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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 […]

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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 […]