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[21 Dec 2007 | Comments Off on More O2 Thoughts / Christmas Greetings | 1,871 views]

It was straight into a six day run of retail frenzy after coming back down from Planet Zeppelin. Apologies if I haven’t replied to the many informative emails I’ve received over the past week. Thanks to everyone who sent in O2 feedback and reviews … look out for the full TBL O2 review in the forthcoming issue.
Having now seen a few of the video clips and heard recordings of the show – well it just gets better. It really was an unbelievable performance – For Your Life, No Quarter and …

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[21 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 4,724 views]

Jason Bonham appeared on the Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show on Wednesday evening, speaking about his thoughts after the O2 gig and of the future. You can listen again to the interview via this link at BBC Radio 2

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[21 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 2,248 views]

It took three hours before the first video clip of the Led Zeppelin O2 Arena gig appeared on the phenomena that is Youtube and around 24 hours before the site started removing the then rapidly increasing amount that was appearing, displaying their well-known red takedown boxes, sighting infringement on copyright owners Warner Music Group.
That is not unusual. Except in this case none of the copyright holders who might have requested this action actually had done so. Google, the owners of YouTube, said Warner Music Group was responsible, which would make …

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[21 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 2,035 views]
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss announce first tour dates

Robert and Alison Krauss have announced the first tour dates of the much anticipated Raising Sand Tour. 
Confirmed so far are: 
May 5–Birmingham NIA 
May 7–Manchester Apollo 
May 8–Cardiff International Arena 
May 10–Düsseldorf Philipshalle 
May 11–Brussells Forest National Club 
May 13–Paris Le Grand Rex Theatre 
May 14–Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall 
May 16–Stockholm Hovet (Ice Hall) 
May 18–Oslo Spektrum 
May 19–Bergen Bergenshalle 
May 22–London Wembley Arena 
All tickets are now on sale and are available from the normal agencies. 
It’s also rumored that the pair will also appear at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The festival takes place on April 25-27 and May …

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[11 Dec 2007 | Comments Off on O2 Initial Thoughts | 2,058 views]

Back From Planet Zeppelin in seventh heaven
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 wonderful camaraderie of fans that extended from the queues for tickets / merchandise /gig entry over to the Pilot Inn pub which really was pure TBL come a live Sunday night and yesterday afternoon and early evening. So many people that came so far on another blind date.
And yes seeing was believing. Again.
The …

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[6 Dec 2007 | Comments Off on TEN THOUSAND DAYS : AND COUNTING … | 1,990 views]

Ten thousand days…ten thousand three hundred and forty eight to be precise as Mr Foy informed me this week. That’s the exact amount of days that will have passed between Led Zeppelin walking off stage in the early hours of August 12 1979 at Knebworth and returning back into the glare of the spotlight at the 02 Arena London on Monday December 10 2007.
 28 years…a zillion memories.
 And it will be those memories that flash across my mind in the moments leading up to their arrival. I’m sure at one …

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[6 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 2,016 views]

Friday night at 10:30 PM (French hour), French radio Europe2 will broadcast an archive recording of the Zep concert that took place at the Olympia, Paris on October 10 1969, The concert has not been heard since it was first broadcast in November 69 on Europe 1, for the program Musicorama. 
The radio can be listened to via streaming. 
“http://www.europe2.fr/” 
Thanks Benoit Pascal/Steve Beale

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[6 Dec 2007 | No Comment | 2,033 views]

With Led Zep’s reunion show what better time to announce the first ever “Zep School” – the weekend retreat at a luxuriously appointed country house where rockers can learn to roll. Forget the disappointment of not getting tickets for the rearranged December show, 7th- 9th December are the dates you need. Not only will you hear great Zep music, you can have a go at playing it too. For more info see www.rockmasters.net.
Rockmasters are offering the chance to learn the classic Led licks with one-to-one hands-on time with our experts …

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[29 Nov 2007 | Comments Off on The Waldorf Hotel, Led Zeppelin And Me | 1,805 views]

28 years ago today on a late cold November afternoon,I walked into the plush surroundings of the Waldorf Hotel in London and ordered a vodka and lime at the bar just behind Richard Cole who was organising drinks for three quarters of Led Zeppelin.
The occasion was the annual Melody Maker Poll Awards for which Peter Grant had rounded up Robert, Bonzo and Jonesy to accept a remarkable seven awards.
I was there reporting it all for what would become Tight But Loose issue number 4. Some of the text of that …