ROCK HEADLINES: Led Zeppelin, GN'R, Record Store Day

If you’re holding out hope for a Led Zeppelin reunion to be part of the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations… you can stop holding your breath. There will be an official book, probably a live album, and some other projects, but Robert Plant will not be joining Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on stage. As far as Robert is concerned, the history of Led Zeppelin died along with drummer John Bonham. And now in his 70’s, he admits that he has to be careful with how he spends his remaining time, and that his absolute self-satisfaction right now is not with re-exploring Led Zeppelin, but rather with his current touring band, the Sensational Space Shifters.


Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler called on fans to “put some prayers into God” to make a full reunion of the original lineup happen this year. Steven has joined the band on-stage a few times during their Not In This Lifetime tour and was excited to play in front of 85,000 people, but he also understands that what GN’R fans really want to see is the original five members back together and playing shows.


This will be interesting: classical music fused with modern rock takes center stage when Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling unite for a co-headlining tour across North America this summer. Both artist’s shows will be accompanied by a full orchestra. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 9 at 10am local time. Check it out July 27th at Budweiser Stage in Toronto.


Organizers behind the annual Record Store Day have shared this year’s list of vinyl exclusives set for release on on April 21, led by a trove of David Bowie albums, Neil Young live in 1973 and a Led Zeppelin 7-inch with new mixes. Pink Floyd are reissuing their debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, on mono vinyl for the first time in 50 years, while the Grateful Dead‘s 1987 tour with Bob Dylan, Dylan & the Dead, will arrive on red and blue tie-dye vinyl. And Jimi Hendrix‘s “Mannish Boy”, taken from a 1969 recording session is set for a 7-inch release.


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