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We needed the expert Miguel impersonation that is “Jealous” this year, if only because Miguel himself seems determined to tantalizingly dangle his own new music just out of reach. (These fleeting seconds were such a maddening tease! I realize this hard-to-get routine is a form of foreplay, but jeez.) Anyway: The biggest solo hit so… More »

Led Zeppelin is a formative experience. They’re the kind of band you discover early on, that kicks open the door to a whole bunch of other things. It’s hard to separate those experiences, eventually. I can’t tell you the last time I listened to Nevermind or Appetite For Destruction the whole way through, and for… More »

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don’t like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the pre… More »

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Make Music By Blowing On Your iPhone

Shazam is useful, but if you’re looking for the dorkiest musical iPhone app, check out Ocarina. It allows these kids to sit in a circle and play the recorder intro to “Stairway To Heaven.” Bravo, technology. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 9, 2008 - 11:41 pm

Has Led Zeppelin Chosen Its New Singer?

Earlier this week, everyone agreed that it was a brilliant idea for Pagey, Jonesy, and Bonzo Jr. to tour without Robert Plant. Billboard suggests that “Zeppelin”‘s new singer may be Miles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, the rebranded band that formed when Scott Stapp left Creed. At least it’s not Leona Lewis? More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 31, 2008 - 11:54 am

Led Zeppelin Looking To Tour Without Robert Plant

John Paul Jones confirmed the possibility of a record and tour to BBC, noting that he, Jimmy Page, and Jason Bonham don’t want someone who sounds like their regular lead singer. Maybe this guy’s looking for a new gig? More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 28, 2008 - 11:13 am

Jimmy Page And Leona Lewis Set The Stage For The London Olympics With “Whole Lotta Love”

Olympics are over, guys. Now that everyone stopped running and swimming so fast we’ll probably all go back to remembering how China can be sort of human abuse-y sometimes. But also we will never forget the great stories that came out of Beijing 2008, like how Michael Phelps is possibly a huge douche, and how… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 25, 2008 - 10:46 am

The Song Remains The Same … Unless You Can Get Zep To Cover It With You. Then It Becomes Much More Awesome.

People in London are flipping their wigs, figuratively and probably literally too, at the news of the Foos show Saturday night in Wembley stadium. reports on This Moment In Rock History:

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones turned an already high-profile Foo Fighters show into a once-in-a-lifetime event… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2008 - 4:31 pm

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Do Raising Sand, Zeppelin Tunes On CMT’s Crossroads

Reprising their flirty “Gone Gone Gone” video last week, the Bonnaroo bound Robert Plant and Alison Krauss smiled and winked through a performance of their big ol’, more and more ubiquitous Raising Sand hit “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On),” among others, on Crossroads. Note Sand producer/performer T Bone Burnett strumming along. More »

By: brandon / February 18, 2008 - 12:25 pm

The Bonnaroo Press Releases That Confused The Music World

Of course we did a double take when we received the Bonnaroo lineup press release yesterday. But if the AP and the NME (now deleted) and the Chicago Sun Times (see here) had spent more than 30 seconds looking at it, a whole lotta faulty headlines could’ve been avoided.

The big… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 6, 2008 - 2:05 pm

The Most Zeppelin-y Commercial Ever

How well do you know your Zeppelin? We’ve been talking about the mighty reunited ones a lot recently, whether for Zeppelin itself or Plant-Krauss combos or oddball cameos in kung-fu bluegrass… More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2008 - 11:07 am

Led Zeppelin @ O2 Arena, London (UK) 12/10/07

Yep, the mighty Zep reunited last night. Since we weren’t lucky enough to report on it firsthand, we did the next best thing: asked a friend of a friend to give us the lowdown. From the smattering of reviews we’ve seen so far, it’s apparent the songs have remained the same, and reviewers still love… More »

By: Stereogum / December 11, 2007 - 10:26 am

New Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Video – “Gone, Gone, Gone” (And Led Zeppelin Headlining Bonnaroo?)

Krauss and Plant follow up an intimate rendition for Hoda Kotb with this clip for their take on the Everly Brothers’ “Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)” looking like fools in love, shuffling amid the land of discarded disco balls, bubbles, old-school jitterbugging silhouettes, and creepy blow-up dolls (Jeff Koons in the house?). It’s a… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2007 - 9:16 am

Rock Shirts In The $4,000 Or “No Really It’s Up To You” Variety

For the rock fan that has everything and is looking for new and exciting ways to piss his/her money away, we direct you to Christie’s auction house in NYC where you can play your part in a story that’s making roadies from the ’70s cry even louder about their life choices. Via AP:Once relegated to… More »

By: Stereogum / November 20, 2007 - 2:33 pm

Robert Plant And Alison Kraus Perform The Everly Brothers’ “Gone, Gone, Gone” On The Today Show

Those early morning Today show sessions aren’t always worth setting your alarm for, but every once in awhile there’s a live collab worth checking (even if it turns out to be a disaster). The most recent in the line of watch-worthy duets came from Led man Robert Plant and Union Station siren Alison Krauss, performing… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2007 - 2:16 pm

Led Zeppelin’s One-Night Reformation

For every Led Zep rumour we’ve posted, there’s been twenty we haven’t. But today, finally and officially, the reams of dreams of a Page/Plant/Jones/Bonham reformation have come true: The original and surviving Led men will put Jason behind the kit for the first (and only other) time since an Atlantic jam in ’88 to play… More »

By: Stereogum / September 12, 2007 - 12:52 pm

Led Zeppelin Join The iTunes Age

OK, so the reunion rumor mill didn’t pan out, but this is, well, something. Best way to kill time while you wait for the Beatles’ catalogue to pop up on your favorite DRM-loving music store? Pay Apple for some Led standards! Guardian reports that, after a long hold-out, Zep is ready to rock on iTunes.Vetera… More »

By: Stereogum / July 30, 2007 - 10:40 am

The Song Remains The Same: Today’s Unsubstantiated Led Zeppelin Reunion Rumor

Dust off that Physical Graffiti tee and start saving up, ’cause if this report is to be believed, Plant, Page, and JPJ are gonna bring on a Bonham and get the Led out … live. Word is that Zep will reunite for a concert in memory of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in London, and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 25, 2007 - 3:29 pm

Rocker Graves

Last month we conducted a punny examination of Morrissey’s statement of intent to be buried at the LA celebrity cemetery Hollywood Forever, and we’ve been thinking about rock star grave sites ever since. And about death in general, but that’s the therapist’s problem. So we devoured Guardian’s lengthy roadtrip/examination of British rockstar resting spots and… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2007 - 2:35 pm

Led Zelda

Imagine, declaring your love for a NES classic and the titans of rock with just one article of clothing. Hot Topic presents: The Zelda/Zeppelin mashup shirt. BustedTees wishes they thought of this. (via BoingBoing)

Actually, they probably did and Hot Topic just stole the idea. More »

By: Stereogum / March 5, 2007 - 9:46 am

Jerry Lee Lewis Covers Led Zeppelin

The list of luminaries joining Jerry Lee Lewis on his latest release Last Man Standing is twenty-two deep and pretty fucking impressive, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Don Henley, and Willie Nelson. On the album, Jerry’s got Jimmy Page guesting on the IV classic “Rock And Roll”… More »

By: Stereogum / December 1, 2006 - 7:46 pm

Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the “ALL-TIME 100″ albums — unranked and broken down by decade. We’re not sure what’s better: that only five albums of the past five years are among their 100 greatest, or that four of those five were by people who were deadMore »

By: Stereogum / November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm
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