2012 Artists In Review: Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were the first band I ever saw live. Earlier today I watched the Celebration DVD and was reminded why I have been a hardened fan ever since.


As 2012 comes to a close, we’re revisiting the year’s biggest stories through the lens of some of our station’s biggest artists. They’re still one of the most popular bands ever: Led Zeppelin

Status: Defunct since 1980.

New Albums Released: Celebration Day, a live album and film from their one-off 2007 reunion concert.

“Ten Years Gone”… times three, plus two. And still insanely popular: There’s been very little Led Zeppelin activity in recent years; the aforementioned 2007 reunion show was the last time Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had done worked together.

After devising a clever Facebook campaign to count down to an unspecified event, the group announced that they’d finally release a live album of the one-night-only concert, which 20 million people reportedly applied for tickets for. To date, it’s been the last time that the surviving members of Zeppelin played together.  However…

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