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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Album review: Robert Plant, Lullaby and the Ceaseless

Although singing a generous number of highly reconfigured Led Zeppelin songs at his 2013 Vector show with this band, Plant continues to distance himself from Led Zep's hard rock-cum-folk catalogue, leaving former bandmate Jimmy Page to mine the past while he moves further sideways through world music, American country, rebooted blues and even simple pop. With the Space Shifters discreetly pulling in African percussion and instruments alongside tape loops, banjo and drum programmes, Plant dials back the vocal melodrama for co-written originals which have a woozy, dreamlike quality , beguiling exotica or work a blend of prog-rock and North African trance .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Rainbow, Hard-Rock

11 hrs ago | AlertNet

Sam Smith holds off Robert Plant to keep top UK music chart spot

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith held onto the number one spot in Britain's album charts on Sunday, seeing off a strong challenge from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the Official Charts Company said. Plant's new release, "Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar", his 10th solo outing, rocketed to number two, making it the highest new entry.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Robert Plant, Sam Smith

Fri Sep 12, 2014

MTV

Miley Cyrus Just Released A Led Zeppelin Cover-Listen

Okay, so Miley Cyrus has been wow-ing us lately with her forays into the art and fashion world , but this is a brand new song and it sounds pretty incredible. Her last album Bangerz was an eclectic smash of pop, country and hip-hop influences, but this song is straight-up classic rock.

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Related Topix: Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock

Stuff.co.nz

Titanium move up the charts

STAR ACT: Members of Auckland boy band Titanium leave Nelson on Sunday after flying in for a Saturday night birthday party. The boys are both the highest new entry on the Singles chart and number 1 on the Kiwi Singles chart, with new single Take Us Back.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Robert Plant

Lake County Record-Bee

Robert Plant sets aside rambling ways on new LP

Robert Plant has been a lifelong rambler with almost no interest in returning home to Great Britain. These days, though, he's as snug as a hobbit in his hole in his native country after returning to record his latest album, and he doesn't plan on changing his home base soon.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Led Zeppelin Lawyer Up for 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Infringement Case

As Led Zeppelin 's reps prepare to fight allegations that they stole the introduction to 'Stairway to Heaven' from the Spirit song 'Taurus,' they've turned to a top entertainment industry lawyer. Businessweek reports that attorney Helene Freeman, a partner at the New York firm Phillips Nizer, is on the case - and although Freeman may not be a household name, her work is very familiar to music business insiders; in fact, she was responsible for helping *NSYNC wrest themselves from their rookie recording contract in the late '90s.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, BusinessWeek

The Age

Sticky Carpet

Melbourne may be in the grip of footy fever, but it was the city's music fans who have been celebrating two recent wins. The first was the long-awaited implementation of the built near existing live music venues.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Australia, World News, Pop/Rock, Oceania

Patch.com

Rock Icon Robert Plant to Play The Capitol Theatre Sept. 25

Rock legend Robert Plant kicks off his North American tour with the Sensational Space Shifters for one night in Port Chester. The Led Zeppelin icon, known as one of the world's greatest vocalists and one of rock's most captivating frontmen, will perform in support of his new album 'Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar,' which the New York Times described as "hypnotic world grooves mesh with blues and country, as loops and programming mingle with banjo, electric guitars, synthesizers and a one-stringed West African fiddle."

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Chico Enterprise-Record

Local talent remasters 'Led Zeppelin IV'

Local musicians and artists take Led Zeppelin's masterpiece and rework, retool, and re-imagine it into a multimedia tour de force of entertainment. CHICO >> The song won't remain the same when 11 local acts blast through their creative take on songs from Led Zeppelin's iconic fourth album Saturday at the Bell Memorial Union at Chico State University.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Chico, CA, Cal State Chico, Entertainment

RollingStone

Inside Robert Plant's Wild, Ambitious Solo LP and Plans for a World Tour

"I can't be smug about it I know it's wonderful," Robert Plant says, blunt and cheerful as he talks about his first solo album of new, original songs in almost a decade. "It's fucking great."

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bluegrass, Alison Krauss, The End, Electronic, Music, Entertainment

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Local talent remasters 'Led Zeppelin IV'

Local musicians and artists take Led Zeppelin's masterpiece and rework, retool, and re-imagine it into a multimedia tour de force of entertainment. CHICO >> The song won't remain the same when 11 local acts blast through their creative take on songs from Led Zeppelin's iconic fourth album Saturday at the Bell Memorial Union at Chico State University.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Chico, CA, Cal State Chico, Entertainment

RollingStone

Inside Robert Plant's Wild, Ambitious Solo LP and Plans for a World Tour

"I can't be smug about it I know it's wonderful," Robert Plant says, blunt and cheerful as he talks about his first solo album of new, original songs in almost a decade. "It's fucking great."

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bluegrass, Alison Krauss, The End, Electronic, Music, Entertainment

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WIGM-AM Medford

Jimmy Page's "Jimmy Page" Photographic Autobiography Out in October

Turn the Page for Jimmy Page! Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is one of the greatest axe slingers, innovators and legends in music. No. Questions.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Entertainment

ContactMusic.com

Led Zep Hire Top Lawyer To Fight Stairway To Heaven Suit

The members of Led Zeppelin are getting serious about a plagiarism lawsuit over their Stairway To Heaven hit by hiring top entertainment lawyer Helene Freeman to represent them. Freeman, who litigated a series of victories for Justin Timberlake's former boy band ' N Sync , has signed on to defend Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones in a copyright infringement claim filed by a lawyer representing late Spirit guitarist Randy California.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Robert Plant Wants to Record with Jack White -- on...

Jack White is a man in demand in these days -- so much so that even Led Zeppelin 's frontman wants to record with him. In a Facebook chat Tuesday morning, Robert Plant was asked directly about White, and offered a straight-up affirmative response.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Billboard

From Oasis to Led Zeppelin, Remastered Reissues Are...

The Beatles go back to mono with a $400 vinyl set as Oasis, Shelby Lynne and others take advantage of new digital technology. Is anyone listening? In these digital times, when most people hear music through tiny, tinny earbuds, does the average music fan appreciate or even seek out a remastered album? It would appear so, judging from the slate of albums getting the remastering treatment at a young age -- Oasis ' 1995 3.9 million-selling Morning Glory ?, Shelby Lynne 's 2000 release I Am Shelby Lynne and Maroon 5 's catalog among them.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oasis, Shelby Lynne, Country, Headphones

Slam X Hype

Paul Smith puts the best Led Zeppelin album artwork on scarves, for the '2014 Re-Master Series'.

The power-pairing has produced a series of limited-edition scarves which reinterpret the artwork found on Led Zeppelin , Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III , using colored yards and a 'photographic' weaving technique. With only fifty pieces of each design produced, the scarves will be available from select Paul Smith stores from October 23. Jack is a freelance writer, editor and creative consultant, currently living and working in London.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

NME

Robert Plant rolls out Led Zeppelin classics and...

Robert Plant launched his new album 'lullaby anda The Ceaseless Roar' with a show that also featured five classics by his old band Led Zeppelin at London's Roundhouse as part of iTunes Festival on Monday . Plant's 85-minute set featured four songs from his forthcoming LP plus Zeppelin tracks 'Thank You', 'Black Dog', 'Going To California', 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' and 'Whole Lotta Love' .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Online Music, California, Blues, Bukka White

Mon Sep 08, 2014

7x7

This Week in Live Music: Avett Brothers, The Breeders, and More

Intimidated by classical music? Now's your chance to make nice with the fancified, never-more-accessible genre! Beiser makes classical familiar and exotic to nubes by covering acts such as Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and other pop culture icons. She's also one of the best in the cello biz, pound-for-pound.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, Classical, The Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

What makes a tribute act tick? Find out with Get the Led Out

If you go out and ask a random bunch of Americans about their knowledge of Philadelphia, you'll probably get the the typical cliches: cheesesteaks, Rocky, soft pretzels, the Liberty Bell, and rambunctious sports fans who once threw snowballs at Santa Claus and batteries at J.D. Drew. But there's one more thing you should add to that list: Philly is home to the greatest Led Zeppelin cover band known to man.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Pop/Rock

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