Thursday, February 22, 2018

Robert Plant comments on Led Zeppelin 50th anniversary celebrations

Robert Plant is sharing his thoughts on Led Zeppelin’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations in a new interview with The Current.

“Well, we're planning to get together and talk about it,” says Plant, who is currently playing dates on a brief North American tour in support of his latest album “Carry Fire.” “Basically, it's very difficult to find stuff that still is unheard, and not only will it be 50 years, but it'll be, next year, 38 years since John [Bonham] passed away. And the great thing about Led Zeppelin was that we didn't chronicle ourselves; we just kind of went from town to town and sang songs and played guitars and stuff. And then went about our lives.

“The whole idea of chronicling the life of people in bands … In a way, I wish that we had more stuff to look at, but there will be a book of photographs and stuff. But some of it will be particularly interesting, I think. Beyond that, musically, there's bits and pieces lying around, but not an album or anything like that. But there will be a celebration, I'm sure, somewhere. A cork will pop! [makes sound effects].”

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

The iconic UK band will publish an official book, “Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin”, in October; billed as the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band, it will feature unseen photographs and artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.

Jimmy Page recently confirmed that Led Zeppelin will release a live album as part of the 50th Anniversary plans.

“It's so different to all the other things that are out there,” explains Page. “It's another view compared to [2003’s] ‘How The West Was Won’ or [1976’s] ‘The Song Remains The Same.’ I'm looking forward to people hearing that.”

Ahead of the fall celebrations, Led Zeppelin will reissue their 2003 live set, “How The West Was Won”, on March 23.

Featuring newly-remastered audio, the collection delivers highlights from the band’s legendary shows at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972, with the two nights sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end.

See also:

Led Zeppelin to mark 50th anniversary with live album release
Robert Plant releases Carry Fire live video
Led Zeppelin official 50th Anniversary book due this fall
VIDEO: Robert Plant performs Season’s Song in Manchester
Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic