[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,552 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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[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,552 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[11 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | 1,660 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 | 3,055 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 …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[27 Aug 2014 | 4 Comments | 3,023 views]
JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT MTV UNLEDDED 20 YEARS GONE/WHOLE LOTTA LOVE VOTED GREATEST RIFF /ROBERT PLANT INDEPENDENT INTERVIEW/WHOLE LOTTA WOLVES/OSAKA REVIEW/DL DIARY UPDATE

 
 
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant MTV Unledded – 20 years gone….TBL Archive Special:
20 years ago this week, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunited for two performances filmed by MTV at the London TV Studios for their Unplugged series. Appropriately dubbed Unledded, this saw the pair roll back the years with an inspiring re-evaluation of the Led Zeppelin catalogue. In its way this was every bit as significant as the 2007 O2 reunion as they sort to put into perspective their past achievements. The omission of John Paul Jones was in …

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[20 Aug 2014 | 10 Comments | 2,307 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 66TH BIRTHDAY – FROM 66 TO 66

Robert Plant on the occasion of his 66th birthday:
From his initial forays in the Midlands scene in the mid 60’s leading to his first record being released in 1966, through to his vital contribution to Led Zeppelin and on to an always compelling solo career, Robert Plant has occupied a unique position at the forefront for over five decades…
In the past 12 months touring and recording working with the Sensational Space Shifters line up, Robert Plant has continued to expand his quench for musical thirst. The prowess of this unit has been …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[13 Aug 2014 | 14 Comments | 2,690 views]
ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS GLASTONBURY ABBEY EXTRAVAGANZA/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters – Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza – August 9th, 2014:
 Setlist:  What Is And What Should Never Be, Turn It Up, Spoonful, Black Dog, Rainbow, Going To California, No Quarter, Little Maggie, Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You, Funny In My Mind, Whole Lotta Love
Encores: Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Rock And Roll
The legendary Glastonbury weather threatened to change to mood of this outdoor gig in the beautiful grounds of the ruined Glastonbury Abbey; the remnants of Hurricane Bertha were on their way, bringing the wind and rain.  Thick …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[8 Aug 2014 | 8 Comments | 3,153 views]
JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL FUND EVENT WITH DEBORAH BONHAM / ROBERT PLANT ON BBC 6 MUSIC AND RADIO 2/ LIVE WITH FAIRPORT/US DATES/MIKE SMITH 1955 -2014/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – KNEBWORTH AUGUST 11TH 35 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY UPDATE

John Bonham Memorial Fund concert featuring Deborah Bonham : St Stephen’s Church, Redditch – Saturday August 2nd, 2014.
During the past couple of weeks I had looked into how I might be able to attend the John Bonham Memorial Fund concert being staged in Redditch with Deborah Bonham performing. Things had not really worked out but then last Saturday around 3pm I had a text from my good friend Steve Way – at the time he was walking his dogs in darkest Kent and I was here working on text for TBL 38 – Steve …

Dave Lewis Diary, Featured, TBL News »

[31 Jul 2014 | 23 Comments | 2,119 views]
TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – KNEBWORTH AUGUST 4TH THEN AS IT REALLY WAS 35 YEARS GONE/ROBERT PLANT IN UNCUT MAGAZINE/JOHN BONHAM ON WINGS OUTTAKE/DL DIARY UPDATE -STATE OF PLAY

TBL Archive Special – Knebworth August 4th 1979 – Then as it really was…35 years gone…
To mark the 35th anniversary of the Knebworth August 4th performance here is an extract from the Led Zeppelin Then As It Was  -At Knebworth 1979 book:
ZEPPELIN’S BLIND DATE: SEEING IS BELEIVING
By Dave Lewis
This is the original text written for Tight But Loose, issue number 3.Whilst much of it bathes in a rose tinted glow, it certainly succeeds in capturing the pure wonderment of the event as seen through the eyes of a starry eyed …

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[29 Jul 2014 | 10 Comments | 502 views]
LED ZEPPELIN IV AND HOUSES OF THE HOLY LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES FOR OCTOBER 28 RELEASE – DETAILS ANNOUNCED

The details of the next two releases in the Led Zeppelin reissue series have now been announced.
Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will be issued on multi formats on October 27th UK /October 28th US
Here are the track listings for the deluxe editions’ companion audio discs:
Led Zeppelin IV (Companion Audio)
1. “Black Dog,” Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs
2. “Rock and Roll,” Alternate Mix
3. “The Battle of Evermore,” Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange
4. “Stairway to Heaven,” Sunset Sound Mix
5. “Misty Mountain Hop,” Alternate Mix
6. “Four Sticks,” Alternate Mix
7. “Going to …

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[24 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 3,140 views]
JIMMY PAGE FOR 92nd STREET  Y  LITERARY EVENT/ ROBERT PLANT FOR iTUNES FESTIVAL/ DEBORAH BONHAM FOR BONZO MEMORIAL GIG/TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL: COPENHAGEN WARM UPS 35 YEARS GONE/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Jimmy Page for 92nd Street Y Literary Festival:
Jimmy Page will be appearing in New York talking about the forthcoming new edition of his book Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page on November 3rd.  
 Here is the info:
Jimmy Page in Conversation
Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: from $30.00
The first ever book by a member of Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page is one of music’s greatest guitarists, innovators and legends—Rolling Stone called him “one of rock’s most important and influential guitar players, writers, and producers” …