LED ZEPPELIN CONTINUES TO LEAK MYSTERIOUS MESSAGES
Tuesday 09-11-2012 6:30pm MT
The mystery continues....
Led Zeppelin have posted a 14 second video on their official Facebook page. The video is nothing more than alternating images of the four symbols from the Led Zeppelin IV album accompanied by a live intro of “Good Times Bad Times.”
The band has previously been displaying pictures with numbers on them, seemingly counting down to an announcement on Wednesday or Thursday this week. Many have speculated as to what the pictures, and video is alluding to.
It most likely means that the band are about to announce the DVD release of their concert at the O2 Arena in London in 2007. According to The Sun, Jimmy Page himself has been behind the controls in the studio, working on the project for the past couple of months, says their source "Jimmy Page has been in the studio making sure everything is perfect. The band want it to remain true to their exceptionally high standards. It's coming out on November 22 as part of a simultaneous global release."
In the meantime feel free to admire the Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul here.
ZEPTEMBER BRINGS NEWS OF A POSSIBLE LED ZEPPELIN REUNION DVD
Monday 09-10-2012 1:24pm MT
It's appropriate that during Zeptember that a Led Zeppelin surprise could be forthcoming.....
It's been a long, long, long time coming, but Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion looks set to be released in visible and audible form.
The mighty Zep dropped a pretty big hint over the weekend in the form of a black and white image featuring the word 'FIVE' in the famous Led Zeppelin typeface. Fans initially took this as a reference to the nearly five years that have elapsed since the historic reunion, which saw Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones performing at London's 02 Arena with drummer Jason Bonham as a tribute to late former Atlantic Records head Ahmet Ertugun.
But the Led Zeppelin Facebook page has since been updated with a new graphic in the same typeface: 'FOUR.' Sounds like a countdown to me! Could the official announcement be coming this week?
A few more obvious hints have seemingly been dropped by Jimmy Page's manager Peter Mensch via Twitter. In July he said "Today, Moulder [presumably producer/engineer Alan Moulder] continues with his stellar mixing of the O2 show. It’s been 5 years coming and it’s almost here." And over the weekend he wrote: "It’s almost here. I’ve seen it and heard it. Almost 5 years to the day."
There are rumors of a DVD/2 CD set being released around November.
PETE TOWNSHEND IS REWARDED FOR HIS PROWESS WITH AN AXE
Wednesday 09-05-2012 4:28pm MT
THE WHO’S PETE TOWNSHEND TO RECEIVE
LES PAUL AWARD AT 28TH ANNUAL TEC AWARDS
September 5, 2012—Walnut Creek, CA—Legendary lead guitarist and principal songwriter for The Who, Pete Townshend, will be presented with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Friday, January 25, at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2013 NAMM Show. Presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production.
The Les Paul Award, named in honor of the legendary musician and inventor who passed away in 2009, is presented annually to honor individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Russ Paul, son of Les Paul, will make the presentation to Pete Townshend on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation, sponsor of the award. Past recipients include Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Al Kooper, and other musical giants since the award was instituted in 1991.
According to Michael Braunstein, Executive Director of the Les Paul Foundation, “Following in Les’ footsteps, Pete Townshend personifies both guitar wizardry and technical prowess in both studio and live music performance. He is a true original and a natural choice for the Les Paul Award honor.”
HEART HAS PENNED THEIR STORY
Tuesday 09-04-2012 4:02pm MT
A new book, Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll, will tell the story of Heart form their early days in Seattle to the present day.
It’s written by Ann and Nancy Wilson in collaboration with Charles C. Cross. The hardback edition hits stores October 5 with a digital version available from September 18.