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  • Jury Finds Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal Intro to Rock Epic 'Stairway to Heaven'

    06/23/2016 10:38:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 136 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6-23-2016
    A Los Angeles jury has decided the band Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening to its classic anthem "Stairway to Heaven."
  • Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven May Be Partly Stolen, Judge Says

    04/12/2016 1:54:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    ‘Substantial’ similarities are enough to warrant a trial over whether Robert Plant and Jimmy Page lifted opening chords from Taurus by the band SpiritLed Zeppelin’s lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page must face a US jury trial over whether they stole opening chords for their 1971 classic Stairway to Heaven. In a decision on Friday, US district judge Gary Klausner in Los Angeles said the song and the 1967 instrumental Taurus by the band Spirit were similar enough to let a jury decide whether Plant and Page were liable for copyright infringement. A trial is scheduled for 10...
  • Led Zeppelin cartoon mystery

    06/09/2015 9:59:55 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 118 replies
    self | 6/9/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    I know of no finer assemblage of minds and knowledge than the folks on Free Republic. I came across this cartoon this morning: I figured out that it's a reference to Led Zeppelin -- but being familiar with only three of the group's songs, I'm at a loss to figure out which song's lyrics are being parodied. I'm 100% percent confident that some FReeper will know -- and probably in less than 10 minutes after I post this. Thanks!
  • Robert Plant Rips Up $800 Million Led Zeppelin Reunion Contract

    11/10/2014 2:01:30 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/2014 | Alan Colmes
    No amount of money can get Robert Plant to reunite with his Led Zeppelin bandmates. The 66-year-old singer walked away from a 35-date tour that would have paid the rock group nearly $800 million — ripping up the contract in front of stunned promoters, the Mirror newspaper reported Sunday.
  • The 50 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs

    01/09/2014 6:50:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 78 replies
    Guitar World ^ | Jimmy Brown
    From “Dazed and Confused” to “You Shook Me” … from “Tangerine” to “The Lemon Song” … from “Trampled Under Foot” to “Stairway to Heaven” … Guitar World presents a critical analysis of the classic-rock group’s best tracks.
  • Men's Imagination Became Evil Continually...Genesis 6 pt 4

    And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.(Genesis 6:5-6) We have been looking at the universal conditions that led directly to the flood , in the “days of Noah”, because Jesus told us that this same state of affairs will be duplicated in some way at the time of the Parousia, and the final judgment of this world. “As in the...
  • Pakistani military says India conducts cross-border raid in Kashmir, kills soldier

    01/05/2013 11:36:30 PM PST · by MBT ARJUN · 12 replies ^ | January 6, 2013
    <p>The Pakistani military is accusing forces from neighboring India of crossing the boundary between the two sides' forces in Kashmir and attacking a Pakistani border post, killing a soldier.</p> <p>The military's public relations office said in a statement Sunday that another Pakistani soldier was critically wounded in the incident early Sunday.</p>
  • Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham Dies – 32 Years Ago

    09/25/2012 7:07:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies ^ | September 24, 2012 | Ken Kelley
    On Sept. 25, 1980, at 32 years of age, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham passed away, inadvertently bringing an end to one of rock’s greatest bands. The group’s final studio effort ‘In Through The Out Door’ had been released in Sept. 1979 after many delays. In May 1980, the group performed what would be their last European tour. That September, the band was in rehearsals at guitarist Jimmy Page’s house in advance of an American tour.
  • Led Zeppelin Facebook countdown prompts rumors of new tour

    09/12/2012 9:19:54 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/12/2012 | Sean Michaels
    Led Zeppelin have begun a mysterious online countdown, fuelling speculation that they are planning a new tour – or perhaps just releasing a live DVD. On Saturday, the group posted "FIVE" to their Facebook page, provoking thousands of comments, tens of thousands of Likes, and not one single certainty about what Led Zeppelin were announcing. Fans debated the significance of the number: five concert dates? A five-disc box set? A follow-up to the album Led Zeppelin IV? On Sunday, the band cleared things up a little, posting a new word: "FOUR." Apparently they are counting down to a bigger announcement;...
  • Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Best Ballads of All Time

    05/13/2011 9:14:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 385 replies · 1+ views
    Last week we asked our readers to vote for their favorite ballad or slow jam of all time. Votes were all over the place – from tracks by Pearl Jam to Elvis Presley to Lionel Richie. In the end it was very close, and there was a tie so we had to expand our standard top 10 to a top 12. If this survey has reinforced anything, it's that our readers really, really love Led Zeppelin.
  • Robert Plant Opens Up About Led Zeppelin Reunion, Failed Follow-Up With Alison Krauss

    01/07/2011 4:23:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 94 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 6, 2011 | Andy Greene
    In the new issue of Rolling Stone - on stands and online in the digital archives now (subscription required) — Robert Plant explains to writer Stephen Rodrick why he was unwilling to keep performing with Led Zeppelin after their 2007 reunion concert.
  • 'I'd Love' a Led Zeppelin Reunion: Jason Bonham

    08/15/2010 12:42:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Billboard ^ | August 12, 2010 | Gary Graff
    Jason Bonham knows better than to promise a Led Zeppelin reunion as part of his "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience" show that goes on tour this fall. But he's certainly not opposed to the idea. "I'm not going to hide it from them," Bonham, who filled his late father John "Bonzo" Bonham's spot and played with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones at the 2007 Zep reunion concert at London's O2 arena, tells "I will invite them to every show I can, because my goal and dream is, 'Wouldn't it be cool if I did something that...
  • Lez Zeppelin to put a female touch to Led Zeppelin's music

    05/18/2009 2:54:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 2,472+ views
    Norwalk Plus ^ | 5/15/09 | Staff
    All girls. All Zeppelin. Lez Zeppelin has become the first and foremost female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin garnering rave reviews across the board. Live, the group takes its lead from what Led Zeppelin did in performance-creating an intense experience from the in-the-moment interaction between all the players and the audience. Lez Zeppelin, presented by The Ridgefield Playhouse, will be at The Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury on Friday, July 10 at 9 p.m. Although it was clear from the very first gigs that the group was doing something out of the ordinary for audiences hungry to...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rock/Pop Musicians Who Turn 60 This Year!

    05/16/2008 2:14:00 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 104 replies · 1,681+ views
    Musicians Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent, Steve Winwood, Robert Plant, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Frey, Alice Cooper, Tony Iommi, Chris Squire, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer, John Bonham (R.I.P.) & Rick James (R.I.P.)
  • Led Zeppelin can still rock

    12/11/2007 3:46:36 AM PST · by maquiladora · 29 replies · 183+ views
    ap ^ | Tuesday December 11, 2007 2:31 AM
    LONDON (AP) - After that performance, Led Zeppelin really must go on tour. The reunited rock 'n' roll legends were superb Monday in their first full concert in nearly three decades, mixing in classics like ``Stairway to Heaven'' and ``Black Dog'' with the thumping ``Kashmir'' and the hard-rocking ``Dazed and Confused.'' The band's three surviving members - singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones - were joined by the late John Bonham's son Jason on drums. And it was the newest member of the band that was given the honor of kicking off the sold-out benefit...
  • Led Zeppelin returns to stage after 19 years with a London concert

    12/10/2007 5:17:00 AM PST · by period end of story · 77 replies · 139+ views
    AP via IHT.COM ^ | December 10, 2007
    Once may be enough for Led Zeppelin as band members reunite for the first time in 19 years at a much-hyped London concert Monday. Some 20 million people competed in an Internet lottery for the 18,000 tickets, priced at 125 pounds (€175, US$250) each, for the show at London's O2 Arena. It has already been postponed a month because of guitarist Jimmy Page's broken finger. Page, 63; John Paul Jones, 61, and Robert Plant, 59 — original members of the band — have recruited drummer Jason Bonham, 41, to take the place of his father, John Bonham, who died in...
  • More music for Led Zeppelin after reunion?

    12/06/2007 7:54:54 PM PST · by RDTF · 51 replies · 156+ views ^ | Dec 6, 2007 | AP
    LONDON, England (AP) -- Will Led Zeppelin's long-awaited reunion lead to more concerts? Guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant and bass player John Paul Jones will perform Monday at London's 02 Arena, a benefit tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, who died last year. It will be the rock band's first concert in almost two decades. "I must say that after our initial get-together it was so exhilarating and fun that I did feel I would like to do more," Q music magazine quoted Page, 63, as saying. "I've got things I've been working on for the past four...
  • Led Zeppelin reunion;band will play new song live

    11/20/2007 11:36:00 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 45 replies · 385+ views ^ | 11/20/07 | unknown
    Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed that his band will perform a track they have never played live before at their forthcoming O2 Arena show in London on December 10. Speaking to Reuters, Page gave a vague clue as to the period the song comes from - although he offered a 12-year time zone. "There's one number that we rehearsed, I assume that it will make it to the Dome, that we never played at any point in time," he explained. "It dates from when the band was together between 1968 and 1980. It's a really intense number."
  • Led Zeppelin: Genie's Out Of The Bottle [Full-Scale Reunion Tour Likely]

    11/17/2007 7:58:01 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 220 replies · 329+ views
    Sky News ^ | 11/15/2007 | Matt Smith
    Led Zeppelin have given a clear hint that they are thinking about staging a full-scale tour after their reunion gig next month. Speaking to Guitar World magazine in the States, guitarist Jimmy Page suggested the one-off show may lead to something bigger. "It's a bit silly not to because there is such massive demand," he said. Until now, the band had said they were only planning to do the one show at the O2 Dome, in honour of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. But following what Page described as the "overwhelming" reaction to the show, clearly they are re-thinking things....
  • Led Zeppelin reform

    09/11/2007 4:20:21 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 16 replies · 354+ views
    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have often played together under their own names but up until recently they have been prevented from using the hallowed name Led Zeppelin. Bass player John Paul Jones retained a twenty five percent ownership of the name and up until now has refused to let the band reform. The other quarter is owned by drummer John Bonham's son, Jason and all four will make up the band. The group who, along with Black Sabbath, have been instrumental in influencing nearly all strands of hard rock and heavy metal since, have not played together since their...
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss to release album this fall

    08/06/2007 6:57:51 AM PDT · by dead · 62 replies · 1,893+ views
    AP ^ | 8/3/7
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than a few people in town wondered what was up when Robert Plant was spotted in recent months at the Grand Ole Opry and at the popular bluegrass club The Station Inn. The former Led Zeppelin frontman's album with bluegrass star Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand," will be released Oct. 23 on Rounder Records, the label has announced. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles and produced by T Bone Burnett, the album finds the two interpreting lesser-known material from blues, R&B, country and folk songwriters including Mel Tillis, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Gene Clark, Doc Watson,...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • Zep Eternal: Why Is Led Zeppelin Still Popular?

    08/05/2006 3:55:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 59 replies · 902+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 28 July 06 | Brian Hiatt
    Zep Eternal: Why Is Led Zeppelin Still Popular? Thirty-seven years after Led Zeppelin's debut, their albums continue to sell in the millions, while their music inspires everyone from Aussie metalheads to Nashville punks BRIAN HIATT The studded leather bracelets and Napoleon Dynamite merchandise at Hot Topic target customers between the ages of fourteen and twenty-two—kids who weren't born when Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980. Nonetheless, the all-time top-selling band T-shirt at the chain's 700-plus mall stores is Zep's Swan Song tee—the one bearing the image of a naked, winged Apollo. "It's not like with the CBGB or Ramones T-shirts,...
  • Playing The Clash made man a terror suspect

    04/05/2006 8:11:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies · 1,512+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2006 | Anne Campbell
    A mobile phone salesman was hauled off a plane and questioned for three hours as a terror suspect - because he listened to songs by The Clash and Led Zeppelin. Harraj Mann, 24, played the punk anthem London Calling and classic rock track Immigrant Song in a taxi before a flight to London. The lyrics to both tracks made the driver fear his passenger was a terrorist.
  • Minstrel in the gallery (Classic Rock Appreciation)

    10/13/2005 11:33:22 AM PDT · by JZelle · 79 replies · 1,575+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-13-05 | Dan Campbell
    It may be a 50 Cent, hip-hop world at most American high schools today, but Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull still rule at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County. At least they do when the school's wildly popular Classic Rock Appreciation Club convenes its weekly meetings. The club's second year began with a bang and a wheeze yesterday when, speak of the devil, a very special musical guest came calling: Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson, 58, the flutist, singer and guitarist who has led the band through 21 studio albums and countless tours...
  • Glendale Heights club sued for not paying music licensing fees

    03/09/2005 8:05:50 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 8 replies · 528+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | March 9, 2005 | Rob Johnson
    March 9, 2005 — A Glendale Heights club has been sued by the legendary band Led Zeppelin. The club has apparently been playing the songs of Zeppelin and other groups without having paid the yearly licensing fee required of clubs, restaurants and bars. Chances are the surviving members of Led Zeppelin have no idea this suit even exists. But lawyers for the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, or ASCAP, has filed suit against the owners of the club 602 North in Glendale Heights. The suit claims that during an October investigation of 602 North, songs by not only...
  • Led Zeppelin Flying High with New Concert Discs

    05/28/2003 1:00:57 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 509 replies · 852+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 05/28/03 | Dean Goodman
    Led Zeppelin Flying High with New Concert DiscsWed May 28, 2003 By Dean GoodmanLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the words of one of their songs, Dancing Days are here again for fans of Led Zeppelin. Defunct for almost 23 years, the pioneering English band behind such hard rock classics as "Stairway to Heaven" and "Kashmir (news - web sites)" has cleaned out its vaults to issue eight hours of previously unreleased live material on DVD and CD. The "Led Zeppelin DVD" contains footage from four tours spanning 1970 to 1979; the CD "How The West Was Won" combines two Los...
  • Black XI: "Heck...Let's ROLLLL!!" (aka McAuliffe's MEAT!!)

    10/16/2002 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Mudboy Slim · 564 replies · 2,159+ views
    The Dark Recesses of the MudCave ^ | 16 October 2002 | Mudoy Slim
    "Heck...Let's ROLLLLLL!!" (To be sung to Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll") It's been a long time since Right rock an' rolled. It's been a long time since Right won the War!! Ooh, help US get it back, help US get it back, help US get it back, Mmmm-Patriots, let's whup Left's SCUM!! It's been a long time, gotta show some spine, been too long... Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time!! Yes it has... It's been a long time since Right whupped Left's SCUM!! Right must reverse the Fears of Left's Blight, that's not love. FReepers, Let's Act!! FReepers Must Act!!...
  • Led Zeppelin to tour again

    10/15/2002 6:22:41 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 147 replies · 1,675+ views
    Online Sun ^ | 10/15/02 | THOMAS WHITAKER
    LEGENDARY rockers Led Zeppelin are set to re-group after 22 years for a money-spinning stadium tour of America. The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer. The trio hope to pocket £6.4million for the shows. Robert, 54, Jimmy, 58, and 56-year-old John Paul met two weeks ago at the offices of their management firm Trinifold. They buried the hatchet over Page and Plant’s 1990s tour, which John Paul only learned about from a newspaper. A band insider said last night: “If the right offer...
  • Led Zeppelin to tour again [Woo hoo!!!]

    10/14/2002 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Conagher · 5 replies · 351+ views
    The Sun Online [U. K.] ^ | Mon, Oct 14, 2002 | THOMAS WHITAKER
    LEGENDARY rockers Led Zeppelin are set to re-group after 22 years for a money-spinning stadium tour of America. The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer. The trio hope to pocket £6.4 million [US$9,964,160] for the shows. Robert, 54, Jimmy, 58, and 56-year-old John Paul met two weeks ago at the offices of their management firm Trinifold. They buried the hatchet over Page and Plant’s 1990s tour, which John Paul only learned about from a newspaper. A band insider said last night: “If the...