[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 277 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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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 277 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 | 1,667 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 …

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[13 Aug 2014 | 14 Comments | 2,139 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 …

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[8 Aug 2014 | 8 Comments | 2,669 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 …

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[31 Jul 2014 | 23 Comments | 1,547 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 | 2,998 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 | 2,689 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” …

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[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 415 views]

Turn It Up

Just wanted to share some pictures from the Colors of Ostrava Festival. First of all you could not pick a better venue than this. I have been to a ton of concerts over the years but this place is totally amazing! The pictures do not do it justice and whoever thought of this should be given some kind of award for most interesting venue ever!
Highly recommend to festival goers everywhere. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters show was the premiere band there and they put on a …

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[18 Jul 2014 | 7 Comments | 2,771 views]
THE NEW TBL T -SHIRT-PRE ORDER NOW! /ROBERT PLANT TOUR REPORTS AND NEW ALBUM TRAILER/ JPJ IN BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE / CLASSIC ROCK 200/FLASHBACK MAGAZINE/TOMMY RAMONE 1952 -2014/ JOHNNY WINTER 1944 -2014/DL DIARY UPDATE

Announcing the new TBL T-Shirt design: Pre order now!
The new TBL T-Shirt is now under production and pre- orders are being accepted now -  the new TBL T-Shirt should be ready to despatch early to mid August. I will update on distribution in the coming weeks.  
This special TBL T-shirt is a two colour black Gildan heavy cotton T-shirt depicting the new TBL Mag logo expertly designed by Mick Lowe with the slogan ‘’Not just a band…more a way of life…’’ –  white and gold print on black T-shirt.
Sizes are available in both men’s and ladies - all ordering details are available …

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[17 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 311 views]

Set List included:
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, Black Dog, Spoonful, Down To The Sea, Going To California, Rainbow, Nobodys Fault But Mine, Turn It Up, What Is And What Should Never Be, Fixin To Die, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown
Communication Breakdown