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Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Starts New Band, Minibus Pimps

John Paul Jones has teamed up with “dark ambient” artist Deathprod (aka, Norwegian artist Helge Sten).

01/15/2014

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Robert Plant Finds Unreleased Led Zeppelin Tapes, John Paul Jones Doesn’t Want Some Tracks Released

Robert Plant, who recently spoke to Radcliffe and Maconie on BBC 6 Music, said, “I found some quarter inch spools recently and I had a meeting with Jimmy (Page) and we ‘baked’ them up and listened to them and there’s some very, very interesting bits and pieces that will probably turn up.”

10/21/2013

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Not Fade Away: Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses Of The Holy’ Turns 40

In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, […]

03/28/2013

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Crunching The Numbers On A Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour

Twenty million people tried to buy tickets to Led Zeppelin‘s lone reunion show in 2007 at London’s O2 Arena. Take a moment and let the crushing hugeness of that number sink in. For Zeppelin to […]

02/20/2013

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2012 Artists In Review: Led Zeppelin

As 2012 comes to a close, we’re revisiting the year’s biggest stories through the lens of some of our station’s biggest artists. They’re still one of the most popular bands ever: Led Zeppelin Status: Defunct since 1980. […]

12/28/2012

John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman were the honorees at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. (Provided photo)

Watch The Kennedy Center Honors – With Led Zeppelin – Tonight

Led Zeppelin fans, here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Tonight (December 26), the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony finally airs on CBS (9 p.m. ET/PT), at which point the Zep tributes from Heart, Foo Fighters, Jack […]

12/26/2012

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Dave Grohl On John Paul Jones And Them Crooked Vultures: “It Was One Of The Highlights Of My Life…”

John Paul Jones played on the Foo Fighters’ 2005 album “In Your Honor” (playing mandolin on “Another Round” and piano on “Miracle”), and at the 2008 Grammys, he conducted an orchestra that backed the Foo Fighters on their performance of “The Pretender.” Grohl tells CBS Local that actually being in a band with the man meant a great deal to him.

12/06/2012

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David Letterman Talks Vikings, Hobbits With Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones

Letterman was clearly unaware of Page and Jones’ histories as session musicians before they formed Zeppelin, so Plant pointed that they’d both played on a lot of records, and joked that during that time he was working “on the blacktop” and John Bonham was stealing cars. Letterman’s response: “And had you mentioned the part about stealing cars to the Kennedy Center people?”

12/04/2012

John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman were the honorees at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, Buddy Guy Celebrated At 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Clearly, it was a departure for the Kennedy Center Honors. Now in it’s 35th year, the ceremony started out by paying tribute to cultural icons like Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and Tennessee Williams. In recent years, rock has been represented more and more at this prestigious event, with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen all collecting the Kennedy Center medallion. But past ceremonies probably never got as loud as this year’s.

12/02/2012

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5 Things We Learned From Jimmy Page’s “Rolling Stone” Interview

Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stone magazine have always had an uneasy relationship: although the band dominated the ’70s, they were only on the cover once during that decade. And Rolling Stone didn’t always give Zeppelin’s records favorable reviews. So, it was a surprise that the band’s leader Jimmy Page gave the magazine an eight-hour plus interview in the new issue, which features a vintage Page shot on the cover.

11/30/2012

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