Led Zeppelin have announced deluxe reissues of 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy. The two reissues are due for an October 28 release, and, like the reissues of the band's first three LP's, each album will include a remastered copy of the original album, with a second disc of previously unreleased music culled from the band members' vaults.
In the mood for a complete vintage Led Zeppelin concert, drum solo and all? Yeah, us too. Check out this complete 1970 show filmed at London's Royal Albert Hall, the site of the band's much-ballyhooed 2007 reunion concert. The lengthy clip, which was posted to YouTube in early 2012, shows the band at their best. Jimmy Page coaxes a host of sounds out of his Les Paul — and the ol' violin bow even makes an appearance.
Below, watch a pro-shot video of Robert Plant's complete set from last weekend's Glastonbury Festival. As always, his set is peppered with Led Zeppelin favorites, including "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," which kicks off the video, and "Going to California," which starts around the 30-minute mark.
Whole Lotta Dulcimer! (Insert your own Led Zeppelin dulcimer puns here.) Below, check out a new video of Led Zeppelin's classic "Whole Lotta Love" performed on a three-string electric mountain dulcimer by Sam Edelston.
Last week, the eternally surprising Jimmy Page streamed a track called "Ramblize" at his official website. It was an unlikely mashup of Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize." A lot of news outlets reported that it was a new track, but it actually has been available on good ol' YouTube for more than two years — and you can hear it below.
Check out this interesting live mashup by an eight-piece band called Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. The band, which is fronted by Arleigh Kincheloe, blended Rage Against the Machine's "Bulls On Parade" with Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" during their performance at the 2014 Mountain Jam Festival on June 7.
You have all these colors on your pallet and now you can blend them to introduce new colors and textures people have not heard before. For example, playing something like “Black Mountain Side” with a tabla drummer had never been done.
Although Robert Plant has been seemingly hesitant to play live with his former Led Zeppelin bandmates, he was happy to sing three Led Zeppelin favorites with the Sensational Space Shifters at the Pinkpop Festival this past weekend. Check it out!
Led Zeppelin and the ukulele might be an unlikely combination, but this rendition of “Kashmir” is on point! The cover is performed by Bartt Warburton and James Hill, two ukulele players hailing from Australia and Canada, respectively. Warburton and Hill not only do an excellent job of keeping the song’s groove in tact, but they nail Robert Plant’s vocal line too.