Sunday, December 11, 2022

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 6: LED ZEPPELIN

As part of the 2022 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the daily news site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News Artists of the past year.

Finalists for the 13th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: the Rock News Story Of The Year is determined by page views, while the Rock News Artist Of The Year is based on the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.

The 2022 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Friday, December 16.

2022 Rock News Artist Of The Year – Top 10


Rock News Artist of The Year No. 6 – LED ZEPPELIN

Led Zeppelin began 2022 by continuing to stream a 50th anniversary video series about their 1971 album, “Led Zeppelin IV”, including spotlights on “Going To California” and “When The Levee Breaks.”

Robert Plant promoted “Raise The Roof”, his latest recording with Alison Krauss, with videos and news of a US tour; in April, the singer launched the fifth season of his podcast series, Digging Deep, with a look at the 1970 Led Zeppelin classic, “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp.”

In June, Jimmy Page revealed the band was approached to do an ABBA-style avatar concert similar in scope to the ABBA Voyage experience in London, which mixes holograms of younger versions of the singers appearing along alongside a performance by a live band.

Among the songs Plant and Krauss performed at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival in late June was the Led Zeppelin classic, “When The Levee Breaks”, and the BBC shared video from the event.

In September, rare, unearthed 8mm video footage of Led Zeppelin’s September 4, 1970 concert at the LA Forum surfaced after five decades in storage, while John Paul Jones was among the artists who performed at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles, where he teamed up with his Them Crooked Vultures bandmates at both events.

In November, Plant and Krauss received two 2023 Grammy Award nominations for “Raise The Roof”, including nods in the Best Americana Album category, and the Best American Roots Song field, and the pair performed on an episode of the CMT Crossroads series.

Led Zeppelin marked the 15th anniversary of their 2007 reunion in December by sharing the concert film, “Celebration Day”, which was streamed by hennemusic here.

Pick up your own copy of the Blu-ray edition of “Celebration Day” here or the DVD/2CD version here.

See also:

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Van Halen and KISS win 2021 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Pink Floyd sweep the 2020 hennemusic Rock News Awards
The Rolling Stones sweep the 2019 hennemusic Rock News Awards
AC/DC and Pink Floyd win 2018 hennemusic Rock News Awards
The Eagles sweep the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards
AC/DC sweep the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards