The first thing you notice is how close together they are. Led Zeppelin are not scattered around the huge stage of the O2 Arena in London like 100-meter-relay runners awaiting the baton, like most bands at this venue. They are huddled within a few feet of each other in the center of the stage, and they stay that way for most of the two hours or so of Celebration Day, the new movie that captures their one-off return to playing live in December 2007.
Last night, Led Zeppelin — Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant — appeared on Late Show with David Letterman,, where they were interviewed by fellow Kennedy Center Honors honoree David Letterman.
Yesterday afternoon, before a star-studded evening at the Kennedy Center Honors, Led Zeppelin — along with Buddy Guy, David Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and Natalia Makarova — were honored at the White House by President Barack Obama. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones each received the prestigious Kennedy Award, considered America's highest award for contribution to culture.
Given a ravenous bootlegging community that dates back nearly half a century, it's hard to imagine there's much in the vaults of Led Zeppelin that fans haven't heard before in one form or another. But with a slew of remasters on their way beginning next year, Jimmy Page wants to assure fans that the bonus material slated to be included with each album is nothing to overlook.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Jimmy Page acknowledged that Led Zeppelin were considering touring after their December 2007 show at London's O2 Arena. However, Robert Plant was busy at the time.
The song remains the same? When it comes to Led Zeppelin's upcoming remasters, that's not necessarily true. In a new interview, Jimmy Page told Mojo that every original Led Zeppelin album will be reissued in 2013, each in its own box set. Each box set will contain alternate versions of the band's classic songs.
You shouldn’t really have to use EQ in the studio if the instruments sound good. It should all be done with microphones and microphone placement. The instruments that bleed into each other are what creates the ambience. Once you start cleaning everything up, you lose it. You lose that sort of halo that bleeding creates. Then if you eliminate the halo, you have to go back and put in some artificial reverb, which is never as good.
Led Zeppelin's new live film, Celebration Day, hit theaters earlier this week. If you haven't been enticed into checking it out just yet, the band have posted yet another teaser clip from the movie, this one featuring several crowd shots and an all-too-brief listen at a live version of "Whole Lotta Love." Check it out below.