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My news clippings are more like a history of contemporary Zep events since I don't go into very much detail. Tight But Loose is an awesome U.K. Zep news site where I get most of my Zeppelin news. Furthermore, the latest news can be found in my ever-changing Led Zeppelin Blog archive.
  • 2004 Mar. 7 VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock - Is there any doubt who's #1?

  • 2003 Dec. 11: Surround Music Awards name LZ Surround Artist of the Year thanks to the self-titled DVD

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  • October 20: How the West Was Won 5.1 DVD-Audio release (2-disc).

  • August: Swan Song logo: Evening - ever wonder where that flying creature comes from (see poster below)?  It's a drawing that is actually in a museum.

  • May 17: CD & DVD PREVIEWS - has released this amazing Flash player with five of the "new" songs from the CDs.  Here's a RealPlayer video from the DVD ("What Is And What Should Never Be")

  • May 27: U.S. debut of Zeppelin's previously unreleased 2-disc DVD and 3-disc live How the West Was Won.  See the March 29th official press release.

  • April: News and TBL/Web both have exciting news worth checking out.  See HtWWW CD extras, for example.

  • Going to California in classical guitar - while Richard DeVinck released these acoustically rendered Zeppelin tunes in 2001, the CD is definitely worth mentioning. Listen to four samples in RealAudio, download two full mp3s (96 KBps) from, OR hear a 3-minute medley of all nine songs from DeVinck's own website.

  • 2003 March: New live DVDs! While most of Led Zeppelin's plans for the coming year have been kept under wrap, here are several articles pertaining to some DVDs and audio CDs that will be released sometime in early 2003. The first article comes straight from the horse's mouth, famous producer Kevin Shirley.

  • 2002 November 12: Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl volunteers to drum on the "reunion tour"!!

  • November 9: Plant at Austin City Limits - "performs songs from his latest album, a remarkable mix of eclectic blues, rock and pop.  Highlights include 'Morning Dew' and 'Darkness, Darkness' plus the Led Zeppelin classics 'Four Sticks,' 'Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?' and 'Going to California.' "  One can only assume he will play these actual songs!

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    2002 September 9: Robert Plant has whole lotta love for '60s tunes - one of the most informative articles about Percy I have ever read.  Did you know that he is also a tennis player?!  [Let me know if you have a downloaded copy of the photo of Plant and John McEnroe - I should have saved it while Yahoo! had it online!]

  • Robert Plant & Strange Sensation tour - 2002 July 20 through September 13 in the U.S. (one month of it with The Who).  Then off to the UK in October.  See for details!  Strange Sensation features guitarists Porl Johnson (the Cure 1985-1993), Justin Adams (Jah Wobble), John Baggot (Portishead) on keyboard, Clive Dreamer (Portishead, Roni Size) on drums, and Charlie Jones on bass (who toured with Page/Plant & Johnson).  I love Portishead.  Can't WAIT to hear this album!

  • 2002 June 24 - release date in U.K. for new Plant album, Dreamland.  July 16th in the states.  Originally to be called Head First, the Universal release contains ten tracks.  "Morning Dew", "Darkness, Darkness", & the occasional "Funny in My Mind (I Believe I'm Fixin' to Die)" are all getting radio play already.

  • OCT 30, Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records hit stores today.   16 tracks are on the album including Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck with Chrissie Hynde, Tom Petty, Elton John, The Howling Diablos (who are very awesome in concert btw) with Kid Rock. Also on the CD is Jimmy Page and Robert Plant contribution "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It." Which was once recorded by Hank Williams Sr.

  • John Paul Jones' latest solo album The Thunderthief released February 5, 2002.  He toured with King Crimson from Nov. 9-Dec. 13 in the U.S., with a few gigs in Canada.

  • Plant on 13 day U.S. tour with Strange Sensation starting May 25, 2001.

  • Not too much going on in 2001 yet.  Plant is still with Priory of Brion, but rumor has it he's looking for new band members.

  • Black Crowes December Japan tour cancelled. Page apparently is having or has had back surgery (late October 2000).

  • Classic Records ( is re-issuing all the old Zep albums (as well as other artists) anywhere from $30-$60.  Albums I through Presence available. The Song Remains the Same (2LP live set) 2002 June 15.  Are we going back in time?

  • VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.  I got an e-mail from VH1: "The special is broken down into five one hour long shows that will air from Monday, November 13 through Friday November 17, 2000 in the US."  The talley is in: Zep is at #1!!!

  • Live at the Greek CD released in stores July 4th! Debuted at #64 on Billboard and has gone down since. These people don't know what they're missing!!!

  • Page & Crowes tour June 24th - Oct.3! They shared resources and stages with The Who, touring at the same time.

  • Latter Days: Best of Led Zeppelin Volume Two released March 21, 2000.

  • Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes released Live at the Greek in L.A. on Feb. 29, 2000.  It's only available online @

  • DVD release of The Song Remains The Same was set for Dec. 21, 1999. It is available in stores.

  • Atlantic talks with Page [dead link] (1, 2, 3, 4 parts).  See community instead.

  • Early Days: Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One released Nov. 23rd.   Thirteen tracks including an unreleased live version of "Communication Breakdown".