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  1. Helsinki 1970 - new photos

    A couple of new colour fan photos from Helsinki 1970 http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/february-23-1970
  2. Available at Newstands (Nearly) Everywhere

    Uncut - December 2017 Robert Plant, REM, Tom Petty and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard feature in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2017 and out on October 19. Plant is on the cover, and inside, the Golden God pops down to his local to discuss his new LP, Carry Fire, John Bonham and plans for the 50th birthday of Led Zeppelin. “[Let’s] hold hands and contact the living,” he says. “What else can you do, really?” The issue also includes a free CD curated by Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Golden Gods, featuring tracks by Buddy & Julie Miller, Thee Oh Sees, Bert Jansch, Patty Griffin, Konono No1 and more.
  3. The Song Remains the Same - Theater Marquee photos

    ABC 2 theatre
  4. Photos of various theater marquees for The Song Remains the Same:
  5. Robert Plant - Pre-Zep History

    This might be new? Robert Plant and his Band of Joy, ad for Oct. 7, 1967, Kirkconnel Miners' Institute. "First time in Scotland"
  6. Robert Plant Live: Perth

    Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Sunday 8th April, 2018 - Riverside Theatre, Perth ticketek.com.au (13 28 49)
  7. Robert Plant Live: Melbourne

    Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Monday 2nd April, 2018 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne ticketmaster.com.au (136 100)
  8. Robert Plant Live: Melbourne

    BLUESFEST TOURING PRESENTS ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS Sunday 1st April, 2018 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne ticketmaster.com.au (136 100)
  9. Robert Plant Live: Sydney Opera House

    Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Tuesday 27th March, 2018 - Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com
  10. Robert Plant Live: Sydney Opera House

    Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters Monday 26th March, 2018 - Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com
  11. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters ON SALE: 20TH OCTOBER 2018 AT 10AM AEDT The legendary singer of Led Zeppelin returns to Australia along with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters. With a new album ‘Carry Fire’ out October 2017, and the incredible 2018 milestone; marking 50 years since Led Zeppelin’s first self-titled album was released, it promises to be a powerful show, that’s not to be missed for any true fan. Formed in 1968, Led Zeppelin went on to become one of the most iconic and beloved bands in music history. Songs such as “Whole Lotta Love”, “Black Dog” and “Stairway to Heaven” became anthems that are still revered by music lovers of all ages. The Led Zeppelin era ended in 1980 when John Bonham died. Since that time, Plant has put his wide-ranging musical fascination to good use on solo albums, such as 2007’s Raising Sand, which Plant made in collaboration with Alison Krauss that won six Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. The Sensational Space Shifters are his latest project, first established in 2002 they are a loose band "inspired by the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton and drawing on influences collected in a lifetime of meander and journeying." Robert Plant’s new album, ‘Carry Fire’, will be released October 13. Plant talks about creating new work after 50 years in the music industry: “It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation”. Each night on this tour of Australia, Robert Plant will take audiences on an incredible journey through his unique musical life. These shows will include rare performances of some Led Zeppelin hits in intimate spaces that will allow fans to experience the full power of his epic vocal prowess. ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS PRESENTED BY THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Monday 26th March, 2018 - Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com Tuesday 27th March, 2018 - Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com BLUESFEST TOURING PRESENTS ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS Sunday 1st April, 2018 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne ticketmaster.com.au (136 100) Monday 2nd April, 2018 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne ticketmaster.com.au (136 100) Optus Perks exclusive presale starts now for The Palais in Melbourne and ends 9am Wed 18th October. Head to optusperks.com.au or ‘Perks’ in the My Optus app. Sunday 8th April, 2018 - Riverside Theatre, Perth ticketek.com.au (13 28 49) Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will also appear at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018 on Friday 30 March --
  12. Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Oasis and more: Halesowen firm celebrates 50 years of music magic - with pictures and video They have been used on stage during Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin gigs as well as by Oasis during the recording of Definitely Maybe. By Heather Large For the past 50 years Laney amplifiers have boosted the sound of some of the biggest names in the industry and been treasured by musicians across the globe. The long-standing Black Country firm was founded by Lyndon Laney in 1967. At the time he was playing in The Band of Joy alongside Robert Plant on vocals and John Bonham on drums. Having a keen interest in electronics and woodworking, he decided to try making an guitar amplifier in his father's shed at their home in Great Barr. "It started simply out of poverty. I couldn't afford to buy an amplifier so I made one," says the 69-year-old. His handiwork soon caught the eye of fellow musicians who were impressed with the sound from the amplifiers and found himself inundated with requests to make more. "It started to snowball. I was going to go university but I decided I was going to give this a go and I would go to university later but 50 years later and I've never made it," said Lyndon. He officially started the Laney Company in September 1967 at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham. In the meantime his bandmates have moved to London where they met Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and formed Led Zeppelin. In March 1968, Plant, who is still a close friend of Lyndon’s, purchased a Laney PA system and a few months later he recorded the first Led Zeppelin album. He used this PA in his original work with the band and even took it to the USA on his first tour. Business continued to pick up pace and in 1970 word of Laney’s signature tone reached another soon-to-be music legend Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath who has continued use the amps ever since. The company moved out of Birmingham relocating to Cradley Heath before moving to their current premises in Steelpark Way, Halesowen. Just a few of their other high-profile customers over the years are Ace Frehley of Kiss, Oasis, when they made their highly-acclaimed debut Definitely Maybe, Limp Bizkit and Marilyn Manson. Today, Laney products are sold in 70 countries and the family firm is also a distributor for many other famous names in the musical world, such as Tama drums and Ibanez guitars under the name Headstock Distribution. The designing and engineering and some of the manufacturing of the 70-product range is still done in Halesowen, where 49 people are employed, with the rest of the production carried out overseas. Lyndon has now retired from day-to-day duties and handed the reins over to his son James, who joined the family firm 15 years ago. They put their success down to being able to adapt to the ever-changing industry and keep in touch with their customers' requirements. "You'll never hear 'that's how we've always done it so that's how we're going to it. We're always changing," said Lyndon. "We're proud of our heritage but we're not backwards looking, we're always looking forwards. Music is changing and the making of music is changing. "The amount of people making different types of music and the range of different types of music is really big. The number of people who are going to buy a huge amp and put in on a stage is still quite small but home recording is growing. "People don't need to be in a big studio any more, they can make music in their bedroom and make a record that it better than the Beatles' Abbey Road in terms of recording. "What we've had success with is taking our classic style of amps and making them connect to the digital world through USB. "We are passionate about what we do and we get a buzz out of the designing and engineering, we want to be unique," explained James. https://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/2017/10/16/halesowen-firm-celebrates-50-years-of-music-magic---in-photos/
  13. Tampa 1973 / 1977 - New Photos

    Some new Tampa 1973 and Tampa 1977 photos, mainly pre-show archival press shots:
  14. yes... RP will be doing a Facebook Live interview with Noisey Editor-in-Chief Eric Sundermann on Monday, October 16, at 2 PM ET! Got questions? Leave them in a comment below. And tune in to Facebook.com/RobertPlant Monday at 2pm ET to watch live.
  15. Vancouver 7-18-73 photos

    Vancouver : Pacific Coliseum - July 18, 1973 Couldn't find an existing photo thread for this show, so.... some new ones.... Pacific Coliseum - July 18, 1973
  16. New photo book: Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen. Photographer James Fortune's Led Zeppelin photo on the cover: Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen By Bill Bentley Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen looks at rock music in a new way. In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll fans worldwide to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans from amateurs to professionals dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to find the perfect shots to submit to rockandroll.si.edu. The response was enthusiastic and all over the map, from Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin’ places in between. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, as well as contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, and Adele. Smithsonian Rock and Roll features more than 140 artists spanning six decades of music history. With text from music industry veteran Bill Bentley, Smithsonian Rock and Roll presents a curated history of rock music diverse in sound, genre, person, vision, and impact in a way that rock and roll has never been shown before. https://www.smithsonianbooks.com/store/history/smithsonian-rock-and-roll/
  17. BBC iPlayer is free, but geo-blocked to UK residents (IP addresses). https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b097sn02/6-music-live-2017-robert-plant
  18. Vancouver 7-18-73 photos

    a couple of new ones
  19. Watch: Robert Plant Performs from "Carry Fire" on BBC Two's "Later... With Jools Holland" Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Spaceshifters were guests on the Later… With Jools Holland live show on BBC Two last night. They performed two songs from the new album Carry Fire, out this Friday: "Bones of Saints" and "New World…" You can watch them perform both below till November 8, and tune in to BBC Two again this Friday, October 13, at 11:05 PM for the full, one-hour episode of Later for more. The show calls it "a set of songs that combines some haunting tribal rhythms with Plant's customary inventive flair and sense of urgency." For additional details, visit bbc.co.uk. Plant and the band performed songs from Carry Fire on BBC Radio 6 Music live from the BBC's famed Maida Vale studios last Friday. He also spoke with Lauren Laverne about the new album and more. You can listen again at bbc.co.uk/6music. To reserve a copy of Carry Fire, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl pre-orders include an exclusive print, an instant download of the album tracks "The May Queen," "Bones of Saints," and "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," and a download of the complete album on release day. --
  20. Pontiac 1977 - New Photos

    A set of new photos from a fan at the Pontiac Silverdome April 30, 1977 (most of these shared here for the first time). There's some interesting pics, including an awesome rear-stage photograph of the whole stadium before the show and a couple of teasers showing the video camera in front of the stage.... http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/april-30-1977
  21. Atlanta 1973 soundcheck photos

    The venue of these soundcheck photos have long been debated, which most fans narrowed down to Atlanta or Tampa. I don't think there was a soundcheck at Tampa, so Atlanta was the likely place. Confirmation from the photographer reveals that it was indeed Atlanta. Unfortunately, he only has one outtake photo left in his collection (the first pic below). Curious to note that the band played Beatles songs during the soundcheck. "Sad to say that this out take is one of the few Led Zeppelin photos I have left. The rest were sold to magazines and were kept on file for future use. The photos were never returned. This photo was taken during an afternoon sound check. It was pretty cool hearing Led Zeppelin warm up playing Beatles numbers!" http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/may-4-1973
  22. Random Newspaper Articles

    Jimmy Page photo (Japanese press) http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/june-23-1977
  23. John Bonham road case