Watch Third Episode Of “History Of Led Zeppelin” Series

Led Zeppelin have been celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new video series called “History Of Led Zeppelin.” You can check out the third episode below:

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Led Zeppelin Granted New Hearing In “Stairway To Heaven” Copyright Case

According to Associated Press, a federal appeals court have agreed to give Led Zeppelin a new hearing in the “Stairway To Heaven” copyright case. This news comes after the Ninth Circuit appeals court previously ruled to overturn the jury’s favorable verdict. For those unaware, the case was originally brought forward due to the similarities between “Stairway To Heaven” and Spirit’s “Taurus.”

Led Zeppelin To Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Official Documentary

Led Zeppelin will continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary with an official documentary. The film, which is currently in post-production, is being directed by Bernard MacMahon and it will feature new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham, archive film and photographs, and state of the art audio transfers of the band’s music.

Page said the following:

“When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is ‘American Epic’, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story.”

Plant added:

“Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in ‘American Epic’ inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”

Jones also commented:

“The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring this story to life.”

There is no release date yet, but the documentary will launch in Cannes with CAA representing the U.S. rights and Altitude handling international sales.

Listen To Mastodon’s Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”

Mastodon recently paid tribute to their late manager Nick John by releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” on vinyl as part of this year’s Record Store Day. That track has since leaked online and can be heard below:

The band previously commented:

“In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin.

We were asked to perform ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ at his funeral. Afterward, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on Record Store Day as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy.

The limited edition 10-inch vinyl features the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B. It will be available in participating independent retailers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

All of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.”

Mastodon To Release Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” As A Tribute To Their Late Manager

Mastodon have announced that they will be releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” as a tribute to their late manager Nick John, who sadly passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The track will be available as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 13) and proceeds will go towards the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

The band commented:

“In early September 2018, we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin.

We were asked to perform ‘Stairway to Heaven‘ at his funeral. Afterward, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on Record Store Day as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy.

The limited edition 10-inch vinyl features the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B. It will be available in participating independent retailers on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

All of the proceeds benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.”