Kennedy Center Honors
Jimmy Page reportedly told British magazine Mojo that he’s planning on releasing expanded versions of each Zeppelin album, with artwork re-designed by Shepard Fairley.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, the founding members of Led Zeppelin, were all on hand in London on Friday for a press conference marking the release of Celebration Day, a concert film documenting the band’s 2007 two-hour reunion show, their first headline concert in 27 years, at London’s O2 Arena.
Led Zeppelin To Attend Kennedy Center Honors, Announce Press Conference and ‘Celebration Day’ Formats
Last week, the Kennedy Center announced that Led Zeppelin would be honored at their annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. This morning, the band confirmed, via a press release, that they will attend the prestigious event, which takes place in Washington, D.C. on December 3 (and which airs on CBS on December 26).
Before Page formed Led Zeppelin, he joined The Yardbirds. But before that, he was one of England’s top session guitar players: he played on records by famous artists (The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Lulu, Brenda Lee, Tom Jones) and lesser-known acts as well (Neil Christian & The Crusaders, The Nashville Teens, The Mudlarks).
Led Zeppelin has apparently been counting down to some kind of big announcement via a series of posts on their official Facebook page that feature images of numbers (counting down from five to one) and a few cryptic video clips. The countdown started over the weekend, and hit “1” yesterday, leading fans to have high hopes for some big news today.
Led Zeppelin’s countdown continued today, with the band posting a photo of the number “1” to their Facebook page. The band have been counting down to something since this weekend, but there’s a lot of speculation as to what the band will do, or announce, when the countdown ends (which will be tomorrow, September 13).
Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy and David Letterman are going to be honored at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, along with actor Dustin Hoffman and ballerina Natalia Makarova. The ceremony will take place at the Kennedy Center Opera Stage in Washington, D.C. on December 2, and will air on CBS December 26 at 9 pm ET.
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