Over the weekend, Led Zeppelin kicked off a countdown to an unspecified event on their Facebook page. On Saturday, they posted the word “Five” (in the font that the band used on their The Song Remains The Same album cover), leading to a flurry of online speculation: is there a 5 disc box set coming out? Is there a lost album between 1971′s Led Zeppelin (often referred to as “IV”) and the follow-up, 1973′s Houses Of The Holy that would now be seeing the light of day?
Jimmy Page has always had an aversion to the press, and has never done a memoir (although he could certainly command a huge fee for writing a tell-all). But the next best thing is due in bookstores in October: “Light and Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page.: Written by Brad Tolinski, the Editorial Director of Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado, who has interviewed Page more than any journalist, it touches on everything from his years as a session musician to his post-Led Zeppelin projects.
The 2012 summer Olympics in London kicks July 27. While a number of classic rock artists have been rumored to have been invited to play, Jimmy Page wasn’t one of them, and he isn’t happy about it.
Before it happened, nobody would have predicted that the signature sounds of the summer of 1986 would belong to the then-current edition of a fabled British prog rock band and one of its founding members […]