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Jimmy Page was in attendance at a surprise low key free Stone Roses gig at the Village Underground London on August 7th. The gig was sponsored by Adidas and was attended by three of the Team GB gold medalists – Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Pete Reed. Primal Scream’s, Paul Weller and Ex Clash man Mick Jones were also a the gig. There was plenty of media coverage of the event with Jimmy pictured with the Olympic medal winners.

During the show Stone Roses singer Ian Brown announced “We have the Queen of England here tonight,” before leading a cheer for Jessica Ennis, then adding . “And the king of England too!” Bradley Wiggins took a bow.

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*Kashmir was aired as background music during the ladies Hockey events at the Olympics

The Sunday Times reports that Jimmy, along with west end composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will be contributing to an exhibition opening next month at the Tate Britain showcasing Pre Raphaelites Victorian Avant-Garde art works. Lloyd Webber will loaning three works from his collection–by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Brett while Jimmy is lending a couple of his Edward Burne-Joneses.


Robert Plant Presents Sensational Space Shifters in the US this weekend  with performances at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival Clarksdale, MS on Saturday and Birmingham Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday. If you attending any of these shows we would welcome feedback reports/pics etc.

Robert’s official site has announced another concert to their schedule – see

They are lined up for a date at the Entertainment Forum Balearic Islands on November 24th. There also reports that Robert will be playing dates in Brazil in October though this has yet to be officially confirmed.

There’s a listen again link for Robert Plant’s recent Womad 2012 appearance on BBC Radio 3. (begins at approx. 16min) –go to


Photo by Christophe Le Pabic for TBL

John Paul Jones is amongst the line up for he  annual Sunflower Jam Superjam benefit concert. It akes palce on  September 16 at  The Royal Albert Hall London. Oher names confrmed include Queen’s Brian May, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickenson, ex-Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody and a house band featuring former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth and longtime Paul McCartney keyboardist Paul “Wix” Wickens, among others. During the show, May will be performing with actress/singer Kerry Ellis, who was an original cast member of the Queen-themed musical We Will Rock You. More performers will be added to the bill soon. The Sunflower Jam was founded in 2006 by Paice’s wife, Jacky, and raises money to support holistic and alternative healing programs in the United Kingdom. Jacky Paice reports that this year’s jam will feature a tribute to late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, who was married to her twin sister, Vickie. More at

JPJ performed with Seasick Steve at the Guitare en Scène Festival in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France on France on July 29. They performed a 75 minutes set and later on John returned to the stage for a final Jam with Chris Spedding, Bernie Marsden, Wayne Kramer. They performed  “Goin’ Down” and “Steamy Windows”. Thanks to Christophe Le Pabic and Mireille Garcia.

Photo below by Mireille Garcia for TBL

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  • Steve said:

    Come on Jimmy, you are a legend and deserve your place with current British icons, just give us some new music 🙂

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Mark & Jez
    Many thanks for those very kind comments!

  • Jez said:

    Well said Mark, couldn’t agree more. Mr Lewis you are a legend.

  • Mark Donahue said:

    The Jonesy clip is great! I love seeing him onstage, as it’s never boring.

    Alas, I’ve grown so used to seeing pictures of Jimmy that I don’t even have expectations for hearing him play anymore. That’s sad.

    I haven’t been enamored with Robert’s music since Page/Plant, or Fate of Nations if we’re not counting P/P. I have tremendous respect for all the paths he’s taken, and I think he’s aged wonderfully, careerwise. I just haven’t been swept away by it.

    As always Dave, thank you for being THE source for all news Zep related for… what is it 34 years now?

    You do the community a tremendous service, and as a fan since the early 80’s, eye thank ewe.

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