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7 February 2013 4,684 views 15 Comments

The 34th issue of the Tight But Loose magazine is finally out on the streets  and spreading the latest Zep word to destinations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa, Indonesia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland…truly the global essential Led Zeppelin magazine…and coming your way soon…

Now and again it’s good to redefine and reaffirm why I have committed so many man hours of my waking life to this mission and I’ve just had a good look through this new issue.

Call me a sentimental old fool, but reading it made me feel more a of Led Zeppelin fan than ever…and reading it brings out the fan in me because above everything, that’s what I remain – and TBL is the type of magazine that as fan I would (and do!) love reading.

I think you can expect to be feeling the same after wading through this latest TBL outpouring. So if you haven’t yet taken the plunge do so now because this 34th issue of the Led Zeppelin magazine I first created in 1978 really will take you back to the music with a fresh perspective. That has always been the objective these past 35 years.

In an era of here today, gone tomorrow instantly digested info, the TBL magazine remains a tangible collectable. In ordering the magazine there’s the anticipation of something tangible arriving in the post – and when it arrives on your doorstep, as I mentioned, you can except to be taken on a written journey that leads you back to the music of Led Zeppelin in all its differing forms with renewed enthusiasm.

Here’s the ordering link:

Importnat : If you are a TBL 2012 subscriber your subscription expires with this issue 34 – and now is the time to re- subscribe for the 2013 issue which will cover issues 35, 36 and 37. There is a flyer in every copy of TL 34 to prompt you.  Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Here’s the ordering link for the 2013 TBL subscriptions:

One again this issue has been made possible by the tremendous input of designer Mick Lowe in bringing it all alive from Studio Mix in Bedford. Very special thanks also to Mike Tremaglio and Dec Hickey for text overseeing and Gary Foy for TBL admin, Ross Halfin for the photos, and to contributors Nick Anderson, Kevin Hewick, Alec Plowman, Christophe Le Pabic,  Andre Cruz, Gerard Sparaco and Jeff Strawman.

Above: 10.45 am Wednesday February 6th 2013: The DL TBL moment – the first copy out of the box…

TBL 34 Distribution Latest:

I spent yesterday packing all the subscribers copies and single issue pre orders – a bulk of them the good lady Janet and I  took to the main post office yesterday afternoon –the rest will follow today and will all be in transit to over 30 countries around the globe. UK copies should be arriving by the weekend or early next week – with Europe, USA/Canada and rest of the world to follow in the next couple of weeks.

Not just a magazine…more a mini book…not just a band.. more a way of life but you know that anyway!

TBL 34 is out on the streets…spread the word…and let me know what you think of it.

Tight But Loose Facebook page:

TBL 34 – Your pics welcome

When you receive TBL 34 I’d welcome your pics of that TBL moment as you read it in the location of your choice –send them down to the TBL facebook page.

To view additional photos and TBL info be sure to hook up with the Tight But Loose Facebook page (add us as a friend) at!/profile.php?id=1611296783

Also follow Dave Lewis/TBL on Twitter – LedzeppelinTBL

Until next time

Keep listening, keep reading…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

February 7th 2013.

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  • John Rice said:

    Hi Dave, Another Amazeing Magazine Yet Again. How Many Year`s You Have Been Put Out TBL. Always A JOY TO READ. TO FILL UP ON ZEPPELIN. Where ever do you find the time. But please don`t stop. Great magazine for a Greatest rock `n` roll band in the WORLD.

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    many thanks for those comments which really do make it all worthwhile…

  • RichardG said:

    Dave, you’ve surpassed yourself. TbL34 landed today and I don’t know where to begin! A small book you said and you weren’t joking…

    It’s packed! Can’t wait to get stuck in… Mike Tremaglio’s tour retrospectives are always great but I’m also looking forward to the Ross Halfin vinyl collecting interview, the Celebration Day summary/round up and the outtakes predictions. And that’s not even scratching the surface…

    What with Celebration Day getting its belated vinyl release this Monday and TbL dropping through the letterbox today, it’s a cracking time to be a Zep fan…and it’s great to feel part of this wonderful community that you’ve created so we can all share our love of this exceptional band. Dave Lewis, take a bow!

    So thanks to you and your guys for another superb edition of TbL and HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY GARY!!!!

    All the best


  • John said:

    Dave, All safely received just in time for weekend. Cheque for 2013 subscription will be sent soon.

  • Mark Grayson said:

    Looking forward to receiving it in the mail here in the Sates. There is no better time then coming home from work and seeing one of your packages leaning up against my door. I then know what I will be doing the next couple of hours! As always – thanks for what you do.


  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Michael -hope it gets there soon as!

  • Michael In Melbourne said:

    Hi Dave, If TBL 34 reaches me here in Melbourne by Friday next week I’ll send you photos of it from here and then from the Gateway to India in Mumbai a week later! Looking forward to another great edition! Cheers, Michael

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Steve that’s great enjoy!

  • Steve said:

    Landed here about 5 mins ago and looks like another great read,well done Dave (and anyone else involved).

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Jeff/Mick..that’s one of the TBL challenges ahead…

  • Mick Bulow said:

    Hi Dave
    I’m really looking forward to seeing, reading, reliving and enjoying this issue! When are you going to develop the TBL app? A first for a fanzine perhaps?

  • Michel said:

    Hello Dave, it’s been a long time that I want to subscribe again, but, yes there’s a but !!! Can I Pay without paypal, please.
    Kind regardsssssssssssss and CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS,
    Michel from France

  • Jeff said:

    Still waiting on the electronic version. Imagine what it will do to expand readership 😉


  • Mark Harrison said:

    As you say Dave truly a global magazine! A testament to your continuing enthusiasm and,of course,the phenomenon that is Led Zeppelin THE greatest band……

  • Kristine said:

    My computer has been down for a week or two so I’ve lost track of the Zep news. What a joy to find the latest TBL is heading my way(Australia).Looking forward to having it in my hot little hands.It’s always a great read..and has been for the last twenty years or so.(has it really been that long?).Thanks Dave and Gary..can’t wait.

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