Led Zeppelin

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It Might Get Loud Hits Guitar Hero Trifecta

Jimmy Page, U2's Edge and Jack White get their axe grind on in new documentary

(Newser) - There's no Behind the Music-style debauchery to be found in It Might Get Loud, Rolling Stone reports. Rather, the documentary more resembles “having three carpenters talk about a radial-arm saw,” quips Jack White, who along with the Edge (of U2) and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), form the heart... More »

Tune Would Pave Zeppelin a $572M 'Stairway to Heaven'

A little informal addition indicates classic-rock masterpiece is a gold mine

(Newser) - With Led Zeppelin's first iTunes-sold album boosting the classic Stairway to Heaven back into various charts, Portfolio sounded out entertainment execs on what the tune might really be worth if the "notoriously protective" band would loosen the shackles. The final math: $572 million. A look at the breakdown: More »

Rolling Stone's Top Guitar Classics

The greatest riffs, from Bill Haley to Metallica

(Newser) - There are those tunes driven by the rhythm section, but nothing lights a fire in the blood quite like the power of the perfect guitar riff. Thus, Rolling Stone suggests its favorite guitar anthems, hitting all stops between BB King and King Crimson. The top five:
  1. Johnny B. Goode: Chuck
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Page Hints at Led Zeppelin World Tour

Guitarist drops clues, but scheduling must await Plant's return

(Newser) - Lead guitarist Jimmy Page has dropped some serious hints that a Led Zeppelin world tour may be on its way. Promoting the band's Mothership album in Japan, Page said the successful reunion concert in London in December proves that they're ready for a tour, reports the Daily Telegraph. “There... More »

Zep Show a Whole Lotta Love

London gig, the first in 27 years, wows 16,000

(Newser) - Until tonight, Led Zeppelin hadn't played a full concert in close to 30 years. But it's clear the band still has a whole lotta love for performing, reports E!. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, blew the roof off London's... More »

Led Zeppelin Outwits Scalpers

Strict new security in force at concert

(Newser) - Rock band Led Zeppelin performs in London tonight for the first time in 20 years and fans are pouring in from all over the world—including Brazil, Australia and the US. Some may be bitterly disappointed, however. Stringent new security arrangements designed to beat scalpers may stop some fans from... More »

Nervous Zeppelin Played in Secret Before 'Reunion'

Band needed to know if the old chemistry still sizzled

(Newser) - Superband Led Zeppelin rehearsed in secret to make certain they could click again before announcing a reunion concert, guitarist Jimmy Page told the BBC. "We wanted to see how well we'd be playing together and once we played it was without doubt we wanted to do it," he... More »

Injury to Page Delays Led Zep Comeback

Fans must wait 2 more weeks for guitar guru's broken finger to heal

(Newser) - Die-hard Led Zeppelin fans revving up for the band's first concert in 17 years are going to have to wait just a little bit longer. The London show scheduled for November 26 has been pushed back to December 10 because guitar god Jimmy Page broke one of his hallowed fingers,... More »

Plant, Krauss Make Sweet Music

Led Zeppelin frontman and bluegrass queen harmonize nicely

(Newser) - Alison Krauss’ clear mountain voice might seem an odd match for former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, but their collaboration, Raising Sand, is “the stuff of which music lovers’ dreams are made,” says the Boston Globe. Traversing a range of root styles, Krauss and Plant harmonize beautifully, USA ... More »

Stairway to iTunes

Reuniting Led Zep bows to demands of download devil, uploads catalogue

(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... More »

Rock Legends Party Like It's 1979 (With a 2007 Approach)

Rock has become a 'legitimate trade'

(Newser) - The Police. Genesis. Led Zeppelin. Rock legends are squeezing back into their familiar duds to electrify audiences decades after their heydays. The comebacks aren’t all about cash, the Economist proposes. Many of the greying rockers are in no need of funds "if they fancy a new castle or... More »

Led Zeppelin Set to Press 'Play'

Surviving members will reunite to honor Atlantic Records founder

(Newser) - The surviving members of Led Zeppelin will reunite in November for a concert to honor late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the group in 1968. The three band members haven't played together since 1988, although rumors of reconciliation have been swirling for several years, and a greatest-hits album... More »

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