Flight of The Bumble Bee – Super Fast Guitar Player

This guy is just warming up for the first few minutes. At about 8 minutes he really starts blazing. Amazing guitar rendition of Flight of The Bumble Bee.

Posted in Led Zeppelin | Leave a comment

Led Zeppelin alive and well in 2014

Led Zeppelin II recently visited my 15 year old nephew, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear him playing the intro to Stairway to Heaven (he’s actually pretty damn good for a beginner guitarist). I’m happy to report that kids are still jamming Led Zeppelin music. It took me back to my teenage years when Led Zeppelin was all I listened to. Like millions of other kids, my bedroom walls were wallpapered with Led Zeppelin posters. I wore the obligatory black Swan Song 1977 tour t-shirt and read The Hammer of The Gods at least a hundred times. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Led Zeppelin still appeals to kids in 2014 . After all, we’re talking about one of the best rock and roll bands ever! They have sold over 100 million albums (not including millions of downloads).

What’s next for Led Zeppelin? I think we can forget any chance of a reunion tour. I’ve read that Jimmy Page is currently remixing the entire catalog (again). Jason Bonham is currently on tour with his band. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. I guess Led Zeppelin fans have that to look forward to. I’m too young to have seen them live but I did see Plant Page four times in 1995 and 1998.

Posted in Led Zeppelin | Leave a comment

Led Zeppelin 2014 – Been A Long Time

robert plant 1970It’s hard to believe it’s been over 45 years (16583 days ago to be exact) since Led Zeppelin (billed as The New Yardbirds)  played their first gig at Gladsaxe, Denmark. Robert Plant was only 19 years old and commanding Scandinavian audiences with his seducing blues voice. Jimmy Page, already a seasoned session player, would get the band ready to embark on an epic musical journey that would last more than a decade. Led Zeppelin landed in North America in 1968 and quickly gained hordes of fans playing songs such as Dazed and Confused and Communication Breakdown. In 2007 the surviving members of the band played their final one off show (with Jason Bonham filling in for his father on drums). The London O2 concert was a huge success and released as the “Celebration Day” DVD in 2012. Even in 2014 Led Zeppelin fans are still hoping for reunion tour. Jimmy Page is currently working on remastering the Zeppelin catalog and is rumored to have a new album in the works.

Led Zeppelin – Dazed and Confused 1968

Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll Lyrics

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,
It’s been a long time since I did the Stroll.
Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back,
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has.

It’s been a long time since the book of love,
I can’t count the tears of a life with no love.
Carry me back, carry me back,
Carry me back, baby, where I come from.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.

Seems so long since we walked in the moonlight,
Making vows that just can’t work right.
Open your arms, opens your arms,
Open your arms, baby, let my love come running in.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.

Posted in Led Zeppelin | Leave a comment

Charlie Rose interviews Led Zeppelin

Posted in Led Zeppelin | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Jimmy Page

It’s hard to believe Jimmy Page is 70 years old. Happy Birthday!!jimmy-page-acoustic

Posted in Led Zeppelin | Leave a comment