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Led Zeppelin to receive Kennedy Center Honor

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Well, Jimmy also plans on writing new songs... Page + Plant album in 2013? HOPEFULLY.

Or Page + Plant + Jones + (Jason) Bonham!

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Stop the f----- talk about the stupid reunion... :black_eye:

In this tread,anyway.

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Good question! Anyone know?

If it is Pat Bonham it makes sense and it's sweet that they made sure she was included. Odd to me that no one in his family was asked to represent him as a recipient because this honor was for the band.

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The odd thing about these awards is the stipulation that the recipients must be alive. In other words, there are no posthumous recognitions. -_-

Guess that's why there's such a 'small' # of honorees over the past how many years now?

Edited by Percys_Plant

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Anyone know who Jimmy came with in the picture?

Most likely Pat Bonham. She's too 'young' to be Jimmy's mom.

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Ah, here's a clearer picture of 'mystery' woman with Jimmy.

Pat Bonham I would think, stepping in for the great John Bonham

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If it's her, it's sweet they brought her along...still sucks that they still couldn't give John something. He is/was a part of the darn group. Makes no sense to me.

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God I'm so proud..Page+Plant*Jones still going strong after 42+ years of having known each other..You rock guys and you deserve this award like no other!!

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From washington post reialble sources -extra tibit

source http://goo.gl/HNJT2

You hear that noise coming from the Kennedy Center Sunday night? It was the final aftershock of the Baby Boom, whacking the staid arts temple on the Potomac like a hammer of the gods.

Led Zeppelin, it turns out, still has the ability to shock. As Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters ripped into the sexually-charged “Black Dog” — guitars wailing, strobes flashing, honey dripping — we saw several elderly patrons shrink towards the exits. Clearly, no one had warned them: Hard rock had finally come to the Kennedy Center Honors. (*see also:Why Grohl played drums for Zep tribute)

And just in time! Because the men of LedZep proved to be the most accessible rock gods the event has seen in years. They may have left the older folks dazed and confused (“I met Mr. Zeppelin last night,” Aretha Franklin told reporters on the red carpet), but younger guests flocked to the three grizzled Englishmen at the post-show dinner in the center’s Grand Foyer.

Jimmy Page — looking like the Quaker Oats guy these days, with that snow-white hair and beatific glow — smiled warmly, seemingly genuinely touched as one fan after another (usually a 35-to-50 year-old dude) told him oh my god you changed my life. “I’m a jazz musician,” began one, urgently unloading all the things one needs to tell Jimmy Page (“when I listen to Miles or Coltraine. . . I saw Blind Faith in Japan. . . ”).

Producer George Stevens Jr. seemed somewhat embarrassed by the mob blocking the guitar hero from his meal. “Are you the escort for these people?” he hissed to a volunteer assisting Page’s posse. “Take them to their table!” :lol: Sorry, Mr. Stevens — Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s gotta get her photo with him first.

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David Letterman. (Scott Suchman for the Kennedy Center) Hey, can you blame the people for seizing the moment? Not like they were going to have that kind of lovefest with honoree David Letterman. The crotchety late-night icon did, at least, drop by the gala, but he was outta there before the salad course, leaving Jimmy Kimmel as the ranking A-lister of a half-empty table. (Did a teenage Kimmel really stay up until 1:30 a.m. watching Letterman, as he proclaimed in his tribute? Yes. “My parents didn’t know, so I just did it. We had no VCR.”) For guests who paid a minimum of $2,000, the dinner may have offered a little less spark than usual; somewhat fewer members of Congress or the Cabinet visibly mingling with the showbiz elite. Blame the lateness of the hour — many diners weren’t seated until after 11 p.m. — but at least it meant that Dustin Hoffman, Buddy Guyand Natalia Makarova seemed to eat mostly in peace.

But here was a moment, shared with us by NBC’s David Gregory: Kid Rock meeting President Obama at the White House pre-show reception. Joked POTUS to the rocker, who was one of Mitt Romney’s most vocal celebvocates, “I’m still here.” No hard feelings, apparently.

Fighting our way through the fanboys, we asked Robert Plant, Zeppelin’s howling lead singer, if he was surprised his music still had the power to rattle the gentry.

Hardly. “I played MerleFest in North Carolina last year with my true love Patty Griffin” — the fetching singer-songwriter on his arm Sunday night — “and we cleared half the crowd.” He sounded rather pleased

Edited by MJC455

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President Obama's tribute to Led Zeppelin

Edit: kdh posted this earlier, my bad for not catching it!

Edited by Deborah J

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Thanks DeborahJ!

Seems like most of the news channels that showcase snippets of the events tend to focus on Obama's teasing of the fellas. :D

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So, whose the woman Jimmy brought along then...

She's not Pat Bonham. I've seen what Pat looks like and it's not Pat. Pat is also roughly the same height as Jimmy as well. As I said yesterday, I'm almost 100% certain it's Joan Hudson, Jimmy Page's personal representative. When you want to get in touch with Jimmy, you go through Joan first. Been there done that.

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This is fuckin' awesome!!!

Thanks everyone for sharing the clips and video! So proud the boys are getting their long awaited due respect!!

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I don't know about anyone else but Obama rubbed me the wrong way with parts of his speech. It was more of a mockery than a tribute. C'mon, trashing hotels? "Settle down...valuable pics on the wall..good thing windows are 3 inch thick, etc..". Funny yes but but wished Obama had focused more on their awesome talent and what they brought to the world musically which is a more accurate representation of the band.

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I don't know about anyone else but Obama rubbed me the wrong way with parts of his speech. It was more of a mockery than a tribute. C'mon, trashing hotels? "Settle down...valuable pics on the wall..good thing windows are 3 inch thick, etc..". Funny yes but but wished Obama had focused more on their awesome talent and what they brought to the world musically which is a more accurate representation of the band.

I agree totally, there wasn't much he could say that wouldn't be too "Zep cliché" to be honest anyway. they seem to find it all in good humour though.

Edited by TheStairwayRemainsTheSame

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