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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 to laden it with controversies. I just wanted the pictures to speak in a way that the music does. But there’s only one thing as far as I’m concerned that remains constant and true, and that’s the music. So if you want to use your imagination, please apply it to the music rather than things that maybe surrounded it.’’ The full interview is at this link

Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page the signed leather bound limited edition book of 2,500 copies worldwide, is available from Genesis Publications Tel 01483 540 970 or visit

John Bonham Tribute Concert Latest:

Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Abe Laboriel (Paul McCartney) and Bobby Blotzer (RATT) have jumped aboard to perform at the BONZO: THE GROOVE REMAINS THE SAME concert on Saturday Zeptember 25th, 2010.

The night marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Led Zeppelin drummer John Henry “Bonzo” Bonham.

The list of rock’s biggest drummers paying tribute to Bonzo is a clear sign of is influence.

Whitesnake drummer/event co-organizer Briian Tichy says, “It is so nice to see all these drummers come togetherin the name of John Bonham on the exact day of the 30th anniversary of his passing. It has been a total labor of love putting this together with promoter/Zep Head Joe Sutton. We have many more surprises for the night, but just getting all these killer drummers in the same room in the name of Bonzo is too cool!”

The ‘who’s who’ list of rock finest drummers performing their favorite song with a top secret house  band are; Steven Adler (Guns ‘N Roses, Adler’s Appetite), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell), Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar, John Fogerty, studio legend), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Bobby Blotzer (RATT), Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) Fred Coury (Cinderella), Jimmy D’Anda (BulletBoys), James Kottak (Scorpions), Abe Laboriel (Paul McCartney),  Khurt Maier (Salty Dog), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Chris Slade (The Firm/ AC/DC), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot), Briian Tichy (Whitesnake/Foreigner/ Billy Idol), Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa/ Duran Duran) and Simon Wright (AC/DC / DIO). *Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Rod Stewart) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater/Avenged Sevenfold) will perform via video.

The Groove Remains The Same tickets are available at and

New Led Zeppelin Tribute Album Due

A new Led Zeppelin tribute album is due to be released featuring tracks from Laura Veirs, Chris Walla and M.Ward. Ttitled From The Land Of Snow: Songs Of Led Zeppelin – a presentage of sales will go to support First Octave, an organization dedicated to inspiring and educating young musicians. See link here

UK Tribute Band Debut

A new UK based tribute band Hats Off To Led Zeppelin make their debut at
gig at the Jolly Farmers, Purley on Wednesday September 15th. Admission
is £5. The band are due on at about 9.00pm. Visit their web site at

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  • Gerry M said:

    Five star review for the BoJ in the Guardian tomorrow…just up on RP’s website.

  • Mark Harrison said:

    Well, Well thirty years on and after the 1980’s when their popularity fell ever lower. The mighty Led Zeppelin are still alive and well. I LOVE IT! I just hope the tribute to John is done the right way to a great man and THE best drummer!

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