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TBL NEWS ROUND- UP: MORE BAND OF JOY, JIMMY PAGE BOOK LATEST, GOLD FOR JOHN PAUL JONES.

5 October 2010 5,936 views One Comment

Robert Plant’s Band Of Joy album made an excellent first week showing on the UK official album charts entering at  number 3 in the UK (the highest for a Plant album since Pictures At Eleven). In the United States it sold 49,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart.  Black Country Communion’s album topped the UK’s Rock album chart in its first week  and also entered the national UK chart at 13.

Robert and The Band Of Joy have announced an extra European date -as part of the  AVO Session at the  Festsaal Messe in  Basel, Switzerland, on October 23rd.

Robert made a appearance on the UK’s Absolute Radio station last week. He gave an interesting and humorous  interview to DJ Geoff Lloyd. Among the topics discussed during the 15-minute interview were: Slade’s Noddy Holder, the Band of Joy album, his upcoming performance as part of the BBC Electric Proms at the Roundhouse in London, playing a gig on his wedding day, the music that influenced him as a young man and his honorary role as lifetime vice president of Wolverhampton Wanderers. You can watch the whole interview here:

Robert also appeared as a guest at a fundraising event at St Peter’s Church in Wolverhampton. Billed as An Evening with Edward Elgar, it  attracted a 400-strong crowd. The concert  featured the first-ever public performance of “He Banged the Leather for Goal”, the world’s first football chant penned in 1898 by Land of Hope and Glory composer Elgar in honour of Wolves defender Billy Malpass. Elgar regularly cycled to Wolves matches from his home in Great Malvern, Worcestershire.

Robert told the local press how Elgar had lifted his spirits in the past. “I’ve never thought about whether I’m a fan of Elgar, but he was part of a great movement of British composers,” he said. “It’s evocative music, really beautiful stuff. St Peter’s is a beautiful place, I haven’t been in here for probably 40 years. It’s great to see a public gathering like this.”

The Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra performed Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations before St Peter’s Church Choirs gave their eagerly-awaited rendition of the brief Malpass chant. The concert was raising money to restore the church’s 150-year-old organ, which will cost in the region of  £300,000 to refurbish.

Latest news on the Jimmy Page book-  In a recent update  from the publishers Genesis it stated that, “All those who pre-ordered before August 18th will receive finished books by Christmas. First copies will be despatched from the bindery by the end of October and all Deluxe pre-orders will be shipped during November”.

The Genesis web site also reports that Jimmy Page is featured on one of four collectable covers of the new issue of LID Magazine, available for pre-order now. LID is a black and white fine arts magazine that is published twice a year. Each issue features rare and never before published photographs and art by and of some of the most interesting figures in fashion, music, art and film.

LID Issue No.11 features a portfolio of photographs from the book and includes a conversation between Jimmy Page and the book’s photo editor Dave Brolan, discussing the concept behind the project and the process of showing Jimmy’s career in photographs. Featured alongside Dave’s words are Kate Simon’s photographs of Jimmy Page. Available exclusively through their website (www.lidmagazine.net) Issue No.11 of LID Magazine is available to order  for publication later this month.

John Paul Jones is to receive a Gold Badge Award from BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, the professional association for music writers in the UK.  Each year BASCA, in association with PRS for Music celebrate the achievements of an outstanding group of men and women that have made an outstanding contribution to Britain’s music and entertainment industry.

In total 13 Gold Badge Awards will be presented at the Savoy Hotel, London on October 20th. Basca chairman Sarah Rodgers says this year’s gongs will acknowledge people who work in a wide variety of fields, from journalism to session work.
“A Gold Badge conveys so much that would otherwise be left unsaid,” says Rodgers. “It says, ‘what you do for us songwriters and composers is remarkable and has not gone unnoticed’; it says, ‘we couldn’t do it without you’.”
The other 2010 award recipients include Clare Torry, who famously performed the soaring vocals on Pink Floyd’s The Great Gig In The Sky; composer Howard Blake and broadcaster Julian Joseph.

Magazines out this month include DRUM! With an special Rock Royalty Issue. Featuring John Bonham and Motley Crue’s  Tommy Lee. DRUM! Looks at the impact of these percussion heroes in the present and the past. And as a bonus Enter Music Publishing is offering free downloads of an out-of-print mini-book, Like Father, Like Son, featuring John and Jason Bonham. In a journalistic feat , DRUM!’s editors culled John Bonham quotes from a series of interviews conducted by rock journalist Chris Welch, posed the same questions to Jason Bonham 20 years later, and combined their answers for a surprising and illuminating question and answer session from both Bonham’s.

The latest issue of Guitar World celebrates the 40th anniversary  of the  Led Zeppelin III album. Jimmy Page is interviewed s about the Zep 3 album and offers another preview of his photo autobiography.  The cover features a striking 3D photo taken by Ross Halfin of Jimmy with his legendary Sovereign H-1260 acoustic guitar.

In the magazine you will find a set of 3D glasses, a number of pictures of Page and the rest of Led Zeppelin in 3D, a story on Pink Floyd’s The Wall album in 3D and a story about Carlos Santana’s latest release.

A new Led Zeppelin tribute album is about to be released via Jealous Butcher Records entitled ‘From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin‘, and features  50 Zeppelin numbers by a variety of artists.

The complete track listing is as follows;

DISC 1
Good Times Bad Times / KIND OF LIKE SPITTING
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You / THE CLAMPITT FAMILY
Dazed And Confused / THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT
featuring LAURA GIBSON & JOHN MOEN
Your Time Is Gonna Come / NICK JAINA
Whole Lotta Love / FUKD’UPTIGHT
Poor Tom / ADAM SELZER
Nobody’s Fault But Mine / CARCRASHLANDER
Fool In The Rain / KAIA
Thank You / DAN JONES
Heartbreaker / LACKTHEREOF FEAT. PETE MCCRACKEN
Moby Dick / KNOCK-KNOCK
Out On The Tiles / SUPER XX MAN
Friends / AMY ANELLE & THE SHISHI VALLEY BOYS
Tangerine / JEFF LONDON
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp / ARCH CAPE
Hey Hey What Can I Do / WEINLAND
In The Evening / CHRIS WALLA

DISC 2
Black Dog / LANA REBEL
Rock and Roll / PELLET GUN
The Battle of Evermore / TU FAWNING
Stairway To Heaven / KELLY BLAIR BAUMAN
Misty Moutain Hop / BUELTON
Four Sticks / REBECCA GATES AND THE CONSORTIUM
Over The Hills and Far Away / JOHANNA KUNIN
No Quarter / TESTFACE
The Ocean / LAURA VEIRS & MOUNT ANALOG
Houses Of The Holy / BELTLINE
Kashmir / LOCH LOMOND
In The Light / THE LONG WINTERS
Bron-Yr-Aur / M. WARD
Down By The Seaside / POWER OF COUNTY
All My Love / PARKS & RECREATION
I’m Gonna Crawl / DAVE DEPPER

DIGITAL BONUS TRACKS
Communication Breakdown / CAPTAIN VS. CREW
Heartbreaker / WOW & FLUTTER
Ramble On / THE LITTLE BETTERS
Immigrant Song / LEIGH MARBLE
That’s The Way / THIS BUSY MONSTER
Rock and Roll / TRACTOR OPERATOR
Going To California / THE VALIANT ARMS
When the Levee Breaks / LARRY CRANE
The Rain Song / ANTLERAND
Over The Hills and Far Away / THE MIGHTY GHOSTS OF HEAVEN
Dancing Days / MISS MURGATROID AND THE QUEENS OF HEART
D’yer Mak’er / CHAD CROUCH
The Wanton Song / REMOTE TREE CHILDREN
Nobodys Fault But Mine V.1 / CARCRASHLANDER
Going To California / COOL SUMNER
featuring LISA SCHONBERG, KATY DAVIDSON & TARA JANE O’NEIL
Tea For One / LKN
Hot Dog / THE BIG RIVER BAND

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  • Kathy Urich said:

    I just received my copy of LID #11 in the post. It’s done well and the interview with Jimmy is great. The photos are nicely presented and printed on quality paper (cardstock). Included, is one of my favorite photos of Jimmy, taken in Copenhagen on 28 February 1970, by Jorgen Angel. It’s an action shot very interesting play of light and motion. If you’re thinking about purchasing a copy I highly recommended it. Looking forward to seeing Jason’s Led Zeppelin Experience in Minneapolis on October 19th, my Zeppelin fantasy is that Jimmy, JPJ &/or Robert just happen to be in the northern United States and walk on a do a couple numbers…I know I’m a big dreamer.

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