[23 Apr 2014 | 7 Comments | 1,390 views]
BBC RADIO 4 AND BBC BREAKFAST TV AIR INTERVIEWS WITH JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT AND TWO EXTRACTS FROM THE FORTHCOMING LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES!

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Breakfast both aired exclusive extracts from the Led Zeppelin Reissues this morning – along with interview clips with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
The BBC Breakfast TV clip included some excellent comments from BBC 6’s Matt Everitt as he listened to extracts from Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind  and the alternate Whole Lotta Love on the BBC Breakfast Time clip with Rebecca Jones.  Boy, was I excited watching this –  all the waiting is going to be more than worth it – and what a …

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[23 Apr 2014 | 7 Comments | 1,390 views]
BBC RADIO 4 AND BBC BREAKFAST TV AIR INTERVIEWS WITH JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT AND TWO EXTRACTS FROM THE FORTHCOMING LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES!

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Breakfast both aired exclusive extracts from the Led Zeppelin Reissues this morning – along with interview clips with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
The BBC Breakfast TV clip included some excellent comments from BBC 6’s Matt Everitt as he listened to extracts from Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind  and the alternate Whole Lotta Love on the BBC Breakfast Time clip with Rebecca Jones.  Boy, was I excited watching this –  all the waiting is going to be more than worth it – and what a …

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[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,779 views]
DEBORAH BONHAM TBL INTERVIEW AND CAUGHT LIVE / PARIS 1969 OPENER STREAMING/PAGE & PLANT ALEXIS KORNER BUXTON SHOW 20 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY UPDATE – HAPPY EASTER

Deborah Bonham TBL Interview:
On Tuesday I met up with Deborah Bonham before her gig at the Stables in Milton Keynes to conduct an interview for TBL – Deb was on great form and we discussed her new album and tour and her thoughts on the forthcoming Led Zeppelin reissues and her brother John’s legacy – here’s a preview
DL: How has the tour and new album been received?
DB: it’s been absolutely fantastic and it’s been great doing the new tracks. The audiences are increasing and some are absolutely sold out so …

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[11 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,775 views]
FIRST ALBUM REISSUE TRAILER CLIP/TBL 37 PRE-ORDER AT BARGAIN PRICE/ ROBERT PLANT IN CHURCH/JIMMY PAGE IN JAPAN/JASON BONHAM WITH SAMMY HAGAR/DL DIARY UPDATE

 
GET READY FOR THE SUMMER OF LED ZEPPELIN 2014 – LED ZEPPELIN 1 DELUXE EDITION TRAILER:
Here we go…the first trailer from the forthcoming Led Zeppelin Reissues… a tantalising and brilliantly cut promo for the Led Zeppelin I Deluxe Edition box set release: a mouthwatering snippet of Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown from the companion audio disc recorded live at the Olympia Paris on October 10th 1969- interspersed with photos and memorabilia images that will be in the deluxe book. My… are we in for some treats….and this is just the beginning…
Led Zeppelin “LED ZEPPELIN (DELUXE …

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[4 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | 3,494 views]
GLENN HUGHES TBL INTERVIEW PREVIEW/MINIBUS PIMPS STREAMED/MICHAEL EAVIS COMMENTS/ROBERT FOR GLASTONBURY/BBC IN CONCERT AT 43/PRESENCE AT 38/ROBERT PROMO CLIPS/DL DIARY UPDATE

Glenn Hughes TBL Interview Preview: 
In an interview for the forthcoming TBL magazine in London on Wednesday, Glenn Hughes talked lucidly to me on a number of subjects. Revealing details of the upcoming California Breed album (due out May 19th), he was quick to acknowledge Jason Bonham’s performance:
”Jason Bonham can now really put his hat next to his father’s – this is the greatest drumming he’s ever done on record by far.”
Other comments:
On his work with members of the Stone Temple Pilots:
”I did start an album with the guys from Stone Temple Pilots a …

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[28 Mar 2014 | 6 Comments | 5,127 views]
HOUSES OF THE HOLY AT 41/SCARLET PAGE RESONATORS EXHIBITION/JPJ SEASICK CHARITY T- SHIRT/DEBORAH BONHAM REVIEW/BBC 4 SCREENS BERT JANSCH TRIBUTE/ MARCH 1998/DL DIARY UPDATE

Houses Of The Holy – it was 41 years ago today…
41 years ago today Led Zeppelin released their long awaited fifth album, Houses Of The Holy. Here’s some reflections from on another milestone release from the TBL/DL archive:
Like countless fans across the globe on that spring Wednesday back in March 1973 ,as a 16 year old Zep obsessive, I eagerly snapped up the album . I had been touring the record shops of Bedford daily for the arrival of this opus. This was in the years before I began working …

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[20 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | 3,570 views]
LED ZEPPELIN REISSUES ROUND UP/ JIMMY FOR HONORARY DOCTORATE AT BERKLEE COLLEGE / ROBERT MORE GERMAN GIGS/ JPJ SUMMER DATES WITH DAVE RAWLINGS/ RSD JIMMY-BLACK CROWES LTD/PLANET ROCK/BERT JANSCH CONCERT ON BBC 4 /CALIFORNIA BREED VIDEO/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Reissue Round -up:
Well once again the staying power of Led Zeppelin has been well and truly demonstrated with the incredible reaction to the news of the release of the first three reissues. The column inches racked up, both across the net and in hard print has been pretty phenomenal. Headlines such as the Independent’s ”Led Zeppelin are back with a whole lotta rock’’ emphasising that fact that this band is always in the present tense. All three of the super deluxe box sets entered the top ten Amazon …

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[13 Mar 2014 | 18 Comments | 5,028 views]
FIRST THREE LED ZEPPELIN RE-ISSUES – FULL DETAILS! – 81 DAYS AND COUNTING! /HI FI LOUNGE EVENT/ TBL 2014 SUBSCRIPTIONS/DL DIARY UPDATE

  
  LED ZEPPELIN RE- ISSUES: FULL DETAILS!
The first three releases in the long awaited Led Zeppelin re- issue programme will be available from June 2nd, 2014.
This will see the release of Led Zeppelin 1, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III – all with additional content.
Here are the details: 
Led Zeppelin
First Three Albums Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,
Each With An Additional Disc Of Previously Unreleased
Companion Audio
Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats,
Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available June 2
John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant came together in …

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[6 Mar 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,503 views]
CALIFORNIA BREED ALBUM/CHRIS CHARLESWORTH BLOG/JIMMY PAGE FRENCH BOOK/HI FI LOUNGE EVENT/TBL ARCHIVE – PHYSICAL GRAFFITI THE CREATIVE PROCESS /DL DIARY UPDATE

California Breed album ready to go:
California Breed, the new band formed by Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Andrew Watt have their new album out on May 19th.
Here’s the info:
California Breed is the new band featuring legendary vocalist-bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-vocalist Andrew Watt.
The band’s self-titled debut album will be released in the UK on May 19th by Frontiers Records. The album will be released in regular CD and CD/DVD Deluxe Edition formats.
The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Lindi Ortega, Shooter Jennings) …

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[27 Feb 2014 | 6 Comments | 2,997 views]
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI 39 YEARS GONE/ALTERNATE MIXES UP FOR AUCTION/MINIBUS PIMPS PRE ORDER/HIPGNOSIS EXHIBITION/ HI FI LOUNGE EVENT/ KNEBWORTH BOOK REVIEW/ DL DIARY UPDATE

Some thoughts on Physical Graffiti at 39…
So here we are on the 39th anniversary of the iconic sixth Led Zeppelin album – Physical Graffiti. The very title indicated something mysterious and special when I first saw it announced in the NME in late 1974. Then there was the waiting. Ah yes the waiting. Initially it was set for November 29th 1974. That date passed and nothing. Then it was going to be January 10th 1975 and so it went on, until finally on a grey February morning, I took receipt …

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[21 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments | 4,363 views]
TBL 37/MUZIQ2/DEBORAH BONHAM VIDEO/JEFF BECK TALKS OF WORKING WITH JIMMY/TBL HI FI LOUNGE DAY/THEN AS IT WAS KNEBWORTH BOOK INTERVIEW/DL DIARY UPDATE

Tight But Loose issue 37:
The forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine is in progress now with a planned publication of late March.
Plenty of great stuff lined up including Mike Tremaglio’s retrospective tour log of the first Zep US visit, Andy Croft’s tape analysis of the February 1975 US dates, full results and feedback from the TBL Jimmy Page at 70 polls, James Patrick Page Session Man vinyl box set review, an exclusive interview with former Zep roadie/ guitar tech Joe Jammer, Nick Anderson’s Collectors Column which reports on the surfacing of …