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Above photo -Copyright Dan Cuny – re-produced with thanks

In recent weeks some excellent private cine-film of Led Zeppelin has surfaced on Youtube  via the  Led site.  The clips incude  rare film of Zep on stage in Japan and  a great piece from Landover 1977  A very close up Song Remains The Same from Greensboro 1977 has also recently surfaced. Here they are…

Japan 1971

Landover 1977

Greensboro 1977

Also check out this blog featuring some great photos from Led Zeppelin at  Kezar Stadium in 1973 with some excellent background material. Brit Rock by the

Robert Plant, opened a new Wyre Forest centre with a ceremonial cutting of a branch. At the official opening of the Gateway to Wyre community discovery centre at Callow Hill, near Bewdley, Robert, said: “I have lived around here all my life and often spent eons of time in this beautiful environment and appreciate its value to us as local people.

“It is a beautiful backdrop and place of peace and rest. Due to industry, it is a small miracle that we can enjoy it. I can’t imagine a more dynamic beautiful building for this setting. It will be a centre point for information.”

Before sawing the branch, Mr Plant pretended to cut through the stand he had been speaking from and joked “it used to be TV sets  out of windows” that he damaged.

The centre features a sensory garden, bird observatory and classrooms designed to expand visitors’ knowledge of the region’s abundant natural history.

The building is heated by wood chippings from the forest, rain water is collected for the toilets and sewage is managed with a reed bed system.

The project was largely supported by a grant of just over £1.8 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), under its landscape partnership programme.

Bob Griffiths, project manager for the Wyre Forest landscape partnership scheme, said: “The discovery centre is a fantastic new building that gives us the ability to involve both local people, and those living further away in more urban areas, and give them a greater understanding of the wonderful natural world here at the Wyre Forest.”

On September 25, 2010,at the Key Club in Hollywood, California, a host of drummers will pay tribute to John Bonham on what will be the  30th anniversary of his passing. On stage and for one night only, a rotating cast of guest drummers perform their favourite LED ZEPPELIN songs.  Confirmed drummers include: Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSES, ADLER’S APPETITE),  Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO), Kenny Aronoff (JOHN COUGAR, JOHN FOGERTY), Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT),  Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Fred Coury (CINDERELLA),  Jimmy D’Anda (BULLETBOYS), James Kottak (SCORPIONS), Khurt Maier (SALTY DOG), Chris Slade (THE FIRM, AC/DC), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL), Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, DURAN DURAN), Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) and Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART) will perform via video. Joining the drummers on stage will be musicians Brent Woods (guitar), Michael “Denim” Devin (bass), Keith St. John (vocals), Stephen LeBlanc (keys) and Brian Tichy (guitar). The Key Club is located at 9039 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

And finely Led Zeppelin have been voted fourth in the “VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” poll. The top five is as follows:

1.  The Beatles

2.  Bob Dylan

3.  Michael Jackson

4.  Led Zeppelin

5.  Rolling Stones

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  • Rick said:

    Personally I think Robert has so much more interesting music he could make. I am not too thrilled with this hillbilly kick, rocking chair on the front porch mode he is in. Too many people have been down that road too. I would say take some of what he started to explore with Shaken & Stirred, add in some Massive Attack/Radio Head influence and a dose of his spices out of Africa and he could have something really interesting. He needs to find a new gap as he is much better innovating than he is doing retreads IMHO. But I respect that he is always out there pushing himself and if this is what he wants who the heck am I to say anything…

  • Matt Summers said:

    Robert really appears to be enjoying life. Despite the demands and expectations on him to something he no longer is (Plant ala 68-75) he just happily goes about his way and pursues projects that opens new doors. I am so happy he didnt do the reunion tour, we been down that road back in the 70’s and I believe it is best to leave that in the past. I hope he continues to produce new material for as long as possible. Cheers to you Robert for being a really special person and a major influence in the world of entertainment!!

  • Kathy Urich said:

    Greatest Artists of all time….and Elvis isn’t in the top five, yuk. Zeppelin of course should be #1, but of course I would say that; in reality if not for Scotty Moore and Jimmy’s fascination with the guitar who knows if there would have been a Zeppelin, thanks Elvis. Would love to be at The Key Club for John’s tribute.

  • andrew johnson said:

    swap MJ for Elvis , put Zep at 1 , the Beatles at 2 and that looks pretty good to me

  • ledhed58 said:

    The Stones and Zeppelin should have placed higher than MJ and the Bugs, Mj was strictly pop and no substance and the Bugs were a one-dimensional band that continues to be highly overated by my genaration and not in the same league talent wise as Zepp and the Stones who were all superior musicians…Peace from the US…..

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