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TBL NEWS ROUND UP: JIMMY PAGE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION ANNOUNCED/JIMMY AT DAVID BOWIE BOOK LAUNCH/PETER GRANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP/PAUL RODGERS & DEBORAH BONHAM CHARITY GIG/BONZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH LATEST

16 May 2012 11,309 views 13 Comments

Jimmy Page.com is offering five exclusive signed prints, plus a deluxe Portfolio for sale via Jimmy’s website. The official Jimmy Page Fine Art Photographic Print collection,  is a unique collaboration between Jimmy Page and five legendary photographers who have captured iconic images throughout his career, are offered in a museum-quality collection that has been produced to the highest standards to be framed and displayed as pieces of art. Under strict supervision, each silver gelatin black and white photograph has been traditionally printed by hand from negative in a laboratory dark room on Ilford premium quality fibre based paper, the colour photograph is printed on Fuji Crystal archival paper. Jimmy Page and each photographer have worked closely together with the dark room technicians and printer to produce this highly-collectible collection.
Strictly limited in an edition of 50 prints, each Fine Art Photographic Print is individually numbered and has been hand-signed by both Jimmy Page and the respective photographer.
The set includes photos by Jorgen Angel in Copenhagen 1970, Dick Barnatt at Earls Court Arena 1975, Neal Preston at Chicago Stadium 1977, Baron Wolman at Oakland Coliseum, California 1977 and a Ross Halfin portrait of the guitarist taken in 2009.

The official Jimmy Page Fine Art Print collection is also available  individually from numbers 11-50 or numbers 1-10 as part of a Deluxe Portfolio Boxset. For full ordering details of all the prints visit Jimmy Page.com

The Ross Halfin portrait featured in the collection recently became the 100,000th portrait to be archived at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The National Portrait Gallery began digitizing their collection in 1996 to make their portraits more readily available. see more info at http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/national-portrait-gallerys-digitisation-milestone.php

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On May 8th Jimmy Page was in attendance at the launch of the Genesis Publications book  Speed Of Life – a celebration of David Bowie from 1972-2009 –by Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita.  Newsnight host Emily Maitlis, Radio 2 stalwart “Whispering” Bob Harris and Spandau Ballet singer Gary Kemp were also at the event held in Mayfair’s, Dover Street Arts Club. Matt Everitt conducted a brief interview with Jimmy for BBC 6 Music at the event – here’s the link to listen to it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00s7txp

The music trade magazine Music Week  recently reported that BIMM Bristol, the college of popular music, is to offer a Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship in memory of the legendary manager.The scholarship is for a place on the brand new BA (Hons) degree course, Music Industry Management, which is being launched by BIMM Bristol from September 2012. The Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship will cover approx £16,000 of course fees across the three-year undergraduate programme. BIMM Principal Vaseema Hamilton explained: “BIMM have created this scholarship in memory of the one of the most influential figures of the modern music industry.”

Peter Grant’s daughter, Helen Grant, said: “My father would have been both touched and honored that this scholarship has been created in his name. He was a great inspiration to many people in the business; not only on the management front, but also in the way he looked after his artists – in his own, infamous way. A charismatic personality coupled with great humour means he is never far away. This is a long overdue accolade.”
Mark Clayden, BIMM Bristol College manager commented: “We have designed the BA (Hons) Music Industry Management to support up and coming young professionals eager to make their mark in the music industry. We will be training students in all areas of this ever changing industry including: Live Event Management, Retail, Promotion, Record Labels, A&R, Working With Musicians, Finances and Music Law.”. Peter died from a heart attack in 1995 at the age of 60. 1996, The MMF award for outstanding achievement in management was renamed the Peter Grant Award in his honour.

* An interview with Peter’s son Warren is one of many the highlights in the forthcoming issue of the TBL magazine – subscription details at   http://www.tightbutloose.co.uk/?page_id=1469

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Thursday May 31st 2012 Paul Rodgers & Deborah Bonham Band @ The Venue Chichester UK:

Paul Rodgers has announced that he will be playing his only UK concert this year on Thursday May 31st in Chichester at The Venue. Joining Rodgers on the bill will be Deborah Bonham and her Band who will be performing songs from their new album. Two children’s groups from the Chichester Music Academy who work closely with the charity, will open up the evening. All of the proceeds from the concert will go to The Racehorse Sanctuary and Rehoming Centre, a self funded Charity.

Seated tickets are sold out but there are limited standing tickets still available.

Tickets are limited and available only by emailing info@deborahbonham.com for booking information. Doors and Bar open 6-11.30pm, Showtime 7-10.30pm

The Racehorse Sanctuary, Bridgehill Farm, Thakeham Road, Coolham, West Sussex RH13 8QD
www.racehorsesanctuary.org

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Here’s the latest news from Brian Tichy on the May 31  Bonzo’s Birthday Bash:

BONZO’S BIRTHDAY BASH!

NEW DRUMMERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS ADDED!

A Tribute Concert To John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin

Rock’s top drummers play tribute to rock’s greatest drummer!

Thursday, May 31st, House Of Blues, Los Angeles

Bonzo’s Birthday Bash founder/ Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy says, “in the past week, we have grown dramatically due to exorbitant amounts of serendipitous occurrences within and around this planet’s desire to groove and be grooved!!  We are thrilled to bring you the awesome talent of (…drum roll…) Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth/ Ringo Starr All Starr Band), Virgil Donati (Allan Holdsworth / Seven The Hardway), Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Troy Luccketta (Tesla),  Mark Schulman (Foreigner/ Pink),  Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver / Guns ‘N Roses),  Yael (The Love Project / Ugly Kid Joe)  and…

Special Guests Of Groove; Sebastian Bach and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner / Dokken / Dio)!!”

Tichy went as far as to say, “Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is the equivalent of a gong on fire on top of an erupting volcano next to a wildebeest migration complete with lurking, starving crocodiles and a fireworks finale across the river that not even the Olympics can rival!!”

After 3 groundbreaking tribute shows entitled “Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same” and a collective passion and respect amongst all the participating drummers, past and present to John Bonham, the greatest rock drummer ever, Brian Tichy and Joe Sutton have decided to go for it once again!

Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is taking place on May 31st,  Bonzo’s exact birthday! Many of the past drummers who have performed are back, as well as some new Lords Of Groove!

Tichy says, “It is a relatively simple concept. When I first thought of this, the idea seemed too cool NOT to try. You get a John Bonham replica drum set, complete with gong and timpani, up front, center stage, and have each drummer perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song with a house band  (The Moby Dicks).  There are no rules other than to have fun putting your own groove and character into your song choice! It’s such a unique night, seeing how all these great drummers approach the same drum set making it their own!  And ‘The Moby Dicks’ hold their own as a true force to be reckoned with!  We have structure, and within the structure there is total freedom, making the pace and vibe of this show somewhere between a backyard party and a…. backyard party with a killer band playing Led Zep songs! Haha!   ‘The Groove Remains The Same’ has morphed into ‘Bonzo’s Birthday Bash’, as this tribute falls on Bonzo’s exact birthday!

John Bonham deserves it!  His right foot alone deserves it!! Bonzo’s Birthday Bash is the ultimate tribute show and that’s that! So get a ticket, get a good seat, grab a now classic “Bonzo Burger” and get into the festivities!

Tickets available at www.hob.com

Tickets are $25 and $30 day of show- Doors at 8pm.

The cast of ever growing drummers and guest players starts here! 

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Steven Adler: (Guns ‘N Roses/ Adler) Seven Antonopoulos:  (Opiate For The Masses/ Leaves’ Eyes) Carmine Appice:    (Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, drum legend)

Vinny Appice:   (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven And Hell, Kill Devil Hill) Frankie Banali:  (Quiet Riot) Gregg Bissonette:    (David Lee Roth/ Ringo Starr All Starr Band)

Bobby Blotzer:    (Ratt) Fred Coury:    (Cinderella) Jimmy D’Anda:   (Bulletboys) Virgil Donati:   (Allan Holdsworth / Seven The Hardway) Troy Patrick Farrell:   (White Lion)

Troy Luccketta:   (Tesla) Ray Luzier:      (Korn) Khurt Maier:   (Salty Dog) Roy Mayorga:  (Stone Sour) Mike Portnoy:  (Dream Theater/ Adrenaline Mob)

Mark Schulman:  (Foreigner/Pink) Matt Sorum:   (Velvet Revolver / Guns ‘N Roses) Glen Sobel:    (Alice Cooper) Brian Tichy:    (Whitesnake/ S.U.N.)

Joe Travers:   (Zappa Plays Zappa) Simon Wright:   (AC/DC / Dio) Yael:     (The Love Project/Ugly Kid Joe)  Special Guests of Groove:

Sebastian Bach  Jeff Pilson (Foreigner)  The Moby Dicks: Michael Devin- bass (Whitesnake) Stephen LeBlanc- keys (Jason Bonham’s Led Zep Exp.) Keith St. John- vox (Montrose) Brian Tichy- guitar, drums (S.U.N.) Brent Woods- lead and rhythm guitars (Brentwood Forest)

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TBL News Round Up compiled  by Gary Foy …..and finally, I found this on the net and I thought I’d share it, it made me smile.

( Just before that – a word from DL – may I say thanks to Gary for as ever his sterling work in asssiting TBL 32 etc and ongoing news input -particularly as he has not been in the best of health recently and was in hospital at the weekend – get well soon mate!)

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13 Comments »

  • Lisa Haynes said:

    We all love Jimmy and we want to see him on a stage performing, not autographing £1,000 photographs of himself. I shall be spending far less going to see Robert at Womad in July and returning to the Wanee Festival in Florida next April to see the next greatest guitarist: Derek Trucks.

  • Jonathan Taylor said:

    Yes, I’m with Bob Flux too….Page seems to be stuck in the past, knocking out ludicrously over-priced photos of himself which are wayyyy beyond thefinancialm reach of the average Zep enthusiast, and to be frank, why would I want them?
    The Music was always the most important thing, and Jimmy seems to have forgotten that. Whilst JPJ and Plant continue to explore directions, and bring us new music with fresh impetus, Page increasingly presents as the dinosaur that Punk set out to destroy.

    We’ve had promise after promise of new music for years, since “Outrider”….nothing. I’m sorry, hoary old “Lucifer Rising” and “Death Wish 2” stuff doesn’t engage me the way that new Page music would.

    Shame, since after seeing him onstage with the Black Crowes last year, I was filled with hope that his flurry of live activity (Crowes, Donovan, Harper) and his evident joy at being onstage riffing out “Shake Your Moneymaker” might herald a return to some serious music-making and maybe even live work.
    Silly me.
    I’m still waiting, and still hoping, Jimmmy.

  • Raymond Meyer said:

    Have to agree with Bob Flux. Jimmy’s website appears to be for his retirement fund. What the fans want is to see (and hear)Jimmy with a Les Paul strapped around his neck, doing what he does, better than anyone else. Yesterday was the 37th anniversary of my first ever trip from Scotland to London. To see Led Zeppelin perform on the first night at Earls Court. It was the third time I had seen the band live. I also traveled down to the first Knebworth gig. Worth every penny spent. Last December I flew down south to see Bonzo’s sister’s band, The Deborah Bonham Band, perform with the great Paul Rodgers. On the 31st of May I’m making the same trip to see them again. Worth every penny spent. Keep music live…..not in picture form Jimmy!!

  • Steve Way said:

    the lord of the strings becomes the lord of the darkroom
    shame more time couldnt be spent on developing new music, than developing expensive pictures, and book binding…

  • Kathy Urich said:

    I would love to have the Angel print from 1970 as that is my favorite Jimmy Page photo of all time. I guess I’ll have to be happy knowing that my favorite photo is one of Jimmy’s as well. Great clip on Black Dog it is done very well. Thanks Dave for the reporting as always; and Gary hoping this post finds you on the mend.

  • Byron Lewis said:

    Seven grand for a six signatures box set does make the autobiography appear very good value but as all ten have sold I presume they could be seen as a financial investment – scary stuff as to where it goes from here.

    Thankfully we have films like that Black Dog collage – pure delight to watch

  • Paul Lawrence said:

    I have to say I agree with Bob Flux…apart from the fact that the value of such photos will increase owing to them being limited, we’ve had the book, the Death Wish 2, Lucifier Rising….but when are going to have some productive new music??? All the website ever offers is things on sale…no news…oh and today a reminder about the Earls Court gig in 1975 accompanied by a photo from a show 4 years later…rant over

  • Gary w said:

    Great clip Gary and hope your on the mend. Have to agree with Bob Flux, Jimmy keeps promising new music but the years pass by. Thank goodness for the workaholic Plant, he divides opinion but for me it’s always interesting and sometimes inspired and always with 100% integrity.

  • gary w said:

    I have to agree with Bob on this, jimmy keeps talking a good game saying he is working on stuff but yo have to wonder if its going to ever happen now as the years pass. Pity but thank goodness for the workaholic Plant.

  • Kam said:

    Hope all’s well Gary

  • RichardG said:

    Loving the Black Dog collage – just the sexiest riff EVER…!

    Get well soon Gary! We’ve had a whip round for you and can afford a Jimmy Page photo, well the frame anyway! 🙂

  • Mark Harrison said:

    The Photographs are Magnificent! But sadly out of my reach at that asking price…. Would have liked at least one but not to be for me….
    Frustrating!

  • Bob Flux said:

    Have to say, as a long-time fan, I’m rapidly losing interest in Jimmy these days – why all these high priced collectors items in the hundreds and thousands of pounds? They’re out of our reach, Jim! Robert & JPJ continue to put out great music and play as inspirationally as ever. Page, though . . . Such a shame.

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