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  1. zeplz71

    Seeking Those Present at 1969 Boston Tea Party Show!

    There's some posts in the comments on the LZ timeline sections for those shows that might be useful for you. http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/january-26-1969
  2. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/patty-griffin-2019-album/ Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin will release her eponymous new album on March 8, her first new music since 2015. The LP marks the 10th studio album of the musician’s acclaimed career and features many of her favorite collaborators, including Robert Plant. The former Led Zeppelin singer contributes backing vocals to two of the album’s songs, "What Now" and "Coins." The connection between Griffin and Plant goes back many years. The two were bandmates during the 2010 incarnation of Band of Joy. Soon after that, they began dating, with the former Zeppelin frontman once joking that the two had eloped. While the romance fizzled, a friendship has remained. Plant previously contributed to Griffin’s 2013 album, American Kid. The inspiration for the new material came from the Griffin’s own personal struggles. The songs were written while the singer battled, and ultimately defeated, cancer. “I think life comes in different packages, and I had the cancer package for a little while that I had to get myself through,” she said during an interview with People. “But it also brought about these great, new places that I found out about while I was struggling along. ... I think that has been true of all the work I’ve ever done, but this was the more recent phase of that and maybe a little more struggle than before.”
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    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    They're Janet Macoska b&w photos that are on the web. https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/02/led_zeppelin_at_the_coliseum_i.html
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    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    Oh, missed it. Should be starting to circulate soon I reckon.
  5. ROBERT PLANT To Guest On New NILE RODGERS Album LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant will make a guest appearance on the upcoming album from legendary producer/musician Nile Rodgers. Rodgers told told the Daily Star newspaper that his cancer battles in 2010 and 2017 motivated him to do more collaborations and live shows. "When I was first diagnosed with cancer, the doctor told me to contemplate life. I was, like, 'I'm going to do more collaborations that I've ever done before, more concert shows than I've ever done.' And that's what I'll continue to do." Nile and Robert first worked together more than 30 years ago in THE HONEYDRIPPERS, alongside Jeff Beck and others. Nile told Daily Star: "I said to [Robert], 'Why don't we do THE HONEYDRIPPERS Volume 3? Let's leave out volume two and go straight to three. If it's a success, we can revisit." Last month, Led Zeppelin News reported that Plant had spent December 17 at Abbey Road Studios with Rodgers. Rodgers posted a photo of him with Plant on Instagram, along with the caption: "A couple of #Honeydrippers hanging at @abbeyroadstudios – One of my favorite people in the world @robertplantofficial from @ledzeppelin a serious legend." Rodgers's upcoming album will also feature tracks with Bruno Mars and Jorja Smith. Last year, Nile released "It's About Time" — his first CHIC album in more than 25 years. He admitted the upcoming collection is essentially the second half of a double LP, but he chose to release them separately because of the way audiences are changing. Nile explained: "I basically made two albums. 'It's About Time', to me, feels like a movie in two parts because there is too much information. If it were the old days it would be a double album, but I'm aware people don't have the attention span anymore." http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/robert-plant-to-guest-on-new-nile-rodgers-album/
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    Best Jimmy Page Impersonator EVER! - Jimmy Sakurai

    The best LZ tribute footage I've ever seen!
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    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    From the sample No Quarter seems to have unusual speed fluctuations during the solo.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    A few of you sound like whiny little brats. Wah, I don't like the logo. Wah I hate having to flip through a 400 page book. Wah, worst ever design in the history of the planet earth. Just shuddup already.
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    Jimmy Page Vs Robbie Williams

    So the headlines were wrong. Jimmy actually got the upper hand against that weasel Robbie whatever his name is. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6523637/You-pool-Robbie-dig-hand.html You CAN have a pool Robbie, if you dig it by hand! Former Take That singer’s epic basement battle with Led Zeppelin neighbour Jimmy Page ends… if workers use shovels at extra cost of £1million Robbie Williams won a marathon planning fight against Jimmy Page last week Williams, 44, wants to build a basement and underground swimming pool Neighbour Page was concerned that building work could damage his home Williams given the go-ahead but the basement may have to be dug by hand By Katie Hind Showbusiness Editor For The Daily Mail Published: 17:01 EST, 22 December 2018 When it was announced that Robbie Williams had won his marathon planning fight against veteran rocker Jimmy Page last week, most assumed he would be breaking open the champagne. The Take That singer had, after all, survived an acrimonious five-year battle with his neighbour Page for the right to build a basement and an underground swimming pool at his Kensington property. But The Mail on Sunday has established it is actually the Led Zeppelin legend who is celebrating. Because the small print in the council’s decision means Williams and his builders may be banned from using diggers and must use spades and shovels if they want to go ahead – adding six months, a staggering 7,500 man hours and an additional £1 million to the cost. It is even possible the project – which could end up as the most expensive domestic swimming pool built in Britain – will be shelved. The dispute between the musicians began when Williams, 44, bought a £17.5million home next door to Page, 74, in the Holland Park district of Kensington in West London and announced he planned extensive building works. Page’s home, designed by William Burges in 1875, is viewed as an architectural masterpiece and the star had been concerned that heavy machinery and vibrations from building work could cause permanent damage. Now papers from last week’s hearing show the judge agreed, insisting any work be carried out using ‘hand tools’. Sources close to Page say that normal diggers can’t be used and that he wants ‘real time’ vibration monitoring so work can be stopped immediately if vibrations exceed a damaging level. He will also attempt to secure a £6 million bond from Williams in case any damage is proven. The two sides will meet in the New Year to agree a way forward. One source said: ‘Robbie’s team were ashen-faced at the verdict because this was not the result they wanted. This work is going to be a nightmare. ‘Any bit of damage, large or small, he will be liable for so he has to be careful. There will be no getting around the rule that Robbie’s builders won’t be using big diggers but spades instead.’ It is understood that Page has been devastated by the row and has been determined to ‘fight tooth and nail’ to preserve his home. One friend told The Mail on Sunday: ‘For Jimmy, this has been way more important than a scrap between a pop star and a rock star. This is about saving a house. ‘Robbie in our view was endangering other people’s homes – in this case a private listed building. We can’t empower rich people to ruin other people’s homes.’ It is understood that Williams, who bought his house six years ago with wife Ayda Field, 39, has refused to meet Page throughout their battle. Page says he has tried to invite the pop star into his mansion so that he can see what his work could potentially ruin, but Williams has repeatedly turned down the offer. Those close to Williams say he may reconsider carrying out the work. He decided to move out of the house with Ms Field and their three children and rent a property in St John’s Wood, which has the underground pool that he wanted. The Beckhams viewed the house following former owner Sir Michael Winner’s death in 2012 but decided against buying it after being warned getting permission for renovations would be difficult.
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    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    can't wait to hear it!
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    After hearing it, nevermind don't bother. this was very lame.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    link to listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001mwy
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Don't know why some of you guys are all doom and gloom. Here is what Jimmy said earlier this year -- https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8099675/led-zeppelin-new-project-no-tour-jimmy-page-interview "I can't give the game away, but there's a recording that’s another multi-track that we'll release,” he revealed. “It's so different to all the other things that are out there. It's another view compared to How The West Was Won or The Song Remains The Same. I'm looking forward to people hearing that. There's a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases. I'd like to say that they'll be coming out over the next 10 years. There's more to come for sure.” In addition to the music releases, there will be a new Led Zeppelin book due out this fall. He says: “I’m really pleased that we're all doing it collectively because there are so many other people doing books. There's about ten that I know of that are coming, which is pretty ridiculous! It will be really good to have an authoritative book, where the band are actually contributing to it rather than being ripped off.” So the book is done and I think it's amazing. Now on to the next releases!!!
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    Crew Jacket

    That's a nice piece! There's one in the vintage swag section. http://www.ledzeppelin.com/photos/memorabilia/vintage-swag/1975-crew-sweatshirt
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    Iceland Ticket

    You already have it on sale on ebay for a ridiculous price.
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    New Shows Never Been Heard Before?

    As mentioned, Grant was most definitely at the January '69 Tea Party gigs. This quote from JPJ in "Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin" book -- John Paul Jones: “We played for hours. We did old Beatles numbers, Chuck Berry, anything. It was the greatest night. We knew we had definitely done it by then.”"
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    Personally love that pic. I think you're completely missing Robert's sense of humor. Must be a reason behind the photo and not something negative. They tag the location in the post.
  18. LED ZEPPELIN legend Robert Plant performed at the 70th-birthday party for his ex-wife, Maureen Plant, on November 23 at The Fox Inn in Stourton, United Kingdom. Robert joined local band THE HAYRIDERS for three Elvis Presley songs: "One Night With You", "Little Sister" and "A Big Hunk O’ Love". The Indian-born Maureen was Robert's first wife. They married in 1968 and had three children together. Tragically, his middle child Karac died of a stomach infection at age five during LED ZEPPELIN's 1977 U.S. tour, and later, Plant and John Paul Jones wrote the song "All My Love" in tribute to him. Plant divorced Maureen in 1983 and entered a relationship with her sister Shirley, with whom he had another child in 1991. In 1975, Robert and Maureen suffered serious injuries after a car crash in Greece. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/robert-plant-performs-elvis-presley-covers-at-ex-wifes-70th-birthday-party-video/
  19. Robert and his daughter. Any particular reason you're posting this here?
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    Robert Plant "Non Stop Go" Tour 1988

    Thanks for posting! Sorry to hear about your son breaking his wrist.
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    LED ZEPPELIN Urges Appeals Court To Reconsider Ruling In 'Stairway To Heaven' Copyright Case November 1, 2018 According to Law360, LED ZEPPELIN's attorneys have asked the Ninth Circuit appeals court to reconsider its recent ruling in the "Stairway To Heaven" copyright lawsuit. In late September, a federal appeals court decided unanimously to overturn a jury's decision that LED ZEPPELIN's 1971 classic was not a rip-off of the 1968 instrumental song "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California" Wolfe's estate, had brought the claims more than four decades after "Stairway To Heaven" appeared on LED ZEPPELIN's untitled album, better known as "Led Zeppelin IV". In the latest brief, filed on Friday (October 26), the group's representatives argue that by overturning the original judgement, the appeals court could "cause jurors to find infringement just because the same unprotected elements are present, upsetting the 'delicate balance'" between copyright protection and the freedom of music creators to employ common techniques and musical elements when composing music. The filing goes on to state that "if uncorrected," the Ninth Circuit's recent conclusion will "allow a jury to find infringement based on very different uses of public domain material" which, it then argues, "will cause widespread confusion in copyright cases in this circuit." In June 2016, a Los Angeles jury deliberated for about five hours before deciding unanimously in favor of LED ZEPPELIN. The verdict in the LED ZEPPELIN case came down within 15 minutes of the jury's request to re-listen to both SPIRIT's "Taurus" and "Stairway To Heaven". They wanted to hear a section of each song twice, alternating from one to the other. They decided that what they heard wasn't substantially similar enough to call it copyright infringement. Skidmore appealed, and in September, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a new trial was needed because the judge who presided over a 2016 trial had given erroneous and prejudicial instructions to the jury. The court said the judge erred by telling the jury that common musical elements, such as "descending chromatic scales, arpeggios or short sequences of three notes," were not protected by copyright. The court also said the jury should have been permitted to hear the album recording of "Taurus". "Without a selection and arrangement instruction, the jury instructions severely undermined Skidmore's argument for extrinsic similarity, which is exactly what the jury found lacking,” wrote Circuit Judge Richard A. Paez, for the court. Immediately following the June 2016 verdict, LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant released a statement saying that they were glad to see the issue resolved. "We are grateful for the jury's conscientious service and pleased that it has ruled in our favor, putting to rest questions about the origins of 'Stairway To Heaven' and confirming what we have known for 45 years," they said. "We appreciate our fans' support, and look forward to putting this legal matter behind us." Plaintiff's attorney Francis Malofiy later claimed he lost his case on a technicality, insisting that it was unfair the jury was unable to listen to the sound recording of "Taurus" and instead was limited to hearing an expert performance of the registered sheet music. Malofiy received over a hundred sustained objections and "multiple admonishments" during the ZEPPELIN trial, with the band's publishing company Warner/Chappell Music filing documents asking the judge to order the plaintiffs to pay over $613,000 in costs for defending against the lawsuit. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/led-zeppelin-urges-appeals-court-to-reconsider-ruling-in-stairway-to-heaven-copyright-case/