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John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant came together in 1968 as LED ZEPPELIN. Over the next decade, the band would become one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, selling more than 300 million albums worldwide. Their songs are some of the most celebrated in rock ‘n’ roll history that, to this day, resonate with fans young and old around the globe. Still, no matter how many times you may have listened to their music, you’ve never heard LED ZEPPELIN like this before.

With the June 3 release of deluxe editions of “Led Zeppelin”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III”, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. LED ZEPPELIN will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.

“The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of LED ZEPPELIN,” says Page. “It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time”

“Led Zeppelin”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” will each be available June 3 from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

* Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.

* Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.

* Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail. (For example, “III” will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)

* Deluxe Edition Vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.

* Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.

* Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:

– Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
– Companion audio on CD in card wallet.
– Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
– Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
– High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit. (Live tracks are 48kHz/24 bit).
– Hard bound, 70+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
– High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
“Led Zeppelin” will also include a replica of the band’s original Atlantic press kit.

The LED ZEPPELIN legend began in January of 1969 with the group’s eponymous debut. From the opening salvo of “Good Times Bad Times”, on through to “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”, “Communication Breakdown” and “Dazed And Confused”, the album introduced the band’s unmistakable sound and left an indelible mark on the music landscape. “Led Zeppelin” has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales over 10 million and was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2004.

The companion audio for “Led Zeppelin” features a previously unreleased performance recorded on October 10, 1969 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The nine-song set features seven tracks from the album, including an epic 15-minute version of “Dazed And Confused”, as well as “Heartbreaker” and “Moby Dick”, which would debut on “Led Zeppelin II” later that month.

The band wrote and recorded nearly all of “Led Zeppelin II” while touring relentlessly to support its debut album. Incredibly, the album was released just seven months after “Led Zeppelin” in October of 1969. “Led Zeppelin II” features some of the band’s most beloved tracks including “Ramble On” and “Heartbreaker” as well as “Whole Lotta Love”, considered by many to be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time. The album is certified diamond by the RIAA with sales of over 12 million copies.

The “Led Zeppelin II” companion audio gives fans the first peek into the band’s recording sessions, with alternate mixes of five songs from the album, backing tracks to “Thank You” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”, and the previously unreleased track “La La”.

Following the whirlwind success of their first two albums and near constant touring, Page and Plant took to the now famous Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales in 1970 to start the early composition of “Led Zeppelin III”. They later convened with Bonham and Jones for rehearsals before entering London’s Olympic Studios to begin recording in May 1970. Fueled by classic tracks such as “Immigrant Song” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, the album soared to the top of charts worldwide upon its release in October of 1970 and has since been certified six times platinum.

The nine tracks featured on “Led Zeppelin III”‘s companion audio continue to offer a window into the band’s recording process with seven studio outtakes of songs from the album as well as three previously unheard compositions: “Jennings Farm Blues” (an instrumental forerunner of “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”), “Bathroom Sound” (an instrumental version of “Out On The Tiles”), and their take on the blues classics “Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind”.

LED ZEPPELIN continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Jones, Page and Plant — along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham — took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records‘ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy Award as “Celebration Day”, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named “Best Rock Album.”

“Led Zeppelin” track listing:

01. Good Times Bad Times
02. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
03. You Shook Me
04. Dazed And Confused
05. Your Time Is Gonna Come
06. Black Mountain Side
07. Communication Breakdown
08. I Can’t Quit You Baby
09. How Many More Times

Companion Audio Disc: Live At The Olympia – Paris, France October 10, 1969

01. Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown
02. I Can’t Quit You Baby
03. Heartbreaker
04. Dazed And Confused
05. White Summer/Black Mountain Side
06. You Shook Me
07. Moby Dick
08. How Many More Times

“Led Zeppelin II” track listing

01. Whole Lotta Love
02. What Is And What Should Never Be
03. The Lemon Song
04. Thank You
05. Heartbreaker
06. Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)
07. Ramble On
08. Moby Dick

Companion Audio Disc

01. Whole Lotta Love
02. What Is And What Should Never Be
03. Thank You
04. Heartbreaker
05. Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)
06. Ramble On
07. Moby Dick
08. La La
09. Bring It On Home

“Led Zeppelin III” track listing

01. Immigrant Song
02. Friends
03. Celebration Day
04. Since I’ve Been Loving You
05. Out On The Tiles
06. Gallows Pole
07. Tangerine
08. That’s The Way
09. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
10. Hats Off To (Roy) Harper

Companion Audio Disc

01. The Immigrant Song
02. Friends
03. Celebration Day
04. Since I’ve Been Loving You
05. Bathroom Sound
06. Gallows Pole
07. That’s The Way
08. Jennings Farm Blues
09. Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind


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Guitar Center has announced the upcoming induction of Grammy Award-winning hard rock innovators KORN into the retailer’s historic RockWalk. The private, invite-only induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, October 8, at noon at Guitar Center‘s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard.

After two Grammy Awards, eleven MTV Video Music Award nominations, and millions of records sold, the members of KORN will take their place amongst fellow rock idols in Guitar Center‘s RockWalk. Adding to the celebratory nature of the day, KORN will also release its hotly anticipated eleventh studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, on October 8.

“When you look at the names of the other people inducted here, all you can say is, ‘Wow!’ What an honor!” says singer Jonathan Davis of KORN.

Adds guitarist Munky: “When we started out, we were five guys in a garage with a dream. I’d like to think we tried our best to create some great music and an innovative sound, but to be honest, we are truly humbled to be included here.”

KORN is about as innovative and influential as they come,” says Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center‘s RockWalk. “They have been purveyors of metal’s progression since their formation, and are even credited with creating the ‘nu metal’ subgenre. For these reasons, and many more, KORN is exactly the type of band the RockWalk is here to honor.”

Guitar Center‘s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and R&B. As the newest RockWalk inductees, KORN‘s handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, IRON MAIDEN, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, VAN HALEN, AC/DC, AEROSMITH, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, RUN-D.M.C. and QUEEN, among numerous others.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, film producer Harvey Weinstein says that LED ZEPPELIN did not appear at last year’s 12.12.12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief due to Jimmy Page passing on the charity gig. Weinstein was on hand at the Toronto International Film Festival for the screening of the 12.12.12 documentary, and revealed that he pulled out all the stops to ensure that ZEPPELIN appeared — even asking former President Bill Clinton and President Obama to personally lobby the guitarist so that the ZEPPELIN reunion could help raise funds for the suffering and displaced Easterners.

Weinstein said: “We get an OK from [Robert] Plant if Page will do it. . . Jimmy Page doesn’t want to do it. Bill [Clinton] talked to the group and Jimmy told him no. Jimmy Page struck out Obama and Bill Clinton. . . that will live on in infamy.”

Jimmy Page explained that the recently released “Celebration Day” CD/DVD of ZEPPELIN‘s 2007 London reunion concert was a chance to rectify some of ZEPPELIN‘s less-than-stellar post-breakup reunion performances. “We had the opportunity to get together again — which is what we had there, to do the O2 — with those, y’know, things that left us a bit uncomfortable like the Live Aid and Atlantic 40th (anniversary concert), etc.,” he said. “But we really just wanted to get it right and go out there to play to people who maybe never heard us, who had heard about this reputation and what we’re about, and basically go out and stand out and be counted for what we were.”

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Harvey Weinstein alleges against guitarist in new interview.

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Great guitarists have decided to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Jimmy Page.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jimmy Page’s representative, Peter Mensch of Q Prime Management, recently sat down for an “Ask Me Anything” online interview with and shed some light on the upcoming LED ZEPPELIN remasters.

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A site that matches you with people who share your exact music taste is proving so popular – would you join? Also, Led Zeppelin’s managers say the band almost certainly won’t play live again, and Jimmy Page’s solo project has stalled.

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Phil Rudd of AC/DC

Water call: Phil Rudd of AC/DC

Former AC/DC manager Peter Mensch says the stupidest request he’s ever had during his career came from drummer Phil Rudd.

The big-name boss looks after the affairs of Metallica, Jimmy Page, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others. But he can’t forget a particular moment during his first role as representative in his twenties.

Speaking on a Reddit Ask Me Anything session Mensch says: “The dumbest request I’ve ever received was while managing AC/DC. I was in London. They were in Paris. Phil Rudd wanted hot water because his kettle was broken. He called at midnight to ask me to bring over hot water…

“Wish I had told him I would charter a flight to bring him a kettle, and billed it back. Needless to say, I didn’t go.”

And he admits: “Every act we manage can be difficult at times, but usually the highs outweigh the lows.” But he says times have changed, especially when it comes to tour riders: “Craziest I’ve ever seen was Guns n’Roses. Riders have gone downhill in the last few years in terms of craziness. Most popular item is water, which isn’t too rock’n’roll.”

Asked about news of Page’s solo album, he says: “No progress yet. Currently focused on rooting around in the Led Zeppelin archives.”

Mensch talked about plans for a series of Led Zep box sets last year. Now he adds: “Jimmy is digging through the archives for material that’s never been released to the public before. (We haven’t heard it yet either, so don’t ask!) Covers for the boxes will be the same as the original album covers. As for complementary material, that’s top secret.

“Some of the reissued box sets will come out this year, but in the world of Led Zeppelin, time is a fungible thing. Hopefully will have a box set for Coda too. Depends on what’s in the archives.”

Led Zep singer Robert Plant recently hinted that he might be persuaded to change his mind about never performing with the band again. But Mensch says: “Honestly, my gut tells me they won’t.”

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Be part of the audience of a live taping of the Apple Meet the Author series featuring Brad Tolinski, editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, as he discusses his book, “Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page”.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones revealed some of the details following the LED ZEPPELIN jam sessions following their 2007 reunion.

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