New Zeppelin docu on the way

The 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin continues in a way that is bound to make fans giddy with excitement: post-production is currently taking place on a new documentary about the iconic band.

The film will feature new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, as well as archival footage of John Bonham. This marks the first time that the band members will have participated in such a feature..

The film is being assembled by Bernard MacMahon, director of the Emmynominated music documentary series “American Epic.” Page spoke about MacMahon’s involvement: “When I saw what has been done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is ‘American Epic,’ I knew that Bernard would be qualified to tell our story.”

Plant also added his thoughts:Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in ‘American Epic’ inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”

Even Jones conceded that the documentary was something that whose time had arrived: “The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring this story to life.”

While there is no title yet to the film or an official release date, it is being billed as the “definitive telling of the birth of the world’s biggest-selling rock band” and will be told from the band’s perspective. Some of the key components will be never-before-seen film footage, photographs and state-of-the-art audio transfers of the band’s music. The documentary will launch in Cannes.

An official Led Zeppelin book, “Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin,” came out in October as part of the 50th year celebration of the band’s legacy.


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