In 1998, Yahoo! Music's predecessor Launch traversed to New York City for the privilege of a rare sit-down video interview with LED ZEPPELIN founders Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Page and Plant — who'd already reunited a few years earlier for the "No Quarter" album — had just finished making their "Walking Into Clarksdale" album and were noticeably enthusiastic about it. Surprisingly talkative and very open about their work with LED ZEPPELIN.
Back in the year 2000, ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones stopped by Yahoo! Music's South By Southwest headquarters in Austin, Texas, where he discussed his latest solo album "Zooma" and life after LED ZEPPELIN.
Check out both interviews below.
The heavily anticipated reunion of the surviving members of LED ZEPPELIN, scheduled for November 26 at the O2 Arena in London, has been postponed until December 10. According to a press statement, the concert, a tribute to late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, has been pushed back because ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page fractured a finger. The injury, which Page sustained this past weekend, will keep him from picking up a guitar for three weeks, after which a specialist said that Page will be able to resume rehearsals for the rescheduled show.
Page said in the statement, "I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks. However, LED ZEPPELIN have always set very high standards for ourselves, and we feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal, and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to."
All tickets for the show, which were sold through a worldwide lottery, will be valid for the rescheduled date.
Anyone unable to attend the show on December 10 will be able to receive a full refund until noon U.K. time on November 14. Tickets available as a result of refunds will be offered to random ballot winners drawn from the original lottery. Information on obtaining a refund can be found at AhmetTribute.com.
The show will feature Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones performing together for the first time in 18 years, with Jason Bonham, son of late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, sitting behind the kit. Bill Wyman and the RHYTHM KINGS, Paul Rodgers, Paolo Nutini, and FOREIGNER are also scheduled to appear.
Rumors continue to circulate that a full LED ZEPPELIN tour is in the works for 2008, although the band has remained ambivalent about any future plans.