Oct 11, 2012

Led Zeppelin-Nightwish & the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour


Led Zeppelin reunited for a press conference this week to announce the release of a film of their 2007 reunion show in honor of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The film Celebration Day will be released in theaters & on DVD this month. Zeppelin said "NO" to any chances of their being any kind of Zeppelin reunion tour or anything of the like. They seemed to be annoyed or even aggravated at any mention of a reunion.
Understandably the press can be annoying, especially with people asking questions who don't know what Zeppelin was or meant to a generation. But as far as the way Zeppelin (mainly Plant) seems to handle this kind of excitement over a reunion, is getting kind of old. I think it's better that they don't try to reunite becacuse I don't think they would be able to pull it off, especially with Robert Plant's voice. I thing the main reason they don't do it is because they know there is no way Plant could pull of any of his old singing.

His solo career has been successful in its own way, but he has never gotten back to anything like he was in Zeppelin. If he wasn't Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin I would totally dismiss anything he did solo. I am not sure if Jimmy Page can still play like he use to either & can Jason Bonham really be his dad on tour? I am a big Led Zeppelin fan grom back in those old days, don't get me wrong. And I admire them for not carrying on after the death of John Bonham, after all there was only one Bonzo. But as a music fan & one who frequents concerts I think they owe to the fans to go out & tour.
The Who have done it without Keith Moon, without  John Entwistle and have been sucessful. Yes there is something missing but if certain band members destroy their lives why should others as well as the fans be denied. If the Who stopped in 1978 would they still be as popular & as legendary today?
Same goes for the likes of Aerosmith. They have carried on & still do today, no their upcoming album in November may not be as good as what they put out in the late seventies but it will keep the Aerosmith legend going. I for one paid a ridiculous amount of money for great seats at their upcoming Madison Square Garden show. I just saw Heart last week, they are as strong as they ever were. I am going to see Crosby Stills & Nash next week. & the Who in December.
If Led Zeppelin reunited I would pay a lot (and I mean a lot) to be at the show, in a good seat. So would many of the old fans.

These groups keep coming & giving us fans the music. They may not be as young as they & they may have to make adjustments to do what they have to. But if Led Zeppelin does not want to commit to this, I think it hurts their legend. I find myself listening to less Zeppelin than I use to. The fact that they have an attitude when asked about a reunion, just turns me off.

Nightwish: After my review of Nightwish at the Beacon Theater a few weeks ago, I was devastated to find out that singer Annette Olzen is no longer in the band. In the midst of their United States tour Annette is out of the band & replaced by singer Floor Jansen. All I can say is I am so glad I got to see Nightwish with Annette at the helm.
I think Nightwish are one of the best bands in the world right now but the fact that they lost their to lead singers in the past six years is something that stands out. Whats the story?? No matter how great a band is, their lead singers are not only the voice of the band but the image as well. Nightwish cannot expect to just refilling this role. I am very upset about the departure of Annette Olzen.

Beatles: Beatles have officially re-released their 1967 Magical Mystery Tour movie on DVD / Blue Ray & in select movie theaters this week on John Lennon's 72nd birthday. Not to sound negative on everything posted today but Magical Mystery Tour was certainly not the greatest movie the Beatles made nor was it the greatest thing they did during that period. The new packaging doesn't give too much new stuff that we haven't heard or seen. Like Paul McCartney said where else can you see a video for I Am the Walrus, beyond that the movie doesn't offer too much.
Besides diehard fans like myself already have the movie on video, DVD and anything else that been availabe over the years. Where is Let it Be on film with hours upon hours of unreleased material??? Again die hard like myself have the movie on visdeo/ DVd but would love more on an official release. How about the Beatles at Shea stadium??? when????

By the way Ringo goes out on tour all the time, and he was a Beatle. The fans (myself included) will keep going to see him. Paul McCartney frequently goes out as well to keep the music alive & the Beatles music will never die no matter what. Hey Zep, get the idea?

looking forward to the new Aerosmith album, sounds good from the tiny bits I heard...............

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