Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 3, 2013

LED ZEPPELIN...Celebration Day  (2012)
Celebration Day was released last year and reached number 9 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  It should have reached number 1, and I'll give it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.  It is an absolutely fun live recording.  The band sounded like they had never been apart.  By the way, since the breakup of Led Zeppelin 2 or all 3 have done several projects together over the years so it wasn't this unbelievable reunion that happened, but it was a great evening.  Robert still has quite a bit of his vocal range, and of course Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham rocked the house down.  I highly recommend it.  The highlight is "Kashmir".  
(CD/blu-ray/DVD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Robyn Hitchcock is 60; John Lilley of the Hooters is 59; Blower (aka Joe Garvey) of Hinder is 29;

1966 The Rolling Stones begin recording session in Hollywood for what would become Aftermath
1967 With Rod Stewart and Ron Wood the Jeff Beck Group make their debut in London
1978 In Chicago Van Halen begin their first U.S. tour
1983 Before the U.S. Senate a member of the motorcycle gang Hell's Angels testifies that the organization has a beef with Mick Jagger due to the Altamont incident in 1969. There evidently were two murder attempts on Jagger's life
1986 Masters Of Puppets by Metallica is released
1994 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana lapses into a coma because of a combination of valium and champagne and is rushed into a hospital in Rome
1995 Bill Berry of R.E.M. has surgery for a brain aneurysm
2005 Motley Crue appears on Live With Regis and Kelly
2006 Axl Rose files a counter-suit against Slash. Both want the copyright for Guns 'N' Roses
2008 Norman "Hurricane" Smith dies at the age of 86. Smith worked on several Beatles and Pink Floyd albums
2008 Kid Rock pleads not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge after being arrested five months earlier at a Waffle House in Atlanta
2009 No Line On The Horizon by U2 is released
2009 American Soldier by Queensryche is released
2012 Ronnie Montrose of Montrose dies at the age of 64

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