Led Zeppelin will meet the press today (October 9th) at New York City's Museum of Modern Art, following a screening of their new concert film, Celebration Day. The band -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham filling in for his late dad John Bonham -- will talk about the one-off reunion concert filmed on December 10th, 2007 at London's O2 Arena and performed as a tribute to Atlantic Record co-founder, Ahmet Ertegun. The band will appear again tonight at the gala premiere of the movie at the Ziegfeld Theater.
Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone that it was important to show the crowd back in 2007 that Zeppelin weren't just going through the motions, explaining, "The thing about Led Zeppelin was that it was always four musicians at the top of their game, but they could play like a band. Even in the first couple of rehearsal days, running up to the O2, we were playing pretty good. But we really wanted to shine as a band. . . I wanted people to feel, 'They're taking this seriously.'"
- He went on to say that he doubts Zeppelin will reunite for any future live dates: "I think if there had been any more concerts to be done, we'd already be talking about them. So I don't see it. (Celebration Day) is a testament to what we did in 2007. There it is."
- Jimmy Page told us that he knew that the magic surrounding Led Zeppelin wouldn't last forever: "I said, basically around the time of the first album, it's all a race against time, and I think it is. It still is. It still is a race against time and trying to do good work and improve on what you've done. It's more difficult as you get older because you know your days are numbered, really. Within Zeppelin we had this amazing vehicle that we could continue and continue and just come up with amazing things -- which fortunately we did continue, and we did come up with amazing stuff. But I still thought it was a race against time. I had no idea how prophetic it would be with the loss of John Bonham."
- Celebration Day was recorded and filmed at Led Zeppelin's December 10th, 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena and will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray disc on November 19th through Swan Song/Atlantic Records.
- The tracklisting to Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day is: "Good Times, Bad Times," "Ramble On," "Black Dog," "In My Time Of Dying," "For Your Life," "Trampled Underfoot," "Nobody's Fault But Mine," "No Quarter," "Since I've Been Lovin' You," "Dazed And Confused," "Stairway To Heaven," "The Song Remains The Same," "Misty Mountain Hop," "Kashmir," "Whole Lotta Love," and "Rock And Roll."
CHECK IT OUT: The trailer for Celebration Day:
Jimmy Page On Led Zeppelin and John Bonham
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