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  1. I tend to agree. He looks great, healthy, etc, but what do I know? Maybe he's got reasons why he can't tour. And we can't ignore his age. He may want to put on a tour, but at close to 70 years old, what can we expect? You would think he would build off the momentum from the Celebration Day release as perfect timing to go play live. He does have new material, he even plays some of it in the "It Might Get Loud" DVD (I think there were some new acoustic material he played in the "deleted scenes" part of the DVD I watched a few years ago). I've never been a big fan of re-issued albums, re-m
  2. I don't think we'll ever see a Jimmy Page or Page/Plant, or Led Zep tour in the format of multiple cities, 100+ shows, etc. Ok, that's obvious but what I think will happen is what Michael Jackson tried to do in 2009 (50 shows/one city). I think Page will play live next year, in a format that will require fans to travel to see him. Maybe a few concerts, spaced out to allow for rest, in a few or several locations. Something like 6 shows in NYC over a month, 6 shows in London over a month, maybe a couple more locations. As far as singers (assuming no Led Zep reunion), he could invite differe
  3. Page delivered the 2007 show on DVD/Blu-Ray last year. I fully believe his is working on his re-mastered albums/unreleased material as we speak. It must take an incredible amount of time/effort to bring it all together. I'm hoping for a late 2013/early 2014 release. Don't count these guys out. I thought I wouldn't see Jimmy live again in the early 90's, then he toured with Plant. Then the Black Crowes in the late 90's. He does have new material, he has a plan, and he will rise again. And we will see him play.
  4. I appreciate the honest review of the concert movie. With the wife and kid out of the house, I played the show at full volume on the big TV with surround sound. It was better than I could have imagined. Sometimes I would start comparing to 1970, 1973 or 1975 live concerts and think that it was obviously different, but most of the time I thought it was one of their greatest efforts. How shall I put it? I guess we all have to put this show in proper context. Led Zep band, 60+ years old, playing a concert that still sounded better than any band in existance today. In that context, it i
  5. Man, I'm getting bored with Jimmypage.com. How exciting it was last summer, the promise of new music. Now I get to read what they did on every random day in the 60's, 70's, 80,'s and 00's. Hate to say this, but it's become a big letdown. I wonder how many people actually care? If Jimmy Page wants to highlight what he is doing today, or what he will do in the coming months, I think his website strategy is a big step backwards. Come home from work, take care of the kids, fix dinner, and read about what Zep did in 1974? It holds the attention of the Zeppelin fanatics maybe, but please...
  6. I've been on the fence about getting this book. At this point in my life, I guess I can afford it, but that's not my issue. I really don't care if it is $100 or $700....I'm just disappointed that it apparantly doesn't contain any text, any comments or insight by Jimmy Page? Even a few sentences about each photo would make a huge difference. Where was he at the time? What was he thinking? What was he playing? Was he happy? What was going on with Led Zep? His personal life? What was he thinking of recording? etc, etc.
  7. The idea or thought in my head that he is just working on creating music is worth the wait, no matter how long. The various clips from "It Might Get Loud" confirmed that he does have new material. I was never a big fan of pure instrumentals, but hearing his new electric and acoustic material on the DVD was special. To me the new riffs sounded classic Jimmy Page, yet new and innovative at the same time. The electric guitar material is heavy without being just noise, and the acoustic stuff is far beyond simple chords (check out the deleted scenes on the DVD). And now that he has an o
  8. I'll be happpy to hear what he played in "It Might Get Loud," after he finishes the songs. I think he sounds better than ever, to hear his unique sound and style in the movie, even in small clips, was special. Can't wait, best news of the year. I can't imagine what he is planning though. I was expecting an album with a bunch of A-List rock singers, but perhaps not. Exciting.
  9. You guys need to come to DC. I haven't seen a Led Zep cover band since the early 90's (Physical Graffiti). From what I hear it sounds like a great show. We'll be waiting...
  10. The part about wanting to play "loud music" was great!! Hard to believe that JPJ almost confirmed that they would tour very soon. It's weird, but I want to see them just as much without Plant. Not like the past, when anything short of Plant w/Page wouldn't feel like Zep. Perhaps it's because so much time has gone by, and all hopes of a Zep reunion seemed silly the last 10 years, or maybe 'cause they're older, or maybe 'cause Page, Jones, and Bonham are having so much fun playing together.....but I'm just as excited and I wonder if we are to expect the same crazy demand for tix as wit
  11. Amazing, the guy has an incredible voice. I think he works great in a LZ cover band, but I don't think Page & co. are looking for someone who can imitate Plant's look or in this case, his voice. I could be wrong, but I think they'll go with a singer who's a proven song writer, someone who has awesome vocal range and the ability to create new songs, and I don't think this new person will look or sound anything like Plant. I admit this is what I hope they'll do!
  12. I definitely like C/P better. It seems Jimmy Page spent a lot of time and effort to get a guitar-driven album made. And to be honest I hardly notice Jimmy is playing on some Firm songs.
  13. You're absolutely right re: "For Your Life." I always liked this song, but for some reason never thought of it as one of their best songs, yet hearing it live (via cell phone clips on YouTube), made me realize how amazing this song is, and made me wonder what other Zeppelin songs (that they never played live) have that same potential? I also liked "Good Times Bad Times." The extra power from Bonham/Jones in the live version really brought this song to another level (like "For Your Life"). "Nobody's Fault" was also very heavy and I liked it better than the 1979 live version!
  14. My original post for this thread was perhaps poorly worded. I don't mean any disrespect for this new collaboration, but I wanted to point out the fact that their fan base seems to be limited (regardless of situation with gas prices or other similar economic indicators). I don't think anything will stop 16 or 60 year old fans from hearing their favorite band (my justification for that statement being seeing sold-out U2 concerts over the last 20 years with a pretty diverse fan base). Plant/Krauss are creating music that satisfies a relatively small niche of fans out there, and this is a
  15. That is a valid point. I haven't seen Plant/Krauss live and I don't have their album. I have seen their "Crossroads" special on TV here in the US, but obviously that's not the same as a live show. I do plan on checking out a show before the tour is over. Still, I'm convinced it's short term success (hence, wide availability of tix for shows). Mr. Plant does feel like he's being innovative, new, fresh, etc....so kudos to him. But I think he covered the whole "country music" exploration far better on Zeppelin III. I just wish he would explore new territory with Page/Jones/Bonham.
  16. I'm still in disbelief every time I hear the media talk about how successful the Plant/Krauss shows are. Yes, they are successful, but relative to what? I think they sold a lot of albums and tickets partially because of former Krauss fans, and partially because of curious Led Zep fans. My question is: if this album and tour are so amazing, why is it so easy to get tickets in these small arenas? Everytime I check ticketmaster.com there are seats available for nearly all their shows. NOTE: Sorry Plant/Krauss fans, I had to vent a little, it's still hard to get over these two together.
  17. Awesome! Lucky you. Just curious - how did you address him when you approached him? Did you say anything to him besides hello? What was his response like? Was he happy to see one of his fans?
  18. Everyone seems to want to see a Led Zep tour to hear what they would have played in '73 or '75. And over the last 20+ years we've been questioning Mr. Plant is his unwillingness to replicate what he was doing decades earlier. I'm with the camp that supports Mr. Plant. I've never seen Zep live, but I have seen Plant solo, Plant/Page, and the old Zep cover band Physical Graffiti in the early '90's when I was in college (whatever happened to them?). It was all great, but just to experience what I missed in the '70s. Anyway, my point is that for those of us older Zep fans, how many of us
  19. Wow, you guys picked some amazing Plant songs - especially Slow Dancer and Ship of Fools. Over the years, I always wondered what some of these brilliant songs would sound like with Page and JPJ. This post makes me still question why Plant was so adamant to discount reforming Zeppelin over the last 27 years. He obviously had the innovation and imagination to bring new ideas to a "next generation" Zeppelin post-1980. Did he feel Page held him back from following his own musical interests? Was he tired of Page handing him some killer riffs and asking him to develop lyrics around them? Wa
  20. No doubt the Live At The Greek is a great CD. As someone mentioned earlier, it is refreshing to hear how Chris Robinson sang Zeppelin in his own way, with his own unique voice. While I currently have disc 1 (because of killer verions of Celebration Day and Custard Pie) in my car, I sometimes can't help but think I'm just listening to some random band covering Zeppelin. With 3 guitars, it's sometimes hard to tell when Page is playing (at least for me!). What's missing is the realization that you are listening to geniuses playing, as opposed to great musicians copying what geniuses (Le
  21. SteveAJones - good input, thanks. I guess the public won't come out in the thousands to see Page or even Plant without those two being on the same stage together, regardless of how good their new music might be.
  22. What is your assessment of these shows? I'm sure Page will never officially release this material. Is it worth getting? From the few clips I saw it sounded like it could have been a great tour. Do you know why they only did these few shows?
  23. I understand a lot of folks here don't like the Page/Coverdale album or the very concept of them making a record together, but I'll admit I think their '93 album is awesome, and I still listen to it. I think Page's guitar riffs are the best I've heard post-Zeppelin. Has anyone seen videos from the Page/Coverdale shows in Japan from late 1993? I came across a few of these posted on youtube and I could not believe what I was seeing - Page was absolutely on fire! Some of the best Page live footage I've ever seen!
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