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John Paul Jones to Team Up with Thurston Moore for Benefit Concert
Concerts & Tours

John Paul Jones to Team Up with Thurston Moore for Benefit Concert

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has announced he’ll be performing on March 28th at the 100 Club in London for a special charity event. The concert will be with a new trio comprised of Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer Steven Noble.

Led Zeppelin Reissues “The Song Remains The Same” Soundtrack
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Led Zeppelin Reissues “The Song Remains The Same” Soundtrack

Fifty years ago, on September 7th, 1968, the quartet of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones performed their first concert together as The New Yardbirds. Of course, we now know they would become the massive rock band, Led Zeppelin. The remaining members of the band are celebrating the anniversary with a remastered reissue of the soundtrack...

Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won Remastered for 2018
New Albums

Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won Remastered for 2018

Led Zeppelin’s iconic How The West Was Won live album was released in 2003 and is now getting a remastered version for its 15th anniversary. The album documents Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones at the height of their powers from two concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena in 1972. This reissued...

Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions Expands in Revised Release
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Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions Expands in Revised Release

Led Zeppelin has re-released its 1997 BBC sessions collection as the The Complete BBC Sessions, featuring eight previously unreleased sessions from BBC radio. All the recordings of the band, featuring bassist John Paul Jones, were captured during BBC radio performances between 1969 and 1971. The previously unreleased recordings include three performances from a 1969 session once believed to be lost....

Bass Transcription: John Paul Jones’ Bass Line on Dusty Springfield’s “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart”
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: John Paul Jones’ Bass Line on Dusty Springfield’s “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart”

Dusty Springfield was a British singer whose early chart success in the UK and USA was with straightforward pop tunes such as 1963’s “I Only Want to be With You,” and more sophisticated ballads like 1966’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”. The 1968 Dusty… Definitely album began her change towards a more R&B/Soul sound, with inclusion of...

Final Three Albums Released in Led Zeppelin’s Year of Deluxe Reissues
New Albums

Final Three Albums Released in Led Zeppelin’s Year of Deluxe Reissues

The last three releases of Led Zeppelin’s extensive, year-long deluxe reissue campaign have arrived. The album, represent the final trio of albums released by the band — Presence, In Through the Out Door and Coda. The albums, all featuring John Paul Jones on bass, have been remastered and augmented with rare additional material by the band’s guitarist and producer Jimmy...

“Physical Graffiti” Latest Led Zep Album Released in Remastered, Deluxe Editions
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“Physical Graffiti” Latest Led Zep Album Released in Remastered, Deluxe Editions

Led Zeppelin marked the 40th anniversary of its double album Physical Graffiti with the release of deluxe and super-deluxe versions of the 16x platinum record, originally released Feb. 24, 1975. The release is also part of the band’s campaign of reissuing its albums in remastered packages featuring previously unreleased companion audio. Certain packages also contain hardback books about their albums...

Seasick Steve with John Paul Jones: Live on Later
Bass Videos

Seasick Steve with John Paul Jones: Live on Later

I’ve been on a John Paul Jones kick lately, which got me on a Seasick Steve kick too. Here they are performing a couple of tunes on Later… with Jools Holland. The first tune is “You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks” and the second is “Don’t Know Why She Love Me But She Do”.

Lenny Kravitz with John Paul Jones: Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)
Bass Videos

Lenny Kravitz with John Paul Jones: Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)

During the 1993 MTV Music Awards in September, 1993, John Paul Jones joined Lenny Kravitz on stage to perform Kravitz’s hit song, “Are You Gonna Go My Way”. This isn’t the best video quality, but what struck me was how hard hitting the bass was in this live performance vs. the studio recording (with no offense to Tony Breit). But...

Led Zeppelin Releases Remastered Sets for “IV” and “Houses of the Holy”
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Led Zeppelin Releases Remastered Sets for “IV” and “Houses of the Holy”

Led Zeppelin’s year-long releases of remastered versions of its studio albums continue with the iconic (also known as Zoso to many) from 1971 and from 1973. The remastering and assembly of the sets were overseen by Zeppelin guitarist/producer Jimmy Page. These albums show the band, featuring superstar bassist John Paul Jones, at what some would argue was its height —...