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  1. R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Recalls John Paul Jones’s Role in Automatic for the People Russell Hall / 12.07.2017 Bassist-keyboardist Mike Mills recently had effusive praise for Led Zeppelin co-founder John Paul Jones’s work on R.E.M.’s classic album, Automatic for the People. Speaking with Billboard, Mills said Jones’s string arrangements for ‘Everybody Hurts’, ‘Drive’, ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight,’ and ‘Nightswimming’ added “a whole other level of beauty” to the LP. “It hadn’t occurred to us [to seek out Jones], and we didn’t think he would say yes, but as soon as [producer Scott Litt] mentioned Jones’s name and I thought about ‘Kashmir,’ it was like, ‘Well … why not?’” recalls Mills. “And then we sent him the stuff and he liked it and he came down and listened and did exactly what we wanted, which was to elevate the songs without dominating them.” Mills and his former R.E.M. bandmates Michael Stipe and Peter Buck have been coordinating in recent weeks to promote the 25th anniversary Automatic for the People box set. When asked if there were any chance of a full-on reunion, Mills was emphatic in his response. “In a word -- no,” he said, with a laugh. “Michael and I have a really great time doing the press trips. We go off and we go to really fun cities and have great dinners and work hard all day. But if anything it reinforces the idea that we did the right thing by breaking up when we did.” http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/News/en-us/R-E-M-Mike-Mills-Recalls-John-Paul-Jones.aspx
  2. Ten Years Gone

  3. 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
  4. Random Newspaper Articles

    "The Grateful Led - A Tale of a Lark" - Chicago Tribune, 4-7-77
  5. John Paul Jones Solo Gig-ography

    I was with JPJ... He came in to do the Mike Bullard TV show straight from the airport and flew back out immediately afterwards. The show had already started when we arrived. As you know, the TV studio at 888 Yonge Street was the former home of the Rock Pile.
  6. Review: Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Sheffield City Hall, United Kingdom 6th December 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley. by Andrew Foley Robert Plant is a content and happy man. That’s obvious. And doing precisely what he wants, why shouldn’t he be? “It’s nice to be back in this room,” he said. “I’m scared of this room,” maybe recalling an ill-fated gig in the mid 1970s when his voice gave way to illness. To Plant, the only distinctions in music are between good and bad. His songs have Celtic roots, Arabic influences, North African rhythms, Indian textures and Delta emotion. Always the Delta. He opened with New World from latest album Carry Fire. A new world colliding with old ones, in a galaxy where time and space are mere abstracts. That’s The Way (from the third album) spirited out of Rainbow (from the penultimate one), with presentations merging flawlessly. ‘Similar but different’ would seem to be the company motto. An exercise in tribute nostalgia, this certainly ain’t. Seth Lakeman joined the band for The May Queen, before adding violin to Gallows Pole. He transformed a traditional classic into an undiscovered jewel dredged from a Cajun swamp. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You was a soaring stand out. Almost 50 years old for Plant, this could have been the song’s first airing. Lone voice and guitar for long passages, the delivery was spine tingling. The Space Shifters are part of Plant’s furniture now, high quality musicians who give no quarter and expect none in return. String masters Justin Adams and Skin Tyson are like fluid knights on a chessboard, defending their king at all costs and attacking when the time is right. So the inevitable question for Plant remains. Will Led Zeppelin ever get back together? The answer is a hammer-blow, god-like negative. On this showing, it’s a case of what is... and what what should never be. https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/review-robert-plant-and-the-sensational-space-shifters-sheffield-city-hall-1-8898330
  7. Robert Plant live: Adelaide

    Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/1300537EACE68B02
  8. Robert Plant live: Sydney

    State Theatre, Sydney, Australia Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005357D219B62B
  9. Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (Tour)

    JBLZE - Kitchener 12/5/2017
  10. Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (Tour)

    Toronto show:
  11. Song Remains the Same DVD - Std. vs. Blu-Ray

    The blu-ray has all the bonus material, on one disc. https://www.amazon.com/Led-Zeppelin-Song-Remains-Blu-ray/dp/B0012YYZYK/
  12. This one? Only a handful of these promo shirts were produced.

    There's some short 8mm film clips of Bath '69.

    from photographer Robert Ellis: NEW PHOTO BOOK ON LED ZEPPELIN DUE IN FEBRUARY 2018 LED ZEPPELIN - Live Times. Pre-order open NOW! [PR] THE ROCK LIBRARY and photographer Robert Ellis announce their latest hard back photo book. Their ninth ... with a twist! This book is 200 large format pages incorporating over 500 images by Robert Ellis in colour and black and white, sitting inside a beautifully hand bound hard back cover and is to be published in February 2018. It is a visual document of eleven shows at eight of their events in the UK. It starts at their first major show in 1969 at the London Royal Albert Hall and spans the bands career up to their final UK event at Knebworth Festival in 1979. Most of the photographs incorporated have not been seen before, (well, they always say that!). The book will only be available to buy from our pre-order page at www.therocklibrary.com. This page is open now, and will close on the last day of January 2018, after which this book will not be available to buy again. The price is £95 UK pounds plus shipping. We ship worldwide. The total price will be automatically converted to your local currency using the prevailing rate at the time of your order. Only orders received via the website www.therocklibrary.com on or before the pre-order closing date will be honoured. PayPal and all major debit and credit cards are accepted via a secured server. Each copy will be signed by the author. A dedication can be added if requested at the time of order. Robert Ellis was working for the leading UK music papers during this time and was privileged to get unprecedented all-show access to the shows on all those tours including three of the iconic five nights at Earls Court in 1975. Robert's photos from this event became the cover story in the following weeks edition of Melody Maker. The Rock Library began publishing hard back rock music books in 2014 and features titles on Genesis, AC/DC, Status Quo, The Who, Iron Maiden and Scorpions. More to come! ---
  15. Pontiac 1977 - New Photos

    Pontiac Silverdome implosion set for Sunday at 8am. https://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/11/28/pontiac-silverdome-explosion/900709001/
  16. Not sure how many pics were taken. I think I have about 30+ different photos and we included a few rare ones in the In Through The Out Door SD box set book. Would you be able to post a better scan of yours to get a better look?
  17. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Diamanda Galas LP - saw her last night, amazing!
  18. Robert Plant Live: Birmingham Symphony Hall

    Birmingham - Symphony Hall https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/robert-plant-plus-special-guests#tab0=details On Sale Friday 25 August Robert Plant will be returning to Symphony Hall with his new album Carry Fire, accompanied by the Sensational Space Shifters. This is his eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar. With John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t’bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano and bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum and tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe and drum kit; and Liam “Skin” Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, and twelve-string, plus Seth Lakeman who appeared on three tracks on Carry Fire.
  19. Robert Plant Live: Manchester O2 Apollo

    Manchester O2 Apollo https://academymusicgroup.com/o2apollomanchester/events/1014416/robert-plant-tickets General tickets on sale Friday 25 August 2017 9.00am
  20. Robert Plant Live: Sheffield City Hall

    Sheffield City Hall http://www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Robert-Plant-2017 Robert Plant returns with a brand new album, 'Carry Fire'. This will be his eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014's acclaimed 'Lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar’. Robert will be accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t’bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; and Liam “Skin” Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, twelve-string. Also joining him on tour will be Seth Lakeman, who has appeared on three tracks from Robert's new album. Tickets for Robert Plant (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk, over the phone on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.
  21. Random Newspaper Articles

    Go-Set (Australia) Jan. 24, 1970 "To Turn Over a New Leaf, Pick a Page" - Jimmy Page Interview
  22. Robert Plant Guitarist

    1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame