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  1. You are so obviously right! But, I just now got it. A heart-felt thanks to you!
  2. Good goin'! Too bad you won't be able to see yourself on TV. BTW, I really like your siggy.
  3. That was great. I burst out laughing when the Kansas guy says, "I'm sure these guys play around at home and practice in their garage .... Has he been in a vacuum?
  4. It's sad when not so old people, turn into old people with no wisdom. I see it day in and day out, and it really is just ... sad. What's worse, is that he hasn't learned a damn thing. What a wasted life, a writer who can't write. I'll bet his dick gets hard raining on everyone's parade.
  5. Sorry pal. In terms of keeping my interest? Boring as hell and couldn't get through the muck. Dribble is dribble. Can't waste my time on it.
  6. Thank you, Robert. It's amazing how their music has influenced us world wide, in peace.
  7. I'm in such awe right now. Thanks everyone for sharing your pics with us. They're amazing.
  8. "In the 2000 film Little Nicky, it is mentioned at the end of the film that the two satanists purchased Led Zeppelin's old touring plane, but it crashed since they forgot to get a pilot."
  9. Thank you! However, I can't take the credit. They're reviews from NME and Uncut. I wasn't able to get into the proper forum to post them because the site is so crowded tonight. So I posted them here in this thread.
  10. Thank you! However, I can't take the credit. They're reviews from NME and Uncut. I wasn't able to get into the proper forum to post them because the site is so crowded tonight. So I posted them here.
  11. NME Excellent Review Led Zeppelin reunion: the review The first opinion from NME.COM's critic at the O2 Arena 1 hour ago You might think it couldn't possibly live up to expectation but, it transpires, the opposite is in fact true of Led Zeppelin's first public appearance in 19 years. They seem buoyed by the deafening roars that greet their every twitch tonight - everyone present in the O2 Arena is willing their performance to the realms of greatness. It's almost impossible to be subjective, to not be sucked in. It takes plant three songs before he offers a cursory "good evening". By the time they've blasted through an incendiary 'Good Times Bad Times', a dramatic 'Ramble On' and the stop start rhythms of Black Dog'. He needn't say anything. Next They launch into 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' and Zep are smiling at each other, only occupying about six foot of the enormous stage. You wouldn't believe this is a band who haven't played together for so long. They do No Quarter' and they're locked in as tight as if it were the 1970s. Only the close ups on the screen at the back give away their advanced years. Launchomh into a version of 'Dazed And Confused' that seems to last forever but every last second is enthralling. Jimmy Page is lit up by lasers and at the song's climax Robert Plant yells out "Jimmy Page on electric guitar!" in a moment the resonates right back to their first heyday. 'Stairway To Heaven' follows. Ridiculous in many ways yet it is a song that everyone present thought was fated to only be performed by dodgy pub covers bands and not again by its creators. Jimmy has the double headed guitar, bassist John Paul Jones is sat at a keyboard and Plant - contrary to the pre-gig rumours is singing beautifully. Playing this well known classic proves a shrewd move as it gently reminds everyone present just which, giant-sized rock band they're dealing with. The final half an hour is comprised of songs so omnipresent it's hard to make any sort of tangible judgement. 'Kashmir' finishes the main set sounding incredible the band take a bow and they're gone. Rapturous applause follows as you might expect but its nothing compared to the sheer mania that greets the first encore song 'Whole Lotta Love'. Not many bands have one of those, you see. The middle section veers into space rock territory any young band would be proud of and when that riff returns its well you know how it goes. Then Led Zep blast through a second encoure of 'Rock And Roll' - paying tribute to their old mentor and the reason this concert is taking place, Ahmet Ertegun, on the way - and, well again... you know how it goes. If there were sceptics here tonight - there weren't but just for the sake of argument consider it - Led Zeppelin silenced them and banished any rotten memories of their shambolic Live Aid reunion. More importantly though, what they have done here tonight is prove they can still perform to the level that originally earned them their legendary reputation. We can only hope this isn't the last we see of them. Hamish MacBain, NME Live Editor Led Zeppelin played: 'Good Times Bad Times' 'Ramble On' 'Black Dog' 'In My Time Of Dying' 'For Your Life' 'Trampled Under Foot' 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' 'No Quarter' 'Since I've Been Loving You' 'Dazed And Confused' 'Stairway To Heaven' 'The Song Remains The Same' 'Misty Mountain Hop' 'Kashmir' 'Whole Lotta Love' 'Rock And Roll' -------- also ------- Uncut Review LED ZEPPELIN CLOSE HISTORIC SHOW WITH ROCK AND ROLL The full news report: The rock legends prove they still have soul Led Zeppelin have just closed their first full concert show since headlining the Knebworth Festival in 1970, with their fourth album classic 'Rock And Roll.' The band played for just over two hours, to just under 20, 000 fans, the audience including former Beatle Paul McCartney, Oasis' Liam and Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Moss, Kevin Shields, Neil Finn, Richard Ashcroft and Marilyn Manson. The band finished at ten past eleven after going on stage promptly at nine, treating the baying air-guitaring crowd with as many classics as time would allow. Any previous concerns from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant about whether or not they would they would enjoy playing a full live show together after all these years proved unfounded by the time they were through with the first two tracks of 'Good Times Bad Times' and 'Ramble On'. Full of calm confidence, Plant, Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham were all beaming grins as they ploughed through their inimmitable and iconic back catalogue. Hit followed hit, all sounding as great as you would imagine live, if you just squinted slightly, you'd not notice their now advancing years. Plant paused to talk to the audience briefly about five times throughout the set, giving the fans introductions to tracks like 'Trampled Underfoot' and 'Nobody's Fault But Mine'. Led Zeppelin played the Presence album track 'For Your Life' for the first time ever in public, calling it an "adventure" and it fitted in seamlessly. 'Kashmir', with it's thunderous riffs, and huge hippy patterned images behind the screen took the concert into it's run of classics' finale. The track that readers of uncut.co.uk and nme.com today voted song 'most wanted' tonight, turned out to be the most energetic, crunchy ten minutes of the night. 'Whole Lotta Love' in all it's glorious trippy power came next, compounding on the electric buzz in the O2 Arena. Quite a sight watching colour-washed 50ft tall projections of Led Zeppelin playing out behind the figures clad in black on the stage. Plant then thanked the audience "for the amazing experience, and for supporting Ahmet Ertegun" before the band left the stage to raptuous applause. Led Zeppelin closed the show with 'Rock And Roll', the song that prior to the show, was rumoured most likely to be their opening track. The lyrics from that track were, in the end, the most fitting act of closure to this historic show. "Rock And Roll Its been a long time since I rock and rolled, Its been a long time since I did the stroll. Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back, Let me get it back, baby, where I come from. Its been a long time, been a long time, Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has." Maybe it won't be so long 'till the next time. Also performing at tonight's concert were Foreigner and Paul Rodgers, and Paolo Nutini, as well as other guest artists including Dave Emerson and members of Yes and Bad Company. You can read Uncut's first review of the show by clicking here now for John Mulvey's Wild Mercury Sound blog. And you can check out some of the fan's immediate reactions here. A longer more in-depth review will follow in the next issue of UNCUT magazine. We'll have more pictures, reports and fan reactions from the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert from the morning (December 11). If you were at the O2 Arena, email us with your reviews and opinions! Email your views to Uncutaudiencewith@ipcmedia.com Led Zeppelin played: Good Times Bad Times Ramble On Black Dog In My Time Of Dying For Your Life Trampled Underfoot Nobodys Fault But Mine No Quarter Since I've Been Loving You Dazed and Confused Stairway To Heaven The Song Remains The Same Misty Mountain Hop Kashmir * Whole Lotta Love * Rock And Roll
  12. WTG, Wolfman!!! I'm soooo excited for you! Here's three more for ya!
  13. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316300,00.html#2 It only took a few minutes Friday night at B.B. King in New York to confirm the worst about funk and R&B legend Sly Stone. That's because Stone only made it through five of what could be loosely construed as numbers before announcing he needed a bathroom break. As recent observers have noted of Stone's failed comeback, needing to urinate is code for drugs. And when that happens, the show is over. As he did when I saw him on Nov. 20 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Stone left the stage and did not return for some time. When he did, he was clearly in a changed mental state and, yes, sleepy. Nevertheless, his band — led by niece Lisa — sort of woke him up by launching into one of his old hits "If You Want Me to Stay." Stone, stoned, wearing a white hooded track suit and sunglasses, actually belted out most of the number. He started another song, ironically, "I Want to Take You Higher," and then wandered off stage. That was it. Good night. The sold-out, standing-room-only audience was not happy. One fan grabbed a mike and shouted, "You crack addict. Get back on stage. I paid $100 for this ticket." It was a sad moment. The show had started ominously. Stone was an hour late, and when he finally sat down at his keyboards he led the audience through a medley of one-line snippets of hits sung first on an altering voice box and then in a whisper. The band, a group of heroes including Sly-soundalike vocalist Rikki Gordon, plunged into "Dance to the Music," "Sing a Simple Song" and "Everyday People." But Stone spent most of the time nodding or pretending to play notes, occasionally chiming in. And still there had been moments during the 40-minute set (I'm being generous here, time-wise) that were spectacular, because the band is amazing. Former Family Stone horn player Jerry Martini, for example, sizzled on solos, as did Cynthia Robinson. As many have noted, the current band is much better than the real Family Stone was some 40 years ago. But the tragedy of Sly Stone (real name Sylvester Stewart) is one that has been continuous since around 1980. An admitted drug addict (crack a specialty), Stone has lived as a recluse. His infrequent appearances usually have to do with lawsuits. Nevertheless, his numerous hits from 1968 to 1975, including "Everyday People" and "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" are considered groundbreaking. They're also the main influence of many other artists, including Prince.
  14. Monday, December 10, 2007 By Roger Friedman Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316300,00.html Here in London, the news of Led Zeppelin’s impending reunion show Monday night is literally the talk of the town. The Zepp get-together is actually part of a monster concert in memory of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Other guests expected at the main show on Monday night include ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, as well as possible surprise appearances by the other Stones including Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood. Foreigner, Mick Jones’ hit-laden group of the 1970s and '80s, is also scheduled to appear. So is Paolo Nutini, the best-kept secret on the current Atlantic Records, the only successful division of ailing Warner Music Group. But the big doings might come at the after-show party, where Atlantic soul stars from America are set to let loose and show what Ertegun, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin really made into legends. They include “Soul Man” Sam Moore, Percy Sledge, Ben E. King and Solomon Burke. Moore will solo and play at least one duet with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers. The show, set for the O2 Arena in southeast London, was postponed from Nov. 26 because Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page fractured a finger. There was still some talk Monday at the rehearsals that Page wasn’t absolutely certain about joining Robert Plant and John Paul Jones for the reunion. But Led Zeppelin will go on, and the word is that their two-hour set will be a precursor for their first tour since bell bottoms were in fashion. One person who apparently won’t be here: Pete Townshend of the Who. The scheduling change knocked him off the list. Sunday, afternoon some of the non-Zepp acts rehearsed in a Putney studio, and small hairs were standing up on the backs of everyone’s necks. Percy Sledge worked out “When a Man Loves a Woman” with the back-up singers, while Moore and Rodgers practiced “We Shall Be Free.” Meanwhile, Wyman, who left the Rolling Stones in 1992 after 30 years, played with his Rhythm Kings — the house band for Monday — and surveyed the scene. He has no regrets about leaving the Stones. “I have three children, I’ve published six books and I’m free to do what I want,” Wyman said. He still gets royalty checks, don’t worry. And he always goes to see the Stones when they’re playing in town. “My kids say, 'Dad, why did you leave?' And I answer, 'So I could have you!'"
  15. Telegraph.co.uk Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 10/12/2007 On the day of the band's feverishly anticipated reunion gig, Germaine Greer recalls a concert at the Albert Hall in 1970 which converted her from cynic into believer I love Led Zep to this day, I don't know how it was that I got to see Led Zeppelin live on stage at the Albert Hall. What I do know is that I wouldn't have bought a ticket. In the circles I moved in, if you weren't invited to a rock concert and didn't have a backstage pass, you didn't go. I certainly wasn't invited by anyone connected with Led Zeppelin, who were never to be seen hobnobbing with other musos and their molls at the Speakeasy or anywhere else. As far as the wider rock and roll community was concerned, Led Zeppelin were a commercial operation put together by the most professional session musician in the business, but then they also thought that David Bowie was a useless hanger-on. Somehow I did get to see Led Zeppelin, and that legendary foursome, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, did blow my cynical disbelieving mind. Far from being in the wings or backstage, I was miles away on the very top rung of the Albert Hall, where the backstage staff used to come to catch some of the gig in between chores. So how I got there I'm blest if I can remember, but I shall never forget what I witnessed. The Albert Hall acoustic is peculiar: the sound came up to me with a force that pummelled me breathless. No other band ever managed to make a sound like that. It was certainly loud, but it was also driving, pushing along with incredible energy. In the centre was the skinny figure of Jimmy Page, shrouded in a cloud of black hair, working on his guitar like an engineer shovelling coal into this express train of a band. I was used to virtuoso guitar from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix; Page was different because his sound was thoroughly integrated into the whole sound. The key was the man who could have been choirmaster at Winchester Cathedral, the bassist John Paul Jones. Jones was even better educated musically than Page so, rather than duelling with his lead guitar, he listened and responded. Page also listened to him, as carefully as violin and cello listen to each other in a classical string quartet. The result may have been less spontaneous than lead guitar and bass bouncing off each other as usual, but it was far more musical. Incredibly the whole band were in tune, which meant that harmonies and dissonances could build and interact to produce Zeppelin's characteristic depth of sound, even more striking in performance than on record. Up there above the heaving crowd, I couldn't believe the transcendental noise I was hearing. Robert Plant was certainly screaming the place down, but his was a real tenor yell, right up to the highest notes. Most of the lead singers I knew had hardly more than a single octave and sang their high notes falsetto, usually out of tune; indeed, one of the most successful British bands had a lead singer who was utterly tone deaf. Most rock and roll vocalists don't sing but shout. Inside the bony cavities of his outsize head Plant created real resonance so he could really sing. Like most drummers, Bonham is best known for battering solos, and he was allowed his 32 bars, but more importantly he always hit the middle of the beat. He could cross it, bend it, twist it, but he never forgot where it was. The result was power. All rock and roll bands were after power, but most of them were too disorganised to arrive at it. Led Zeppelin used discipline and concentration to become the Wagner of rock and roll. What was also obvious was that the Led Zeppelin sound was nourished by the best of urban rhythm and blues. I didn't know enough to recognise all the riffs I heard, but there were quotations from everywhere, some part of the shared musical tradition, from Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Big Bill Broonzy and all, some from much closer to home. As Page had worked on two thirds of the pop music recorded in British studios in the mid-'60s, it wasn't surprising that some things sounded familiar; what nobody knows to this day is who was responsible for what. Caught up in that storm of mighty melody, I wasn't about to get mad on behalf of the Small Faces and the Yardbirds. Led Zeppelin had done what they didn't do: they had got it together. For 10 years, rock and roll had been working towards something that would combine the extraordinary capacities of electronic instruments with the anarchic energy of youth, and there in the Albert Hall on January 9, 1970, I found it. The spring god Dionysus had arisen and was shaking his streaming red-gold mane on stage. In these four figures spinning in their vortex of sound, male display was transcending itself. There really never was anything quite like it. The Rolling Stones might have been closer to the marrow of rock and roll, but Led Zeppelin were its super-toned muscle. In 1972, when Led Zeppelin toured Australia, I was in Sydney and, having time on my hands, decided to gatecrash a reception at the Sebel Townhouse and say hi to the biggest band in the world. And I found that they were big, physically, not boys but men. Jimmy asked me if I would be going to their concert. To tease him, I said his wasn't my kind of music, "too commercial". And bless me if he didn't question me closely, as I gulped his champagne, for all the world as if he cared what I thought. This was more than I had bargained for, and I eventually had to confess that I understood only too well why, after years of contributing the best bits to bestselling albums, he had decided to get out there and show them how it was done. The band were to discover over the years that theirs was a pact made with the devil, but, in 1972, as four British lads on the razzle in Sydney, their frolicking was more innocent than debauched. The legendary excesses must have come later, if ever.
  16. Aparently Bill Curbishley IS Led Zeppelin's manager. Nickey Horne of Planet Rock just said Bill Curbishley wants a tour to happen. He asked Jimi about it and again, he responded that there is discussion but they want to wait until after the 02 concert to decide.
  17. Lady Goodman

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    Uh ok ... This is a question inquiring Robettes want to know. Is it true that once a lefty, always a lefty?
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