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Led Zeppelin to celebrate 50th anniversary

From Planet Rock. Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary in 2018 to be celebrated with ‘a series of high-profile events’ Led Zeppelin’s record label Warner Music Group are planning a “series of high-profile events” in 2018 to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. Unofficial fan site Led Zeppelin News has published a letter written by […] News

On the 4th October 1968 Led Zeppelin…

….or as they were billed on the night, the Yardbirds Featuring Jimmy Page, played the Mayfair Ballroom in Newcastle, with tickets costing just 10/6 (about 52p) or about £8.50 in today’s money! The support was Terry Reid, who at one point was offered the role of singer in the newly […]

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Whiplash: the cult of the drummer

From Keith Moon to John Bonham, they have a reputation for wild behaviour. But, as new film Whiplash suggests, there’s a reason drummers are different There is a story recounted in Whiplash, the electrifying new film about a young jazz drummer, concerning the night that Jo Jones, the drummer for […]