Friday, December 21, 2007

Zeppelin to rock Glastonbury

Led Zeppelin are to headline next year's Glastonbury Festival.

The legendary rock group - who played a sensational comeback concert at London's O2 arena earlier this month - will take to the stage for the world-famous musical extravaganza, in Somerset, England, before embarking on an 18-month world tour.

A source close to the band - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham, who has replaced his late father John Bonham - said: "It will kick off at next year's Glastonbury after Robert has finished touring with American country star Alison Krauss."

Led Zeppelin first inspired Michael Eavis to organise the Glastonbury Festival after he saw the band perform an open air concert in 1970.

It has also been reported the rockers plan to return to New York's Madison Square Garden - where they played three historic sell-out concerts in 1973 - as part of the globetrotting tour.

Although the group has previously hinted at playing further shows together, there has still been no official announcement.

Earlier this month, frontman Plant said: "It wouldn't be such a bad idea for Led Zeppelin to play together from time to time."

Guitarist Page has previously stated: "It's a bit selfish to do just one show. If that's it, we probably shouldn't have taken the genie out of the bottle."

(C) BANG Media International
http://people.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1382356.php/Led_Zeppelin_to_rock_Glastonbury

(Well it's looking better and better that indeed Led Zeppelin might tour!)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Plant-Krauss Tour Dates

According to NME.com, LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert
Plant and bluegrass star Alison Krauss will embark on
a European tour in May 2008 to promote their
collaborative CD, "Raising Sand". In addition to the
"Raising Sand" material, they'll perform songs from
their catalogs — including LED ZEPPELIN's "When the
Levee Breaks" and "Black Dog".

Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 05 - Birmingham, UK @ NIA
May 07 - Manchester, UK @ Apollo
May 08 - Cardiff, UK @ International Arena
May 10 - Düsseldorf, GER @ Philipshalle
May 11 - Brussells, BEL @ Forest National Club
May 13 - Paris, FRA @ Le Grand Rex Theatre
May 14 - Amsterdam, NETH @ Heineken Music Hall
May 16 - Stockholm, SWE @ Hovet (Ice Hall)
May 18 - Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum
May 19 - Bergen, NOR @ Bergenshalle
May 22 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m.
GMT.

(I'm sure they'll be having some dates here in the states as well. If you haven't picked up the CD do it, it's quite nice!)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Zep Vids From the O2 Arena London













Zep Rocks London!

Led Zeppelin Rock London
by Tim Cashmere - December 11 2007


The much publicised Led Zeppelin reunion show took place in London last night, with all reports saying this show not only lived up to expectations, but blew them out of the water.


The band looked happy on stage and were playing tighter than anyone could've expected, suggesting Page was right when he earlier quipped that they were actually going to be prepared for this show (as opposed to the only other two shows they've played since the death of John Bonham).

The show, which was a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, was acknowledged in a blissful "Ahmet, we did it" after their epic 'Stairway To Heaven'.

I wonder what Hard-Fi's Steve Kemp would've thought?

The complete set list for Led Zeppelin at London's O2 Arena on December 10 was:

Good Times Bad Times
Ramble On
Black Dog
In My Time Of Dying
For Your Life
Trampled Under Foot
Nobody's Fault But Mine
No Quarter
Since I've Been Loving You
Dazed And Confused
Stairway To Heaven
The Song Remains The Same
Misty Mountain Hop
Kashmir
Whole Lotta Love
Rock And Roll

(As was expected :) when you're that great! So glad the show went off well, now we need a DVD pronto for us shmucks that weren't lucky to be there! Oooh but to have been there! Hope there's a tour next year too and that the lads remember us in the US)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Zep BBC Black Dog Snippet

Led Zeppelin Black Dog 10/12/2007





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Set List:

Good Times/Bad Times
Ramble On
Black Dog
In My Time Of Dying
For Your Life
Trampled Underfoot
Custard Pie
Nobody's Fault But Mine
No Quarter
Since I've Been Loving You
Dazed And Confused
Stairway To Heaven
The Song Remains The Same
Misty Mountain Hop
Kashmir
Whole Lotta Love
Rock And Roll

Zep Reunion Gig to Come Out on DVD

AHMET ERTEGUN TRIBUTE CONCERT TO COME OUT ON DVD. Good news for the millions of people who want to go to the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Monday, but aren't able to - the event will be recorded for a DVD release. The show, which pays tribute to the Atlantic Records co-founder, will feature performances from Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and, most notably, a reunited Led Zeppelin. There's no word on when the DVD will hit shelves.
source: http://www.mtv.ca/news/article.jhtml?id=5678

(Well today is the historic day in Zep history 12-10-07, the reunion all Zep fans have been waiting for is set to go!! Today also happens to be my birthday :) yay birthday girl what a way to celebrate...unfortunately I will not be at the event, but makes me happy to know that even though not there a DVD will be available of this day!)