This mix, officially called “The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano),” almost sounds like a different song without its signature piano. Or, at least a much sadder one.
Both reissues are out Oct. 28.
Jimmy Page has finally commented on last week’s news that Led Zeppelin is being sued by a trust representing the late Spirit frontman Randy California, claiming that Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” copied elements of Spirit’s “Taurus.”
If you can’t wait until the June 3 rerelease of Led Zeppelin’s first three albums — 1969’s Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II and 1970’s Led Zeppelin III — to hear some of the previously unreleased bonus tracks, you’re in luck.
In 2012, Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone that his primary job these days is guardian of Led Zeppelin’s legacy. The job, it turns out, has taken up much of his time in recent years, as Page has been remastering the band’s entire studio catalog, from 1969’s Led Zeppelin through the posthumous outtakes collection Coda.
There’s a lot of excitement about the upcoming Led Zeppelin reissues of their first three albums; a large part of that is because of the inclusion of a second disc of bonus material that will accompany deluxe and super deluxe editions of each release.
If Jimmy Page or Puff Daddy were too upset that they weren’t invited back to the ‘Godzilla’ franchise, they could at least console themselves with their brand new honorary doctorates that they each earned over the weekend.
While the legendary rock icons Led Zeppelin have been the subject of countless tomes (including the infamous 1985 alleged “tell-all,” Hammer of the Gods), the upcoming photo autobiography from guitarist Jimmy Page will be the first book from an actual member of the band.
Bad news for Led Zeppelin fans: the band won’t be performing live soon– if ever.
Back in 2012, Jimmy Page told British magazine Mojo that he was working on reissues of each album in Led Zeppelin’s catalog, but there has been precious little information about the reissues since then. Until today. And the bonus tracks? Pretty tasty!