Last week, Jimmy Page hosted a Led Zeppelin listening event at L'Olympia in Paris. While most of the material being debuted centered on previously unreleased material that will be included on the upcoming Led Zeppelin remasters, Page also debuted a new music video for "Whole Lotta Love" (Rough Mix with Vocal).
At 2:30 p.m. EST today, Jimmy Page will premiere several previously unreleased Led Zeppelin outtakes. The event, which will take place at the Olympia in Paris, can be streamed via the YouTube player below.
“I knew the only way to do this project properly was to leave no stone unturned and to listen to every Led Zeppelin tape and performance,” Jimmy Page says emphatically. “Additionally, I really researched what had been bootlegged and what stolen material had surfaced, and I was determined to offer things people had never heard."
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Led Zeppelin have premiered "Whole Lotta Love" (Rough Mix), one of the previously unreleased gems that will be available June 3, when the newly remastered versions of the legendary band's first three albums are released.