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TBL 38 Announcement 1: Jimmy Page in the TBL interview…

I am pleased to announce that the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine due to ship early November, will include an exclusive Jimmy Page interview conducted with me last week, in which he talks about the Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy reissues, the experimental music he is due to release via his website, his record collecting and desire to be out and seen to be playing again….

Jimmy has long since promised he would provide an interview for TBL and he was as good as his word. I recorded this with Jimmy last Thursday afternoon during a day of media interviews he gave at the Gore Hotel Kensington. My allocated time was limited and the interview was centred mainly around the forthcoming reissues. There was of course  a crop of questions I wanted to ask but time did run out all too soon!

Nonetheless, he was on great form talking lucidly about the reissues and more.  His pride and enthusiasm for Led Zeppelin and his standing within it all, was plainly evident throughout my time with him. As was his keenness to get back out there and perform. After the interview I showed him a pic of he and I from The Feather In The Wind book  taken on June 18th 1980 before the Cologne gig – as we posed for a then and now photo he laughed ‘‘we look a whole lot younger then!’

Younger then and older now – but neither of us no less fervent for this band that really is a way of life. ‘’Thanks for all your enthusiasm Dave’’ was his parting shot.

Thank you Jimmy for all yours…

Suffice to say, this is a major coup for the forthcoming TBL issue and if this isn’t a reason to subscribe – then I don’t know what is!

You can read the full contents of this Jimmy Page interview plus a host of other compelling views and features in the forthcoming issue TBL 38 which commences the TBL 2014/15 subscription. As a bonus, every subscriber will receive an exclusive 10 x 8 limited edition print suitable for framing. This is a Jimmy Page shot from Frankfurt on the Over Europe 1980 tour.


The subscription order link for the 2014/15 TBL magazines is below order – many thanks in advance for all your support. Dave Lewis October 6th 2014.

TBL 38 includes an exclusive interview I conducted with Jimmy Page last week subscribe here


TBL 38 Announcement 2: TBL 38 standard issue

Above is the cover for the standard TBL issue 38 – Jimmy Page photo taken by Ross Halfin. Subscribe at the link below or you can order TBL 38 as a single issue.

TBL 38 Announcement 3:

below is the exclusive 10x 8 art print that every TBL 2014/15 subscriber will receive mailed out with TBL 38. It’s a classic Jimmy Page shot taken from the Led Zeppelin Feather In The Wind Over Europe 1980 book. It was taken at the Frankfurt Festhalle gig on June 30th 1980 by Tom Locke. Perfect for framing and yet another reason to subscribe to the TBL 2014/15 magazines…


TBL 38 Announcement 4: TBL 38 Special Limited Edition Collector’s Edition with John Bonham Cover!

To celebrate the launch of the TBL 20014/15 subscription, I am making available a special limited edition collectors cover edition of TBL 38.

The TBL 38 Alternate Collectors cover showcases a photo of John Bonham performing at Earls Court in May 1975 – photo taken by Dick Barnett.

This version of TBL 38 is available in an individually numbered and signed by the editor run of just 200 copies.

This is therefore sure to become a much sought after collector’s item – so hurry and order now –all orders will be allocated the lowest numbers as received.


Note the content inside is the same as the standard TBL 38 issue – the exclusivity is in the limited alternate cover. TBL subscribers will automatically receive the standard TBL 38 issue with the Jimmy Page cover.


Here’s the ordering link or this special limited edition collectors cover of TBL 38:


The new TBL issue 38 – not just a magazine…more a mini book…

Here’s a summary of the contents of the forthcoming TBL issue 38 shipping early November.

Exclusive: Jimmy Page – The TBL Interview

Jimmy Page talks to Dave Lewis about the Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of The Holy reissues, his plan to issue more experimental music, record collecting and his desire to be seen to be playing again …

Led Zeppelin 2014: The First Reissues: Then and Now

Personal recollections and thoughts on the first Led Zeppelin reissues

Plus the next in line: Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy

Full report of the Olympic Studios playback

Robert Godwin – on a musical odyssey

The long time Zep chronicler and space flight author recalls his initiation to the band’s music in the light of the first three reissues

Jimmy Page A Life In Music –

The Guardian Q and A event

Led Zeppelin Remastered: The Audio Audacity

Richard Grubb investigates the history of the digital transferring of the Zep catalogue and reveals an audacity in the process that has culminated in the success of the newly remastered reissues.

Led Zeppelin 1969: Club dates and TV studios –The TBL 45 year Retrospective

Mike Tremaglio logs the spring of ’69 activity that included visits to Sweden and Denmark, BBC sessions, TV appearances and one off club dates

Led Zeppelin 1975: Improvised Graffiti

In the third part of his tape analysis of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 tour dates, Andy Crofts tracks the final shows of the US tour from late Feb to late March – some of the longest and most compelling of the era with on stage improvisation at a new high.

Robert Plant: Bringing on the Ceaseless Roar

Latest SSS happenings and lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar album dissected

John Bonham Memorial Fund Concert Featuring Deborah Bonham

Full report from an emotional Bonham family inspired night at St Stephen’s Church Redditch

Nick Anderson Collectors Column

The first three reissues collector’s promos round up, Led Zep eBay –o meter, and more

Joe Jammer TBL Interview Part 2

The former Led Zep roadie and still very active musician on his post Zep years and current activities

Plus John Paul Jones with Dave Rawlings, latest news and more.

This is an unmissable issue –don’t miss out – subscribe now!


Many thanks as ever for all your support

Dave Lewis, October 6th 2014 

Until next time…

Keep listening, keep reading…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy – October 6th 2014.

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  • RJ Grady said:

    Fantastic! Would love to be a fly during your interviews!!

  • Kurt said:

    Nice work man, you deserve it. To sit with the man himself. I’ve had dreams where I was talking to Jimmy! I’m always there for all things Zeppelin. Although, no disrespect, but my love affair with Robert’s solo material seems to finally have run its course. Last couple of albums and live things I’ve caught on TV just haven’t got a hold of me. Last thing I loved was Dreamland. Couple of things off Mighty, but nothing really since then. Of course, I’m thrilled that he is out there doing HIS thing, God Bless him. So, now lets get Jimmy to give it a whirl, come on Mr. Page! Look at Jeff Beck! he is out there playing up a storm! And by the way, would still love to get John Paul Jones to go out again and play material from his solo albums, so damn good. cheers!

  • Charles Gale said:

    I wasn’t keen on the LZ4 and Houses bonus discs – but thanks to Dave’s previews I’ve been won over. And a Jimmy page interview in the upcoming TBL fantastic and exciting times. So much so that I made a point of double checking that I had paid my subscription – I had. Can’t wait!

  • john rice said:

    without our wonderful work there would be a whole issue of never reading anything about ZEPPELIN, so many thanks for all you do with TBL and yes you have earned all the prise we say many thanks Dave you help us keep the mothership flying…

  • Stephen Christensen said:

    You had a dream and you lived it, full props Dave. sc

  • Larry said:

    Outstanding, Dave. Thanks as always for your efforts across the decades. And thanks to Jimmy for doing the interview!

  • pete leigh said:

    Dave – to sit in the same room as Jimmy and chat to him. Your a very lucky man. Bloody well done.

  • Chris Wright said:

    Thrilled for you Dave.

  • Jeff said:

    ARGHHH!!! This looks too good to not offer by digital subscription…Dave, how about it old buddy, old pal? OK, forget about the “old” part. Is there even a remote chance you be offering the option for a download (along with back issues of course)?

    Cheers Mate,

  • Greg Purling said:

    Fabulous photo Dave !! Grinning like a Cheshire Cat, and Jimmy’s looking pleased too. Cut you both in half and it would be difficult to say who would have more Zeppelin blood running through their veins ! Brilliant scoop for TBL38. – hope it shifts a load more copies and helps to fan the Zeppelin flames even more.

  • Wools said:

    Well done and very well deserved Dave! Kudos to you for a long deserved show of respect from the “Man” himself; Jimmy Page! The photo is priceless as it clearly shows both of your happiness and respect for each other. I bet the ale has never tasted so great after your meeting with Jimmy Page!


  • Andrew r said:

    Absolutely fabulous Dave well done you for getting the scoop of a lifetime!
    You must be feeling proud.That picture of the four of you is wonderful.

  • Graham Rodger said:

    Exciting news indeed…! I’m keen to know if Jimmy’s soon-to-be-released experimental music is new stuff or from the archives.

  • Gaetan said:

    Well that is a big news!!! Thanks M.Lewis.

  • Bill Cromwell said:

    Good for you, Dave! That’s got to put a big charge in your step. I’m just thrilled to occasionally communicate with someone who has spoken with the man! One degree of seperation! Amazing. Wish Jimmy could have given you and TBL more time. You’ve earned it and you deserve it. Cheers!

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