[19 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 475 views]
HIPGNOSIS PORTRAITS BOOK/EARLS COURT THE FINAL GIG/JIMMY PAGE CLASSIC ROCK INTERVIEW/ THE FIRST REUNION 1981/DL DIARY UPDATE

With Christmas nigh on upon us – here’s a Zep related book that comes well recommended:
Hipgnosis Portraits: Aubrey Powell – Foreword by Robert Plant (Thames and Hudson)
The Hipgnosis design team of Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell,  Storm Thorgerson and Peter Chrstopherson were responsible for countless iconic album sleeve designs and posters. In this weighty hardback volume, Aubrey Powell narrates the story of how they came to produce this starling body of work.
Aubrey was working on this book when I interviewed him back in the spring of 2013. The end result is a fascinating snapshot of in progress sketches, …

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[19 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 475 views]
HIPGNOSIS PORTRAITS BOOK/EARLS COURT THE FINAL GIG/JIMMY PAGE CLASSIC ROCK INTERVIEW/ THE FIRST REUNION 1981/DL DIARY UPDATE

With Christmas nigh on upon us – here’s a Zep related book that comes well recommended:
Hipgnosis Portraits: Aubrey Powell – Foreword by Robert Plant (Thames and Hudson)
The Hipgnosis design team of Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell,  Storm Thorgerson and Peter Chrstopherson were responsible for countless iconic album sleeve designs and posters. In this weighty hardback volume, Aubrey Powell narrates the story of how they came to produce this starling body of work.
Aubrey was working on this book when I interviewed him back in the spring of 2013. The end result is a fascinating snapshot of in progress sketches, …

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[11 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,696 views]
02 REUNION SEVEN YEARS GONE/TBL CHRISTMAS GIFTS/ JB’S CLUB BOOK/IPSWICH POSTER/DL DIARY UDATE

TBL celebrates Led Zeppelin at the 02 –seven years gone:
One concert…one night…one event…seven years gone…seven million memories: 
Here are my initial post gig thoughts that were posted on the TBL website the day after:
WELCOME TO PLANET ZEPPELIN – IT FELT PRETTY GOOD UP THERE….
INITIAL O2 THOUGHTS…
Just got back from Planet Zeppelin. That’s the only appropriate phrase to describe the incredible vibe that has prevailed at the Millennium Dome / O2 over the past two days.
Where to start?
The amazing experience of being lucky enough to attend the open rehearsal on Sunday afternoon.
The …

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[4 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,737 views]
JIMMY PAGE AT WATERSTONES BOOK EVENT/HOUSES OF THE HOLY REISSUE FEEDBACK/ROSS HALFIN EXHIBITION/IAN McLAGAN & BOBBY KEYS RIP/DL DIARY UPDATE

Jimmy Page Book Stamping Event at Waterstones Piccadilly – December 2nd, 2014. 
On Wednesday I was in attendance at the Jimmy Page Waterstones book stamping event.  There was a good turn with fans travelling for as far as Germany and Sweden. Jimmy took time to engage with every fan who came forward with a book to sign listening intently to the comments and accolades. – it was a joy to watch the reaction of those in attendance who got to meet him. I had a quick word with Jimmy and he told me he …

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[28 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments | 3,631 views]
JIMMY PAGE LONDON BOOK SIGNING /ROBERT PLANT AND SSS WOLVES AND BLACKPOOL REVIEWS/TBL PRODUCTS FOR CHRISTMAS /LED ZEP IV REISSUE FEEDBACK/DL DIARY UPDATE

Jimmy Page London Book Signing Details:
Jimmy Page is appearing at Waterstones, Piccadilly on Tuesday December 2nd. He will be hand-stamping copies of his photographic autobiography with a personalised ‘Zoso’ stamp, unique to this location.
Here’s the info via Waterstones:
WATERSTONE’S PICCADILLY
Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 1:00PM
We’re delighted to host one of the world’s most iconic guitar players, who will be hand stamping his book ‘Jimmy Page’ with a stamp unique to this event. Access to the queue will be on a first come first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The …

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[21 Nov 2014 | 3 Comments | 153 views]
ROBERT PLANT UK TOUR FEEDBACK /WOLVES GIG UPDATE/ROBERT AND SSS FOR SOUTH AMERICAN FESTIVAL DATES/JIMMY PAGE INTERVIEWS/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters – Cambridge Corn Exchange  -November 20th 2014:
”I don’t need Bluegrass – we have green grass here”
Setlist;Friends/Spoonful/Turn It Up/Going To California/Let The Four Winds Blow/Rainbow/
What Is And What Should Never Be/No Place To Go/Babe I’m Gonna Leave You/Little Maggie/
Fixin’ To Die/You Shook me – I Just Want To Make Love To You-Whole Lotta Love-Who Do You Love
Encores; Poor Howard/Rock And Roll
Just back from another excellent night in the company of the Sensational Space Shifters. It was good to catch the show outside of London …

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[14 Nov 2014 | 11 Comments | 3,301 views]
ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACESHIFTERS LONDON ROUNDHOUSE /JIMMY AND CHRIS CORNELL IN LA/ TBL 38 ALL OUT THERE/DL DIARY UPDATE

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters: The Roundhouse London  – November 12th. 2014: 
Set List: Friends, Spoonful, Turn It Up, Jam (Arbaden (Maggies Baby)), Going To California, Embrace Another Fall, Rainbow, What Is And What Should Never Be, No Place To Go, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, Little Maggie, Fixin To Die, Wanna Make Love To You/Whole Lotta Love/ Who Do You Love
Encores
Stolen Kiss, Rock and Roll
Gary Foy Observations:
We travel long and far to Chalk Farm, London and for what seems to be Roberts’s regular home lately, the Roundhouse, with …

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[10 Nov 2014 | 11 Comments | 3,338 views]
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS OPENING NIGHT OF THEIR UK TOUR IN NEWPORT REVIEW

 
Opening night of the Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters UK tour – on the spot report and photos via Richard Grubb for TBL
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters – Newport Centre – November 9th, 2014
Setlist: No Quarter, Poor Howard, Thank You, Turn It Up, How Many More Times, All The King’s Horses, Black Country Woman, Embrace Another Fall, What Is And What Should Never Be, Rainbow, Fixing To Die, Whole Lotta Love
Encores: Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Little Maggie
27 years after my first live Robert Plant experience on …

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[7 Nov 2014 | 6 Comments | 3,133 views]
TBL 38 OUT ON THE STREETS/ JIMMY PAGE IN NEW YORK/ LED ZEP IV AND HOUSES CHART STATS AND MORE FEEDBACK/ROBERT PRE GIG MEET/DL DIARY UPDATE

 TBL 38 Out On the Streets:
TBL 38 is out on the streets. All UK copies have been despatched and I am now processing all Europe, America and overseas orders to   go out over the next few days.…hold on – it’s coming your way soon…..I think the wait will be worth it…
So after 113 days of toil, the results are finally there to be read – here’s some initial reaction:
Got my first copy today!……quality quality…content and production…..packed with great stuff  – Paul Hagen
Got ours today Dave, brilliant stuff many thanks –  Julie …

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[30 Oct 2014 | 13 Comments | 2,721 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 | 3,963 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 …