[26 Mar 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,635 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON STAGE WITH JACK WHITE/ TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT /DEBORAH BONHAM TOUR DATES/ HIFI LOUNGE EVENT AND THE WHO AT 02 ARENA REPORTS/DL DIARY UPDATE/

Robert Plant on stage with Jack White:
Robert Plant made a guest appearance with Jack White last Saturday at the Lollapalooza event in Argentina. Robert and the Sensational Space Shifters were also on the bill.  The pair performed a scintillating version of Lemon Song/Killing Floor – as can be seen in the clip below, Robert was in full on rock god mode stalking the stage playing off Jack’s guitar licks. A superb performance.  The Lemon Song/Killing Floor was duly added to the Space Shifters set for their Citibank Hall Rio appearance …

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[26 Mar 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,635 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON STAGE WITH JACK WHITE/ TBL 1975 SNAPSHOT /DEBORAH BONHAM TOUR DATES/ HIFI LOUNGE EVENT AND THE WHO AT 02 ARENA REPORTS/DL DIARY UPDATE/

Robert Plant on stage with Jack White:
Robert Plant made a guest appearance with Jack White last Saturday at the Lollapalooza event in Argentina. Robert and the Sensational Space Shifters were also on the bill.  The pair performed a scintillating version of Lemon Song/Killing Floor – as can be seen in the clip below, Robert was in full on rock god mode stalking the stage playing off Jack’s guitar licks. A superb performance.  The Lemon Song/Killing Floor was duly added to the Space Shifters set for their Citibank Hall Rio appearance …

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[20 Mar 2015 | One Comment | 1,597 views]
BAD COMPANY PLAYBACK PREVIEWS/ROBERT PLANT & SSS US TOUR DATES/TBL LED ZEP 1975 SNAPSHOT/ GOLDRUSH AND FOOTBALL 45 YEARS GONE/ANDY FRASER 1952 – 2015/DL DIARY UPDATE

Bad Company Playback Gibson Brands Studio:
On Wednesday night I attended the excellent Bad Company Playback at Gibson Brands Studios in London. This featured Mick Ralphs in conversation with Classic Rock Team Rock radio DJ Nicky Horne and previews of five alternate takes of Can’t Get Enough, The Way I Choose, Bad Company, Feel Like Makin’ Love and Shooting Star – all soon to be part of the re issued first two Bad Company albums Bad Co and Straight Shooter  due out early April .
This was a small affair at Gibson Brands Studios with about …

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[12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,680 views]
HIFI LOUNGE -TBL CLASSIC ROCK SATURDAY/ PHYSICAL GRAFFITI REISSUE FEEDBACK/ TBL 1975 LED ZEP SNAPSHOT/DL DIARY UPDATE

HiFi Lounge/TBL Classic Rock Saturday – Dunton, Bedfordshire – March 21, 2015:
Once again we are teaming up with The Hi Fi Lounge dealership to stage a special HiFi Lounge/TBL Classic Rock Saturday.
The HiFi Lounge is a highly reputable hi- fi dealership situated in an out of town spot in Bedfordshire. It’s situated in a converted granary building in the village of Dunton –just off the A1M –appropriately enough the road to Knebworth and with good links to London and the north.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, TBL will …

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[5 Mar 2015 | 3 Comments | 2,283 views]
ROBERT PLANT ON STAGE AT FRANK FREEMAN REUNION/RECORD STORE RELEASE/LEADBELLY GIG/ PHYSICAL GRAFFITI MORE FEEDBACK/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant back on stage with Robbie Blunt at Frank Freeman’s Reunion show in Kidderminster…
Dave Shuck and Kevyn Gammond have been in touch to feedback on the recent Frank Freeman reunion concert which took place in Kidderminster on Saturday Feb 21.
The reunion was in homage to the famous Frank Freeman’s Dancing Club venue in Kidderminster that played host to the likes of Captain Beefheart, Tyrannosaurs Rex, Fleetwood Mac etc. Robert Plant was a big supporter of the club – this reunion show saw him back on stage with Robbie Blunt, …

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[27 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,767 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI WEEK ON TBL/ RETRO REVIEW/TBL LED ZEP ’75 SNAPSHOT FEB 27-28 / EARLS COURT BOOK/DL DIARY UPDATE

Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released!
Physical Graffiti Week on TBL:
 TBL ’75 Snapshot Retro Review:
Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, 1975
ROCK’S BIGGEST bruisers, Led Zeppelin, have got another album. In rock chronology this is an Event, since the defending champions of the world’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll draw have released only six albums in the past seven years. In fact, we’ve spent eighteen excruciating months between products, pacifying ourselves with heavy rock’s second prizes – Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, and BTO. And these heavy metal hitmen couldn’t begin to plug …

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[26 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 1,305 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI WEEK ON TBL/ DL THOUGHTS ON THE VINYL VERSION / JIMMY AT THE BRITS/DL DIARY UPDATE

Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released!
Physical Graffiti Week on TBL:
After all the build-up, it’s now time to celebrate the long awaited release of the reissue of Physical Graffiti…
DL thoughts:
The Reissued Graffiti: Physical Sequencing with no cherry picking required……
So this is it…the big one – an embarrassment of riches –
I played the vinyl version yesterday all in one sitting – as it should be and I have to say I was totally overwhelmed..… totally beyond expectation …so many moments of unparalleled greatness now heard in more clarity than …

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[25 Feb 2015 | 4 Comments | 972 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI WEEK ON TBL /MORE FEEDBACK/TBL 75 SNAPSHOT RETRO REVIEW/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released!
Physical Graffiti Week on TBL:
Initial Feedback: By Jack Porter
Led Zeppelin 40th Anniversary DELUXE EDITION vinyl PART TWO. AUDIO
Part two of my review of the 2015 Physical Graffiti Deluxe Vinyl reissue.
I decided with this review not to go through the whole original album because I think we all know what went down on tape there. (not that it ceases to amaze!). However after playing the album through whole I’ll be talking about various parts of the original record in order to give points …

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[24 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | 1,246 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI WEEK ON TBL / INITIAL FEEDBACK / FACTS BEHIND THE TRACKS/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released!
Physical Graffiti Week on TBL:
The UK had there turn yesterday…and I spent the day searching out the one we have all been waiting for… 
Today it’s the US that will get the Graffiti of the Physical ..let me know what you think when it comes your way… 
Initial Feedback: By Jack Porter
Physical Graffiti 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Vinyl Review. PART ONE Jacket, sleeve, packaging, vinyl condition, (Rough mix), Rough review should I say, will be editing, overdubbing and adding…
It is 09:45 on a grim late winter …

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[22 Feb 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,196 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI WEEK ON TBL /PHYSICAL GRAFFITI COVERS CITY – NEW LED ZEPPELIN ALBUM RELEASED!/INTERVIEWS/RETRO SNAPSHOT REVIEW/DL DIARY

Physical Graffiti Covers City! New Led Zeppelin album released!
Physical Graffiti Week on TBL:
After all the build-up, it’s now time to celebrate the long awaited release of the reissue of Physical Graffiti…officially released today  -40 years on.
Wherever you are, however you invest in this massive outpouring – these next few days are going to be pretty monumental for Led Zeppelin fans the world over…I’ll be on my own quest today to get my hands on the product that matters…more on all that soon.
To kick off, here’s some of my initial …

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[20 Feb 2015 | 8 Comments | 1,992 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI OLYMPIC STUDIOS PLAYBACK EVENT/JIMMY PAGE NME AWARD/ TBL LED ZEP ’75 SNAPSHOT/BBC INTERVIEW/FIRST FEEDBACK

Physical Graffiti Olympic Studies Playback Event – February 19 2015:
Where to start on another incredible playback?
We settled into our seats as the screen was playing back the Earls Court segment of the DVD – watching that was very exciting in itself and so began a night when I really did feel like the 18 year old I was in the second row of Earls Court 40 years ago. I had a quick chat with Mojo Editor In Chief  Phil Alexander who showed me the cover mount CD Mojo have lined up next issue which has …