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Jimmy Page Accused of Turning Down Led Zeppelin Reunion for 12.12.12 Benefit Concert

The 12.12.12 benefit concert united some of rock's heaviest hitters to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy's victims -- but according to producer and film executive Harvey Weinstein, it could have been even more of a star-studded affair.

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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time. The first song the band -- which would later be named Led Zeppelin -- tore into was 'The Train Kept A-Rollin',' which was a fixture in Page's previous band, the Yardbirds.

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40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Robbed of $200,000

It's been 40 years since Led Zeppelin had more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at their New York City hotel. Hardly a crippling loss, seeing as it came near the end of a tour that grossed more than $4 million. But it was almost a sign that the legendary group's career had peaked and more troubles were on the way.

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Robe From Led Zeppelin’s 1980 Tour Sells for $1,000

A fan has paid more than a grand for a robe that bassist John Paul Jones would have worn on Led Zeppelin's ill-fated 1980 U.S. tour. Drummer John Bonham's death on Sept. 25 that year scuttled the shows and ultimately ended the band.

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John Paul Jones Is Writing an Opera

How does a rock legend keep himself busy and engaged after he's already seen and done it all? In the case of Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, the answer appears to be "write an opera."

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Read the Story Behind the Album Led Zeppelin Recorded Before ‘Led Zeppelin’

Before they christened themselves Led Zeppelin, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant were the New Yardbirds -- and in the fall of 1968, they entered the studio for the first time together as the backing band for singer P.J. Proby's 1969 album 'Three Week Hero.'

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35 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Begin Recording ‘In Through the Out Door’

Thirty-five years ago, Led Zeppelin – sidelined in recent years by personal issues, including the tragic death of singer Robert Plant’s young son – reconvened in Stockholm to begin working on the band’s eighth album, ‘In Through the Out Door.’

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Led Zeppelin Turned Down Bill Clinton’s Reunion Request

Details of how so many A-list performers agreed to take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the 12-12-12 Superstorm Sandy relief concert last December are beginning to emerge, as is the name of one band who simply said no. Led Zeppelin turned down a chance to reunite for the cause, at the personal request of former president Bill Clinton. 

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Robert Plant Announces 2013 U.S. Tour Dates for Sensational Space Shifters

Legendary Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant has announced the first North American tour dates for his new project, Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters. The group will kick off their native stateside jaunt on June 20 in Dallas, Texas and run through July 27 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Jimmy Page’s Manager Talks ‘Rooting Around in the Led Zeppelin Archives’ for Upcoming Reissues

Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' interviews (AMAs for short) have become something of a rite of passage for public figures -- not to mention a fascinating forum for sharing interesting and/or useful information. On Thursday (April 18), Q Prime Management's Peter Mensch sat for an AMA, and offered a few tantalizing tidbits about activity in the Led Zeppelin camp.

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