Thursday, December 21, 2017

Led Zeppelin to publish illustrated 50th Anniversary book

Led Zeppelin will publish an official illustrated book as part of their 50th Anniversary next year.

"Led Zeppelin are pleased to announce that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are collaborating with Reel Art Press to publish the official illustrated book celebrating 50 years since the formation of the group,” says the band. “Coming 2018."

The news follows recent comments by guitarist Jimmy Page that a number of projects are expected to surface next year to mark the occasion.

“There’ll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven’t heard, because I’m working on that,” Page told the Academy Of Achievement. “Next year will be the 50th year so there’s all manner of surprises coming out.”

Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995 and have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.

The group disbanded in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham, but the surviving members have occasionally reunited for special charity events – including a December 10, 2007 tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, which was released in 2012 as “Celebration Day.”

Led Zeppelin reissued their nine studio albums in chronological order in 2014 and 2015, with each project expanded with a companion disc of previously unreleased material; a complete version of their 1997 set, “BBC Sessions”, surfaced last year.

Led Zeppelin were named the No. 7 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 8 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

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