1. Before Led Zeppelin: 13 Best Songs You Didn't Know Jimmy Page Played On

    November 07, 2017 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The young guitarist contributed licks to some of the biggest hits of the British Invasion. Before Jimmy Page was a bona fide guitar god with rock giants Led Zeppelin, he was but a young upstart trying to make a living as a studio musician in London. ...

  2. Is There a Led Zeppelin Reunion In the Works? | Billboard News

    Is There a Led Zeppelin Reunion In the Works? | Billboard News

    May 05, 2017 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Is there going to be a Led Zepplin reunion? Over the last 24 hours, fans have worked themselves up into a tizzy over rumors that the band may be reuniting ahead of their 50th anniversary next year! music , 2017 , billboard news , john paul , Billboa ...

  3. Led Zeppelin Publisher Seeks $800K in Fees From Losing Party in 'Stairway' Trial

    July 08, 2016 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "Stairway to Heaven" trial is making a strong push to go down in the annals of copyright history. Not because of the June 23 jury verdict that determined that Led Zeppelin was not liable for infringing Spirit 's instrumental " ...

  4. Warren Grant, Son Of Led Zeppelin Manager Peter Grant, Talks Documentary, Tribute Bands And 'Stairway to Heaven' Case

    July 05, 2016 1:19 PM EDT 1.741 k 0 5 Legendary Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant cast a large shadow in every sense of the term. Both physically and psychologically intimidating, he was notorious for his tough business tactics -- a fairly mild example appears in this segment from ...

  5. Trent Reznor, Weezer, GZA & More Partner With Apple-NASA Collaboration as Juno Reaches Jupiter

    July 04, 2016 11:15 AM EDT A Led Zeppelin-loving NASA scientist with help from Apple brings the cosmos to musicians and beyond. Trent Reznor , GZA , Corinne Bailey Rae , Brad Paisley , Jim James and Weezer are among a group of artists becoming more cosmic-minded. This becau ...

  6. 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial: Robert Plant Says He Can't Remember Seeing Spirit Perform

    June 21, 2016 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 His band is accused of ripping off a riff of Spirit's "Taurus" for "Stairway to Heaven." Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant doesn't remember seeing Spirit perform at UK club, according to his testimony on the stand in cou ...

  7. 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial: Jimmy Page Gets Quizzed on Music Vocabulary

    June 16, 2016 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Led Zeppelin band member finishes his testimony and the court warns the plaintiff's attorney about wasting time. Before the jury entered court Thursday morning, Jimmy Page listened to a sound recording of Spirit's "Taurus" -- ...

  8. Jimmy Page Takes the Stand in 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial

    June 15, 2016 7:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rocker says he first heard Spirit's "Taurus" when his son-in-law told him people were comparing it to "Stairway" a few years ago. Led Zeppelin 's  Jimmy Page says he never heard the song he's accused of copying ...

  9. Opening Statements Could Lead to 'Stairway to Heaven' Mistrial

    June 15, 2016 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trial over whether Led Zeppelin copied the iconic guitar riff in "Stairway to Heaven" from Spirit 's "Taurus" may end abruptly, after a video shown Tuesday during opening statements sparked a discussion about a potential ...

  10. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page Appear in Los Angeles Court as 'Stairway' Trial Selects Jurors

    June 14, 2016 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The trial that could rewrite rock and roll history is underway, and the eight jurors who will decide if Led Zeppelin impermissibly copied the famous guitar riff in "Stairway to Heaven" from Spirit's "Taurus" have been chosen ...

  11. Rival Sons' New Album 'Hollow Bones': Exclusive Premiere

    June 09, 2016 12:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 As rock icons Black Sabbath trek around the world on their farewell tour, one group enjoying a ringside seat during the historic outing is Rival Sons . The Long Beach, Calif., band was chosen as direct support for Sabbath’s last run, which begins it ...

  12. Led Zeppelin Could Settle Its 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Trial For Just $1

    April 27, 2016 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 But of course, there's a catch... On May 10, a California jury will begin to deliberate whether Led Zeppelin ’s “Stairway to Heaven” unfairly borrowed from an instrumental track that came three years before it. Apparently, lawyers representing ...

  13. The 'Stairway to Heaven' Lawsuit Is Hardly a Slam Dunk Even if Led Zeppelin Is Going to Trial

    April 12, 2016 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The similarity of Spirit's "Taurus" isn't the only controversy. A California federal judge is letting the heirs of Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe take a huge step forward in a lawsuit that alleges Led Zeppelin's "Stairway ...

  14. Today in 1968 Led Zeppelin Kicked Off First U.S. Tour

    December 26, 2015 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 On this day (Dec. 26) in 1968, Led Zeppelin (not to be confused with " Len Zefflin ") kicked off their first North American tour opening for psychedelic hard rock band Vanilla Fudge at Denver Auditorium in Colorado. A ticket to see them pl ...

  15. Jason Bonham Believes Led Zeppelin Will Play Together Again Someday

    December 19, 2015 3:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Musician Jason Bonham , the son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, believes there’s still hope that the classic rock group will perform together again on stage. Jimmy Page Talks New Music, Led Zeppelin's Future & Why He Has No Intere ...

  16. Artists' Best College Commencement Speeches: Kanye West, Bon Jovi, John Legend & More

    August 10, 2015 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whether they're former college dropouts or college graduates, these musicians all have one thing in common: they're now doctors. Check out some of the most inspiring commencement speeches artists have shared after being honored with a doct ...

  17. Live Aid Turns 30: U2, Madonna, Led Zeppelin Reunion & More Highlights

    July 13, 2015 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s hard to believe 30 years have passed since Live Aid. The monumental charity concert, which raised funds for famine relief in Africa, featured a laundry list of '80s artists that now reads like a music fan’s dream concert. The event was hel ...

  18. Yes' Chris Squire Remembered by Ex-Atlantic Records President Jerry Greenberg

    June 29, 2015 7:09 PM EDT Greenberg remembers how his easygoing relationship with Squire helped Yes break through with the hit "Roundabout." Chris Squire, bassist and founding member of prog rock legends Yes , died Saturday at age 67, following a bout with leuke ...

  19. Atlantic Records' CEO/Co-Chairman Craig Kallman on EDM's Evolution, Cee Lo's Next Move and His Own Massive Record Collection

    June 22, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Craig Kallman doesn’t exactly fly under the radar, but he’s definitely one of the music business’ low-key CEOs. He has spent the better part of his 24 years with Atlantic Records working behind the scenes as the architect of the label’s diverse rost ...

  20. Peter Frampton Wants to Help You Tune Up With His New Crowdfunding Campaign: Exclusive

    June 10, 2015 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Frampton isn't one to play pitchman for any random product. But he's found something he's in tune with enough to jump on board. Frampton has joined AxCent Tuning Systems LLC to help promote a campaign on Crowdfunder.com that hop ...

  21. Led Zeppelin Announces Final Album Reissues, Including Unreleased Bombay Orchestra Recordings

    June 04, 2015 7:36 PM EDT The Led Zeppelin deluxe re-release series is about to be completed. On Wednesday, the band announced via its official site that it will issue remastered, expanded versions of its final three albums this year, sealing the deal on a project that b ...

  22. Free’s Paul Rodgers Tries His Hand at Memphis Soul, Admits 'I Was Intimidated'

    October 16, 2014 10:47 PM EDT Free and Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers has performed among greats for most of his professional life, singing such classics as “All Right Now,” “Bad Company,” “Shooting Star,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Rock And Roll Fantasy,” joining Jimmy P ...

  23. See the Lawsuit Claiming Led Zeppelin Stole 'Stairway to Heaven'

    June 02, 2014 8:01 PM EDT Using the Led Zeppelin IV typeface, and including a claim for the "Falsification of Rock N' Roll History," the heirs of songwriter Randy Craig Wolfe have finally lodged a copyright infringement lawsuit against Jimmy Page, Robert Pla ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Led Zeppelin Reissues Get A Whole Lotta Love At Private Listening Session

    May 14, 2014 1:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 During a private listening session of selections from the Led Zeppelin catalog that will be reissued this summer, veteran guitarist Jimmy Page described the archival material as “an opportunity to have a look and listen to everyone in the band.” Pag ...

  26. Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Honored With Doctoral Degree From Berklee College of Music

    May 10, 2014 3:34 PM EDT Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honored with a doctoral degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Jimmy Page To Re-Release 'Photographic Autobiography' Page delivered the commencement address Saturday to nea ...

  27. Jimmy Page To Re-Release 'Photographic Autobiography'

    May 09, 2014 5:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jimmy Page will see his official autography, Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, a photographic essay he personally created to tell his story for the first time, hit major bookstores in October after being published as a limited edition in 2010. It will retai ...

  28. Led Zeppelin Reissuing First Three Albums, Adding Unreleased, Live Tracks

    March 14, 2014 8:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin is ready to revisit its old catalog… and then some. The group will reissue its first three albums as deluxe editions, including previously unreleased tracks, according to Rolling Stone . As part of its self-described “extensive reissue ...

  29. Alan McGee Q&A: Life After Creation, Rehab, 359 Music & Making Movies

    March 10, 2014 5:37 AM EDT Every now and then, there comes an industry figure who manages to loom as large as the bands he’s working with. Creation Records founder Alan McGee was certainly one of those people. Despite signing some of the most decadent (Primal Scream), co ...

  30. Ray Davies, Donovan Part of Songwriters Hall Class

    February 11, 2014 11:27 AM EST Ray Davies and Donovan are among the 2014 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The organization announced Tuesday that "Midnight Train to Georgia" writer Jim Weatherly and English songwriter Graham Gouldman also made the cut. Mark Jame ...

  31. How Harvey Weinstein, Presidents Obama and Clinton Almost Reunited Led Zeppelin

    July 25, 2013 3:52 AM EDT Harvey Weinstein readily admits he's a pit bull, particularly when it comes to philanthropic work. Case in point: When the mogul needed the music industry's biggest names to perform at the 12-12-12 concert benefiting Hurricane Sandy v ...

  32. Paul Rodgers Busy With a Brace of New Albums, Bad Company Trek Starting June

    May 12, 2013 11:35 PM EDT As he prepares for the nostalgia of Bad Company's 40th anniversary tour this summer, Paul Rodgers is also looking ahead with not one but two new albums in progress. One, Rodgers tells Billboard, is a collection of soul covers -- "emphasi ...

  33. Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy Honored By President Obama at White House

    December 02, 2012 9:28 PM EST From left: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, President Barack Obama, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 2 at an event celebrating 2012's Kennedy Center honorees. (Photo: Brendan Smia ...

  34. Led Zeppelin to Make 'Late Show' Visit

    November 30, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The surviving members of Led Zeppelin are staying up late next week. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones are set to visit the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday (Dec. 3) for a rare joint interview. That's interview , ...

  35. Jason Bonham Fills Dad's Shoes in Led Zeppelin Film: 'Best Gig I Ever Did'

    November 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jason Bonham is hoping the release of Led Zeppelin 's "Celebration Day," which documents the group's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, will mean good things for his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience -- althou ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart , marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, ...

  38. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Chart Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 3:33 PM EDT One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, ...

  39. Robert Plant's 14 Best Lines From Led Zeppelin Movie Event: 'Sometimes We Were Fu--ing Awful'

    October 10, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham , gathered Tuesday (October 9) in the basement theatre of NYC's Museum of Modern Art for a press conference following a screening of "Celebration Day ...

  40. Led Zeppelin Regroups to Launch Concert DVD, Not Tour

    September 21, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Page, Plant and Jones All Smiles at London Press Conference The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin regrouped in London today for a press conference to mark the launch of "Celebration Day," the upcoming film of the band's 2007 one ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulou ...

  43. Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

    July 16, 2012 2:38 PM EDT Jon Lord, whose keyboard riffs and solos helped define the pioneering sound of Deep Purple, died Monday of a pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic. He was 71. He had been battling pancreatic cancer. Lord founded the British quintet Deep Purple w ...

  44. Read: Slash's Heartfelt Tribute to Marshall Amps Founder Jim Marshall

    April 06, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Jim Marshall, who helped shape the sound of rock with his groundbreaking amplifier designs, died Thursday at the age of 88. Jim Marshall is the founder of Marshall Amplification, which produced the amplifiers that rocked music halls and arenas aft ...

  45. Jim Marshall, Founder of Marshall Amps, Dies at 88

    April 05, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jim Marshall, who helped shape the sound of rock with his groundbreaking amplifier designs, has died. He was 88. His son Terry Marshall said he died in a hospice in England on Thursday morning after suffering from cancer and several severe strokes. ...

  46. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Archives to Go on Sale

    October 17, 2011 8:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The organization, which will announce its 2011 class of inductees Tuesday, is set to release performances from 1986-2009. The day before it reveals its 27th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2011, Rock Hall and Time Life announced th ...

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