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20 Best Reissues of 2014

December 18, 2014

Reissues are now, more and more, like airplane flights: an à la carte experience. Historical releases this year by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came in multiple iterations, with the level of bells, whistles and deep...

Album Review

Houses of the Holy (Deluxe Edition)

November 25, 2014

It's easy to forget just how quickly Led Zeppelin went from sharply juxtaposing blues thump with delicate folk on their debut to blending the two sounds seamlessly at once. After releasing three masterfully multidimensional LPs in 1969 and 1970,...

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Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition)

November 25, 2014

It's easy to forget just how quickly Led Zeppelin went from sharply juxtaposing blues thump with delicate folk on their debut to blending the two sounds seamlessly at once. After releasing three masterfully multidimensional LPs in 1969 and 1970,...

Q&A

Jimmy Page: "Led Zeppelin Was an Affair of the Heart"

October 28, 2014

"I don't intend to revisit the vaults for awhile," Jimmy Page says with a smile, sitting in the opulent library of a Victorian hotel in London. The ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist, 70, has spent much of the last decade in a retrospective frenzy: collating the...

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Hear Paul McCartney, John Bonham's Lost Duet

October 20, 2014

Paul McCartney has shared a different version of the urgent-sounding, piano-driven Wings at the Speed of Sound tune "Beware My Love" that features Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham behind the kit. The previously unreleased take of the song, which clocks...

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Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin Reunion 'Doesn't Look Very Likely'

September 30, 2014

Jimmy Page has finally faced facts: Robert Plant is just not that into a Led Zeppelin reunion. Speaking Tuesday in an onstage Q&A at the London launch of the latest batch of Zeppelin reissues, Page – who has agitated...

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Miley Cyrus Covers Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'

September 13, 2014

Miley Cyrus has taken another deep-dive into the classics, moving on from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin with a powerful cover of "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You."  Related: The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time Cyrus shared the cover...

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Hear an Unreleased Recording of Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog'

September 4, 2014

Earlier this year, reissues of the first three Led Zeppelin albums all reached the Top 10, and now the band – and their label – is moving forward, preparing new editions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy for October 28.  Both...

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40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

August 15, 2014

The movies started flirting with what would be called "rock & roll" from the very beginning, slapping Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" onto a scene in the juvenile-delinquent drama The Blackboard Jungle (1955) and co-opting Elvis...

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Robert Plant 'Disappointed and Baffled' by Jimmy Page

July 30, 2014

The odds of a Led Zeppelin reunion seem to be growing slimmer by the month. In a new interview with Uncut (via NME), Robert Plant says he is "disappointed and baffled" by Jimmy Page and his attempts to fuel the reunion rumor mill. Better off Led: Jimmy...

News

Kinks Refute BBC Doc Saying Jimmy Page Played on 'You Really Got Me'

July 10, 2014

The Kinks are refuting a new BBC Radio 2 documentary that once again alleges the long-debunked myth that Jimmy Page played on their 1964 hit, "You Really Got Me." Find Out Where the Kinks' 'You Really Got Me' Ranks on Our List of the 500 Greatest Songs...

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Jimmy Page Reveals Why There Was No 'Led Zeppelin V'

November 7, 2014

Earlier this week, Led Zeppelin released new, deluxe editions of its fourth record and Houses of the Holy albums remastered by producer and guitarist Jimmy Page. The guitarist also recently put out a new edition of his photographic autobiography, Jimmy...

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Hear Led Zeppelin's Moodier 'Stairway to Heaven' Alt Mix

October 22, 2014

Led Zeppelin's weeklong sojourn at Los Angeles' famed Sunset Sound Recorders in 1971 — when guitarist and producer Jimmy Page mixed several tracks that he would later disavow and remix for the group's fourth album — has long been...

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Hear Led Zeppelin's Loose, Alternate Mix of 'Rock and Roll'

October 16, 2014

Later this month, Led Zeppelin will continue their reissue series with deluxe, remastered editions of their 1971 album Led Zeppelin IV and its 1973 follow-up, Houses of the Holy. Each reissue contains a second disc featuring an album's worth of alternate...

Video

Robert Plant Goes Doo-Wop With Fallon on "Duke of Earl"

September 27, 2014

In between two New York kickoff dates for his North American fall tour, Robert Plant stopped by The Tonight Show to talk with Jimmy Fallon about his new solo album, Lullaby and. . . The Ceaseless Roar. During Plant's visit to the show, Fallon enlisted...

Interview

Inside Robert Plant's Wild, Ambitious Solo LP

September 10, 2014

"I can't be smug about it – I know it's wonderful," Robert Plant says, blunt and cheerful as he talks about his first solo album of new, original songs in almost a decade. "It's fucking great." Released by his new label, Nonesuch, on September...

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Led Zeppelin Preview 'IV' Reissue With 'Black Dog' Teaser

August 29, 2014

Led Zeppelin have previewed their upcoming reissues with a teaser of a previously unreleased version of Led Zeppelin IV's lead track, "Black Dog." It will appear on deluxe editions of the release. Billed as the basic track with guitar overdubs, the...

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Led Zeppelin Confirm Two More LP Reissues

July 29, 2014

Less than a year after reissuing their first three albums as deluxe sets, Led Zeppelin plan on putting out two more in the fall. On October 28th, the group will release deluxe editions of its 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV, and its next record, 1973's Houses...

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Jason Kidd Goes to Milwaukee, and the Song Remains the Same

July 2, 2014

Right now, Jason Kidd is tossing a TV off a hotel balcony. He's setting fire to his room and driving his car into the pool. The Tourist: Dante Exum Comes to America for the NBA Draft The former Brooklyn Nets coach reportedly began his rampage by asking...

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