Led Zeppelin Begin 50th Anniversary Celebration With Three New Digital Releases

Led Zeppelin have officially kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration. with three new digital releases including: “Led Zeppelin X Led Zeppelin”, “An Introduction To Led Zeppelin”, and a digital version of the band’s recent Record Store Day release. Those are now available on all digital download and streaming platforms.

“Led Zeppelin X Led Zeppelin” features 30 songs spanning all eight of the band’s eight studio albums, along with the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll”, which was originally released as a 7 inch on Record Store Day.

Track Listing:

01. “Immigrant Song”
02. “Rock And Roll” (Sunset Sound Mix)
03. “Whole Lotta Love”
04. “Black Dog”
05. “Stairway To Heaven”
06. “Good Times Bad Times”
07. “Going To California”
08. “Ramble On”
09. “Kashmir”
10. “Over The Hills And Far Away”
11. “Hey Hey What Can I Do”
12. “D’Yer Maker”
13. “When The Levee Breaks”
14. “All My Love”
15. “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”
16. “Heartbreaker”
17. “Dazed And Confused”
18. “The Song Remains The Same”
19. “Fool In The Rain”
20. “The Ocean”
21. “What Is And What Should Never Be”
22. “Houses Of The Holy”
23. “Since I’ve Been Loving You”
24. “Misty Mountain Hop”
25. “Communication Breakdown”
26. “Thank You”
27. “No Quarter”
28. “Trampled Under Foot”
29. “I Can’t Quit You Babe”
30. “In The Evening”

“An Introduction To Led Zeppelin” contains 10 tracks and as the title suggests it essentially offers people an introduction to the band.

Track Listing:

01. “Immigrant Song”
02. “Rock and Roll (Sunset Sound Mix)”
03. “Whole Lotta Love”
04. “Black Dog”
05. “Stairway To Heaven”
06. “Good Times Bad Times”
07. “Going To California”
08. “Ramble On”
09. “Kashmir”
10. “Over the Hills And Far Away”

The digital version of the band’s Record Store Day release comes with the “Olympic Studios Mix” of “Friends” and the “Sunset Sound Mix” of “Rock And Roll”.

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Richie Faulkner On Judas Priest’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: “It Is Going To Be Something Everyone Will Remember”

Rob Halford previously said Judas Priest were putting together a special celebration for their 50th anniversary next year. Now, during a chat with Metal Kaoz, Richie Faulkner was asked about the band’s plans and he responded with the following:

“Obviously, I do have some idea of what is being talked about, but it is at the very early stages at the moment and I do not want to give anything away. But as Rob said, this is a fantastic milestone for the band and, again, the fans have put PRIEST there for all this time. This acknowledges the fans more than anything, so it will be all about giving back to them; an event that the fans will really remember. It is in progress and we are talking about what we want to do, but in true JUDAS PRIEST fashion, it is going to be something everyone will remember. We want to give back to the fans because, as I said, they have put the band there for nearly 50 years and they are still coming to the shows, they still love the band, so yeah, it will be something special.

AXS TV To Celebrate Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary With Classic Concerts, Interviews. Etc.

AXS TV will be celebrating Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary this September with a number of classic concerts, interviews, and documentaries every Tuesday at 10 p.m ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. The month will conclude with a “Saturday Stack” block on September 29 starting at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.

Here’s the full schedule:

“Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary Celebration”:

September 4 – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
September 11 – “The Song Remains The Same” (1976)
September 18 – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
September 25 – “The Big Interview with Dan Rather: Robert Plant” (2018)

“Saturday Stack: Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary” – September 29:

1:00 p.m. ET – “Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation” (2006)
2:00 p.m. ET – “The Big Interview With Dan Rather: Robert Plant” (2018)
3:00 p.m. ET – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
5:00 p.m. ET – “Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters – Live at David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption” (2016)
6:00 p.m. ET – “The Song Remains The Same” (1976)
8:30 p.m. ET – “It Might Get Loud” (2008)
10:30 p.m. ET – “The Song Remains The Same” (1976)

Rob Halford Says Judas Priest Will Commemorate Their 50th Anniversary With A Special Celebration In 2019

During an interview with Sara Parker of Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR, Rob Halford revealed that Judas Priest are planning a special celebration for their 50th anniversary next year. He said the following:

“We are, yes. We’re already having these discussions every now and again in the band and with our label and with our promoters and management. We have some ideas and when we get close to [having something to announce], we’ll let you guys know.”

“It’s gonna be a great year. What a celebration. Another incredible milestone for Judas Priest that we’re looking forward to sharing with everybody.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Aerosmith Reportedly Planning To Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary With 2019 Las Vegas Residency

According to Best Classic Bands, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has revealed that the band will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a Las Vegas residency. He confirmed the news during a live interview on “Fab Fourum” on SiriusXM’s Beatles Channel. The official announcement will be made during the group’s August 15 appearance on the “Today” show.

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Perry said the following:

“We’re going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring. What we want to do is something that I haven’t seen before… just downsizing our live show, just playing in a smaller place. We want to do something different. We’re in the middle of the production now. What we’re talking about is having an experience that you wouldn’t be able to see on a regular Aerosmith tour.”

He continued:

“I feel like we’ve been out of the wind for a while and it seems like it would be a really cool thing to bring some of the history back, so the production is gonna look like that. But without losing what we are: a hardcore rock and roll band.

“We’re having almost weekly conversations about the production and how we’re gonna keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of the rock and roll that we play but still add an element that people will want to see. I haven’t been this excited about a project with Aerosmith in quite a while.”

Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Are Planning A 50th Anniversary Tour

Joe Perry was recently interviewed by Atlantic City Weekly and was asked if Aersomith have any touring plans, aside from the previously announced New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival on May 5. He responded with the following:

“I think the way things are going, we are going to try and and take it easy. We may do a couple more one-offs — maybe some festivals over the next six or eight months. In 2019, we will be closing in on our 50th anniversary, so we are planning some dates and a tour to celebrate that. Right now, we are pretty much laying low and finishing up some solo things before we start that.”

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MC5’s Wayne Kramer Reveals Dates For “Kick Out The Jams” 50th Anniversary Tour Feat. Soundgarden, Fugazi, Etc. Members

MC5‘s Wayne Kramer previously announced that he would be performing the MC5‘s debut album “Kick Out The Jams” in full on a 50th anniversary tour. Now, he has officially announced the dates for the trek. The lineup for the tour will include Kramer along with Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Doug Pinnick (King’s X, KXM), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla).

Tour Dates:

09/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
09/06 St. Augustine, FL – Backyard Stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
09/07 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
09/08 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09/09 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
09/11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09/12 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
09/13 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/14 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
09/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09/17 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
09/18 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/19 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/22 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
09/23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
09/26 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
09/28 Austin, TX – Mohawk
09/29 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/01 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
10/02 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/03 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/05 Los Angeles, CA – John Anson Ford
10/15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/16 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/17 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/20 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/23 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/24 Chicago, IL – Metro Chicago
10/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/26 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/27 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

In other news, Kramer will be releasing his new memoir “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities” on August 14, via Da Capo Press.