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Below is our complete Led Zeppelin news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sunday Old School 400: Led Zeppelin

When will it all end? Today the Sunday Old School column celebrates its 400th edition, having covered bands from the "proto metal" era such as Blue Cheer and Budgie to the more extreme acts of the 90s and 00s. To celebrate such a landmark, today we'll be looking at one of the most titanic bands in the history of music, one which helped spark heavy metal and influence bands from every spectrum of the metal genre. The one and only; Led Zeppelin.

Despite often being credited as a Birmingham band like fellow heavy music pioneers Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, none of the members were from the city. The seeds of the band were sewn by Middlesex native Jimmy Page, a session guitarist based in London, joined The Yardbirds in 1966, which at the time also included Jeff Beck. His time with the group didn't last long as following the departure of Beck later that year, The Yardbirds slowly dissolved. Page was eager to continue working with Beck however and initially tried to put together a supergroup with his former bandmate and The Who rhythm section, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon. Page, Beck and Moon did record one song together, with session bassist John Paul Jones, but nothing more came of the project. More...

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Metal Musicians React to Lemmy’s Death

While we’re all still reeling from the news of Lemmy's death, the metal world is paying tribute to the legendary Motörhead bassist/singer.

Dozens of metal celebrities have been posting a few words and personal memories in his honor.

A few highlights from the flood of posts can be found below:


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Doro Covers Led Zeppelin

In honor of her 30 year stage jubilee, internationally successful rock singer Doro will celebrate with fans from all over the world with two unique shows on May 2nd: the "Classic Night" with an orchestra, and May 3rd: the "Rock Night," at CCD Stadthalle of her hometown Düsseldorf.

Just in time for the celebration, there will be an anniversary record from the rock queen.

The "Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition" contains the re-release of the "Raise Your Fist" record, as well as a bonus CD highlight entitled "Powerful Passionate Favorites." There you find new and unreleased tracks, but also Doro cover versions of Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Metallica, Kiss, and Dio.

To get a first impression, check out Doro's cover version of the Led Zeppelin track "Babe I’m Gonna Leave You" below.

Commented Doro Pesch: "Along with T.Rex, Led Zeppelin was among my all-time favorite bands of the 70s. They were four phenomenal musicians, who did not only come up with excellent rock songs, but also with wonderful ballads - such as 'Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,' a very emotional track and among my personal faves of the band. This is why it became the first choice for our 'Raise Your Fist - Anniversary Edition.'" More...

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Stillwell Reveals Debut Album Trackisting

Stillwell has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming debut album "Dirtbag." "Dirtbag" is set for release on May 10, 2011 through Nu Day Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. On & Poppin'
2. You Can't Stop Me
3. Mr. Yellow #5
4. Cyclone
5. Golden Ticket
6. Surrounded By Liars
7. Magnetic Daze
8. It's All Good
9. Don't Get It Twisted
10. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)
11. Fast Forward
12. They All Had Their Hands Up
13. Trepidation
14. Street Metal

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Led Zeppelin 2 Announces N. American Tour

LED ZEPPELIN 2, the cover band featuring bassist Chris Klein, drummer Ian Lee, guitarist Paul Kamp and vocalist Bruce Lamont, will ring in the new year with a North American tour set to kick off this Friday. The flashbacks will commence in Chicago with two dates at the House Of Blues on January 7 and 8. The band will then wind through nearly a month's worth of dates before drawing to a close on February 12 in Denver at The Gothic Theatre.

LED ZEPPELIN 2 brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin "In Concert" by re-enacting the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary status for performing. Rather than a "greatest hits" show, you get to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played live in front of an audience. LZ2 sold out venues across the U.S. in 2010 and have drawn rave reviews for a "spot-on" Zeppelin show, playing deep cuts and classic tracks from the entire catalog, and occasionally entire Led Zeppelin performances from specific dates.

Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago's Yakuza, Bruce Lamont has contributed to a plethora of other projects including Bloodiest (featuring members of 90 Day Men, Sterling), Circle of Animals (with Sanford Parker, Minsk/The High Confessions) and Sick Gazelle (with Eric Block and Sanford Parker). He's also recorded with Sigh, East West Blast Test, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rabid Rabbit, Brutal Truth, Cephalic Carnage, Sweet Cobra, Locrian, Hex Machine and more.

Commented Lamont of the upcoming LED ZEPPELIN 2 dates: "I never thought back when we started LED ZEPPELIN 2, for fun mind you, that we would ever embark on a full U.S. tour. I am really excited to do it. It's an honor and a pleasure to sing and perform some of the greatest music ever made."

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"That Metal Show" To Feature Guest Jason Bonham

This week's episode of "That Metal Show" with guest Jason Bonham premieres this Saturday, November 27 at 11 pm ET/PT on VH1. A sneak peek has been posted, which you can watch below:

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John Paul Jones To Appear At Manson's Guitar Show

Manson’s Guitar Shop has announced that legendary bass player John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin/ Them Crooked Vultures) will be appearing at this year's show taking place Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October.

The 2010 Mansons Guitar Show is set to be both the biggest and best show yet with a record number of exhibitors confirmed including virtually every great guitar company on the planet. Manufacturers will be bringing their best model examples to exhibit at the prestigious weekend with several UK exclusive launches confirmed. A great mixture of the small independent guitar companies are rubbing shoulders with large corporates, and the presence of guitar legends such as John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin means Manson’s Guitar Show is undoubtedly the UK’s premier guitar lovers event. A full list of exhibitors and artists can be seen below.

Manson’s Guitar Show also has some unique prize-winning opportunities this year. For 2010, Ampeg is giving away a bass rig signed by its roster of bass artists that includes members of The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, King’s-X, Alice In Chains, The Smashing Pumpkins, and many others. Marshall will be offering a signed amplifier by one of their legendary artists and Avid Distribution is giving away one of their Eleven Rack systems worth nearly £800. Acoustic players are equally well looked after with Faith and Freshman Guitars offering mouth watering prizes. You can win these prizes through the charity raffle at the show, charity auction or through an exclusive Express And Echo giveaway.

Manson’s clinic, demonstration and performance room will be running flat out throughout the weekend. Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Walter Trout (Blues Legend), Jerry Donahue (The Hellecasters), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Alex Hutchings, Jas Morris (Guitarist Of The Year Winner), Stuart Clayton (Carl Palmer Band), Chris George (Marshall Official Demonstrator), and flying in exclusively for the Manson’s Show US bass artist Michael Manring (Zon Guitars) will all be appearing at the show.

Tickets are available now in-store or online, with concessions for students and under 16’s.

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RNR Fantasy Camp Launches Led Zeppelin Contest

Denny Somach the syndicated radio jock has teamed up with Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp to pick a Led Zeppelin tune recorded at rock camp.

Each band will have an opportunity to perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song in honor of their 40th anniversary and with legendary record producers of Led Zeppelin Ron Nevison and Eddie Kramer. The chosen band’s track will be played on Somach’s Led Zeppelin radio show around the country.

Somach’s radio show is a nation-wide Led Zeppelin radio show featured in over 80% of the USA. It can be heard on KLOS Los Angeles or Q104 in New York or go to their website and see where it plays in your local area.

For more information on ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP 888.762.2263 (BAND) or visit rockcamp.com.

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Winners Of The Classic Rock Awards Revealed

The annual Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards took place last night (November 2nd) in London at the Park Lane Hotel and featured numerous awards being given many metal and hard rock acts including Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Anvil. You can view the complete list of winners below. More...

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Them Crooked Vultures Reveals New Album Details

Them Crooked Vultures, feathring Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones, has confirmed November 17 as the release date of their eponymous debut album in the United States and Canada on DGC/Interscope Records. The self-produced 13-song record will feature first single "New Fang" as well as the debut of the studio versions of the material Them Crooked Vultures unveiled at their August 9 debut at Chicago's Cabaret Metro and played on a first series of shows throughout a handful of UK and European cities and portions of the eastern U.S. You can pre-order the album here

A string of teaser videos have also been released by the band in anticipation for the November 17 release. Through their YouTube channel, fans have had the chance to preview "Scumbag Blues," "No One Loves Me & Neither Do I" (studio / animated), "Elephants" as well as the full version of "New Fang."

The band has also announced the first ever shows in California and the Pacific Northwest: November 17 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, November 19 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, November 21 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, and November 22 at the Roseland Theater in Portland.

The complete track listing of "Them Crooked Vultures" is as follows:

1. No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
2. Mind Eraser, No Chaser
3. New Fang
4. Dead End Friends
5. Elephants
6. Scumbag Blues
7. Bandoliers
8. Reptiles
9. Interlude With Ludes
10. Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
11. Caligulove
12. Gunman
13. Spinning In Daffodils

The latest Them Crooked Vultures tour dates are as follows: More...

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Them Crooked Vultures Announces U.K. Tour

Them Crooked Vultures, the upergroup featuring Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Foo Fighters leader/former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman/former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme, has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom which will kick off this December.

The tour dates are as follows:

December 10 - Plymouth, UK - Pavilions
December 11 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
December 13 - Blackpool, UK - Empress Ballroom
December 14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
December 15 - Edinburgh, UK - O2 Academy
December 17 - London, UK - HMV Hammersmith Apollo

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Them Crooked Vultures Posts New Song Sample

Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that consists of former Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, has posted a short snippet of the song, "Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I" online. You can check it out by heading to this location.

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Them Crooked Vultures To Release Debut Album Soon

Them Crooked Vultures, the rock supergroup featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Probot) and Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), will release their debut album, "Never Deserved The Future," in November of this year. More details are expected to be revealed shortly.

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Led Zeppelin Singer Involved In Car Crash

BANG Showbiz is reporting: Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant had a car crash with a drugs counselor. The rocker was driving his Audi A8 car when he collided with driver Richard Grant at a junction in North West London.

Grant - who is a counselor for charity Turning Point - was knocked unconscious and suffered whiplash in the smash, but came round to find the singer standing nearby.

Plant – whose car was damaged beyond repair in the accident - said: "My Mercedes is smashed up and I'm not in a good way."

Plant, 60, is not thought to have been seriously hurt in the accident.

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Led Zeppelin Frontman Robert Plant Awarded CBE

After raising hell for most of the 1970’s, today LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant received a CBE from Prince Charles for “services to music” four years after bandmate Jimmy Page was awarded an OBE.

LED ZEPPELIN has sold over 200m albums worldwide. In December 2007 the band reunited to play a one-off show before nearly 20,000 fans at London’s 02 Arena with the late Bonham’s son Jason playing the drums.

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Led Zeppelin Bassist Forms New Supergroup

Reports are coming in that John Paul Jones, best known as the bass player for the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has formed a new band with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Probot) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles Of Death Metal.) There are no further details at this time.

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Flea To Induct Metallica Into Hall Of Fame

The organizers of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has revealed the list of names who will be inducting the legends being entered this year. The biggest news for metal fans is that Flea, bass player of rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers will be presenting Metallica with their achievement at the ceremony. Also announced as presenters are Eminem, who will be inducting Run DMC, Jimmy Page who will induct Jeff Beck and Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood who will induct Bobby Womack.

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Alter Bridge Frontman Comments On Zeppelin Tryout

Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy has confirmed that he auditioned to be Robert Plant's replacement in Led Zeppelin, after the vocalist declined to be involved with a potential world tour.

"It was surreal," Kennedy told US radio's The Blairing Out With Eric Blair show. "Alter Bridge will go on, and that's that. It was great. I'll tell that story some day."

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Led Zeppelin Is Over According To Page's Manager

Despite reports contradicting reports earlier this month, Jimmy Page's manager says that Led Zeppelin will not be touring or recording in 2009 and is, in fact, "over."

Peter Mensch, whose company Q Prime also represents Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lostprophets and Muse, had told the BBC's digital station 6Music that:

"John Paul Jones [bass] and Jimmy Page [guitar] enjoy playing with each other, Jason Bonham is a really good drummer so why not? We just need to find a singer."

However, in an interview with Music Radar this on January 7, Mensch said:

"They tried out a few singers [to replace Robert Plant], but no one worked out. That was it. The whole thing is completely over now. There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. Zero."

"Led Zeppelin are over," he added. "If you didn't see them in 2007 [at London's O2 Arena], you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that. Frankly, I wish everybody would stop talking about it."

January 12 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album.

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Robert Plant Honored by Queen

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant received one of Britain's topmost honors today in a ceremony that also included jazz saxaphonist Courtenay Pine and fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett being inducted into the Order of the British Empire. More...

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