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I just did a search on Wolfgang's concert vault for the first time in a while, but the search came up saying... Sorry, no matches were found.

Does anyone know what happened?

Did Zeppelin win a lawsuit or buyout the rights to the concerts?

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I have no idea what happened but the concerts they had by Led Zeppelin are very common bootlegs and easily obtainable.

No great loss on Wolfgang's archives considering they were lossy files anyway.

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I have no idea what happened but the concerts they had by Led Zeppelin are very common bootlegs and easily obtainable.

No great loss on Wolfgang's archives considering they were lossy files anyway.

This probably has something to do about it.

Led Zeppelin, Doors Members Sue Wolfgang’s Vault

December 18, 2006 - Legal and Management

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3iLSMzBBouZRDLW0Vr8lVYxg%3D%3D

Reuters

Some of rock 'n' roll's biggest names have teamed up to sue the owner of a Web site that specializes in streaming rare concert recordings.

Wolfgang's Vault offers thousands of recordings of rare audio and video music performances collected over 30 years by Bill Graham, a famous concert promoter who died in 1991.

On Monday (Dec. 18), major rock names including Grateful Dead Productions, Carlos Santana and members of Led Zeppelin and the Doors, sued the current owner, claiming it was illegally offering recordings to stimulate sales of other products.

Wolfgang's Vault representatives were not immediately available for comment.

The site also sells T-shirts, pictures and memorabilia such as vintage concert posters and tickets.

The recordings were made at concert performances by a wide array of artists from Bob Marley to Bob Dylan. The site's collection has been described by some industry watchers as one of the most important groupings of rock memorabilia and recordings ever assembled in one business.

The suit was filed at the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against William Sagan, who bought the assets of Graham for $5 million from Clear Channel Entertainment more than three years ago.

"Sagan simply doesn't have the legal rights to exploit and profit from the extraordinary success of these musicians," Jeff Reeves, who represents the artists, said in a statement.

Wolfgang's Vault derives from Graham's given name of Wolfgang Grajonca. Over the course of his career as a promoter he is credited within the music industry for helping create the modern concert promotion business.

Live music performances, both in audio and video formats, are a fast-growing area online for companies including Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit and Microsoft Corp.'s online unit MSN. Such companies say advertisers are keen for original content, which works well in the online video format.

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This probably has something to do about it.

Led Zeppelin, Doors Members Sue Wolfgang’s Vault

December 18, 2006 - Legal and Management

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3iLSMzBBouZRDLW0Vr8lVYxg%3D%3D

Reuters

Some of rock 'n' roll's biggest names have teamed up to sue the owner of a Web site that specializes in streaming rare concert recordings.

Wolfgang's Vault offers thousands of recordings of rare audio and video music performances collected over 30 years by Bill Graham, a famous concert promoter who died in 1991.

On Monday (Dec. 18), major rock names including Grateful Dead Productions, Carlos Santana and members of Led Zeppelin and the Doors, sued the current owner, claiming it was illegally offering recordings to stimulate sales of other products.

Wolfgang's Vault representatives were not immediately available for comment.

The site also sells T-shirts, pictures and memorabilia such as vintage concert posters and tickets.

The recordings were made at concert performances by a wide array of artists from Bob Marley to Bob Dylan. The site's collection has been described by some industry watchers as one of the most important groupings of rock memorabilia and recordings ever assembled in one business.

The suit was filed at the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against William Sagan, who bought the assets of Graham for $5 million from Clear Channel Entertainment more than three years ago.

"Sagan simply doesn't have the legal rights to exploit and profit from the extraordinary success of these musicians," Jeff Reeves, who represents the artists, said in a statement.

Wolfgang's Vault derives from Graham's given name of Wolfgang Grajonca. Over the course of his career as a promoter he is credited within the music industry for helping create the modern concert promotion business.

Live music performances, both in audio and video formats, are a fast-growing area online for companies including Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit and Microsoft Corp.'s online unit MSN. Such companies say advertisers are keen for original content, which works well in the online video format.

Yeah,

I'm thinking there is some litigation now underway or perhaps a settlement was reached?

Although these concerts are available on bootleg, I'm hoping that the Zeppelin camp will move towards an official release with maximum sound quality, new photos, liner notes, etc.. And if there is also video of any of these concerts in this fault that would be obviously an incredible release.

Hopefully we'll hear something

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Thanks for that article, dazedjeffy... I must have missed it. I listened to LZ on Wolfgang's Vault a few months ago; I went back last weekend to have another listen and all of their concerst were gone. Now I know why!

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Although these concerts are available on bootleg, I'm hoping that the Zeppelin camp will move towards an official release with maximum sound quality, new photos, liner notes, etc.. And if there is also video of any of these concerts in this fault that would be obviously an incredible release.

Hopefully we'll hear something

Nice to be wishful, but it ain't gonna happen. :(

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