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Former President Bill Clinton Tried To Get Led Zeppelin To Reunite For Hurricane Sandy Benefit

May 7th, 2013 11:54am EDT
Bill Clinton
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton tried to get Led Zeppelin to reunite for the first time since 2007 for last year's Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York City.

Clinton tried to convince Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones while they were in Washington D.C. last December for the Kennedy Center Honors.

Davide Saltzman, director of the Robin Hood foundation, which organized the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden, told news show "60 Minutes" Sunday night that he and movie producer Harvey Weinstein put Clinton up to the task.

"There were two bands that we were trying desperate...
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Robert Plant Hints At 2014 Led Zeppelin Reunion - Your Move, Jimmy Page

February 19th, 2013 12:03pm EST
Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant
Robert Plant has sparked new hopes that a Led Zeppelin reunion is possible next year, by saying he has "nothing to do in 2014".

The lead singer for the greatest rock band in history (somewhat arguably) recently did an interview for Australian news program 60 Minutes, hinting that he's open to hitting the road with surviving bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.

Zeppelin regrouped for a one-off concert in 2007 -- a tribute to music producer Ahmet Ertegun held at London's O2 Arena, and perhaps the hottest concert ticked ever.

The band released the show on Blu-ray and DVD last fall, onc...
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Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin Reunion Won't Happen

October 9th, 2012 7:17pm EDT
Jimmy Page
Rocker Jimmy Page has reiterated there are no plans for Led Zeppelin to reunite onstage even though the bandmates have come together to promote the concert movie release of their one-off concert five years ago.

Page and bandmates John Paul Jones and Robert Plant have been routinely asked about another reunion ever since the Ahmet Ertegun tribute show in London - and just when the fuss was dying down, the trio announced plans to release the concert footage as new movie "Celebration Day."

Reteaming for a press conference in London last month, the bandmates seemed a little irked that the reu...
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Led Zeppelin's Historic 2007 London Concert Coming To Blu-ray & DVD November 19 (Watch Trailer)

September 13th, 2012 7:53pm EDT
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway To Hea...
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John Bonham Once Threatened To Beat Up Sting

January 20th, 2011 7:27pm EST
Sting
Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham once threatened to beat Sting up backstage at a Police concert.

The late rocker took his son Jason to the show and then arranged for him to meet his idol - but the encounter almost turned violent after the drummer accidentally stepped on Sting's foot.

Jason Bonham tells Spinner.com, "I thought Sting was the coolest thing in the world.

"He (dad) managed to get me backstage and he threatened to punch Sting. It was hilarious. Dad stepped on his foot and he (Sting) was very cocky back then. He was the new young frontman and had that punk kind of attitude. Dad...
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Led Zeppelin Fan Finds Treasure At Car Boot Sale

March 16th, 2010 7:55pm EDT
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Lost audio of a Led Zeppelin swimming pool concert has been found at a car boot sale (British flea market) in Ipswich, England.

The rare live recording from the rock band's 1971 show at St. Matthews Baths Hall was unearthed by a collector who was rummaging through CDs at the sale of second hand and bargain items.

The lucky buyer, Vic Kemp, tells the Evening Star newspaper, "The guy who was selling them (CDs) said, 'You might be interested in this.' It doesn't have a proper cover and the title is just written in felt-tip pen... The recording is not too bad at all.

"It must have been recor...
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Review: 'It Might Get Loud'

August 12th, 2009 10:12am EDT
It Might Get Loud
Somewhere out on a farm in the middle of Tennessee stands Jack White, dressed as Jack White and with familiar Jack White stage manner, standing at a table with various (and somewhat random) items: a wood block, a glass bottle, a wire, a nail and a hammer. What does this have to do with guitar playing? Give him two minutes. He assembles the parts together to make a diddley bow*-- when was the last time you saw one of these-- and then punches some wildly astonishing wails out of it, before finally turning to the camera and asking, "Who says you need to buy a guitar?"

If this is the way dir...
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Collateral Damage From Robert Plant's Decision To Nix Zep Reunion

December 25th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Led Zeppelin
Since the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reformed last December for a one-off show to pay tribute to late Atlantic Records founder and legend Ahmet Ertegun, the man who discovered and brought us some of the most talented artists of all-time (seriously, we really could use another Ahmet right about now-- but since the almighty dollar overshadows the need for actual talent we can forget that) and gave a handful of folks in England the greatest holiday gift ever, there has been a weekly story about the band going on tour. And not going on tour. But wanting to tour. And not wanting to tour. ...
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Tis The Season For... Things We Love (To Hate!)

December 24th, 2008 5:45pm EST
Pearl Harbor
With the holiday season upon us in full force, we thought it would be totally inappropriate if we came up with this list of things in the entertainment world that totally annoy us, repulse us, bother us, and that we just plain can't stand. Yeah, "hate" is a really strong word so we aren't going to use that any further than just hyperbole for our headline here.

But seriously, we get tired of hearing about the celebs, despise these films and cannot stand either the music or image of the bands and musicians listed below. Be sure to add your comments at let us know who you can't stand at ...
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Robert Plant Agrees To Led Zeppelin Reunion

September 26th, 2008 10:22am EDT
Robert Plant
Reports out of Great Britain are now saying that a full-fledged Led Zeppelin reunion is moving forward; and lead singer Robert Plant, who originally held out from any involvement with his former bandmates, has had a change of heart.

British newspaper The Sun reports that guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham (son of Zep's late great skinsman John) have been rehearsing with singers to fill the void left by Plant, who would not commit to the trio's reunion plans.

News that an as yet unnamed famous American singer had been standing in for Plant ...
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A List of The Most Identifiable And Influential Drummers Of Our Time

July 16th, 2008 10:33am EDT
Keith Moon
Even though drummers are beat makers of a band, the recognition they often get is nothing compared to that of the lead singer and resident guitarist who both tend to attract the most attention at first. The best thing about drummers is that whatever band that they are in, they are uniquely appropriate for that particular band. For example, Ringo Starr's drumming is perfect for The Beatles, but his style would be considered unimaginable behind any Rolling Stones songs. Here's our thumbs up list to some cool Rock Drummers who we feel are immediately identifiable for their drumming techniqu...
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Five Must-See Concerts Before You Die

July 14th, 2008 10:09am EDT
Led Zeppelin
Picture this scenario: you're on your deathbed, all of your finances are in order and amends have been made in every single one of your personal relationships. Something is wrong though; something keeps persistently gnawing at your emotions of regret until you realize that, as a fan of Rock and Roll, there were too many missed opportunities throughout your life. Too many nights, watching concerts from the latest fad, instead of seeing the true greats of arena history. If only you could go back in time, perhaps forgo that night wasted on The Spin Doctors and trade that experience for a night...
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Starpulse Feature: The Top 10 Entertainment Stories of 2007

December 14th, 2007 11:25am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
It's been one heck of a year in the entertainment industry. Britney Spears dodged parenthood and paparazzi, some stars got caught drinking and driving while others served jail time, and Playboy icon Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental drug overdose. But there were some positive events as well, including Harry Potter making his swan song and Led Zeppelin reuniting.

Here is Starpulse's list of the 10 most electrifying events of the past year:

10. High School Musical Phenomenon

Do not under estimate the power of the teen. They make or break this industry. Remember the boy band...
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Led Zeppelin To Release Digital Catalog

October 18th, 2007 5:25pm EDT
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin's catalog is among the most enduring bodies of musical composition to come out of the 20th century -- and now it's coming to the 21st. As one of digital music's final holdouts, the band's illustrious catalog is one of the most highly anticipated digital releases to date. Beginning November 13, the band's original albums will be available for full-album or a la carte download from all online music retailers.

The albums being made available include Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), Untitled fourth album (1971), Houses Of The Holy (1973), P...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 31

May 31st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Happy Birthday to Irish actor Colin Farrell (1976), "Resident Evil Apocalypse" actress Sienna Guillory (1975), actress Brooke Shields (1965), 80s pop singer Corey Hart (1962), actress Lea Thompson (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor/comedian Chris Elliott (1960), disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson (1954; d. 2000), actor Gregory Harrison (1950), "Platoon" star Tom Berenger (1949), Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham (1948; d. 1980), actress Sharon Gless (1943), Peter, Paul and Mary singer Peter Yarrow (1938), country music singer Johnny Paycheck (1938; d. 2003), prolific actor/director Clint ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 31

May 31st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Happy Birthday to Irish actor Colin Farrell (1976), "Resident Evil Apocalypse" actress Sienna Guillory (1975), actress Brooke Shields (1965), 80s pop singer Corey Hart (1962), actress Lea Thompson (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor/comedian Chris Elliott (1960), disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson (1954; d. 2000), actor Gregory Harrison (1950), "Platoon" star Tom Berenger (1949), Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham (1948; d. 1980), actress Sharon Gless (1943), Peter, Paul and Mary singer Peter Yarrow (1938), country music singer Johnny Paycheck (1938; d. 2003), prolific actor/director Clint ...
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