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Monday September 8



Led Zeppelin Insider Has Advice For Aspiring Rock Stars

(Classic Rock) Led Zeppelin tour manager Richard Cole has recalled the biggest lesson he learned from band boss Peter Grant. And he believes young artists would benefit from studying the rock icons' approach to their business, which kept rolling despite their fabled backstage behaviour. He believes the band benefitted from having genuine work experience before finding fame. "Most of us left school in England when we were 15 and went to work," he says. "I was a scaffolder, John Bonham had been a bricklayer, Robert Plant had worked with asphalt on the road. "Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were session musicians - when they tell you to be there for 10am, you're there. These were coveted jobs so they didn't mess around. So all of us had that work ethic." That element is missing from young artists' education today, Cole thinks. "The most common thing you hear is, 'I want to be rich and famous.' They think it's an overnight job. It's not - it's a lot of schlepping. In 1968 no one knew how much money there was in the music business. Money wasn't the driver for bands in the early days. I remember being in pubs with the Beatles and they were just happy they were making a living out of music, rather than having to do some mundane job in Liverpool."

Read more: Monday September 8

Friday September 5



Led Zeppelin Premiere New Version Of Black Dog

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin are premiering an unreleased version of "Black Dog" as a preview of the upcoming expanded reissue of their 1971 release, "Led Zeppelin IV", due on October 28. "'Black Dog' is obviously one of the songs that Led Zeppelin is really noted for," guitarst Jimmy Page tells Rolling Stone. "It's one of the powerhouse numbers that we did with an incredible riff. The version on the companion disc is a rough mix in its early stage with minimal guitar overdubs and Robert's original vocal. And you can hear how mean it is." Released in November 1971, the album - which is officially untitled - defined the sound of rock music for a generation with ubiquitous anthems such as "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks". The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA. here.

Read more: Friday September 5

Thursday September 4



Ozzy Osbourne's Hell Gate Coming

(hennemusic) Ozzy Osbourne has launched a new Facebook page for a forthcoming attraction called "Ozzy Osbourne's Hell Gate." The rocker has yet to reveal further details regarding the event, which is "coming October 2015." One possible scenario is that Ozzy has reteamed with Universal Studios Hollywood for their annual Halloween Horror Nights event. Last year, Ozzy and Black Sabbath were featured in an all-original 3D maze, "Black Sabbath: 13 3D". The maze, based on the darkest lyrics from Black Sabbath's biggest hit songs and the only attraction at the horror event to incorporate 3D video, also included scenes inspired by the band's latest album, "13".

Read more: Thursday September 4

Wedesday September 3



KISS Star Gene Simmons Sued Over Stage Accident

(hennemusic) KISS bassist Gene Simmons is among the defendants being sued by a security guard over a confetti-initiated stage accident during a 2012 concert in Noblesville, Indiana. Courthouse News Service reports security guard Timothy Funk says he worked the band's September 1, 2012 show at the city's Klipsch Music Center and was injured after falling on the "slippery, waxy, and glassy" stage. According to Funk's lawsuit, "some or all of the defendants" sprayed water from hoses "on the stage, the area around the stage, and on some of the crowd." They also sprayed confetti around the stage and crowd "in a foolish and reckless manner," Funk claimed.

Read more: Wedesday September 3

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