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[31 Dec 2012 | 10 Comments | 8,882 views]
GOODBYE 2012 – HELLO 2013 –   A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU

That was the year that was and in Zep terms…well there has never been one quite like it.
The announcement of Celebration Day, the long awaited visual record of the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion concert, kick started a wave of activity – the UK press conference, the US press conference and premiere screening, the UK premiere at the Hammersmith Apollo, JPJ at the European premiere in Germany, Jimmy likewise in Japan, the incredible October 17 Celebration Day itself with worldwide simultaneous screenings, the You Tube clips, the Mojo, Rolling Stone and …

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[28 Dec 2012 | 18 Comments | 2,375 views]
KENNEDY CENTER HONORS GALA 2012 – COMPLETE LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE SEGMENT

The complete Kennedy Center Honors Gala 2012 Led Zeppelin tribute segment….(above photo AP)
Not just a band …more a way of life…here’s the conclusive proof…

Until next time… keep reading -keep listening
Dave Lewis/Gary Foy
December 28th , 2012.
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[27 Dec 2012 | One Comment | 3,742 views]
JOHN PAUL JONES BBC RADIO 3 INTERVIEW GALLERY PREVIEW /JIMMY PAGE BBC WORLD SERVICE INTERVIEW ON YOU TUBE/KENNEDY CENTER HONORS HEART INTERVIEW CLIP/ GERRY ANDERSON 1929 – 2012 /STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS GALA….

JOHN PAUL JONES ON BBC RADIO 3 ON NEW YEARS DAY:
There’s photo gallery on the BBC Radio 3 website previewing  Fiona Talkington’s interview with  John Paul Jones, who will be performing live and selction of music on BBC Radio 3 on January 1, 2013 at 23:00.
See link at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p012zlmh
JIMMY PAGE IN CONVERATION WITH KIRSTY LANG ON BBC WORLD SERVICE ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Here’s a you tube clip of the excellent BBC World Service Kirsty Lang interview with Jimmy Page aired on Christmas Day:

KENNEDY CENTER HONORS GALA ON CBS TV
The Kennedy Center Honors aired last night on CBS-TV …

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[23 Dec 2012 | 15 Comments | 8,627 views]
DL DIARY UPDATE – SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/LED ZEPPELIN AT ALLY PALLY 40 YEARS GONE / CBS THIS MORNING INTERVIEW/ KENNEDY HONORS GALA CBS BROADCAST PREVIEW

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU
So this is Christmas…
Like everyone the last few day here have found us scurrying around trying to sort everything before tomorrow. In between Christmas shopping, ordering the turkey etc, there’s been work on the forthcoming TBL issue 34. In particular Mike Tremaglio’s superb tour log that covers the Japan, Monteux and 1972 /3 UK tour. Here’s a pic with designer Mick Lowe at Studio Mix in Bedford last week  – Mick has done another fantastic job in supporting all the design needs of the mag etc …

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[21 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | 14,258 views]
JIMMY PAGE ON BBC WORLD SERVICE CHRISTMAS DAY/JOHN PAUL JONES ON BBC RADIO 3 NEW YEARS DAY/ TBL 34 UPDATE/ ROBERT PLANT WITH PATTY GRIFFIN – MORE YOU TUBE CLIPS

 
JIMMY PAGE CONVERATION WITH KIRSTY LANG ON BBC WORLD SERVICE ON CHRISTMAS DAY
THe BBC World Service will be airing the full version of Kirsty Lang’s interview with Jimmy Page on Christmas Day – a highlight of which was broadcast last month. See links at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20337875
Here’s a highlight clip:

JOHN PAUL JONES ON BBC RADIO 3 ON NEW YEARS DAY
This via the BBC 3 website:
Fiona Talkington celebrates the New Year with special guest, multi-instrumentalist and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, who plays live and chooses a selection of music on BBC Radio 3 …

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[16 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | 11,071 views]
JIMMY PAGE, ROBERT PLANT & JOHN PAUL JONES CBS SUNDAY MORNING INTERVIEW/ROBERT ONSTAGE WITH PATTY GRIFFIN – YOU TUBE CLIPS /LAST MINUTE TBL GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Here’s the links and clips from Anthony Mason’s Sunday Morning CBS TV interview with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones aired on Sunday December 16th.
Preview Black Dog clip:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137102n
Preview Interview clip:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137175n
Full interview:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137219n
…and the You Tube clip of the full interview…

 ROBERT JOINS PATTY GRIFFIN ON STAGE:
This report via Chad Swiatecki at Rolling Stone .com
December 16, 2012 12:10 PM ET After roughly a half-hour of soulful, confessional solo material on Saturday night, roots singer Patty Griffin paused to introduce her “driver” to the couple hundred fans packed into Austin’s tiny Continental Club.
“Three years ago …

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[14 Dec 2012 | 7 Comments | 6,768 views]
RAVI SHANKAR 1920 -2012/ JIMMY PAGE NEWS/ROBERT PLANT NEWS/ DAVE GROHL ON TCV/ JASON LIVE MOBY DICK/ DL DIARY UPDATE/ LAST MINUTE TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

It was sad to hear of the passing of Ravi Shanker age 92, the virtuoso sitar player who influenced so many Western musicians most notably George Harrison – Jimmy Page was also an early convert of Indian musical instruments .
As Jimmy revealed on his official website on the this day entry for 4 Feb 1967:
At the end of the Yardbirds tour of Australia, there were two options to return to England: one, which was chosen by the rest of the band, was to route through San Francisco; but I chose to …

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[10 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | 9,497 views]
REMEMBERING THE LED ZEPPELIN 02 REUNION CONCERT FOR AHMET ERTEGUN – FIVE YEARS GONE

Five years gone….
Yes five years ago today lucky fans from across the world converged on to the 02 Arena in London to witness the live return of Led Zeppelin for one night only in memory of Ahmet Ertegun.
Of course though the wonder of the Celebration Day film, in recent months millions of fans worldwide have been able to share in the magic of  that glorious night.
To mark the occasion, reproduced below are some thoughts from fans present on the night plus the press reaction at the time and the reflections …

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[6 Dec 2012 | 8 Comments | 6,504 views]
CLASSIC ROCK/GUITAR WORLD/DEBORAH BONHAM/TBL GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS/DL DIARY UPDATE/WHOLE LOTTA LOVE/DAVE BRUBECK 1920 -2012/KENNEDY HONOURS/LETTERMAN LATE SHOW

CLASSIC ROCK AND GUITAR WORLD NEW ISSUES:
Two more cover story magazines hit the news stands this week. Classic Rock January 13 issue 179 has Led Zeppelin as the cover act on one of five cover choices (Black Country Communion, Rival Sons, Rush and The Rolling Stones are the others) as the magazine determines who has been band of the year.  It includes interviews with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones plus a piece by me on the impending reissue project.

Guitar World has a similar Ross Halfin New York photo session pic …

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[4 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments | 7,538 views]
DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW/ DAVE GROHL ON PERFORMING AT KENNEDY HONOURS GALA/ TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/DECEMBER 4TH

DAVID LETTERMAN LATE SHOW:
Last night’s taping of the David Letterman Late show featured an interview with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones –
This report of the Letterman taping via Steve Sauer:
http://www.ledzeppelinnews.com/
The elusive third chair was brought out to the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater for today’s “Late Show,” to accommodate the Led Zeppelin threesome of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. The standard two-chair setup returned for the interview with actor John Krasinski of “The Office,” an unabashed Led Zeppelin fan who, as it turned …