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  1. My feelings over the past several years is that Page is open to anything Zeppelin and nothing else. He can add to his legacy on the sidelines with a few Zeppelin projects than persuing a solo career.
  2. It's a perm. Jimmy resisted the 80's look to a great extent and was very careful not to conform to it too much ; that and he was smacked out for most of the 80's anyway....Plant on the other hand.........."love ya" but this was a rather silly time to be a rock star.....even for Robert.
  3. Here's a photo of Bonzo and Ringo, circa 1976. Not sure exactly where and when, but regardless, comparing the facial hair, parting of his hair, and his weight it sure looks like the footage above is Bonzo.
  4. The song is reflective of their times on Puget sound in Seattle being out and about on the water during many beautiful spring and Sumer days. When the song hits full speed with the guitar solo that's got to be when the Mudsharks made there way in to their Edgewater rooms!
  5. number 10 over 40 years. It's actually a decent recording if u like jw.
  6. You are correct. Additionally, Jim has only played one full length show in 13 years and has only released one CD of new material in....what, 20 years....? So, for those believing a new CD is in the works are dreaming. Unless it's zeppelin he is retired and the occasional guest appearance is the best we can hope for.
  8. Jimmy is going on 70 and is not going to reunite with with a guy the vast majority of people identify as a Plant clone. Yes, he did once, and only Gof knows why. Personally I believe it was to irk Plant and it worked. Good timing as Plants had to be career was tanking as well. Additionally, Cover-boy and Page sold less than 3,000 tickets to a nearly 17,000 arena (Miami)....i'm sure Page realized at that point the public wanted nothing but the real deal! I remember seeing Plant in Seattle in 93' at the Paramount Theatre (capacity around 3500 at the time) and there were around 500+ empty seats. Page and Plant needed each other badly back in the 90's! Unlike Plant and Jones, Page will not go on a full scale tour playing small halls; certainly no reason to now.
  9. Steve, please do tell more. There has been no confirmation of any solo alblum, recording or working wioth others, just years of hints.
  10. Jason Bonham's Led-Zeppelin Experience ** Snoqualmie, WA. is located off of I-90 about 25 Miles east of Seattle Thursday February 14, 2013 7:00 PM in the Ballroom Buy Tickets After sold-out shows throughout North America, the critically acclaimed concert, JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE makes its debut at Snoqualmie Casino to ultimately thrill audiences again! The show--a tour de force--is a spectacular rock concert with iconic Led Zeppelin rock songs, stunning atmospheric video and light effects which highlight the unique history that JASON BONHAM shares--in commemoration of his father John--with the legendary rock n’ roll band. JASON played with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at Led Zeppelin’s “final” show at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. The O2 Arena show was heralded as the most powerful Led Zeppelin performance since the group’s original disbandment. The band received uniformly rave reviews from that epic night and for fans that missed out that day in 2007 finally were able to see a worldwide theatrical and DVD release titled Celebration Day, which came out just this past November. JASON BONHAM’s LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE (JBLZE) features BONHAM on drums, TONY CATANIA on guitar and theremin, STEPHEN LEBLANC on keyboards/pedal-steel guitars, DORIAN HEARTSONG (in for Michael Devin) on bass and JAMES DYLAN on lead vocals. The band’s powerful live performance of Led Zeppelin’s classics takes concert-goers through a mesmerizing visual and aural journey as giant backdrops display iconic art and BONHAM’s own historical video footage and photos give the show an intimate feel. Show highlights include a heartfelt duet with JASON performing all the iconic songs from the Led Zeppelin songbook.
  11. 1994: 08.12 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.13 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.14 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.15 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater 08.16 Ballard, WA USA Backstage Theater Just a FYI in case it has not been mentioned, these 5 appearences were in Seattle, WA. "Ballard" is a name of the community within Seattle. The Backstage Theater is in the Northend of Seattle about a mile from Green Lake, where Led Zeppelin opened for Three Dog Night.
  12. Turning 70 in a little over a year from now, coupled with having, oh, a 100 million dollars in the bank from being in one of the most successful recording and touring groups ever, I would imagine I wouldn't have much energy or will to put out anything NEW. Everything and anything he does will be and is compared to Zeppelin and there is no topping that, thus chances are it would be seen as "ok" at best. Seems to me he's just enjoying his life and doing Zeppelin projects on the side. This is what I think he'll be doing until he checks in with St. Peter. Don't think he hasn't thought of all the options and opportunities......that's what artists do. He's just done and I accept that.
  13. The Grateful Dead may be, in the fullness of time, seen as the greatest American rock band. At this moment, I believe that they are. Shouts of protests immediately leap to mind: “But, but…the three B’s – Beach Boys, Byrds, Buffalo Springfield!” “The Velvets, duh!?”. No......Indeed, to posit the good ol’ Grateful Dead as the greatest of all American rock bands is a claim likely to elicit hoots of derision from the hipsters, the aficionados, the type of people who argue about who the greatest American rock band was. Many of these same snide hipsters learned irony at the feet of David Letterman. So, to assuage their fears and advance my argument, I present my appreciation in the now venerable form of the Top Ten List. In reverse order. A count-up. Bands like the Velvet Underground or the Shaggs sucked sublimely, and largely because some of them had only a rudimentary grasp of how to operate their instruments. The Grateful Dead, on the other hand, did not have to suck. They proved their technical mettle on albums like Blues for Allah and their deft mid-seventies live shows. No, the Dead chose to be the kind of band that sometimes sucked, because when they weren’t sucking they were sometimes amazing, reaching beyond the rock genre, beyond music itself into the pure stream of human communication. They always, almost up to the end, were capable of lifting off the ground in a spectacular way. The Dead were actually several different bands over the course of their career. The band that I hear on Live/Dead is a world away from the one that I started to hear live in 1982, when I was thirteen. That 1982 Dead was a glittering dance – light, angelic. 1970 Dead is menacing, ferocious, go-for-the-throat. As I write this, I realize that my general descriptions of the band’s 1982 and 1970 styles would be the same if I were to describe how I hear Jerry Garcia’s guitar playing in those two periods. The same adjectives. This makes sense because Jerry Garcia was always the prime mover of the Grateful Dead. As regards his guitar playing, wherever it is, so is the Dead. When he skitters, they skitter. When plods they plod. That’s why the Dead went so badly downhill when Garcia’s health started to fail.
  14. Oh, please. A bit dramatic. I agree some shows were much better than others. Seattle was not a good show by any means. However, I witnessed what I witnessed. I was 22 at the time and a huge Zep fan, but this was the low point of the show. It was horrible. Your welcome to your opinion, but dont try to judge what I witnessed. I am a huge Page fan, but will call out crap when I see it.
  15. Your right; most all the long drawn out solos during the 77 tour was just a bunch of drug induced nonsense, that did little more than give the other 3 a chance to go blow backstage. It served a purpose though. It added to the Zeppelin mystic and to the whole Jimmy/black magic/mystery thing. Nonetheless, short usages worked better than 30 minutes of noise before ALS. I remember many a fan taking bathroom breaks at the Seattle 77 show. Worked well during WWL and HMMT (98 p/p tour).
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