November 15, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - What tunes fit a postapocalyptic society? For NBC's freshman drama Revolution , the answer is Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and "Since I've Been Loving You. " The songs will be featured in next week's episode of "Revolution," on the same day that Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day album and a companion documentary on DVD will be released. Corporate synergy led to the deal for the onetime rock band that rarely allows use of its music in Hollywood projects. Revolution is produced in association with Warner Bros.
December 11, 2007 |
JASON BONHAM, the newest member of Led Zeppelin, was given the honor of kicking off the band's reunion last night in London, pounding out the beat before the surviving founders joined in on a near-perfect "Good Times Bad Times. " While newsreel footage of the band from 1975 played in the O2 Arena, Bonham, son of the late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, began thumping the skittering beat, soon to be joined by guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones and singer Robert Plant.
June 30, 1988 |
Led Zeppelin casts a mighty shadow. Heavy metal existed before the mighty quartet first squawked in 1969; the term is often traced to the "heavy metal thunder line" in Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild," and Led Zeppelin could be described as no less. From the first booming chords of "Good Times, Bad Times," the first track on the debut album, it was clear that an essential part of this band's raison d'etre was to be so brazen that if the music didn't lift you up, it could just as well send you hurtling to the ground.
November 26, 2012 |
David Petraeus, Lance Armstrong, Led Zeppelin: All my heroes are falling. The first two have gotten enough attention, so let me tell you a story about the third. Led Zeppelin will be recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts next weekend, which comes on the heels of the band's new concert movie, Celebration Day . The film was recorded in 2007, when the band reunited for its first headline show, a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
April 8, 2002 |
Stephen Sauer was just a year old the day the British rock band Led Zeppelin broke up. The event hardly registered. But now, 22 years later, ask him something - anything! - about the group, and he knows it. What date "Stairway to Heaven" was first performed. The names of the players' wives. The stock number for their untitled fourth album. Anything! He reels off the answers, and then, more often than not, follows up with more information. More insider tidbits. Sauer admits he knows "dates about their lives that I don't know about my own. I know the dates of all their major concerts, but I can't tell you what day I graduated from high school.
November 29, 1993 |
Robert Plant's banshee wail may be a bit ragged around the edges, but when he hits the road, he still packs his leather lungs. On Saturday, Plant roared, literally, through the second of two weekend shows at the Tower Theater. Cocksure as ever, he didn't bother with the mellow side of his music so evident on his current Fate of Nations album. He did a few from it, including a lengthy, raging "Calling to You," an infectious "I Believe" and the brooding "29 Palms. " Otherwise, Plant used his powerful voice to good effect on oldies such as "In the Mood" and a strutting "Tall Cool One," which opened the two- hour show.
January 15, 2009 |
After a show by his band Get the Led Out, guitarist Paul Hammond encountered an older fan who asked, "You guys have been around since the '70s, right?" The man had mistaken the band for Led Zeppelin, whose songs GTLO has made a fruitful career playing over the last five years. The distinction grows blurrier every day as the Philadelphia-area band Get the Led Out sells out bigger venues and now embarks for the first time on recording Zeppelin's mythic songbook. "You ask, 'Why would they want to hear us do it?
February 7, 1986
Trying to put the space shuttle disaster in perspective, President Reagan cited the death of Sir Francis Drake. A more instructive parallel is found in the catastrophic end of the German zeppelin Hindenburg at Lakehurst, N.J., in 1937. Like Challenger, the Hindenburg was an expensive, exotic flying machine carrying huge amounts of explosive hydrogen. It was claimed that zeppelins would pay for themselves commercially, but they were built for military purposes and as conspicuous symbols of national pride.
June 2, 1994 |
The lights are dimmed. Heads are tilted back, eyes gaze upward at the domed ceiling, in anticipation of a multisensory experience. The Fels Planetarium is ready to rock. It's midnight on a Saturday in May, and in a flash, the ominous chords of Pink Floyd's The Wall will thunder, and the heavens will be ignited by David Gilmour's guitar. But first, a few words from our laserist. "OK people, if anybody has to pee or puke, the bathroom is through the door to your right," says Todd Grand, 21, the evening's wizard of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
June 2, 2001 |
Philadanco opened its 31st annual spring concert series Thursday with Messages From the Heart, a sly and thoughtful program of four new works by four nationally known choreographers. Eva Gholson, a Temple dance professor, is the least well known of the four, and her spiritual investigation, The Temple of My Listening, was also the most formal and subtle. To an astringent and lyrical chamber score by Stephen Jones, Gholson's dancers arch and curl their limbs and torsos, often visually embellishing and enriching a plaintive melody.