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TBL NEWS ROUND UP: JOHN PAUL JONES WITH SEASICK STEVE AT CROPREDY FESTIVAL/ROBERT PLANT SUPPORTS SAVE THE CHILDREN EAST AFRICA APPEAL/BCC HIGH VOLTAGE ON SKY ARTS TV/ HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN MK GIG AND MARSHALL LINK UP

15 August 2011 5,955 views 3 Comments

All John Paul Jones Photo at Cropredy by John Parkin for TBL

John Paul Jones was a welcome guest for Seasick Steve’s bill topping appearance at the Cropredy Festival last Friday- August 12th. This report and photos for TBL from John Parkin:

Seasick Steve commenced his set with a couple of solo numbers. Halfway through the second song he announced “Please welcome a special friend of mine from the greatest rock’n’roll band ever Led Zeppelin – John Paul Jones”. The crowd went crazy.

He played with him for the rest of the set using a selection of instruments including mandolin and a huge pedal steel guitar set up. Highlights included  “You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks” and a lovely version of Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” which featured JPJ on the aforementioned mandolin. He seemed relaxed and really enjoying himself and as a power trio they really rocked out. They were enjoying it so much that they actually went over the midnight curfew albeit by a minute or two. Steve obviously wanted to keep going but the powers that be cut the stage power. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable show and another triumph for JPJ.  (John Parkin August 14th 2011)

John at Cropredy recording an interview with Bob Harris for Sky Arts.

Photo Richard Grubb

RTT News reported that Robert Plant, Brian May  and Elton John are amongst many artists supporting the Save The Children’s East Africa charity. In addition to May, Plant and Elton, several additional big names have lent their names to the cause including Paul McCartney, Coldplay, the Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Madonna, Lady Gaga and others.Each of the artists will post a short video on their official Facebook page or Twitteraccount. The clips will include information on how fans can join the fight against hunger. In addition, the videos will be set to the music of Bob Marley’s 1973 classic, High Tide or Low Tide. Marley’s widow, Rita, is a passionate advocate for Save the Children East Africa. She spoke to Us
Weekly
regarding the charity: “Not one child should suffer. Along with Save the Children, we must stand up together as friends to put a stop to this, to feed our children and to save their lives.”

Photo Gary Foy

Sky Arts is pleased to announce the television transmission of this year’s High Voltage Festival on Saturday 20th August at 10pm. Filmedi n Hi-Definition, the 90-minute TV special includes performances from Black Country Communion, Slash, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, RivalSons,Thin Lizzy, Thunder, Saint Jude, Michael Monroe, and Queensryche. Voted Planet Rock’s Festival of the Year, High Voltage 2011 features the crème de la crème of classic, progressive and heavy metal rock music from London’s Victoria Park.
Filmed by Blink Television for Sky Arts, the 90-minute special also includes exclusive band interviews, festival highlights and comments from the fans.

High Voltage 2011 will be broadcast Saturday20th August at 10pm on Sky Arts 1 HD (Channel 243), and Sky Arts 1(Channel 244).

Up and coming tribute band Hats Off To Led Zeppelin are appearing at The Stables in Milton Keynes this Friday August 19th. A day earlier ahead of the Stables appearance, the band are playing a promotional slot at 11am on the Marshall stage at Marshall Amplification PLC, Denbigh Road, Milton Keynes MK1 1DQ to celebrate their official endorsement from Marshall Amplifiers as they kick off their 2011 tour of the UK.

For further info visit www.bandwagonproductions.biz.

Other Hats Off dates include August 25th – The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield, September 2nd – Towngate Theatre, Basildon, September 9th – Fairfield Halls, Croydon (concert Hall),September 10th – The Albert Halls,  Bolton, September 15th – Embassy Theatre, Skegness September 17th – City Hall, Hull, September 30th – Bournemouth Pavilions.

 

 

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3 Comments »

  • Kathy Urich said:

    After all of JPJ’s accomplishments (the list gets longer by the day)isn’t he deserving of recognition by the Queen herself? The man is amazing wouldn’t that be O.B.E. or something? Please forgive me I’m not sure if that’s correct.

  • Lorraine Robertson said:

    Great reading here as always and I love the photos toooooo..thanks guys!!!

  • David Hood said:

    If any Zep fans are checking out BCC at High Voltage be sure to catch footage of Rival Sons.The best blues- infused rock’n roll i’ve heard since…..you know who…..

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