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).
After days of counting down to an unspecified event, Led Zeppelin has finally announced on their Facebook page that they will, as rumored, release a live document of their 2007 reunion concert on audio and video. The album and concert film will be titled Celebration Day (although that song was not performed at the concert).
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.
Over the weekend, Led Zeppelin posted cryptic photos of the words “Five” and “Four,” followed by the Roman numeral “III” to their official Facebook page. At first, Zeppelin fans wondered what the significance of “Five” was, until it became clear that the band is counting down to… something.
Over the weekend, Led Zeppelin kicked off a countdown to an unspecified event on their Facebook page. On Saturday, they posted the word “Five” (in the font that the band used on their The Song Remains The Same album cover), leading to a flurry of online speculation: is there a 5 disc box set coming out? Is there a lost album between 1971′s Led Zeppelin (often referred to as “IV”) and the follow-up, 1973′s Houses Of The Holy that would now be seeing the light of day?
Plant’s songwriting drought will come to and end with his next album, which features a new backing band, The Sensational Shape Shifters. Plant tells England’s Telegraph that his next record is almost finished, and will feature “Twelve tracks, eleven originals and no sentimental stuff.”
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