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[31 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,456 views]
Robert Plant CBE

  pic. Frank Melfi 

Robert was among the 966 people recognised in the New Year Honours and was awarded a CBE in recognition for services to music.
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[24 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 575 views]

So it’s here. Tight But Loose issue 22 is on the streets.
It’s always quite an epic moment when the fruits of our labour become a reality which all started in late August. I must acknowledge the input of Steve Jones, Cliff Hilliard, Simon Cadman, Mick Wall, Ross Halfin, Gary Davies and Gary Foy in making this issue what it is. 
Such is the close proximity to Christmas day itself, I half expected the TBL logo masthead to have a layer of snow on like seasonal issues of The Beano or Hotspur …

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[24 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,498 views]

Full report on JPJ’s recent US appearances 
With thanks to Randy Ray
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[24 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 3,239 views]

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[24 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,999 views]

John Paul Jones is teaming up with Sonic Youth and a Japanese violinist Takehisa Kosugi for a soundtrack to a special dance piece. 
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[24 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,894 views]
Jeff Beck comments on reunion rumours

Jeff Beck is the latest fellow musician to comment on the reunion rumours. 
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[24 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,023 views]

I was sad to hear of the death of Keith Shadwick. Keith was a well known jazz and rock critic. I worked with him on his 2005 book Led Zeppelin The Story of a Band and Their Music 1968-1980. The book was an excellent insight into the compositional side of Zep told by Keith with much insight. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. 
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[14 Dec 2008 | One Comment | 3,348 views]

It only took a few seconds of that Tampa news footage to appear on screen before I felt a little watery eyed looking at the O2 DVD footage this week. Such is the lasting emotion of that truly incredible night of exactly one year ago. Watching it again and playing it back on the iPod on cold nights going home this week has only heightened my appreciation of their performance.
There were plenty of texts and emails from fans around the world similarly sharing their one year on experiences.
Seeing them reunited …

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[7 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 3,132 views]
Michael Lee Dies at 39

Tight But Loose is very sad to hear of the death of former Page and Plant drummer Michael Lee .
Michael was found dead at his home on Monday 24th November. A cause of death has not been established, he had just turned 39. 
Michael Lee was born on 19th November 1969 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, moving to Darlington a year later. Leaving school at 16 Michael worked in a music store selling piano’s but soon became more interested in drums. With money from his first job Michael brought an old Premier …

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[7 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,199 views]

The guitar documentary “It Might Get Loud,” starring guitarists Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge, is finally set to get a theatrical release after it was announced that the film was purchased by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Sony said it intends to “open the film next summer.”
The documentary was directed by Davis Guggenheim, best known for his directorial role for the Academy Award-winning “An Inconvenient Truth.” It has been screened three times to date, all during the …