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[30 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | 10,372 views]
DAVE LEWIS DIARY: A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ME TO YOU

DL, the visiting Larry Bergmann Jnr and the good lady Janet- Knebworth book launch weekend in the TBL HQ kitchen, Totnes Close Bedford August 9th 2009
 
On the late morning of January 1st 2000, ten years back, my good friend Terry Boud and I mulled over the previous night’s festivities with a new year’s day pint (or two). We were both nursing massive hangovers and hair of the dog was required.
iPods, podcasts, Blu-ray, Wi –Fi, digital downloads, e commerce, HD, iPhones You tube and Facebook were not on the agenda that …

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[23 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 5,175 views]
DAVE LEWIS DIARY: A MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ME TO YOU

Well that was the week that was -‘’It’s over let it go’’ as Millicent Martin used to sing on the iconic 60’s show of the same name. It may be over, but this one will be difficult to let go as it was a quite remarkable week.
 
After all it’s not every week one find’s oneself in close proximity to two of the ex members of Led Zeppelin. On Tuesday the It Might Get Loud film premiere was everything and more than we expected. Jimmy looked very relaxed and full of …

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[23 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 5,109 views]
A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS – 30 YEARS GONE

 
Jimmy Page was feeling pretty pleased with himself.
 
The last of the presents were wrapped and under the tree. The turkey was all ready to cook. In the kitchen he switched on the Amstrad 7070 radio/tape deck and pressed it to radio medium wave mode.
‘’All in all it’s just another brick in the wall…’’
The irritating school kid’s chorus of Pink Floyd’s current Christmas number one single blared out.
 
How that song grated on Jimmy. Not because it was a bad effort – Roger Water’s The Wall concept seemed quite interesting. …

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[23 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,546 views]
TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 25 OUT NOW -ANOTHER ZEP PUBLISHING EVENT

 TIGHT BUT LOOSE ISSUE 25 OUT NOW
ANOTHER ZEP PUBLISHING EVENT
 
Every issue of the Tight but Loose magazine is a Zep publishing event and this 25th outpouring of Zep related text is no exception.
 
This issue includes:  
THEM CROOKED VULTURES
Exclusive: John Paul Jones talks to TBL on life in the new best band in town
Plus Them Crooked Vultures US tour coverage and album review.
 
40 years on – still the only way to fly
Led Zeppelin Autumn ’69, Mike Tremaglio compiles the definitive Led Zep fall tour log 
 
Led Zeppelin 2: …

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[22 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 12,111 views]
THEM CROOKED VULTURES TOUR WATCH UPDATED/HAMMERSMITH REVIEWS

 
The John Paul Jones TBL Tour Watch section has been updated by Gary Foy to include extensive coverage of Them Crooked Vultures tour dates from August to December. This includes a round up of their December 17/18 Hammersmith Apollo gigs. Follow the Tour Watch Link to John Paul Jones

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[22 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 4,345 views]
JIMMY PAGE SET TO PERFORM AT PEACE CONCERT IN CHINA

Many news agencies are reporting that Jimmy Page has been confirmed to play at the first annual Show Of Peace Concert, a environmental awareness event, which is scheduled to take place on April 17th 2010 at Beijing, China’s ‘Birds Nest’ stadium, the stadium Jimmy performed with Leona Lewis at the closing ceremony of last year’s Olympic Games. In addition to the 100,000 attendees expected at the concert there are also plans to televise the event worldwide.
More performers and other details will be announced at a Jan. 13 press conference in Beijing. The …

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[18 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | 4,838 views]
TBL NEWS UPDATE DEC 18:  JIMMY PAGE TELLS SKY NEWS PLANS AHEAD/VULTURES LATEST/ZEP GIFT GUIDE/TBL 25

Photo Andreas Stocker/TBL
In an interview with Sky News, Jimmy stated his intention to be out playing in 2010. “Next year, I have every intention of playing music live and making it — manifesting it. I’ve got it. I’ve got it there. I’ve got the music waiting. It just needs to be done. So that’s it. That’s what I’ll be.  It’s been two years since the O2.  It’s time to do that.” See link at  Sky News : Jimmy Page Them Crooked Vultures: Footage from their December 8 Koln Palladium performance can …

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[18 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 4,135 views]
LED ZEPPELIN AT THE BEEB ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Photo Andreas Stocker/TBL
Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin are to feature exclusively on a BBC 6 Music. The programme, Jimmy Page and the BBC Sessions, will be broadcast in two parts on Christmas Day (25 December).
You can hear Part 1, Led Zeppelin in 1969, on 6 Music between 1200-1300 GMT, with Part 2, Led Zeppelin in 1971, on-air between 2100-2200.
The show features a section of the famous Whole Lotta Love medley, that isn’t included on the commercial BBC Sessions release in 1997, although after hearing it again at 6 Music, Jimmy …

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[18 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 3,661 views]
Them Crooked Vultures, Hammersmith Apollo

December 18th 2009
Set List
No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Dead End Friends
Scumbag Blues
Elephants
Highway One
New Fang
Gunman
Bandoliers
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Caligulove
Interlude with Ludes
Spinning in Daffodils
Reptiles
Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up

Pic by Gary Foy
Went to see the Vultures at the Hammersmith Apollo on the Friday (18th). Outstanding gig.
It was great to see a band who made it up as they went along, as quite a lot of their songs had extended improvised sections. The rhythm section was outstanding – as you’d expect! And the eye-contact between Dave …

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[17 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 3,062 views]

December 17th 2009
Set List
No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Dead End Friends
Scumbag Blues
Elephants
Highway One
New Fang
Gunman
Bandoliers
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Caligulove
Interlude with Ludes
Spinning in Daffodils
Reptiles
Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up
Them Crooked Vultures – Live at Hammersmith Apollo 17/12/09
 
By Colin Miller
When it was announced that Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones were teaming up to form a band called “Them Crooked Vultures”, eyebrows were naturally raised.
With John Paul Jones on bass and Dave Grohl back behind the drum kit, it could be argued …