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LED ZEPPELIN - The perfect rock show

02. October 2018

LED ZEPPELIN - Die perfekte Rockshow

"Being one of the guys was the best moment of my life," Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham, who passed away in 1980, still raves about being one of the guys at the O2 Arena Gig 2007 in London. The challenge to Jason and the "other guys" Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones was immense, because the New Yardbirds, renamed Led Zeppelin fifty years ago, have made a name for themselves in the twelve years of their existence as the most complete and biggest rock band of all time. Their reputation is not only based on their immortal studio classics. As a live band Led Zeppelin reinvented themselves and their songs every concert evening.

ROBERT PLANT - The white comanche

25. October 2017

ROBERT PLANT - The white comanche

Primrose Hill between Camden and Regent's Park is a preferred London residential area, especially among actors and musicians. Robert Plant, as he reveals in his favourite pub Princess Of Wales, has had a "nice little house" here for years, but he only uses it occasionally when he visits the capital. Otherwise, he lives in the country, near the Welsh border. And until recently, in Austin, Texas. But since the separation from US singer-songwriter Patty Griffin at the end of last year, he has turned his back on the states once and for all. Which is one of the main themes on Carry Fire. Just like his personal view of the USA under Trump and the world in 2017, he has little sympathy and even less understanding. Although he expresses this clearly in his texts, Plant does not want to discuss his views further. Which makes him an exhausting, sometimes stubborn conversational partner. Someone who in principle does not want to talk about the past, but also not about the present.

eclipsed No. 184 / 10-2016

31. December 2016

LED ZEPPELIN - The Last Remaster?

"That's it," my ass! Jimmy Page has charmingly told us about the new editions of "Presence", "In Through The Out Door" and "Coda". With "The Complete BBC Sessions" the 72-year-old Englishman once again enters the Remasters-Ring and adds eight songs to the live recordings from the late 60s and early 70s as well as a lot of discussion needs. We report what awaits the fan and discuss with Jimmy Page the new extended and revised re-release - possibly the last remaster.

THE BEATLES - Always on the move

LED ZEPPELIN - The Last Remaster?

21. September 2016

LED ZEPPELIN - The Last Remaster?

New compositions and ambitious band projects, as he has announced them to eclipsed in recent years, have so far proved to be castles in the air. But 2016 is also such an eventful year for Jimmy Page. His 26-year-old girlfriend is making headlines in the British gossip press and polishing up his rock star image, his lawsuit with neighbor Robbie Williams, whose remodeling work threatened to damage Pages' Victorian villa in Kensington, has been stopped in court, and the spectacular "Taurus vs. Stairway To Heaven" trial, which took place in Los Angeles in mid-June and was to convict Led Zeppelin of plagiarism, is miserably clever. On the one hand, because no adequate consistency with the Spirit song was determined, but also because star attorney Francis Malofiy relied on an argument so absurd that Page on the witness stand played air guitar, drumming drum parts by John Bonham and firing one disarming verbal after another.