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  1. Interesting that the interviewer avoided questions about the 50th anniversary. Good interview though.
  2. LED ZEPPELIN'S 50th ANNIVERSARY PLANS?

    Especially if it includes some dynamite unknown stuff that he's "suddenly discovered". First rehearsal, 1968 UK gig recordings....yeah I know but I can dream
  3. LED ZEPPELIN'S 50th ANNIVERSARY PLANS?

    Be interesting to know what date they're planning. 12th/19th Aug for the first rehearsal? 7th Sept for the first gig? 4th october for the first UK gig, or Boxing day for the first US show? Or, all of the above?
  4. Peter Grant & Robert Plant interview 1976

    Grant had to be a hard bastard just to cope with the mob people that ran some clubs & venues. I always think of that story Chris Dreja tells from Yardbirds days: band turn up late cos of freak snowstorm, miss first gig of two. "Promoter" sticks gun in Grant's gut yelling he's cost him $5000 and he's going to kill him. Grant gut butts promoter down the steps till he falls in a heap. Hard to imagine nowadays, but the wild west back then.
  5. The Rest in Peace Thread

    RIP Frank Vincent "Go get your shine box!"
  6. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Been listening to this new band. They rock and.... that name! Scientists have discerned a certain Zep-influence. There's even a lyric about how the West was won.
  7. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Cracking band though I've not heard any recent stuff. I remember the original drummer getting on stage completely out of it at the NME awards, and just standing there grinning and not saying anything for about 10 minutes
  8. Isn't Bev Bevan part of the campaign to have the statue put up in Redditch? Maybe Bonzo sold it to him?
  9. Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    This. I bet Clapton would do it as well. It'd be way of getting back to his blues roots and no one would be yelling "play Stairway" or any similar nonsense.
  10. The Rest in Peace Thread

    RIP Holger. There is a crossover between Can & the drone stuff that JP experimented with in the 70s but mostly I just liked Can because they were a great band.
  11. Greta Van Fleet

    This band are the real deal and might become as big as late '80s Guns & Roses. THAT big.
  12. Rocker Robert Plant promised a VIP reception at Glasgow hotel

    However, when Plant and his bandmates - Jimmy Paige, John Paul Jones and John Bonham - decided to pop downstairs for a pre-gig feast and a few fine wines, they were refused entry to the hotel’s restaurant After all this time there's no excuse for not knowing how to spell Jimmy's surname. FFS! I suppose all newspapers have laid their sub editors off nowadays
  13. Southampton '73 Multitrack

    Hadn't heard this before, but given it was '73 when the idea of a concert film was in Grant's head, it'd be interesting to know if that footage survives. Moving footage of a small venue British Zeppelin show would be a good counterpoint to the only surviving US film all being from the enormoarena period. If only there was film of the 68/69 US shows.... Or the Back to the Clubs tour.
  14. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    Blimey hermit, you're asking a lot of 38 year old memories!!
  15. For a rock star, Lord Sutch made a great comedy by-election candidate
  16. It was the re-credit on BIGLY I meant. Though Plant also referred to himself "co-writing Communication Breakdown" in Barney Hoskyns' Trampled underfoot book, and that's still Page / Jones / Bonham.
  17. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    Suspect NASA had more important things to worry about in 1979 than analysing gig photos. It was all getting a bit lunatic by then. In '76 the Stones had got no more than 100,000 at Knebworth so it was hubristic imo to expect both shows could be sold out, which Bannister defined as 150,000 x2: i.e three times as much as the Stones. Bannister's book does make you cringe at the tactics Grant employed, one of which according to him, was to say "on our last American tour one person died in suspicious circumstances, you don't want to end up like that". This was with Grant's lawyer present!!
  18. Any time now.....

    Mindbleach please!
  19. New Bath '70 Video?

    Does anyone know what he means by ASA? Presumably something technical designed to cope with filming in falling light levels??
  20. Page in 2017

    I bet most of his mental energy in 2017 has been spent thinking up ideas for the anniversary next year. If there's isn't some "suddenly discovered long lost" Zep recording in time for the 50th anniversary, I'll eat my guitar strap.
  21. Speaking of which, notice that on Allmusic and elsewhere, Plant is now a writer on the first album, whereas on the originals he wasn't credited. This must have changed at some point but I have no idea when
  22. The Rest in Peace Thread

    RIP Elvis, today is the 40th anniversary of his death.
  23. Last Ever Photograph of Bonzo

    According to Mick Wall, Bonzo was at the time prescribed a medication called Motival (fluphenazine) but a quick google shows this has weight gain not loss as a side effect. Wall also says ("according to band insiders") Bonzo had got off heroin at that time, but again, usually this results in putting on weight not losing it.
  24. Bonzo is on Lulu "Everybody Clap" (him and Pat were friends with Lulu's manager I think), plus the Screaming Lord Sutch album (...and his Heavy Friends) among other things. Contrary to what's on wiki he's NOT on Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man", as confirmed by John Paul Jones who was the musician booker as well as playing on it. (JPJ confirmed this several years back)
  25. Slightly OT and just my personal opinion, but I suspect JPJ ought to have more credits than he does. He once said "if people think Page & Plant presented me & Bonham with songs and we just had to learn them, that's so far from the truth". This was a genuine collaborative band.
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