Led Zeppelin Lash Out at Reporter During Press Conference + More News
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Led Zeppelin held a press conference today (Oct. 9) at New York City's Museum of Modern Art, after a screening of their new concert film, Celebration Day, and things got a bit uncomfortable. The new movie centers around the one-off reunion concert the band performed on December 10, 2007 at London's O2 Arena, but when a reporter asked if the Celebration Day would be the beginning of something bigger from the band, an annoyed Robert Plant answered: "I mean, we've been thinking about all sorts of things." The singer continued: "And then we can't remember what we were thinking of. Schmuck."
Later on, Plant explained that while Led Zeppelin had a great time performing together again, it wasn't an easy undertaking and then let the following rip: "So any inane questions from people who are from syndicated outlets, you should just really think about what it takes to answer a question like that in one second. We know what we've got, you know."
During the Q&A, guitarist Jimmy Page had the following to say about another possible Led Zeppelin reunion:
"I think if we had the opportunity to get back together again, which is what we had there to do the O2, things had left us a little uncomfortable like Live Aid and the Atlantic 40th, etc., we just really wanted to get it right and go out and play to people who maybe never heard us, who had heard about this reputation and what we were about, and basically stand up and be counted for what we were. That's my feeling, anyway." [Rolling Stone]
H2O... Go! H2O's now-classic second album, Thicker Than Water, was originally released in 1997 via Epitaph Records, fusing East Coast hardcore stomp with a decidedly West Coast sense of melody. It's a fan favorite, and now, Bridge Nine is re-pressing this out-of-print gem. It's "must own" for HxCx diehards and collectors.
"Talk Too Much"
"I See It In Us"
"Thicker Than Water"
The re-release drops on November 20. [Via Press Release]
Dead Sara have scored a plum touring gig. It's seriously massive for the group, as the female fronted band has been selected to support the lava hot Muse on their North American tour kicking off in early 2013.
"Muse was a band that we all agreed would be one of the biggest bands that we could tour with out there. Now that we are going on tour with them it is surreal!" said Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara. "We never thought in a million years it would happen like this. We will learn so much watching them every night – we are extremely excited!! 2013 is looking great!"
Dead Sara's tour dates with Muse are as follows:
February 22 Bank Atlantic Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 23 Tampa Bay Times Form Tampa, FL
February 25 Amway Center Orlando, FL
February 28 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
March 2 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
March 4 United Center Chicago, IL
March 7 Target Center Minneapolis, MN
March 8 Chaifetz Arena St. Louis, MO
March 10 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
[Via Press Release]
Kylesa tore through their archives for From The Vaults, Vol. 1, which lands November 20 via Season of Mist. If you want a taste of what the Savannah, Georgia-based band unearthed,
you can have it now, as "The End Truth" is streaming. Enjoy. [Pitchfork]
Want the scoop on ShipRocked, which sets sail on Nov. 27? Well, ship-bound rockers In This Moment and P.O.D. provided it. Watch this video about why this particular round of metal on the high seas is not to be missed. [Loudwire]
Brendon Small of Dethklok and Metalocalypse fame is offering an insiders perspective on the writing and recording process for his project. Wanna see him track rhythm guitar for Dethalbum III? Then your prayers have been answered. Watch and learn, novices! [Guitar World]