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Firebird

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  1. That's exactly what I thought when I first heard "Custard Pie." I grew up in the New Orleans area and NEVER heard the song on the local "rock" station, WRNO, in the 1970's, or ever, for that matter. What a sucky, narrow-minded, overrated station that was. It was run by two spoiled rich brothers who were Beatles fanatics, so all you ever heard was "Beatles weekends." Today it's a talk radio station.
  2. I totally agree. I would consider "bar band" as a badge of honor. That certanly was the case for Lynyrd Skynyrd, who were "discovered" by Al Kooper in an Atlanta bar called Funochio's.
  3. Firebird

    Zeppelin Sell Out

    The Caddy is Plant's favorite car, from what I've read. That's why he agreed to having "RnR" used in the commercial.
  4. That's true, and he didn't allow the other guys onstage to perform with him at CCR's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  5. Makes an ass of himself in public on a regular basis? That's just ridiculous. Robert just did a gig that benefitted victims of Hurricane Ike, many of whom are still without power and living in misery. I would call that showing "class," not "ass." Man, some of you people need to get over your Plant Derangement Syndrome.
  6. That one photo of Keith (#11) reminds me that I need to get a Halloween costume soon.
  7. Either way, Robert is sure to be peppered with a new round of questions from the media.
  8. Sebastian Bach. They're going out as Savage Animal.
  9. Couldn't agree more. Yeah, that Ryan Seacrest is a real powerhouse in the talent department, isn't he?
  10. Just ran across this on Classic Rock magazine online: Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis set for Whole Lotta Love duet According to Gigwise.com, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will play the band's song Whole Lotta Love alongside Leona Lewis this weekend. The pair will perform together at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Bassist Guy Pratt apparently let slip what song they would perform in a post on his blog. “You may also be interested to know that when Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis perform Whole Lotta Love at the end of the Olympics, that’s me playing bass on it,” he wrote.
  11. I have an older cousin who went to a Zep show in Baton Rouge and drank some shroom juice. He spent the whole show laughing and crying hysterically and chewing on the Zep concert t-shirt he bought. It was in tatters by the end of the night.
  12. Congratulations on the most inappropriate and moronic comment I've ever read on this forum, and I've seen many. The reason the Twin Towers fell was because of 19 hate-filled motherf*ckers who had no business in this country to begin with.
  13. I would rather listen to ABBA than the absolute crap they pass off as "new rock" or "alternative rock" nowadays. At least ABBA weren't a bunch of poseurs.
  14. That's a clip from Guitar World, right? He also blew the gig with Guns n Roses by not being reliable about showing up for rehearsals. I thought that was poetic justice for Axl.
  15. She said in a recent interview she feels a little uncomfortable without a fiddle in her hands for some songs.
  16. Your post was definitely NOT a waste of anyone's time. Excellent points brought up by you and others. My two cents is that it's easy to get frustrated with Robert, but, as he said in an interview a few months ago, a reunion tour has to be for the right reasons. That has nothing to do with money, but an honest passion to play and create music again.
  17. I recall an interview with Jimmy in which he said he never got the chance to see Hendrix in concert, nor meet him in person. Their paths never crossed.
  18. I'm not surprised by that either. I was reading about the history of the band somewhere online and it said that Jimmy's initial vision for Zep was to "go to America and play heavy music," or something to that effect. He knew there was a HUGE market for that in the States. They were the perfect band at the perfect time for that market.
  19. Actually, there's a display containing John Bonham's drumsticks in the Hard Rock-Biloxi. It's in the first display on the right when you get out of the elevators (the same display with stuff from Steven Tyler, George Harrison and Elton John). I haven't seen anything else Zep-related in there. But speaking of Katrina, there's a Dimebag Darrell Dean guitar that was recovered from the muck after Katrina nearly destroyed the place. It's at the entrance of the restaurant section.
  20. I agree...maybe it was an accurate description of them when the term had a different meaning in the late 60's/early 70's, but it's now an obsolete way to categorize their music. "Hard Rock" works just fine for me. Speaking of "heavy metal," when Bad Company had secured a recording contract but hadn't decided on a name yet, the suits wanted Paul Rodgers and the boys to call themselves the "Heavy Metal Kids." Needless to say, they didn't like that idea! But there was a movie they liked called "Bad Company" (a western) and they got permission from the director to use that name. That's today's worthless trivia, by the way.
  21. A great rock song with one of the most memorable licks in the history of rock. I love playing that lick (and Whole Lotta Love) on my Les Paul. I think people are taking the song too seriously here, trying to analyze it through a politically correct lens. Lighten up, people! It's a fun, tongue-in-cheek rock song.
  22. I think he's concerned about sustaining that O2 energy, show after show, which is a good point.
  23. From what I've read, Jimmy used a smaller combo amp in the studio and experimented with various ways of mic'ing Bonzo's drums, i.e., mic placement.
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