[30 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 911 views]
TBL 38 DUE SOON/JIMMY PAGE ON FRENCH TV/LED ZEP IV AND HOUSES REISSUES FEEDBACK/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL 38 on the way soon:
The TBL distribution preparation for the forthcoming TBL issue 38 is well underway here with envelopes and stamps to sort…and the 10 x 8 art print which every subscriber will receive, has also arrived and it looks very good indeed.
The magazines themselves are imminently due. This is one of the most important issues in the magazine’s long history. At 50,000 words, it’s easily the most packed issue text wise and the centre piece is the interview with Jimmy Page. Suffice to say, my challenge is …

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[30 Oct 2014 | 3 Comments | 911 views]
TBL 38 DUE SOON/JIMMY PAGE ON FRENCH TV/LED ZEP IV AND HOUSES REISSUES FEEDBACK/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL 38 on the way soon:
The TBL distribution preparation for the forthcoming TBL issue 38 is well underway here with envelopes and stamps to sort…and the 10 x 8 art print which every subscriber will receive, has also arrived and it looks very good indeed.
The magazines themselves are imminently due. This is one of the most important issues in the magazine’s long history. At 50,000 words, it’s easily the most packed issue text wise and the centre piece is the interview with Jimmy Page. Suffice to say, my challenge is …

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[24 Oct 2014 | 11 Comments | 2,340 views]
PAUL SMITH LED ZEP SCARVES LAUNCH/ LED ZEPP IV & HOUSES REISSUES – YOUR FEEDBACK REQUIRED/ TBL 38 A WRAP/ROBERT ON LATER/BONZO WITH WINGS/DL DIARY UPDATE

Paul Smith Led Zeppelin limited edition scarves launched in London: 
Wednesday October 22nd marked the official launch of the Paul Smith Led Zeppelin Limited Edition Scarves.  This was held at the Paul Smith store in Albermarle Street in London with Paul Smith and Jimmy Page in attendance. The six limited edition scarves were on show – only 50 of each have been made available at a price of £395 each. They look incredible and really are the height of fashion art- albeit at a hefty price. During the evening I saw …

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[17 Oct 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,744 views]
JIMMY PAGE A LIFE IN MUSIC LONDON EVENT/ON CHRIS EVANS SHOW/IN JAPAN REPORT/JIMMY PAGE BY JIMMY PAGE BOOK REVIEW/JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL FUND DAY/DL DIARY UPDATE

The Guardian Live presents:
 A Life In Music – jimmy Page
Cadogan Hall London – October 15th, 2014.
When I interviewed Jimmy Page recently he was keen to point out that the reissue programme was for the fans – as he explained ‘’its about the people who have listened, not just heard, but listened to Led Zeppelin’’
That thought process has also been applied to the compiling of his book Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page. This is a volume that will thrill countless fans across the globe In the confines of the very plush …

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[10 Oct 2014 | 8 Comments | 1,997 views]
TBL 38 UPDATE/JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW QUOTE/JIMMY PAGE Q AND A EVENT TBL MEET/JIMMY IN JAPAN & ON BBC ONLINE /ROBERT BROOKLYN BAY DATE/JPJ LA REVIEW/ DL DIARY UPDATE

 
TBL 38 Update:
Firstly may I offer a massive thanks for all the kind comments and support re the announcement of the Jimmy Page interview scheduled for the forthcoming TBL issue 38.
Just to re iterate on subscription status – if you are a past subscriber and received the last issue TBL 37 – that completed the 2013/14 subscription and now is the time to re subscribe.
As previously mentioned – every subscriber will receive the special limited 10x 8 art print which features a photo of Jimmy Page on stage at the Festhalle Frankfurt …

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[6 Oct 2014 | 13 Comments | 508 views]
TBL 38 EXCLUSIVE JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEW – SUBSCRIBE NOW! / 10 BY 8 LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT/TBL 38 LIMITED JOHN BONHAM COLLECTORS COVER

 
TBL 38 Announcement 1: Jimmy Page in the TBL interview…
I am pleased to announce that the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine due to ship early November, will include an exclusive Jimmy Page interview conducted with me last week, in which he talks about the Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy reissues, the experimental music he is due to release via his website, his record collecting and desire to be out and seen to be playing again….
Jimmy has long since promised he would provide an interview for TBL …

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[1 Oct 2014 | 9 Comments | 4,601 views]
LED ZEPPELIN IV & HOUSES OF THE HOLY OLYMPIC STUDIOS PLAYBACK EVENT REPORT PLUS EXCLUSIVE TBL TRACK BY TRACK COMPANION DISC PREVIEW

 

Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy Playback Event:
 Tuesday September 30th, 2014:
Olympic Studios, Barnes, London 
Hosted by Jimmy Page 
Right…here goes…
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the Led Zeppelin IV-Houses of The Holy playback hosted by Jimmy Page at Olympia Studios this afternoon.
We arrived in the late September sunshine via a coach from the Warner Music office just after midday. We were taken to the very plush Olympic restaurant with the food served on Led Zep inscribed napkins and the drinks on coasters depicting the dual …

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[24 Sep 2014 | 8 Comments | 3,279 views]
JOHN BONHAM REMEMBERED 34 YEARS GONE/JPJ WITH DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE/ROBERT PLANT NEW ALBUM OVERVIEW & PLAYLIST/ CBS THIS MORNING INTERVIEW/ DL DIARY UPDATE/

John Bonham remembered 34 years gone….
Once again on this date, along with millions of fans worldwide, today I will have some quiet reflection on the passing of John Bonham , all of 34 years ago on September 25th 1980 …
Since that fateful day, so much has gone but so much remains…
And what remains most importantly of all is the everlasting love for a husband, father and brother. This was more than evident back in early August when I attended the John Bonham Memorial Fund concert featuring Deborah Bonham at St Stephen’s …

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[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 2,806 views]
TBL ISSUE 38 DUE SOON –  TIME TO SUBSCRIBE! /ROBERT PLANT ON JO WHILEY SHOW AND ON STAGE WITH PATTY/MILEY CYRUS COVERS ZEP/JIMI HENDRIX REMEMBERED/DL DIARY UPDATE

TBL ISSUE 38:
IMPORTANT NEWS ON THE FORTHCOMING TBL MAGAZINE – SUBSCRIBE NOW! IF YOU LOVE LED ZEPPELIN – YOU WILL LOVE THIS MAGAZINE!
The forthcoming TBL issue 38 is now in progress with a shipping date planned for late October. Once again the TBL magazine offers an outpouring of Zep related text with news, views and features to provide you with an ongoing tangible Zep fix.
Here’s a summary of the contents:
Led Zeppelin 2014: The First Reissues: Then and Now
Personal recollections and thoughts on the first Led Zeppelin reissues
Plus the next …

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[11 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | 1,416 views]
JIMMY PAGE A LIFE IN MUSIC EVENT/ JIMMY PAGE 1963 TV INTERVIEW FOOTAGE SURFACES/ROBERT PLANT i TUNES GIG REVIEWED/BBC BREAKFAST INTERVIEW & BBC 6 MUSIC SESSION/DL DIARY UPDATE

Jimmy Page will be launching his photographic autobiography with a special event in London on Wednesday October 15th: Here are the details:  
A Life in Music: Jimmy Page
The Guardian hosts an evening with the founder member, guitarist and producer of Led Zeppelin
Wednesday 15 October
Cadogan Hall, London SW1
Tickets £20/£18
Book now
In a rare live interview Jimmy Page, founder member, guitarist and producer of Led Zeppelin, will discuss his extraordinary life and career with Guardian music editor, Michael Hann. As he releases his photographic autobiography Jimmy Page – the first book by a member …

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[4 Sep 2014 | 11 Comments | 4,614 views]
ROBERT PLANT NEW ALBUM REVIEW /ROBERT PLANT ON BBC ONE SHOW & i TUNES ROUNDHOUSE GIG/BLACK DOG PREVIEW/LED ZEP PAUL SMITH SCARVES/DL DIARY UPDATE -ON THE OCCASION OF MY 58TH BIRTHDAY

 
Robert Plant: lullaby…and The Ceaseless Roar: 
The new Robert Plant album is officially released this weekend and has already clocked up some very complimentary reviews. To add that, here’s the views of US TBL correspondent Stephen Humphries:
Ever wondered how to fight the process of aging? No need to become a vampire, seek the fountain of youth, or sell your soul like Dorian Gray. Instead, simply follow the example of Robert Plant. On the occasion of his 66th birthday, Robert Plant remains the most youthful artist of his generation.
How does he do it? The …