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Led Zeppelin Broke Up 28 Years Ago Today (December 4th 1980)

Posted by jhochstat on December 4, 2008

On September 25th, 1980, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham passed away at the way too young age of 32 when he accidentally asphyxiated in his sleep after a prolonged drinking session during rehearsals which ended at Jimmy Page’s Old Mill House, Windsor property. (via Billboard, October 4, 1980)

Widely acclaimed as the greatest rock drummer ever, Bonham’s unique sound would have been difficult to replace and the remaining members, having met at London’s Savoy Hotel to discuss future plans, eventually announced the band’s dissolution and the cancellation of a US tour, on December 4, 1980.

Official Swan Song press release:

“We wish it to be known that the loss of our dear friend, and the deep sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were.”

Jimmy Page – Stairway to Heaven (Instrumental) December 8th 1983
Ronnie Lane A.R.M.S. Benefit Madison Square Garden NYC
With Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck


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One more time…..No.

Posted by T Rex on September 29, 2008

With the constant rumors swirling around a Led Zeppelin 2009 tour Robert Plant put out a statement on his Web site, Plant says he “has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years.”

“It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward,” he said.

“I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects,” he added.

See you in 2011.

Plant: No Tour Or Recording with Led Zeppelin

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Today would have been John Bonham’s 60th Birthday

Posted by jhochstat on May 31, 2008

John Bonham 5/31/48 – 9/25/80

R.I.P. Bonzo

John Bonham – Moby Dick

John Bonham – Kashmir

Plant/Bonham – Interview 1970

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The 2008 Jammy nominations are announced. Get out and Vote!

Posted by jhochstat on April 3, 2008


Voting is now open for the 7th Jammy Awards

Live Performance of the Year

1. Gov’t Mule with John Paul Jones, Bob Weir, Michael Franti, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Cassady & Luther Dickinson, Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/17/07

2. Led Zeppelin, O2 Arena, London, 12/10/07

3. Phil Lesh & Friends with Trey Anastasio, Glens Falls Civic Center, 10/20/07

4. Soul Stew Revival with Luther Dickinson, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 12/31/07

5. SuperJam (Ben Harper, John Paul Jones and ?uestlove), Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/16/07

6. USTORM Benefit, The Park West, Chicago, IL 3/31/07

Tour of the Year

1. Allman Brothers Band/RatDog

2. D.U.M.B.: The Disco Biscuits and Umphrey’s McGee

3. Gov’t Mule with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Mighty High Tour

4. Solid Blues Tour: Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, The North Mississippi All-Stars & Joe Krown

5. The String Cheese Incident: Summer

6. Widespread Panic: Fall Studio

Album of the Year

1. Dream: Keller Williams

2. From The Corner To The Block: Galactic

3. 100 Days, 100 Nights: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

4. Page McConnell: Page McConnell

5. The Conch: moe.

6. The Mix-Up: Beastie Boys

Live Album of the Year

1. Bringing It Home: Bonerama

2. Brothers of a Feather: Live at the Roxy: Chris & Rich Robinson

3. Escaping the Sargasso Sea: Lotus

4. Live at the Murat: Umphrey’s McGee

5. Live at Tonic: Marco Benevento

6. Live in the Northeast: Hot Buttered Rum

Song (a composition first appearing on an official release in 2007)

1. “Ah Mary” Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

2. “Cadillac” Keller Williams

3. “Circles” JJ Grey & MOFRO

4. “Heavy Rotation” Page McConnell

5. “Maria” ALO

6. “Telling Sue” Assembly of Dust

DVD of the Year

1. Immagine in Cornice: Picture in a Frame: Pearl Jam

2. JamCam Chronicles: Jam Cruise 5

3. Keep on Marchin’: North Mississippi Allstars

4. Progressions: The Disco Biscuits

5. Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth

6. Years in Your Ears …a story of Leftover Salmon

Archival Album of the Year

1. Boston Common, 8-17-71, The Allman Brothers Band

2. Live at Massey Hall 1971, Neil Young

3. Three From The Vault, Grateful Dead

4. Vegas ‘96, Phish

5. Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 2

6. Warts & All 5, moe.

eMusic Download of the Year

1. Cold Turkey 150- Benevento Russo Duo, American Babies, Apollo Sunshine, Keller Williams and Michael Franti (

2. N’awlins Funkmasters 4/29/07, Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, 4/29/07 (

3. Music For The Planet: a benefit for Rock The Earth (

4. Phish, “Headphones Jam” (

5. Tractorbeam, Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA, 6/26/07 (

6. Widespread Panic, Driving Songs, Vol. 1, Summer 2007 (

New Groove

1. Blue Turtle Seduction

2. BuzzUniverse

3. Cornmeal

4. One Under

5. Scarecrow Collection

6. SeepeopleS

7. The Brew

Look for an initial artist lineup on the site in the coming days. Please visit the official Jammys homepage to vote.

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Breaking news: Led Zeppelin 2009 tour announcement was an April Fools joke!

Posted by jhochstat on March 31, 2008

The announcement we were all waiting for took never took place. G’n’R is not opening, there is no tour.
We all do hope and wish that one day, our April Fool’s joke will become a reality.
Thanks for playing along, it was all in fun.
(photo courtesy NY Daily News)

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Slash Speaks To Sky News about possible G’n’R reunion

Posted by jhochstat on March 28, 2008


(click icons for full story) tipped us off about a video interview that Slash did with Sky News (uk) reporter Matt Smith. Slash speaks about his life of sobriety, his new range of guitars — and about the odds of GUNS N’ ROSES getting back together.

In the same interview, Slash also refuted comments made by bassist Duff McKagan that VELVET REVOLVER would open for LED ZEPPELIN on a rumored world tour. Slash said, “There’s been a huge rumor going around about us opening for them and I think that was something that was taken out of context. I think as far as ZEPPELIN doing a tour, that remains to be seen.”

So to recap the G’n’R news this week:

Slash talks about a possible G’n’R reunion.

Stone Temple Pilots will tour this summer with Scott Weiland out front. Where does that leave Velvet Revolver?

Duff’s comments about Velvet Revolver being offered the opening slot on the Led Zeppelin tour if/when it happens were taken “out of context”. How can “MY BAND WAS OFFERED THE OPENING SLOT FOR LED ZEPPELIN” be taken out of context?

Dr Pepper calls out Axl RoseOfficial Dr. Pepper Press Release

Axl Rose responds to Dr. Pepper – Press release from Axl regarding Dr. Pepper

Guns & Roses now has the same manager as Scott Weiland G’n’R Press Release / Statement from new G’n’R management also added this tidbit: It is interesting to note that up until recently, Azoff Music also managed VELVET REVOLVER, the band featuring Axl’s former GN’R bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. Azoff is continuing to represent VR’s singer, Scott Weiland, an Azoff spokesperson confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET.

Does anyone else see this all turning into a reality tv show or is it just me?

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My band is opening for Led Zeppelin, or is it?

Posted by jhochstat on March 20, 2008

According to a report on the New Music Express website yesterday, Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan has claimed that his band have bagged tour support slots on a supposed future tour with Led Zeppelin. 

    &      ????

The article also states that Ian Astbury of the Cult has claimed that they were tapped for the slot as well.

 &  ??? 

I will believe the hype of a Led Zeppelin tour when the shows for MSG are announced, maybe by then Guns & Roses will be ready for an opening slot as well (Axl are you reading this?)

Really looking forward to the Robert Plant / Alison Krauss tour this summer (Madison Square Garden June 10th & 11th).  Raising Sand is an album that keeps on growing on me after each listen…. 


What do you you think about a Led Zeppelin tour?  Who do you think should get the opening slot?

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Robert Plant Says No

Posted by T Rex on March 3, 2008


The Sunday Mirror newspaper quotes an anonymous source as saying that the band have turned down a £100 million offer to tour.

How often do you see these legendary bands turn down huge pay days to instead focus on making new music? As much as I would have loved to see them I was really happy to read that no amount of money can convince Robert Plant to join the reunion craze and go out on tour with Led Zeppelin. He wants to leave the Zeppelin legacy as is with the O2 show proving to the world the band still rocks. He is more focused on making new music and his summer tour with Alison Krauss. Now that is a rock star……

See Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Ticket Info.

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Cash Cow

Posted by T Rex on January 8, 2008


The Guardian is reporting that Seatwave, the company we tracked that resold Led Zeppelin tickets on their website, revealed that the average price for a ticket to the concert was £7,425 which comes out to $ 14,669.1876 making it the UK cash cow ticket of 2007.

In other expensive ticket news Ebay defends the “secondary ticket market” to Giwise.

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Bonnaroo Back On?

Posted by T Rex on January 2, 2008


Looks like the Bonnaroo rumors from a few weeks ago might prove themselves true. Robert Plant had said no….but sources say…”Now he’s had a change of heart and if it all goes well they are also talking about touring.”

Read the latest here.

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