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Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones to give rare interview on 'Letterman'

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The revered rock band’s three surviving members — Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and current Rolling Stone cover boy Jimmy Page — have been confirmed for a rare TV interview on The Late Show With David Letterman next week, EW can exclusively announce.

The Led Zep vets have been spending a fair amount of time together lately as they promote this month’s Celebration Day, the DVD/CD version of the reunion-ish concert that they staged in London back in 2007. And as we reported last month, the trio’s encounter with the press resulted in “politely terse” to “cheekily hostile” interactions, especially regarding the question of a band reunion. All of this should hopefully make their chat with Dave an interesting one.

The interview will air on Monday, Dec. 3 — which, in fact, is the day after both Letterman and the Led Zep members will be honored at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. The ceremony itself will air on CBS on Dec. 26.

http://music-mix.ew....rman-interview/

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jabe   

Hope Letterman keeps his initial schtick to a minimum and puts forth reasonable questions that allow the guys to experience a comfortable dialogue. Would be cool if they were on the entire show sans other guests.

I can picture Paul Shaffer salivating and coming unglued hoping that they'll sit in for a tune or two... fuck it... have 'em play an album's worth and screw the interview.

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Walter   

Thanks for the information, Sam! This is so exciting that they will be out and about together again, in the Big Apple!!!

:yesnod:

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aen27   

Hope to see on YouTube...

I hope so. I have to be at work early the next day.

Thanks Sam!

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Robert has been a guest of Daves' for many times-solo career, and they get along quite well, which was probably a lot of help in this. Before this internet thing, the only fresh view of Robert on American tv was on Daves' show, and it was a big deal....at least to me at the time.

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Robert has been a guest of Daves' for many times-solo career, and they get along quite well, which was probably a lot of help in this. Before this internet thing, the only fresh view of Robert on American tv was on Daves' show, and it was a big deal....at least to me at the time.

I was thinking the same thing... also Paul Schaffer (Letterman's bandleader) sat in with The Honeydrippers.

I'm not sure if he was on the album, but he did appear on Saturday Night Live with Robert and Brian Setzer.

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Jimmy went on Conan Obriens show. And Jay Leno.

I just cannot picture Jimmy enjoying the company of the idiot Letterman. So, should make for great TV! Thanks! Sam's The Man!

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Walter   

Which show did Jimmy do with the Black Crowes? Leno?

Edit due to noticing someone posted the clip from Leno with BC/Page in the live section...answered that question!

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I wonder if they will be in the theatre on Monday or if they will be interviewed in D.C. the night before?

Read on Tumblr (NME excerpt) that the interview is being done in Washington D.C.

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estofest   

Have they ever done this much press together for any other release? I'm on cloud nine over all of this and as much as I try to shut it out the 'r' word is ringing in the back of my head.

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Here's the Yahoo News version of this story:

Led Zeppelin will Reunite - for "Letterman" interview

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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The surviving members of Led Zeppelin will make a rare appearance together on "Late Show With David Letterman" on December 3, CBS said Friday.

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones will drop in on the late-night show for an interview - which isn't quite the reunion that Zep fans have been patiently waiting for, but it might have to do. With the exception of a one-off tribute concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun at London's O2 Arena in 2007 - which was released as the DVD "Celebration Day" in October - Jones has largely been estranged from Page and Plant since the group's 1980 breakup following drummer John Bonham's death.

The "Late Show" appearance won't be the only time that Letterman hangs out with the rock legends - the group, along with Letterman, will be lauded at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., which will take place December 2 and air December 26 on CBS.

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Reggie29   

Which show did Jimmy do with the Black Crowes? Leno?

Edit due to noticing someone posted the clip from Leno with BC/Page in the live section...answered that question!

He was with TBC on Conan too.

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