Monday, August 2, 2021

Led Zeppelin documentary update

Filmmaker Bernard MacMahon is sharing an update on the first officially-sanctioned Led Zeppelin documentary.

The film – which was first announced in the spring of 2019 – will feature new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham.

The project traces the journeys of the four members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the summer of 1968, and culminates in 1970 when their second album knocked The Beatles off the top of the charts.

The documentary will feature never-before-seen archive film and photographs, state-of-the-art audio transfers of the band’s music and the music of other artists who shaped their sound.

Rolling Stone reports MacMahon has announced the title for the new documentary.

“’Becoming Led Zeppelin’ is a film that no one thought could be made,” said the director in a statement. “The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was swift and virtually undocumented. Through an intense search across the globe and years of restoration of the visual and audio archive found, this story is finally able to be told.”

A release date for “Becoming Led Zeppelin” has yet to be revealed.

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.
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