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March 19, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN
It's funny how easy it is to forget dates in pop music. Even the most history-conscious fan would probably have to turn to a reference book to confirm the specific date of such landmark events as Live Aid (July 13, 1985) and the Woodstock weekend (Aug. 15-17, 1969). But there's one date that many Irish rock fans will never forget: May 17, 1986.
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March 4, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Robert Plant has said no to an offer of 100 million pounds -- about $200 million -- for Led Zeppelin to tour, saying he prefers to leave the band's November reunion in London as the final word on its legacy, according to England's Sunday Mirror. The paper quotes sources close to the band saying that while guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones were supportive of a hotly anticipated Zeppelin reunion tour on the heels of last fall's performance, Plant would rather focus on, among other non-Zeppelin interests, his recent collaboration with Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand," for which the two will be on tour starting April 19 in Louisville, Ky. The tour stops in L.A. at the Greek Theatre on June 23 and 24 and at the Santa Barbara Bowl on June 25. -- Randy Lewis
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February 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The reunited Led Zeppelin will headline the 2008 Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival, concert organizers announced Wednesday. Led Zeppelin, who reconvened for a single December concert in London, had for months been rumored to be heading to Bonnaroo, which will be held June 13-15 on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. Also scheduled to perform are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Phil Lesh and Friends, Sigur Ros, the Raconteurs, Against Me!
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February 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The reunited Led Zeppelin will headline the 2008 Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival, concert organizers announced Wednesday. Led Zeppelin, who reconvened for a single December concert in London, had for months been rumored to be heading to Bonnaroo, which will be held June 13-15 on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. Also scheduled to perform are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Phil Lesh and Friends, Sigur Ros, the Raconteurs, Against Me!
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January 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said Monday that he was ready to take the legendary band on a world tour after burning up the stage at last month's reunion concert in London. Page, who was in Japan to promote the new Zeppelin release, "Mothership," called the two-hour-plus concert "brilliant" and said it was proof that Led Zeppelin, which formed in 1968, can still perform at its best. He said the band was ready musically to get back together and take it out on a wider run, but it was not clear when it would go on tour because singer Robert Plant is touring with Alison Krauss until September.
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August 14, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Though his concert at the Galaxy in Santa Ana on Friday will be devoted to Led Zeppelin covers, drummer Jason Bonham--son of late Zep drummer John--actually has been getting into Beck. And we don't mean Jeff Beck, Zep guitarist Jimmy Page's onetime sidekick. Granted, it's hard to envision young Bonham following in the footsteps of the other Beck, the alternative rock bohemian known for his iconoclasm.
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March 4, 2008 | Randy Lewis
Robert Plant has said no to an offer of 100 million pounds -- about $200 million -- for Led Zeppelin to tour, saying he prefers to leave the band's November reunion in London as the final word on its legacy, according to England's Sunday Mirror. The paper quotes sources close to the band saying that while guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones were supportive of a hotly anticipated Zeppelin reunion tour on the heels of last fall's performance, Plant would rather focus on, among other non-Zeppelin interests, his recent collaboration with Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand," for which the two will be on tour starting April 19 in Louisville, Ky. The tour stops in L.A. at the Greek Theatre on June 23 and 24 and at the Santa Barbara Bowl on June 25. -- Randy Lewis
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September 4, 1997 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Be careful who you pretend to be because one day you may wake up to find that's who you are. --Ward Cleaver * Pretending is a big thing in rock 'n' roll. Most groups at least pretend to be cool, and increasingly, many bands even pretend to be somebody else. These so-called tribute bands are everywhere, and according to John Cuda of Barra Cuda Productions, there are more than 100 tribute bands nationwide and about 40 in Southern California.
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January 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said Monday that he was ready to take the legendary band on a world tour after burning up the stage at last month's reunion concert in London. Page, who was in Japan to promote the new Zeppelin release, "Mothership," called the two-hour-plus concert "brilliant" and said it was proof that Led Zeppelin, which formed in 1968, can still perform at its best. He said the band was ready musically to get back together and take it out on a wider run, but it was not clear when it would go on tour because singer Robert Plant is touring with Alison Krauss until September.
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September 4, 1997 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Be careful who you pretend to be because one day you may wake up to find that's who you are. --Ward Cleaver * Pretending is a big thing in rock 'n' roll. Most groups at least pretend to be cool, and increasingly, many bands even pretend to be somebody else. These so-called tribute bands are everywhere, and according to John Cuda of Barra Cuda Productions, there are more than 100 tribute bands nationwide and about 40 in Southern California.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Though his concert at the Galaxy in Santa Ana on Friday will be devoted to Led Zeppelin covers, drummer Jason Bonham--son of late Zep drummer John--actually has been getting into Beck. And we don't mean Jeff Beck, Zep guitarist Jimmy Page's onetime sidekick. Granted, it's hard to envision young Bonham following in the footsteps of the other Beck, the alternative rock bohemian known for his iconoclasm.
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March 19, 1988 | ROBERT HILBURN
It's funny how easy it is to forget dates in pop music. Even the most history-conscious fan would probably have to turn to a reference book to confirm the specific date of such landmark events as Live Aid (July 13, 1985) and the Woodstock weekend (Aug. 15-17, 1969). But there's one date that many Irish rock fans will never forget: May 17, 1986.
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