Led Zeppelin members come up with official book 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin' for the band's 50th anniversary
Led Zeppelin's three surviving members worked together to come up with a 400-page volume commemorating their musical career and artwork from their archives over the years.
The three surviving members of the 70's hard rock band, Led Zeppelin - singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bass player John Paul Jones - are writing a book in celebration of the legendary British rock band's 50th anniversary.
The press release that has been issued on the band's website read: "Celebrating 50 years since the band's formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Led Zeppelin on and offstage from their very first moments together. This definitive 400-page volume includes previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world."
The book, titled 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin', is almost complete, with images that were "carefully selected and annotated" by Page, Plant, and Jones. As reported by the Rolling Stones magazine, the band's half-century mark will see the release of some unheard music from the Led Zeppelin vaults. "There'll be Led Zeppelin products coming out, for sure, that people haven't heard, because I'm working on that," the guitarist-producer Page recently told Academy of Achievement in a lengthy interview. "Next year will be the 50th year, so there's all manner of surprises coming out."
Led Zeppelin was recently in front of the jury, as the aged band members tried to defend yet another scandal in the history of Rock 'n Roll. In 2016, Led Zeppelin won a jury trial where it was claimed that the opening chords of their song 'Stairway to Heaven' were stolen from a song by an American rock band, Spirit. The intro to their song 'Taurus' sounds somewhat similar to Led Zeppelin's intro in 'Stairway to Heaven'. All three members have denied the claim of stealing the riff.
However, Randy California, the lawyer for Spirit is asking the court for a new trial. According to California, the jury never heard the original song which was actually stolen by Led Zeppelin, instead, they have only heard an acoustic version of it.
According to reports, Page had told The Pulse of Radio that the influences from across the Atlantic had helped solidify the base for Zeppelin's upcoming music. "The fact is, all four of us, were so influenced by American music, and for me, the music that I was hearing in the sort of '50s over here, it was all a reinterpretation of what was going on in America," he said. "So we, sort of, had this American music, sort of coming into us, and we were accessing it through the radio and records. That's a major part of why we became what we were — which is musicians and became totally seduced by this whole movement in music."