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  1. We do know Ross Halfin reads these forums. He's been unhappy many times on his blog at his photos being used here without permission
  2. We're being annihilated by the Chinese MJ fans with their automated voting software. Currently its 5 votes to every 1, in their favour (they have already passed the 1.5 million mark in votes in less than 24 hours polling). Edit: Actually it's 10 votes to 1, as they have 2 Michael Jackson entries in the final.
  3. If you get a chance, read Steve Sauer's review of Cross' book. He found it riddled with factual errors. Meg
  4. Besnard Lakes Share Recording Equipment with Led Zeppelin: http://www.spinner.com/2010/01/07/besnard-lakes-led-zeppelin/ Meg
  5. Jimmy Page is apparently travelling to Beijing next Wednesday (13th January) to announce an all-star globally televised concert, to be held at the Bird's Nest on Earth Day, April 17. http://www.globaltimes.cn/www/english/metro-beijing/community/news/2010-01/497001.html Meg
  6. The Times interview, part one; Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin's good times, bad times and reunion rumours: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article6979627.ece The Times interview, part two; Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin IV, the band's peak and their reunion http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article6979690.ece Meg
  7. Right now it's 2am in the morning in Asia (Beijing China, Manila, Indonesia). I suspect 90% of those automated votes for Michael Jackson coming from that region. They just haven't all woken up yet to reprogram their scripts
  8. Rumours Swirling Regarding New 'Supergroup' Featuring Glenn Hughes: "Glenn Hughes has confirmed he’s the vocalist in a new ’supergroup’. The band are already in the studio working on their debut album with producer Kevin Shirley. So far, none of the other musicians involved have been identified, although rumours have so far suggested that anyone from the following list might (or might not) be in the line-up: David Coverdale, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Ken Hensley, Jordan Rudess… and Jimmy Page!" http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/hughes-new-supergroup-will-be-an-orgasm-for-t
  9. Billboard's Top Moments of the Decade; Led Zeppelin Flies Again: http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/music-topdecademoments/17/ Meg
  10. Yes, sorry for the delyaed response, I was away from a computer for a few hours. Alison is Robert's younger sister.
  11. I met Alison Plant many years ago by chance during a Robert Plant concert during the early 1980s, thats about it in terms of meeting anyone related to the band.
  12. Round Three Results. Led Zeppelin reclaimed third spot. Top ten through to final round: 1. Michael Jackson 1988 29.1% 2. Michael Jackson 2001 28.6% 3. Led Zeppelin 1973, 12.3% 4. Whitney Houston 1987, 11.9% 5. Janet Jackson 1990, 4.5% 6. Barbra Streisand 1994, 2.1% 7. Phil Collins 1985, 1.82% 8. Duran Duran 1984, 1.81% 9. Peter Gabriel 1986, 1.80% 10 Village People 1979, 1.79% 11. Elvis Presley 1972 1.10% 12. Luther Vandross 1991 0.81% 13. Mariah Carey 1995, 0.78% 14. Celine Dion 1998, 0.70% 15. Rolling Stones 1975, 0.13% 16. Shakira 2006, 0.06% 17. Christina Aguilera 2007,
  13. Jimmy Page hails Royal Mail's rock'n'roll stamp collection: http://www.nme.com/news/jimmy-page/49098 Meg
  14. Jason Bonham's Ludwig Vistalite Zep Set has been featured in the February 2010 issue of Modern Drummer magazine: http://www.ludwig-drums.com/pdf/md_zep_1_10.pdf http://www.moderndrummer.com/hear-the-gear.php?id=18&title=Ludwig Meg
  15. This poll had weird choices. Rolling Stones had two nominations, Michael Jackson had two nominations. Yet Led Zeppelin only had one. Even the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert in 1988 with a slew of name artists, didn't get nominated. Culture Club received a nomination instead.
  16. Smoking gun found. If you use Google translation or Babelfish, you can see a Michael Jackson fan advertising automated voting software for use in the msg poll. See: http://www.mjjcn.com/mjjcnforum/thread-94277-1-1.html http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://www.mjjcn.com/mjjcnforum/thread-94277-1-1.html&ei=_YRCS6zOJZiXkQXC8c2ECQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CBAQ7gEwAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Michael%2BJackson%2522%2Bpollprocess%2Bajax%2Bmsg.com%26hl%3Den This is what Led Zeppelin is up against. Other fans using
  17. Mojo magazine: In The Days Of My Youth http://links.musicandfilm.bauermedia.co.uk/servlet/MailView?ms=MzQ1MDkyNDYS1&r=Mjc2NTkzNTgwMwS2&j=NjI4ODU5NjIS1&mt=1&rt=0 Meg
  18. The Independent newspaper has a feature article on Jimmy Page and the film It Might Get Loud: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/jimmy-page--its-been-a-long-time-since-he-rocknrolled-1854570.html Meg
  19. Paul Stanley says meeting Jimmy Page was 'stunning': http://www.therockradio.com/2010/01/paul-stanley-says-meeting-jimmy-page.html Meg
  20. NPR interview with Them Crooked Vultures: 'Music We Missed: Them Crooked Vultures' (Audio available at 9am EST) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122053566 Meg
  21. Robert Plant's New Year's resolutions: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1522273.php/Robert-Plant-s-womanly-celebration Meg
  22. The Rolling Stones scored more than 6 million votes over a 7 day period in round 2. In contrast, The Who scored less than 400 votes. We could only muster 80,000 in total, and if you read the comments page, most of them were from sympathetic other fans annoyed at what was going on in the 1990s poll (at one point the Rolling Stones in that poll reached 95%, with a rate of 120 votes a second). Clearly the 6 million figure is absurdly over-inflated and not humanly possible.
  23. Antiquiet magazine has awarded Them Crooked Vultures Album of the Year: http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2009/12/best-rock-albums-of-2009/ Meg
  24. The hidden treasures of William Morris: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/the-hidden-treasures-of-william-morris/article1410841/ Meg
  25. Stuff magazine has ranked Them Crooked Vultures debut album as the Number 1 album on 2009: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/3186946/The-top-25-albums-of-2009 Meg
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