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[4 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 6,843 views]
TBL CELEBRATES STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN AT 40: PART ONE – TBL ARCHIVE SPECIAL – HOW BELFAST RE-UNITED UNDER TRIBUTE BAND SIMPLY LED TEN YEARS AGO PLUS THE WAY IT WAS IN 1971…

40 years ago tomorrow, Jimmy Page strapped on a newly acquired Gibson double neck guitar and played the first chords of a new lengthy composition in front of an audience for the first time.
The occasion was Led Zeppelin’s opening date on their UK tour at the Ulster Hall Belfast.
The song was Stairway To Heaven
Today we begin a two day celebration of this special anniversary of a special song.
This TBL Archive feature looks back to the events that took place on the 30th anniversary of that first airing of Stairway To …

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[21 Sep 2010 | 11 Comments | 13,642 views]
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWCASE GIG IN LONDON:  ”ARE YOU READY?…”

Above Photo By Christie Goodwin

Black Country Communion:Album Launch Showcase gig –  John Henry’s Ltd Studios, London-September 20th 2010

Set List: Black Country/One Last Soul/Beggarman/Song Of Yesterday/Stand (At The Burning Tree)/The Great Divide/Medusa/Sista Jane (including Wont Get Fooled Again ending).

The photo of Black Country Communion that accompanied a preview of their debut album on the TBL site in late June  was met with  a ‘’Comments’’ response from the mysterious Nuvo 911 that said ‘’What a strange looking band. A Mexican, A kid, An Old Man and a Red-Neck . . . They …

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[24 May 2010 | No Comment | 8,774 views]
EARLS COURT WEEK ON TBLWEB – MAY 24TH 1975 35 YEARS GONE – DL RETRO DIARY

TURNING THE CLOCK BACK 35 YEARS
SATURDAY MAY 24 1975
TICKET BLOCK AA ROW B SEAT 8
Ticket Price £2.50
My friend Dec had queued up for these tickets for this one over night when they went on sale in March. Seven of us went from Bedford (Hi Dec,Tom and Phil!) We went shopping in Oxford Street where I brought a pair of hip mirror shades for the Lorret holiday to follow. Then it was over to Earls Court in the afternoon – one of our crew  Gary Felts had made a top hat …

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[17 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,277 views]
TBL 26 OUT NOW! – SUBSCRIBE NOW! FULL ORDERING DETAILS

The first issue of the 2010 Tight But Loose Magazine Subscription is out now!
Now is the time to subscribe!
HOW TO ORDER: 3 magazine one year subscription commencing with May issue:
UK  £18.50
Europe  £22.00
USA/Rest Of World  £25.00
Subscription comprises of May issue (TBL 26), September issue (TBL 27) and December issue (TBL 28)
All prices include postage & packing
Or you can order the May issue on its own as a single issue:
UK £6.50
Europe £7.50
USA £8.50
Order via post – cheque (in UK sterling) payable to D.Lewis – send to
TBL, 14 Totnes Close, Bedford, MK403AX, England
Or …

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 4,054 views]
TBL ARCHIVE EXTRACT: THE MAD MONTH OF MARCH 1998: PART TWO

Continuing on from last week’s look back at the mad month of March in 1998, when Page and Plant were riding high after a mini tour of Eastern Europe and looking forward to England and all eyes were on London.
Wednesday March 11 1998
There have been rumors of a special Page Plant launch gig for the album happening in London for some time. They did attempt to book the Shepherds Bush Empire back in January. Locations in Islington and Kilburn have also been checked out in recent weeks. An early morning …

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[10 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | 5,182 views]
TBL ARCHIVE EXTRACT:ROYAL ALBERT HALL FEBRUARY 9 2002

This piece first appeared in TBL 16. It’s my account of one of the most beguiling nights spent in the company of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
This was the occasion they chose to appear separately on the same bill at one of the series of Teenage Cancer Fund shows in 2002. Looking back I think there was a sense amongst fans that they could still easily pick up their collaboration of the mid to late 1990’s – but by then things had moved on, particularly for Robert. It’s interesting …

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[19 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 4,288 views]
BOOT LED ZEPPELIN CELEBRATE EARLS COURT 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LONDON GIG

UK tribute band Boot Led Zeppelin will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the famous Zep Earls Court shows with a showcase gig on Saturday March 27th. The venue is the Shepherds Bush Empire in London. Boot Led Zeppelin will be recreating the magic of Zep in ’75 with a special Earls Court set list and TBL will be in attendance on the night – more details to follow. This is shaping up to be a great way of marking the 35th Earls Court anniversary. Ticket details and info via …

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[27 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 2,897 views]
TIGHT BUT LOOSE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIBERS IT MIGHT GET LOUD FILM COMPETITION!

Your chance to win 2 tickets to the UK Premiere of It Might Get Loud in London on December 15th!

Photo/ Film (c) 2009 Steel Curtain Pictures, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Packaging Design (c) 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
 
If you are a current TBL magazine subscriber or have subscribed for 2010, this is your chance to win 2 tickets to attend the UK premiere of It Might Get Loud at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London at 7pm on Tuesday, December 15 2009 
 
The film directed by Davis Guggenheim …