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Led Zeppelin official film Documentary coming out soon…

Led Zeppelin just announced that the band is releasing their very first ever film documentary. Yes, that’s right. The band never made one before. A lot of big and legendary bands made plenty of film documentaries but Led Zeppelin never did one until now. Sure… Led Zep released one concert movie, “The Song Remains The Same” which took place at Madison Square Garden and the film included scenes in which the 4 members took turns acting in. The band also released a few live DVDs but never had extra documentary like footage. Now the band is finally doing their very own rock doc.

The film is titled “Becoming Led Zeppelin” and judging by the title, you can betcha it’s gonna be about the formation of Led Zeppelin and the early days of the band. The documentary will feature interviews with surviving members: Jimmy Page, Plant and Jones… since John Bonham passed on in 1980, I’m sure the doc might have an interview with Jason Bonham so he can talk about his father’s life in Zeppelin. I’m also sure there will be plenty of John Bonham footage in the film for sure. The film will probably feature some old John Bonham interviews, probably and old interviews with Led Zep manager, Peter Grant.

The doc will be about the formation of Led Zeppelin so I’m sure the doc will feature all the bands the guys were in before Led Zep… so you can expect a lot of Yardbirds stuff in it. Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were in bands before Led Zep too so the film will talk about that. I think the film will lead to the formation and to the recording of Led Zeppelin’s first album.

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/led-zeppelin-sanctioned-documentary

As a die hard Led Zeppelin superfan that I am, I’m definitely looking forward to this. I’m probably gonna get the BluRay when it’s out.

Why is Led Zep coming out with all these projects like the photo books, the remaster albums and this film, etc.??? Some may call it a cash grab but I don’t think so… it’s about keeping Led Zeppelin’s legacy alive and that’s Jimmy’s mission. It’s important to keep the band known even if they’re no longer around. They deserve to keep their name alive.

Kev

Jimmy Page reveals that Led Zeppelin were going to make a way more heavier and riffier rock album after “In Through The OutDoor”…

Jimmy Page has a new book coming out and to help promote it, he just did an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

Jimmy just revealed that Led Zeppelin WAS on the verge of making their 9th studio album before John Bonham died. They were going to make their follow up to “In Through the Outdoor” but after Bonham died, the band split up. Anyhow, Jimmy and John Bonham were in discussions at the time making plans of their next album after “In Through The Outdoor”. Jimmy revealed that Led Zeppelin were going to make an even heavier and riffier Led Zeppelin album. They wanted to make their next album a lot harder than “Presence”. They wanted the riffs to be a lot trickier.

With an album like “In Through the Outdoor” being a totally different album than the albums they did in the past, I guess they wanted to rock out loud again. “In Through the Outdoor” was kind of a mellow and soft album with all the keyboards and pianos and stuff. It was different.

Just imagine if John Bonham didn’t die and they made that heavy album Jimmy was talking about. It would have been cool to hear ’cause Led Zep is best when they are loud and heavy. Jimmy says the next album would have been a lot heavier but too bad it didn’t happen.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/jimmy_page_speaks_on_direction_he_wanted_to_take_led_zeppelin_in_before_john_bonhams_death__type_of_drumming_he_was_into.html?fbclid=IwAR1aOd76y-lQrSAHy_-RoyqJOWXjpGDBjT48lcShGlYU4VUfYQ4xV4inLXg

I can picture in my head of what that album would have sounded like… Jimmy banging away heavy riffs with distorted guitars with John banging on the drums, Robert’s usual screaming vocals and John Paul Jones trying to stay in the pocket with his bass and also adding some organ/keyboards like usual.

If John didn’t pass on, I’m sure Led Zep would have continued.

Kev

Jason reveals the real reason why Robert doesn’t want to rejoin, Led Zeppelin…

In a radio interview, Jason Bonham, the man himself explains the real reason Robert Plant, doesn’t want any part of the Led Zeppelin reunion, even though the other guys were willing. It wasn’t because Robert was busy with other projects. It is because Robert is doing this for John’s, honor. The reason Led Zeppelin broke up in the past, ’cause they felt they couldn’t go on without, John. Robert could probably go on a tour with Zeppelin if he wanted to easily, but Robert just doesn’t feel comfortable without John being around. Jason admits in this interview, that he wasn’t supposed to reveal this. He’d probably get in trouble for it.

Read this article and see the video interview with Jason himself, here.

If you think about it, there would no Led Zeppelin without John Bonham, ’cause he is Led Zeppelin. So maybe Robert is doing the right thing. Robert seems to be the only one in the band, who is still grieving for John.

They probably won’t perform on Letterman tomorrow night, but the interview will still be good. If they do end up performing after all, that would be cool too!

Kev