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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 —...

Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times, Live 1969
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Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times, Live 1969

John Paul Jones doesn’t get the credit he deserves. His organic lines and fat tone are what tied Led Zeppelin together. Case in point, here’s a great clip of the band live on Danish TV in 1969 playing through “How Many More Times.” Though the cameraman focuses on Plant and Page, it’s Jones and Bonham who are laying down some...

Led Zeppelin Re-Releases First Three Albums
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Led Zeppelin Re-Releases First Three Albums

If John Paul Jones is your go-to bassist, then you have some kind of reason to rejoice this year. All the Led Zepplin’s nine studio albums will be re-released in remastered, deluxe (and even super-deluxe boxed) editions, starting with Led Zeppelin I, II and III. Guitarist Jimmy Page oversaw the entire remastering process. Each deluxe edition not only includes the...

Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” Live
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Them Crooked Vultures: “Scumbag Blues” Live

Back in 2012, we shared the isolated bass of John Paul Jones on Them Crooked Vultures’ “Scumbag Blues”. The live version is excellent too, from Austin City Limits.

Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day: “Black Dog” Live
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Led Zeppelin’s Celebration Day: “Black Dog” Live

A little over a year ago, Led Zeppelin released Celebration Day, recorded when the surviving members reunited for a 2007 concert. The lineup included singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones. Jason Bonham, the son of the late John Bonham, is on drums. Man, I dig JPJ’s tone on this performance of “Black Dog”.

Seasick Steve Releases “Hubcap Music”, Featuring John Paul Jones
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Seasick Steve Releases “Hubcap Music”, Featuring John Paul Jones

Seasick Steve is back with his sixth studio album, Hubcap Music. Steve named the album because “cus I play some songs on a guitar made out of two hubcaps and a garden hoe, and cus I couldn’t think of nothing else.” The new album was “recorded on a tape recorder, on old fashion tape, mixed on tape and the vinyl...

“Immigrant Song”: John Paul Jones’ Isolated Bass (and Drums)
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“Immigrant Song”: John Paul Jones’ Isolated Bass (and Drums)

Here’s a great isolated bass track to kick off our third Isolated Bass Week, featuring the combo of John Paul Jones on his Fender Precision bass and John Bonham on drums. The tune is Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”, from Led Zeppelin III. There’s a little guitar in the mix, but that didn’t bother us. Much. What a duo!

Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series
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Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series

Alfred Music has released the remaining books in their Platinum Bass series featuring the music of Led Zeppelin and bass lines of John Paul Jones. The latest round features the bass line transcriptions for Coda, In Through the Out Door and Presence. As with all books in the Platinum Bass series, both standard notation and tab for the bass lines...

Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles
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Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Following up on their first two books, Alfred Music has released four more Led Zeppelin titles in their “Platinum Bass” series. All the books offer both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the lyrics and vocal melodies. Led Zeppelin: III Platinum Bass Guitar includes transcriptions for “Immigrant Song”, “Celebration Day”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “Out on...

Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles
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Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Alfred Music is getting the led out with two new titles in their Platinum Bass Guitar series. Led Zeppelin: I Platinum Bass Guitar and Led Zeppelin: II Platinum Bass Guitar combine to offer up transcriptions of John Paul Jones’ bass lines on 17 across both albums. Both books include both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the...

Led Zeppelin Releases “Celebration Day”
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Led Zeppelin Releases “Celebration Day”

On December 10, 2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time since in 27 years. The concert, which served as a memoriam to friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, is now available as a DVD/CD set called Celebration Day. The band’s lineup features its surviving members – singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist...

Led Zeppelin Announce New Live DVD, Celebration Day
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Led Zeppelin Announce New Live DVD, Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin has confirmed the release of Celebration Day, a film of the one-off reunion concert they performed at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. The film will be shown in theaters worldwide October 17th with CD, DVD, Blu-ray and LP formats and hitting shelves on November 19th. Anchored by bassist John Paul Jones, the band reunited for the concert to...