Led Zeppelin

  1. Led Zeppelin Reissues Set for Splashy Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    June 06, 2014 6:46 PM EDT Cent heading for sixth top 10, “If/Then” cast album set for big debut Reissues of Led Zeppelin's first three albums are set to storm back onto the Billboard 200 chart next week. The three titles should re-enter the chart within the top 15, ...

  2. Will Led Zeppelin be Gored by 'Raging Bull' Decision? (Guest Post)

    May 23, 2014 3:36 PM EDT Kenneth A. Linzer and C. Dana Hobart are partners at the law firm Hobart Linzer LLP, a Los Angeles-based trial boutique, representing the entertainment, intellectual property and technology industries.  The firm has successfully represented copyri ...

  3. Led Zeppelin's Drummer John Bonham's Son Wants to Perform with Hologram of Father

    July 18, 2013 1:31 PM EDT Jason Bonham, son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, has said it's his dream to perform with a hologram of his father. Jason, who joined Led Zeppelin for their last proper show at London's O2 Arena in December 2007, told website ...

  4. Andy Johns, Producer/Engineer for Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, More, Dead at 61 (Updated)

    April 07, 2013 8:01 PM EDT 
Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy B ...

  5. Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and David Bowie: Classic Rock Icons in the Digital Age

    January 11, 2013 7:26 PM EST It's been an extraordinary last couple of days for three icons of classic rock who this week faced a music industry they couldn't have possibly imagined in their heydays. It's interesting, though, to consider the unique and very dif ...

  6. AC/DC's iTunes Debut Sells 48,000 Digital Albums, 696,000 Songs

    November 29, 2012 10:15 AM EST One of the longest hold-outs from iTunes, AC/DC, finally reached the digital retailer last week. The iconic rock band's entire catalog, along with two iTunes-exclusive box sets, became available on Monday, Nov. 19. In the week ending Nov. 25, ...

  7. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  8. Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones Regroup for DVD Press Conference, Not Tour

    September 21, 2012 11:58 AM EDT The surviving members of Led Zeppelin (L-R): John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page appeared at an event launching their new DVD "Celebration Day" and managed to evade all talk of a future reunion. (Photo: Getty Images) The three s ...

  9. Morning Fix: Spotify Browser; Jay-Z, Rihanna Join Coldplay; Concert Safety Standards; Led Zep's Facebook Mystery

    September 10, 2012 7:37 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. SPOTIFY PREPARING BROWSER-BASED VERSION: REPORT: Spotify is preparing a " completely overhauled browser-based version of its streaming music service" that will e ...

  10. This Week In Music: Atlantic's Craig Kallman Talks Starting Big Beat Records, Signing On At A Major

    August 03, 2012 11:37 AM EDT On the most recent installment of This Week in Music, Ian Rogers talks with Atlantic Records co-chairman/CEO Craig Kallman about his beginnings in the music industry, from DJing in the clubs of New York City to signing his independent Big Beat Rec ...

  11. Exclusive: Universal Opens Door for Robert Plant and Artists Den

    May 30, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Universal Music Group has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Artists Den to release the public television show's episode featuring Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. It is the first time UMG and the show have worked together and Univers ...

  12. Tunc Erim, Longtime Atlantic Records Executive, Dead at 76

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST Tunc Erim, a legendary and longtime Atlantic Records executive from the 1960s until the 1990s, passed away on Saturday, March 3, after a long illness. He was 76. While the obituary that follows, supplied by Atlantic, isn't quite in Billboard. ...

  13. Nirvana, Regina Spektor, Lez Zeppelin: Record Store Day 2011, NYC Report

    April 17, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Thousands of shoppers flooded New York City's record stores on April 16 lured in party by roughly 300 exclusive releases made available for the fourth annual Record Store Day. At Permanent Records in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, when the store opene ...

  14. Roots Blow Roof Off Grammy Jam Session With Betty Wright, Sara Bareilles, Estelle: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 4:00 PM EST At the Roots' seventh annual pre-Grammy jam Saturday, Betty Wright delivered a show-stopping performance of her minor 1975 hit "Tonight is the Night" as the Philadelphia hip-hop outfit took a Hennessy-sipping audience on historical ...

  15. Beatles On iTunes: Digital Debut Could Boost Sales In All Formats

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the digital debuts of Led Zeppelin and others are any indication, the long-awaited debut of the Beatles on iTunes will boost sales for the Fab Four's music, regardless of the format. Led Zeppelin When Led Zeppelin went digital on Nov. 13, ...

  16. Robert Plant To Release New Solo Album Sept. 14

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off his Grammy-winning Alison Krauss collaboration "Raising Sand" in 2007, Robert Plant will release his forthcoming album, "Band of Joy," Sept. 14 on Rounder Records. Recorded in Nashville, the Americana album was co-pro ...

  17. Robert Plant Premieres New Album In London

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Robert Plant unveiled his new album project "Band of Joy" in London earlier today (June 1). Speaking at a reception in events venue Il Bottaccio, Belgravia, which had been specially decorated as a rundown farm for the occa ...

  18. Robert Plant To Play Cancer Research Benefit

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant is coming out in support of Cancer Research U.K. at its fifth annual Sound & Vision charity gig, where the former Led Zeppelin frontman will perform at London's Abbey Road Studios on Feb. 25. Plant's set will feature Ame ...

  19. Report: Atlantic Scores Digital Milestone

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following full-year results for Warner Music Group that showed a 39% increase in digital revenue to $639 million, representing 18% of total revenue, the major's label Atlantic is claiming a milestone in digital music. More than half of Atlant ...

  20. Has Led Zeppelin Found Its New Singer?

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Who needs Robert Plant? Apparently not the other surviving members of Led Zeppelin, who are ready to pull the trigger on a tour with a new singer if Plant refuses to join in. Sources tell Billboard the frontman first in line for the gig is Myles K ...

  21. Led Zeppelin To Tour, Record Without Plant?

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The non-singing members of Led Zeppelin apparently aren't waiting around for Robert Plant to sign off on a reunion tour and/or album. In an interview with BBC Radio, bassist John Paul Jones said he and guitarist Jimmy Page and drummer Jason B ...

  22. Plant: No Tour Or Recording With Zeppelin

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant has put the hammer down on rumors he will join Led Zeppelin for a 2009 tour and recording sessions. In a statement on his Web site, Plant says he "has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years ...

  23. Classic Rock Hits The Road With 'Flashback' Tour

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Deep Purple, among others, will be performed live by the Mystic Orchestra as part of "Flashback -- the Classic Rock Experience." The nearly 50-date U.S. arena t ...

  24. MOJO Awards Handed Out In London

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's extraordinary breakthrough was confirmed tonight when the Welsh singer took out one of the main categories at MOJO magazine's annual awards ceremony, held at the Brewery venue in east London. The MOJO Honours List pays tribute to ...

  25. AEG's Campbell To Keynote ERA Conference

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Campbell, president and CEO of AEG Europe, will become the first speaker from outside the record and retail industries to address an Entertainment Retailers Association convention when he delivers a keynote speech June 19 at ERA's annua ...

  26. VH1 To Air Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST VH1 Classic will air the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony live from New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on March 10 at 8:30 p.m. EST. In addition, the ceremony simultaneously will air on MTV Networks' MHD: Music High-Definition ...

  27. No Summer Flight For Zeppelin

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Don't expect to see Led Zeppelin on the road near you this summer. The current incarnation of the veteran rock act has no plans to play live -- until at least after September, says guitarist Jimmy Page. Speaking in Tokyo today (Jan. 28), Page ...

  28. The Son Remains The Same

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Will Led Zeppelin tour in 2008? The legions of fans that didn't make it to their successful Dec. 10 reunion show at the O2 Arena in London certainly hope so. Jason Bonham, who took his father John Bonham's seat at the drums with the band ...

  29. Paul Yeskel Dies

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Independent promotion and marketing specialist Paul Yeskel died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 23, at his home in Old Bridge, N.J. The cause of death was yet to be determined. He was 56. Yeskel was founder and president of Aim Str ...

  30. Grayzone Admits Role In Zep Footage Takedown

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A third-party vendor hired to issue takedown notices on sites like YouTube has taken responsibility for the removal of Led Zeppelin concert footage taken during the band's historic reunion. Sources involved in the situation earlier in the day ...

  31. Led Zeppelin Live Clips Vanish From YouTube

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Web has been rife with speculation about why footage from the historic Led Zeppelin reunion concert has been removed from YouTube. Although Warner Music Group does have a licensing deal in place with YouTube that would allow fans to post WMG-c ...

  32. Memory Lives On For Led Zep Comeback

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Monday night's Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for the chosen few who attended. But as the dust settles on the gig at London's O2 Arena, a Billboard round-up of executive attendees suggests the performance certain ...

  33. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Show

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tonight (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part of a benefit for late Atlantic Records f ...

  34. Bonnaroo Promoters Quash Lineup Rumors

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a rumor that Led Zeppelin and Metallica would headline the 2008 Bonnaroo festival caused an Internet frenzy in the past 48 hours, the event's promoters have spoken out to quash the reports. "The rumors that are out there about the ...

  35. Report: Led Zep, Metallica For Bonnaroo

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin will play its first U.S. show since July 24, 1977, this June at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn., according to an email published in industry commentator Bob Lefsetz's newsletter. The report also says Metallica will hea ...

  36. Astbury: Cult Will Open For Zeppelin In '08

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not only is Led Zeppelin going back on the road in 2008, but they've selected the Cult as their opening act. That's according to Cult frontman Ian Astbury, who blabbed the news Saturday (Nov. 17) during a show in Cincinnati. According to ...

  37. Led Zeppelin Postpones Reunion Concert

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin have postponed a one-off comeback concert in London because guitarist Jimmy Page has broken his finger, the promoters said today (Nov. 1). The concert will now take place on December 10 and all tickets for the original concert on Nove ...

  38. iTunes Welcomes Zeppelin

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On what one of its top executives calls "the day we've been waiting for, for four years," Led Zeppelin today (Oct. 23) made its catalog available for pre-order at Apple's iTunes Music Store, leaving the Beatles and Radiohead as ...

  39. Secondary 'Parasites' Ruining Biz, Goldsmith Tells ITC

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Harvey Goldsmith used his keynote speech on day two of the In The City international music convention to issue a stark warning to the live music industry and to call for greater unity between publishers, promoters and record companies. "Today ...

  40. U.K.'s O2 Strikes Zeppelin Content Deal

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has inked a deal with O2 which will allow the mobile network's customers first access to Led Zeppelin's digitized content, plus entry into a prize draw for the rock legends' one-off in London next month. Through th ...

  41. Zeppelin Goes Digital

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin will end its digital-music holdout when Warner Music Group makes the legendary rock outfit's entire catalog available to download from Nov. 13. All online music retailers will offer the group's full albums or a la carte down ...

  42. European Survey Tells Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Pink Floyd comeback would be the greatest gig in the sky, according to the findings of a new Europe-wide poll. When asked "Which band would you most like to see re-form," more than 26% of respondents to the census, published today by d ...

  43. Led Zeppelin Searches For Unsigned Bands Via Ziddio

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin will throw an after-party following its much-anticipated London reunion show, and will invite several unsigned bands to play the gig. Interested acts must upload a video to Comcast's answer to YouTube -- Ziddio.com -- explaining ...

  44. Red-Hot Rush For Zeppelin Tickets

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Led Zeppelin-headlined Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert on Nov. 26 have extended the registration deadline in the wake of "unprecedented demand" for tickets. The ballot has now been extended from a midday Sept. 17 close, t ...

  45. Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26. Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is organizing the show, promises a full ...

  46. Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion just refuses to go away. Billboard reported in July that the band may get together for a proposed tribute to the late producer/record mogul Ahmet Ertegun at the O2 in London in November (Billboard, Aug. 4). Now on le ...

  47. Classic Rock Mag Fetes Jimmy Page

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Page is to receive the living legend accolade at the third annual awards Classic Rock Roll of Honour, to be held at London's Landmark Hotel on Nov. 5. Organizers Classic Rock magazine have recognized the artist for his work with Led Zep ...

  48. Atlantic Founder Ahmet Ertegun Dies

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary record man and founder of Atlantic Records, died today in New York City, from the head injury he suffered while attending a Rolling Stones concert in October at the Beacon Theatre. He was 83. Ertegun suffered a severe ...

  49. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

  50. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

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