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On This Day In LED ZEPPELIN History – September 16th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 16, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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On September 16th, 1970LED ZEPPELIN unseated the Beatles in The Most Popular Group category for the 1970 Melody Maker Poll Awards. Robert Plant was voted as Best Male Vocalist at this same awards. This historic event was hosted by The Savoy Hotel in London, England.

On September 16th, 1970Robert Plant and John Bonham did a TV interview on the BBC’s Nationwide.

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On September 16th, 2016LED ZEPPELIN releases The Complete BBC Sessions; a newly re-mastered (re-release) which features 8 unreleased BBC recordings.

On September 16th, 2016LED ZEPPELIN‘s The Complete BBC Sessions is ranked at #22, on the iTunes Top 100 Albums Chart. Whoa!

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF LED ZEPPELIN.

Stone.

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On This Day In LED ZEPPELIN History – September 9th

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on September 9, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Here’s a couple of Rock historic moments from the yesteryear of the iconic LED ZEPPELIN. There will never be another band like this one. Perhaps the very best ever? The debate shall forever continue…

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On September 9th, 1970LED ZEPPELIN performed at the legendary Boston Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts.

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On September 9th, 1971LED ZEPPELIN performed at the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia.

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LED ZEPPELIN FOREVER.

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On This Day In METAL History – April 23rd… The Iconic LED ZEPPELIN

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On April 23, 1977 – The impeccable Led Zeppelin performed at The Omni, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The ticket price (shown above) was $10, in US funds. $10!! My Metal God Almighty, that is an unbelievable thing! Check out the concert setlist, below:

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Trampled Underfoot.

* Source for above concert setlist: Led Zeppelin Official Website.

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Above: A backstage pass to this 1977 Led Zeppelin concert at The Omni.

Stone Says, About Led Zeppelin: Anytime I happen across Led Zeppelin history, I get those good chills. I believe that without Led Zeppelin, the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal sounds we hear today would not be the same. Legendary guitarist Jimmy Page with his melodic (and heavy) mastery and unique expression of scales and chords has certainly penetrated the building blocks of widespread Rock and Heavy Music. The guitar playing of Jimmy Page, to this day, is always like fresh rain water falling from the heavens, in my Metal opinion.

Vocalist Robert Plant and Jimmy Page equally gave each Led Zeppelin song its own identity, while bassist John Paul Jones and (the late) drummer John Bonham’s less is more styles of play can never be duplicated and only imitated. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF LED ZEPPELIN.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 24th – A Special Led Zeppelin Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On February 24th, 1969 – The exceptional Led Zeppelin performed at Club Lafayette, in Wolverhampton, UK. The late and great John Bonham had booked the Club Lafayette for his wife’s (Pat) 21st birthday party. Led Zeppelin took to the stage and performed before the packed house full of friends and family.

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On this day in 1975 – The sixth studio album from the iconic Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti, was released. This magnificent album is certified Platinum 16x, in the USA. This album was also released on Led Zeppelin’s new Swan Song label.

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On February 24th, 1999Led Zeppelin IV is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. This seminal studio album was released back in November of 1971 and features such Led Zeppelin classics as: Stairway To Heaven, Black Dog, Rock and Roll, Misty Mountain Hop and When The Levee Breaks.

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On this day in 2015MOJO magazine (issue 257) releases their Led Zeppelin/Physical Graffiti issue to the world. This issue of MOJO also contains a free CD: Physical Graffiti Redrawn. Cover versions of Physical Graffiti songs are featured on this CD, from such artists as: Blackberry Smoke, White Denim, Syd Arthur and more.

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On February 24th, 2015Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition is released exactly 40 years to the day after its debut! Produced and remastered by the great Jimmy Page, this is undoubtedly a Led Zeppelin studio album to celebrate.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF LED ZEPPELIN.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – February 16th – A Led Zeppelin Edition!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On February 16th, 1969 – The fabulous Led Zeppelin performed at the Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Led Zeppelin was a supporting band for the legendary Vanilla Fudge.

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On this day in 1972 – The sensational Led Zeppelin performed at Subiaco Oval, in Perth, Australia.

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On February 16th, 1975 – The legendary Led Zeppelin performed at The Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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On this day in 1978Robert Plant was featured on the cover of Circus magazine. The date on this magazine’s front cover is February 16, 1978. This was issue number 175. The gal pictured is Linda Ronstadt. If you’re not familiar with who Linda Ronstadt is, then click on the link below:

http://www.ronstadt-linda.com

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On February 16th, 1980 – The iconic Led Zeppelin had their hit, Fool In The Rain, sitting at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on their eighth studio album from 1979: In Through The Out Door.

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On this day in 2015Led Zeppelin’s compilation of timeless hits and songs, Mothership, is at #188, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. This album has spent 193 non-consecutive weeks on this chart, peaking at #7.

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

LED ZEPPELIN – Reunion Rumors, The Everlasting Relevance And Legacy Of This Iconic Rock Band

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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In this issue of Guitar World Holiday 2014, (above), Guitarist and producer Jimmy Page revisits two of Led Zeppelin’s most god-like albums, IV and Houses of the Holy. We also talk about the history of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” which remains one of the most durable songs in rock history. – Guitar World

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Stone’s Metal thoughts about Led Zeppelin:

Jimmy Page. Robert Plant. John Paul Jones. John Bonham. These are the names that forever will be Led Zeppelin. Accept no substitutes or cover acts that do their very best to pretend. The real deal Led Zeppelin lineup were those four mentioned musicians, up until the tragic passing of John Bonham, on September 25th of 1980. In the case of Led Zeppelin, nothing beats an original is an understatement.

During the rare live reunions of Led Zeppelin, neither Phil Collins (1985 Live Aid) or Jason Bonham (2007 Celebration Day Concert), could truly fill the shoes of John Bonham. With all due respect to those who’ve tried, it’s like trying to fill the shoes of George HarrisonJohn Lennon, Dimebag Darrell or Ace Frehley, it just isn’t gonna be remotely the same. I don’t claim Phil Collins or Jason Bonham were ever trying to fill these legendary shoes of John Bonham, for they are world-class drummers in their own right.

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It’s called band chemistry for a reason and without it, that special something is gone. Fans can hear it, see it, taste it and feel it. Certainly, a Led Zeppelin reunion right now, be it a tour and/or studio album would be fun for the fans, only each surviving band member of Led Zeppelin has to want and feel the magic too; only they know if they can still capture the chemistry of yesteryear. In recent CBS This Morning interviews, both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have denied knowing of an 800 million dollar contract being ripped up or even offered. So much for the rumor mill, it will bite you every time.

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Above: Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe CD Edition)

I’ve seen the legendary Jimmy Page on the television show circuit, recently. With his recent appearances on CBS This Morning and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, I cannot question the sincerity, humor and candor of Jimmy Page, the man comes across as the legend he’s perceived as. Jimmy Page makes it no secret that he would embrace a Led Zeppelin reunion, on these telecasts. However, a recent appearance of Robert Plant on CBS This Morning had him conveying an entirely different opinion, regarding a Led Zeppelin reunion. Robert Plant had made it clear, that Led Zeppelin was a four member band when John Bonham was alive and he pointed out the importance that the late drummer had on his life and the band. In other words, Robert Plant has no ambition to facilitate a Led Zeppelin reunion, based on his interview on CBS This Morning. I tend to believe that money is no longer a motivator for the members of Led Zeppelin; if it were the case, this band would have been touring decades ago.

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Robert Plant has his successful solo career still running on all cylinders, with his tenth solo album, Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, just being released on September 9th, 2014, via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Robert Plant has earned his success as a solo artist through decades of dedication; while even winning his first ever Grammy Award in 2009 for Album Of The Year with Alison Krauss for their 2007 album: Raising Sand. Strangely, Led Zeppelin never won a Grammy Award; a reminder to all of how clueless the Grammy voting committee can truly be, historically.

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John Paul Jones has recently kept very busy touring with The Dave Rawlings Machine. This legendary bassist of Led Zeppelin was even a member of Them Crooked Vultures, a Hard Rock supergroup/power trio which included Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. Them Crooked Vultures debut album even peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, in 2009. It’s as if everything that a surviving member of Led Zeppelin touches turns to gold and that is mystical in itself.

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Jimmy Page has in recent years stirred the legacy of Led Zeppelin into the social consciousness of Rock fans both young and old, via reissues and the unparalleled greatest hits: 2007’s Mothership. Yes, Jimmy Page has also enjoyed an acclaimed solo career, only now it’s the focus of Led Zeppelin’s legacy of songs that seems to drive him. And why not so? With the classic catalog of Led Zeppelin albums being reissued and given deluxe CD package treatments, the aura of this band continues to burn bright. These legendary Led Zeppelin albums are once again returning to the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, due largely on the fact that these reissues also contain previously unreleased material. Jimmy Page as an album producer will forever be revered, his passion and intellect of song and sound has few equals, in my Metal opinion.

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Above: The legendary Jimmy Page and his newly released book – Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page

These legendary members of Led Zeppelin have remained musically focused, talent-fueled and continuously relevant with each passing decade; they’ve been the constant and never-ending improvement model, at its finest, for all to follow in the world of Rock And Roll. Led Zeppelin doesn’t need their band logo put on toilet paper or pillow cases to earn a quick buck; nor does this band need to be force-fed onto the masses with smart aleck marketing schemes to stay relevant. I personally (since I’ve been alive) cannot recall an era of Rock when Led Zeppelin lost their relevancy; this iconic band has stood the test of time.

Even the mighty KISS has suffered an identity crisis musically, on more than one occasion, during their reign; whereas Led Zeppelin takes critical heat for only CODA, a 1982 studio album released after the fact, if you will. It’s all about the music and the timeless sound of Led Zeppelin that keeps their Rock And Roll flame burning. I was just a tad too young to have been able to see Led Zeppelin in concert, back in the ’70’s; still its their catalog of music and live videos that I can forever embrace. Those are my Metal thoughts and opinions, anyways. May the magic of Led Zeppelin live on forever. Metal be thy name. – Stone.

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* For more info on LED ZEPPELIN:

Website: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF LED ZEPPELIN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 Is Back! New Tour Dates Announced!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The country’s favorite Led Zeppelin tribute band, LED ZEPPELIN 2, is back! Following a brief period of dormancy, the band — fronted by Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont — will return to the stage beginning with a special set at Chicago’s Ben Fest this Saturday, marking their only area appearances of the year. In August the band will head West for shows in California and Nevada and in September, make their way to Ohio and Michigan with, additional performances to be announced soon. 

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LED ZEPPELIN 2:

7/20/2013 Ben Fest – Chicago, IL [more info] * only area appearance!

8/15/2013 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA [more info]

8/16/2013 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV [more info]

8/17/2013 Slims – San Francisco, CA [more info]

8/18/2013 House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA [more info]

9/21/2013 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH [more info]

9/22/2013 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI [more info]

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Dubbed “…the best Zep band going anywhere,” by Time Out New York, “…the closest thing to seeing the real Led Zeppelin,” by The Dallas Observer and commended for their “authentic raw flair,” by Atlanta’s Backstage Beat, who note that it’s, “hard to believe how balls-out fantastic they are,” LED ZEPPELIN 2 continue to reap critical accolades for their larger-than-life Zep reenactment. Rather than a kitschy “greatest hits” show however, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live themselves, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire ZEPPELINperformances from specific shows and sets from the band’s storied history.

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 CRITICAL PRAISE:

LED ZEPPELIN 2 demonstrated an unparalleled ability to mimic the original… the energy in the room reverberated as the band owned the stage.” – The Third Word

“There are a lot of ZEP tributes out there, but this one’s our favorite, not least because its members fully immerse themselves in the musicianship and style of the four classic-rock heavyweights. That Yakuza howler Bruce Lamont does a mean Robert Plant is icing on the cake.” – Time Out Chicago

“…these imitators get the LED out in a way your battered copy of Physical Graffiti never will, right down to the unearthly tones of guitarist Paul Kamp’s bowed Les Paul solos. Sure, purists are still holding out for the real deal’s tour, but even if that happens, it’s doubtful that Robert Plant can wail the opening lines of ‘Black Dog’ as well as his LED ZEPPELIN 2 counterpart, Bruce Lamont,” – The Onion

“The band is on its way out of the minor leagues, and is now playing bigger venues for a generation of fans too young to have ever experienced the genuine article.” – The New Yorker

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on LED ZEPPELIN 2:

Facebook: LedZeppelin2

http://www.ledzeppelin2.com

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LONG LIVE LED ZEPPELIN 2.

Stone.

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