Stairway to iTunes

Reuniting Led Zep bows to demands of download devil, uploads catalogue
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2007 2:46 PM CDT
Singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium in this file photo July 13, 1985. Led...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Led Zeppelin has joined the digital age, allowing its music to be sold online for the first time shortly before playing a one-off reunion show in November. The essential classic rock oeuvre is one of the last to get the mp3 treatment, Reuters reports. Led Zep will cave in to the 21st century all at once and also allow Verizon to sell ringtones.

But you’ll only be silencing your cellphone’s “Kashmir” solo as the lights dim at O2 Arena next month if you already have tickets: More than a million prospective concertgoers applied for the 10,000 available seats. If you’re devastated to have missed out, run out and buy the new two-disc greatest hits record—or log on and pull it off the Net.