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[30 Dec 2015 | 4 Comments | 4,226 views]
IAN FRASER KILMISTER 1945 -2015/END OF YEAR ROUND UP – HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Ian Fraser Kilmister 1945 – 2015:
“There is no easy way to say this. Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favourite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.
“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness – there aren’t words.
“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please, play …

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[24 Dec 2015 | 4 Comments | 4,385 views]
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM US TO YOU/BOLESKINE HOUSE FIRE/ ZEP AT ALLY PALLY 1972 CHRISTMAS RETRO REFLECTIONS/ /DAVE LEWIS DIARY BLOG UPDATE

So this is Christmas…
Christmas Eve is upon us – and it’s that final rush to get everything sorted for the next few days.
As is customary on Christmas Eve here – I’ll be wearing my Led Zeppelin Winterland 1969 tie brought for me by Larry Ratner in 1992 (hi Larry!) – and there may be another Zep related clothing accessory to parade (thanks Mr Lodge). After all the intense TBL activity of recent weeks, it will be great to unwind today in the company of visiting friends and along the way …

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[17 Dec 2015 | 6 Comments | 3,365 views]
TBL 40 OUT ON THE STREETS/JIMMY PAGE RADIO 2 JOHNNIE WALKER INTERVIEW/JPJ NEWS/ GOLDEN LION 1981/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

TBL issue 40 – out on the streets: 
TBL 40 mail out update: I counted them all in and I counted them all out…TBL 40 is out on the streets – as of Tuesday, every subscriber copy and pre order is 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 40 is on the way to over 30 counties including England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland , Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, …

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[10 Dec 2015 | 5 Comments | 2,515 views]
TBL 40 IN THE HOUSE/ROBERT PLANT CONTRIBUTES TO BRITISH RED CROSS LONG ROAD PROJECT/02 REUNION EIGHT YEARS GONE/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

TBL 40 In the house – and coming your way soon:
The 40th issue of the Tight But Loose magazine is in the house. The task to pack them and distribute them all via Royal Mail is now underway.
UK copies will begin filtering out from today – I aim to have all UK copies in transit by the middle of next week.  Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and the rest of the world copies will follow and will be in the post as fast as I can humanly get them there. Hopefully the majority …

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[2 Dec 2015 | 6 Comments | 2,773 views]
TBL 40 LATEST/JPJ ON STAGE/ROBERT 2016 US DATE/AMY LEE GOING TO CALIFORNIA/ LED ZEPPELIN IV/MM POLL AWARDS/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE:

 
TBL ISSUE 40: THE LANDMARK ISSUE – COMING SOON
TBL 40 is now at the printers and should be ready for distribution at the end of next week. This is the final issue of the current subscription – ALL subscriptions end with this issue and it will be time to re subscribe – see below.
If you are not a TBL subscriber  – now is a great time to sample the TBL mag – don’t miss out on this landmark TBL issue – more essential Zep reading
 Here’s the TBL 40 line up…
Chris …

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[26 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 3,218 views]
EARLS COURT PHOTO BOOK BLACK FRIDAY OFFER/ TBL CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS/JIMMY PAGE AT BEAT MUSEUM/JB MEMORIAL FUND LATEST/LED ZEP IV/GOALDIGGERS ’79/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

Five Glorious Nights – Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975: Black Friday weekend special offer!
If you have yet to indulge in the Five Glorious Nights photo book this weekend is a golden opportunity to do so. Publishers Rufus Stone are staging a special Black Friday price reduction as follows:
From 9am UK time on Friday November 27th until 5pm UK time on November 30th the Five Glorious Nights Led Zeppelin at Earls Court May 1975 book will be priced at £97.50 plus £10 delivery worldwide.

This represents a 25% off saving.

It will be …

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[21 Nov 2015 | 2 Comments | 3,403 views]
JIMMY PAGE BACK ON STAGE AT EMP FOUNDERS AWARD EVENT – REPORT AND YOUTUBE CLIPS

 
Jimmy Page back on stage at EMP Founders event:
On Thursday night Jimmy Page took to the stage at the finale of the EMP Founders Award. Jimmy was in attendance to receive the annual Founders award for his exceptional influence on music.
A host of musicians paid tribute to him during an evening of star filled Led Zep performances. Though it was unplanned Jimmy got up and performed Rock And Roll . This was Jimmy’s first on stage performance since he guested with Roy Harper in 2011.
It’s an absolute joy to see Jimmy …

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[19 Nov 2015 | 2 Comments | 3,240 views]
PARIS TERROR ATTACKS/ JPJ ON STAGE/ROBERT APRS AWARDS/ LED ZEP IV & ELECTRIC MAGIC 44 YEARS GONE/WHOLE LOTTA LED AT HAYNES/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 

The Paris Terror Attacks:
I had been watching the BBC 4 Rod Stewart documentary late on Friday so I was not aware of the terrible events that were unfolding in Paris until early on Saturday morning. It was just shocking to read of the terror and the distruction caused in so little time.
I was due to attend the VIP Musicmania Fair at Olympia and it really did take the wind out of the sails – as Tom and I reached London there was a very strange atmosphere at St Pancras International station – …

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[12 Nov 2015 | 2 Comments | 3,361 views]
JIMMY PAGE AT CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS/ JPJ AT ICE STATION VADSO FESTIVAL/MORE ON JIMMY PAGE SEATTLE EVENT/LED ZEPPELIN IV/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE

 
Jimmy Page at the Classic Rock awards to accept Led Zeppelin’s Reissue of The Year award:
On Wednesday night, Jimmy Page was in attendance at the Classic Rock Awards staged at London’s Roundhouse venue.
Jimmy was there to accept Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Of The Year award. He arrived around 6.30 pm and was interviewed by a variety of TV and radio stations on the red carpet for about fifteen minutes. I had a quick word with him – he was very pleased to picking up the award – ”this is the end …

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[5 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 3,010 views]
JIMMY PAGE FOR FOUNDERS AWARD/ROBERT & ALISON CHRISTMAS MOVIE SONG/JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL LATEST/TOOL DO ZEP/DL DIARY BLOG UPDATE/

Jimmy Page for  Founders Award 2015 Honoree:
This is an annual fundraiser to benefit EMP’s youth programs, EMP’s Founders Award features legendary performers who have made substantial contributions to the field of music.
The annual Founders Award Celebration is EMP Museum’s signature fundraiser, celebrating the life’s work of living legends while meaningfully contributing to the institution’s extensive education programs.
This year, EMP will honor iconic musician Jimmy Page. Together with honorary chairs Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen, we are thrilled to honor Mr. Page’s exceptional influence on music history as a groundbreaking guitarist, …