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Jimmy Page to release autobiography

Jun 2 2014, 11:25am CDT | by

Jimmy Page is releasing a pictorial autobiography. The Led Zeppelin star has curated and captioned the work entitled 'Simply'- which is due out in October - using over 600 handpicked photographs to...

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Jimmy Page to release autobiography

Jun 2 2014, 11:25am CDT | by

Jimmy Page is releasing a pictorial autobiography.

The Led Zeppelin star has curated and captioned the work entitled 'Simply'- which is due out in October - using over 600 handpicked photographs to tell his life story.

He said: "I've been asked on a number of occasions to do a written book and I thought of the other side of the coin. I thought it would be unique to have an autobiography in photographs, charting my whole musical journey."

The book will be the first written by a member of Led Zeppelin - which also included Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham - has taken over two years to compile and follows the legendary guitarist's life from a 13-year-old choirboy to Sixties session musician, including his time in The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.

Jimmy explained: "It was important to include every milestone along the way, so people who were fans of the music have got a real testament of the times.

"You see this young man growing, from when I'm a choirboy - and took my guitar along to see if I could tune it up from the organ - right through to almost yesterday.

"I wanted to make it as thorough as possible, so that meant trawling through all the thousands of files that photographers had taken, and pulling from my personal collection as well. There's a photo of me playing the guitar by the fire at Bron-Yr-Aur cottage. It's the most complete document that there's ever going to be because of the amount of time that I've put into every aspect."

'Simply' was originally conceived as a limited edition with just 2,500 selling out within weeks, making it the fastest-selling book in Genesis Publications' 40-year history.

It be widely available in bookstores from October 2014.

 
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Robert Plant Says New Album May Be His Last

Aug 26 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

We're still a couple of weeks away from Robert Plant's new album, but he's already in full promotional swing. Contin ...
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Live Report: Mawazine Music Festival 2014, Rabat

Aug 22 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Tear of joy in North Africa…The Mawazine Festival in the Moroccan capital of Rabat is one of those rather unbelievable events. Throw 2.62 million million Moroccans and far fewer tourists across seven venues in the centre of a North African metropolis, and the atmosphere is greater than just about any other music festival in the world. The opening night gathers 100,00 people at the OLM Souissi to scream and holler for superstar J ...
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Watch Robert Plant Perform a New Song, 'Pocketful of Golden'

Aug 19 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

The rollout of new material from Robert Plant's upcoming 'Lullaby and ... the Ceaseless Roar' LP continues. Co ...
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Robert Plant 'Disappointed and Baffled' by Jimmy Page's Calls for a Led Zeppelin Reunion

Jul 30 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Robert Plant is getting sick of Jimmy Page talking about a Led Zeppelin reunion. C ...
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5 weeks ago

Pharrell, Kylie, Robert Plant For iTunes Festival

Jul 21 2014 4:16am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Host of names unveiled...Taking hold of London's Roundhouse venue for one month each year, the iTunes festival welcomes some of the most in-demand performers to North London. Shows are ticketed but free, with fans able to sign up to an iTunes competition to gain entry. Returning this year, organisers have confirmed the first wave of names for the line up. Pharrell Williams is set to play on September 10th, with much hyped British newcomers Jungle set to play support. Elsewhere, Kyli ...
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6 weeks ago

New Mix: Robert Plant, Jeff Tweedy, Sarah Jaffe, Sinkane, The Bug, More

Jul 15 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

On this week's All Songs Considered, Bob kicks off the show with The Juan MacLean's "A Place Called Space," an ecstatic dance-rock number from the group's upcoming album In A Dream. Seeking to find a subdued yin to Bob's euphoric yang, Robin premieres London producer The Bug's "Void," the opening track to his upcoming album Angels and Devils. Following The Bug's stark soundscapes, resident classical music guru Tom Hu ...
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6 weeks ago

Live Report: Open'er Festival, Poland

Jul 11 2014 9:22am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Faith No More blow the noobs away…Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot form the quixotically exotic Tricity on the Pomeranian coast, perched like spent Soviet-period sentinels over the Baltic Sea. Scene of WWII’s opening shots and later birthplace of Poland’s solidarity movement, it’s a landscape seeped in history, political activism and admirable pragmatism. Turns out, it’s also a purgatory of Alan Partridge motorway hotels, sev ...
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