continue reading
On this day forty years ago, Led Zeppelin signaled the begging of the end when they released their final studio album, In Through The Out Door (Atlantic). That title alone should have been then first clue really, that this was not your older brother’s Zep album. The turmoil stricken members fought through loss, and injury, and drugs, and excess, but wound up still making fine music. ITTOD is a solid album with moments of greatness. It’s definitely a late-era gem in their catalog in many ways, but also a signpost to the fatigue they were feeling after over a decade on top of rock’s peak. Drummer John Bonham would pass away just thirteen months and two weeks after this release, more or less ending the band as a regular unit. Continue reading
Modern Metal band THECITYISOURS just released their new album Low and its full of bangers! We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Mikey Page over email to find out about his most cherished concert memory ever! Continue reading
Two icons of rock music who barely need an introduction are John Paul Jones and Thurston Moore. Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures fame and Moore, best known for Sonic Youth and black metal supergroup Twilight will hold a one-off concert in London at 100 Club, on 28th of March. They will be joined by acclaimed Jazz drummer Steve Noble. Dubbed in a post to Jones’s page, “A unique musical meeting of three of the most inventive performers of our time.” The event is a fundraiser to benefit [London radio station] Resonance FM. Tickets at the link below. Continue reading
Led Zeppelin has made public another rare unreleased outtake: a blues jam entitled ‘Sugar Mama’ from 1968. Hear the track at this link:
‘Sugar Mama’ comes from the deluxe edition of CODA (Atlantic) which was the last official Led Zeppelin album, full of unreleased songs at the time of John Bonham’s death in 1980. Other deluxe editions arriving in stores and online next month are Presence and In Through The Out Door. Jimmy Page personally oversaw the creation of these re-issues, each with exhaustive archival audio, special packaging versions, custom vinyls and extras in each package, never previously available.
Other never-before released material include ‘Baby Come On Home’ from the same session as ‘Sugar Mama’, recorded at Montreal’s Olympic Studios. is also included in the set. Also previously unreleased is ‘St. Tristan’s Sword’, an instrumental recorded during the Led Zeppelin III sessions in 1970.
You can pre-order these and other deluxe editions at www.LedZeppelin.com