[21 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 1,418 views]
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS UPDATE/LZ NEWS/DEBORAH BONHAM GIGS/MACCA TOP TEN/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin – Complete BBC Sessions Update:
Following the announcement of the forthcoming release of the Led Zeppelin Compete BBC Sessions album on Tuesday – ordering links can now be accessed to pre- order the various formats due to appear.
The official Led Zeppelin website has all the details to pre order – check out the link at:
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/
In the, UK Spin Records are also offering pre orders – details at this link:
https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/the-rill-thing-king-of-rock-and-roll-the-second-coming-2cd-50023
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It was incredibly exciting to see the reaction to this news – something that has been kept under wraps for some time. I am …

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[21 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 1,418 views]
THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS UPDATE/LZ NEWS/DEBORAH BONHAM GIGS/MACCA TOP TEN/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin – Complete BBC Sessions Update:
Following the announcement of the forthcoming release of the Led Zeppelin Compete BBC Sessions album on Tuesday – ordering links can now be accessed to pre- order the various formats due to appear.
The official Led Zeppelin website has all the details to pre order – check out the link at:
http://www.ledzeppelin.com/
In the, UK Spin Records are also offering pre orders – details at this link:
https://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/the-rill-thing-king-of-rock-and-roll-the-second-coming-2cd-50023
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It was incredibly exciting to see the reaction to this news – something that has been kept under wraps for some time. I am …

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[19 Jul 2016 | 11 Comments | 3,139 views]
ANNOUNCING THE FORTHCOMING RELEASE OF LED ZEPPELIN THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS

FORTHCOMING LED ZEPPELIN RELEASE – OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Complete BBC Sessions
Remastering Supervised By Jimmy Page 
With Previously Unreleased Recordings
CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats, Including Super Deluxe Boxed Set, will be available on September 16:
Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the bands appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971.
Later this year, the band will unveil THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS, an updated version of the collection that’s been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight …

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[13 Jul 2016 | 7 Comments | 1,519 views]
TBL 41 NOW ON MAGZTER DOWNLOAD/ZEP OVER MUNICH 1980/ LZ NEWS/ROBERT PLANT TOP 10/HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON BONHAM/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Essential Led Zep reading for your iPad, tablet and phone – TBL 41 now available to download via the Magzter newsstand…
I am pleased to announce that the recent TBL issue 41 is now available as a digital download for iPad and Android formats via the Magzter Digital Newsstand .
The Magzter Digital Newsstand is one of the leading multi platform digital newsstand, with 6,000 magazines from 2,500 publishers globally available for sale.
The Tight But Loose magazine has long been established as the key regular Zep written source. The launch of the …

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[7 Jul 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,196 views]
ZEP OVER MANNHEIM 1980/ LZ NEWS/WARREN GRANT INTERVIEW /WHO LIST/ANDY ADAMS BLOG /CAROLINE AHERNE 1963 – 2016/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Retro Archive: Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980: it was 36 years ago…
Continuing the TBL retro archive feature on the final Led Zeppelin tour as chronicled in the Feather In The Wind book… 
Mannheim, July 2nd, 1980. Hello July, hello Mannheim. It’s dull and raining. Zeppelin are due to play two gigs here.
The concerts are held at an extraordinary place called the Eisstadion. Normally an ice hockey arena, its roofing is partly canvas. The audience assembled tonight is every bit as crazy as in Frankfurt. A strong American showing, mixed in …

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[30 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 2,184 views]
ZEP FRANKFURT OVER EUROPE 1980/STAIRWAY COURT CASE/ ROBERT & SSS IN EUROPE/SCOTTY MOORE 1931-2016 /LA FORUM 1977/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Led Zeppelin Over Europe 1980 – 36 years Gone.
Frankfurt Festhalle – It was 36 years ago today…
Flashback to the Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany – on the evening of June 30th, 1980 around 8pm:
I am in the confines of the grand Festhalle venue in the heart of Frankfurt and I am standing no more than ten feet away from the four members of Led Zeppelin. The occasion is the tenth gig on the current tour of the band who have reigned supreme as the world’s greatest live rock attraction for much of …

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[23 Jun 2016 | 7 Comments | 3,430 views]
LED ZEPPELIN WIN STAIRWAY COURT CASE/LZ NEWS/ JOHN BONHAM TOP TEN/LA FORUM 1977/ DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

“We are grateful for the jury’s conscientious service and pleased that it has ruled in our favor, putting to rest questions about the origins of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and confirming what we have known for 45 years. We appreciate our fans’ support, and look forward to putting this legal matter behind us,” Jimmy Page and Robert Plant – June 23, 2016
Stop press: Led Zeppelin win Stairway To Heaven court case:
Reason has prevailed…
This report via Rolling Stone.com
Led Zeppelin have won a copyright lawsuit that claimed they had plagiarized the music to …

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[16 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 2,629 views]
STAIRWAY COURT CASE/TBL 41 MORE FEEDBACK/LZ NEWS/ HOWARD MYLETT FIVE YEARS GONE/HENRY McCULLOUGH 1943 -2016/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Stairway To Heaven Court Case: 
The Stairway To Heaven court case has begun in Los Angeles and as expected, there’s been a barrage of media coverage.
This report of the opening of proceedings via The Guardian:
The opening to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven transfixed the venue but Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did not sing or jam guitar.
It was a courtroom, not a concert, and they sat in silence, accused of stealing arguably the most famous riff of the most famous anthem in rock.
The British duo, sporting dark suits and ponytails, sat …

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[9 Jun 2016 | 4 Comments | 2,147 views]
TBL 41 OUT ON THE STREETS/ LZ NEWS /PAGE  & PLANT PARIS 21 YEARS GONE/BETTY SQUIRE 1926 -2016/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL Issue 41 – Out On The Streets – initial feedback:
TBL 41 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 41 is out on the streets –  as of  last Tuesday, every subscriber copy and pre order was in transit. The pic below shows the scene at the main Bedford Royal Mail sorting office as I dropped the bulk of them off.

TBL 41 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, …

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[2 Jun 2016 | 7 Comments | 2,330 views]
JOHN BONHAM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY/TBL 41 LATEST – OUT ON THE STREETS/LZ NEWS/BAD CO UK TOUR/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

John Bonham – on the occasion of his birthday…
Tuesday May 31 marked the 68th birthday of John Bonham…
Over the past  couple of year the Led Zeppelin Reissue programme has only gone to heighten John’s s percussive contribution and lasting legacy – as Jimmy remarked ”Listening to John Bonham, well that always makes me simile…”
The listing below are prime selections from throughout the Zep catalogue that unanimously reflect the remarkable standards he set. I’m sure I won’t be the only ones searching out these performances to play this weekend in celebration of the …

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[27 May 2016 | 2 Comments | 2,443 views]
TBL 41 IN THE HOUSE /ROBERT PLANT OUT OF MELTDOWN/ LZ NEWS/ EARLS COURT MAY 23 – 24 – 25 41 YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 41 LATEST:
TBL 41 is in the house …
Over the next few days, I will be commencing the distribution of this issue to over 35 countries.  I am hoping to get to this task as soon as possible – obviously we have a lot going on here in the light of Betty’s sad passing – and I will be working around what we need to do here regarding funeral arrangements etc..
Suffice to say it will be coming your way soon…and looking over it, there’s a host of fresh TBL news, views and features. …