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[17 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | 4,493 views]
DAVE LEWIS DIARY: RIOTS/USED BIN PURE ROCK RADIO/HOT AUGUST NIGHT/TBL 30/HATS OFF IN MILTON KEYNES/HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADAM/THE WHO/RECORD COLLECTOR/EARLS COURT GREAT BRITISH BEER FESTIVAL PHOTOS/FRIENDS AND CAMARADERIE

It was an indictment of the recent unsavoury state of affairs in the UK that when I appeared on the Californian based rock station Used Bin Pure Rock Radio last Wednesday at the unearthly hour of 5am,the first topic was not Led Zeppelin, but the situation with the riots that had spread over the UK –images of which had shocked the world. We did soon settle in for a lengthy early morning ramble on the Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind Over Europe 1980 book, the state of play with …

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[20 Jul 2011 | 6 Comments | 1,454 views]
TBL NEWS ROUND UP:BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION HIT HIGH VOLTAGE/JOHN PAUL JONES AT LATITUDE/ROBERT FOR AMERICANA FESTIVAL/SIMPLY LED REUNION GIG/HATS OFF DATES/CHRIS WELCH AT HARROGATE/ULSTER HALL CALL OUT/CLASSIC ROCK ZEP 4

On Sunday all roads lead to The High Voltage Festival in London’s Victoria Park where Black Country Communion will be making their only UK Festival appearance.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) the power house four piece of Glenn Hughes vocals and bass with Joe Bonamassa on guitar, Derek Sherinian on keyboards and Jason Bonham on drums, will be In Dublin before Saturday’s appearance in Llandudno then the High Voltage Festival on Sunday. Next week they play Leeds (26th), Newcastle (27th), Glasgow (29th), Manchester (30th), followed by a rescheduled show in Stockholm (2nd August), the original show was …

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[4 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 6,323 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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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 4,554 views]
SEPTEMBER 25 JOHN BONHAM/ZEP TBL LONDON PUB MEET LATEST – PLUS GERMAN TRIBUTE DETAILS

 

This  Saturday September 25  we are holding an informal pub meet to celebrate the legacy of John Bonham and Led Zeppelin on the 30th anniversary of his passing.
The venue is the Marlborough Head pub at 24 North Audley Street London W1K 6WD. It’s situated just off the Marble Arch end off Oxford Street (Nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Marble Arch)
The pub serves food throughout the day – more details on this link
http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/17/1735/Marlborough_Head/Marble_Arch

The TBL crew will be congregating in the basement of the pub from 2pm. If you have …

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[9 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 8,639 views]
TBL NEWS ROUND UP: JIMMY PAGE NEW YORK TIMES INTERVIEW, JOHN BONHAM TRIBUTE CONCERT LATEST, ZEP TRIBUTE ALBUM DUE, NEW UK TRIBUTE BAND DEBUT

Photo Copyright © Janet Macoska  – Used by permission of Genesis Publications
‘Jimmy 1977 by Janet Macoska’ – April 27, 1977, Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, USA.
Jimmy Page was recently interviewed for The New York Times regarding the forthcoming publication of the Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page book .
Talking to Ben Susario  he said ’’As far as a pictorial record, you can certainly see a little bit behind the music, and you can make your own mind up. I’m not really colouring it too much with what annotations I’ve made. I didn’t want …

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[22 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,306 views]
LED ZEPAGAIN REVISIT 1977 ZEP US TOUR

On June 21, 1977,  Led Zeppelin played the first show of their historic 6 night run at the Los Angeles Forum, playing shows on the 21, 22, 23, 25,26 & 27.  To those familiar with Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings, these shows are widely considered to be among the best of the whole 1977 tour.  For this tour, the band decided on a set list that combined old favorites with a couple of new songs from their latest album, “Presence,” which was released the previous year.  They also chose to bring out some …

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[4 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | 6,823 views]
BOOT LED ZEPPELIN PERFORMING LIVE ON BBC 2’S ‘’I’M IN A ROCK’N’ROLL BAND’’ FINALE ON SATURDAY JUNE 5TH – TUNE IN AND VOTE FOR ZEP!

UK tribute band Boot Led Zeppelin will be performing live on Saturday night during the BBC2 I’m In A Rock’n’ Roll Band finale – the programme will incude a live phone vote for the Best Band catogory with Led Zeppelin likely to be in the running.
The BBC website reveals that after five documentaries exploring the DNA of the rock ‘n’ roll band and the roles in the band, from lead singer through guitarist to drummer, the BBC2 series goes live on with Jonathan Ross at BBC Television Centre as the …

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[31 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | 6,250 views]
BOOT LED ZEPPELIN RELIVE THE EARLS COURT EXPERIENCE

Boot Led Zeppelin successfully revived the spirit of Led Zeppelin’s Earls Court 1975 shows with a marathon performance at the Shepherds Bush Empire last Saturday. 
Radio One DJ Fearne Cotton introduced the band on stage to a very enthusiastic crowd. For the next three hours, Boot Led Zep looked the part, sounded the part and even spoke the part –singer Luke Ward adapting Robert Plant’s between song intros and patter from the original Earls Court shows. This added yet more authenticity to a performance that celebrated the 35th anniversary of those …

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[26 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 2,964 views]
DAVE LEWIS DIARY: TCV AT ALBERT’S PLACE/BOOT LED ZEP AT SHEPHERD’S BUSH/EARLS COURT 35/HAY FEVER/CLOCKS/JIM MARSHALL 1936-2010

The first time I remember discussing the new band being formed by Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, and John Paul Jones, was in the back of the car as we travelled to the Lytton Arms for the Knebworth book launch last August. My good friend Tom commented it could be a band worth ‘’pitching up for’’ to use one of his expressions.
Indeed it has been.
These past few months tracking the progress of Them Crooked Vultures has been an absolute  joy – and in a parallel perhaps to that of Robert’s Priory …

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[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 4,580 views]
BOOT LED ZEPPELIN EARLS COURT 35TH ANNIVERSARY SHEPHERDS BUSH GIG LATEST: RADIO ONE’S FEARNE COTTON INTRODUCING THE BAND ON STAGE

Latest news on the Boot Led Zeppelin Earls Court 35th anniversary gig taking place this Saturday March 27th at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire is that Radio One DJ and big Zep fan Fearne  Cotton will be in attendance to introduce the band on stage.
On the night Boot Led Zeppelin will be recreating the magic of Zep in ’75 with a special Earls Court set list and the TBL crew will be in attendance with various Zep at Earls Court memorabilia on display. All in all this is a great way of …