In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham – took the stage at London’s O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records’ founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day, which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.
Foreigner will hit the road again in 2018 for a 29-date U.S. tour along with support from Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. The tour kicks off June 15th in Bangor, ME and runs through July, wrapping up August 1st in Irvine, CA. “I’m excited to join forces with my fellow U.K. countrymen, David … Continue reading Foreigner Announces 2018 ‘Juke Box Heroes’ Tour
Robert Plant will release a new album on October 13, the form Led Zeppelin singer announced on his website this week. Carry Fire is Plant’s 11th solo album and the follow up to 2014’s Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, from Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters. The new album again features the Sensational Space Shifters … Continue reading Robert Plant Talks New Album, New Single