Guitar Legend Jeff Beck Has Died, Rockers React


 

In shocking news to begin 2023, guitar hero for over 50 years, Jeff Beck has died. He was 78. He passed after a brief bout with bacterial meningitis”, a message from Beck’s representative’s state. Beck was an innovator across several different genres first rising to fame with the Yardbirds, infamously replacing Eric Clapton. After founding the Jeff Beck Group (which inspired the founding of Led Zeppelin by Jimmy Page, who played with Beck briefly in The Yardbirds). Jeff made several albums in classic rock, and making forays into the jazz-fusion sound he pioneered the Jazz fusion genre with several all-star-laden albums and collaborations. One of his generations frequently mentioned greatest guitarists, Beck once has his fingers and thumbs were famously insured for over 7 m GBP.– He continued to tour and record constantly, despite suffering from major hearing loss. Beck also featured on Ozzy Osbourne’s recent album Patient Number 9. RIP.

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Led Zeppelin to Host “Celebration Day” Streaming Event This Weekend


On a day in 2007, Fifteen years ago this weekend, Led Zeppelin performed a reunion concert as part of a charity concert. The historic show at London’s O2 Arena, was turned into a 2012 concert album and DVD/Blu-ray Celebration Day. For the anniversary this weekend, Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m. U.K. / 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST will broadcast the entire performance on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel. UPDATED: Watch at the new link below!

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Stoner Doom Edition ft. Tenebra, Eric Wagner, Domkraft, Slomatics, Ufomammut


Tenebra – Moongazer (New Heavy Sounds / Seeing Red)

There is something evocative about the retro / occult rock of Italian quartet Tenebra that is encapsulated in a most vigorous way on the third track of Moongazer, ‘Black Lace’. A steady, spacious build from jangled, careful chords that takes its time gives room for the powerful smoke-and-whiskey vocals of Silvia to take centre stage, before a Zeppelin-esque vocal-led coda closes things out. It is not the only, nor possibly even the best, song to do this, but as a drawing together of the best elements of the Tenebra sound perhaps serves as their best showpiece. Continue reading


PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #69: Robert Plant Doesn’t Understand Buddhism


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy conclude their series on Robert Plant with Manic Nirvana.

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #68: Now and Zen We Settle Back On Robert Plant


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy continue their series on Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, reuniting with
Jimmy Page,
and a breakdown of the album Now & Zen!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #66: Let’s Talk About Robert Plant


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy begin their series on Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, his work with Phil Collins, and the start of his solo career!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #67: Robert Plant Drips Some Honey and Gets Shaken


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy continue their series on Robert Plant, The honey Drippers, and the disaster that was Live Aid for Led Zeppelin!

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Watch the Trailer for Jimmy Page’s “ The Anthology – Open Book Edition” Book


Genesis Publications specializes in beautiful, limited edition collectors books about a sole subject in music or the arts. After the huge response to the sold-out response to Jimmy Page The Anthology, now the seller is releasing a more affordable smaller version of the book which is on sale now at the links below. Past collaborators with Genesis include literary greats William Burroughs and Arthur C. Clarke; stars of film and television such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Roger Moore, Michael Palin and Eric Idle; fine artists such as Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Yoko Ono and Peter Blake; sporting legends such as Michael Owen and Jackie Stewart; icons of fashion including Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, and Kate Moss; and the most important musicians of modern times, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Pete Townshend, and Ravi Shankar. Watch the trailer which features Jimmy and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the books. Continue reading


Led Zeppelin Great Jimmy Page Says It’s ‘Really Unlikely’ The Band Will Ever Reunite Again


In a new interview with BBC Radio 2 (and transcribed by Blabbermouth) Jimmy Page says that it’s “really unlikely” that Led Zeppelin will ever play any more concerts. The guitarist discussed the possibility of a reunion of his legendary band during an appearance this morning (Wednesday, July 22) on BBC Radio 2 after his previously unreleased collaboration with The Rolling Stones, “Scarlet”, premiered on the “Zoe Ball Breakfast Show”.

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Led Zeppelin to Stream “Celebration Day” Concert This Weekend on YouTube


Led Zeppelin has partnered with YouTube for a special streaming event of “Celebration Day”. Recorded live at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, the film captures 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”, “Stairway To Heaven”. “Celebration Day” and more will be streamed in its entirety for three days only on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel, premiering this Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PST.Continue reading