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November 15, 2012 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
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.
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December 11, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
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.
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June 30, 1988 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 26, 2012 | By Michael Smerconish
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.
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April 8, 2002 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1993 | By Mark Marymont, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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January 15, 2009 | By Doug Wallen FOR THE INQUIRER
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?
NEWS
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.
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June 2, 1994 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2001 | By Bing J. Mark FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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July 9, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
For decades, Denny Somach, rock entrepreneur, author, and collector, has lived the life Jay Z so memorably described: "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man. " He has a new book, Get the Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World , which he'll read from on Thursday at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr. He's also on a quest to start an International Classic Rock Society website and museum (perhaps in Philadelphia). And that's just the beginning. "I had no idea any of this would work, but figured it's a great way to earn money, meet girls, and have fun until I found a real job," says Somach, an Allentown native with offices in Havertown.
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May 24, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He said no to Seinfeld! Chris Rock coulda been the next David Letterman . Comedy god Jerry Seinfeld tells Esquire he tried to persuade Rock to take Letterman's job once the old feller retired. "Absolutely no possible way," Rock told him. Rock's problem? He didn't want to have to sit in a makeup chair day after day. A silly reason, right? Seinfeld thought so. "Would your father turn down a job like that?" he asked Rock. "I go, 'What kind of man are you?' " said Sein.
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May 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stairway to litigation Talk about a delayed reaction! A copyright-infringement lawsuit has been filed 42 years after the fact alleging that the intro to one of rock-and-roll's most famous songs, Led Zeppelin 's 1971 monster hit "Stairway to Heaven," was ripped off from a 1967 instrumental track titled "Taurus," by the California band Spirit . Both songs have a similar guitar lead-in. Spirit's version got them a tiny cult following. Led Zep's has made them millions.
NEWS
December 3, 2012 | By Brett Zongker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - David Letterman's "stupid human tricks" and Top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year's Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artists. Stars from New York, Hollywood, and the music world gathered Sunday in Washington to salute the comedian and the band, along with Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, and ballerina Natalia Makarova. The honors are the nation's highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Michael Smerconish
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
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.
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November 5, 2010 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, takiffj@phillynews.com 215-854-5960
WHAT SERVES a legend best? Arguably, it's an offspring like Jason Bonham , who's made it his mission to carry on in the resounding tradition of his long-gone dad John Bonham - to many minds the greatest rock 'n' roll drummer of all time and a talent still celebrated through his enduring work with Led Zeppelin. In Jason Bonham's drumming with other bands - of late, the grand and gritty, blues-rocking Black Country Communion he shares with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, singer/bassist Glenn Hughes and keyboardist Derek Sherinian - Bonham has "intentionally gone for a heavy, Led Zeppelin kind of sound, taking all the padding out of the drums, driving the sound man mad. How could I do otherwise?"
NEWS
January 15, 2009 | By Doug Wallen FOR THE INQUIRER
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2008 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD, conradL@phillynews.com 215-854-2270
THERE'S ONE Led out and there may be a new one in. The nonsinging members of Led Zeppelin "are trying out a couple of singers" to replace Robert Plant , bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio. "We want to do it," he said, referencing guitarist Jimmy Page and drummer Jason Bonham . "It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there. " Don't expect a sound-a-like, though. "We don't want to be our own tribute band," Jones said. Billboard.com reports that Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy is in the running on that stairway to hard-rock heaven.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2008 | By LAURIE T. CONRAD conradl@phillynews.com 215-854-2270 Daily News wire services contributed to this report
LED ZEPPELIN fans should be feelin' a whole lotta love that the mighty Zep may stage a reunion world tour later this year. Guitarist Jimmy Page said yesterday the enthusiastic response to the band's one-off performance at a tribute concert for the late Ahmet Ertegun in London last year left him wanting more. And heck, why waste all that practice? "The amount of work we put into [the tribute show] was what you would normally put into a world tour anyway," Page said of jamming again with former bandmates Robert Plant and John Paul Jones.
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