On March 20th, the Spring Equinox 2012, the title music for Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks will have its premiere and release.
The title music, along with other musical pieces recorded at my home studio in the early Seventies, have been revisited, remixed and released for the first time.
This is a musical diary of avant-garde compositions and experiments, one of which was to appear on the film Lucifer Rising.
The collection has been exhumed and is now ready for public release.
There will be a standard release on heavyweight vinyl.
In addition there will be a special run of 418 numbered copies. The first 93 copies will be signed and numbered.
There are liner notes and commentary to each track. The tracks are:
1) Lucifer Rising – Main Track
4) Damask – Ambient
5) Lucifer Rising – Percussive Return
You can only purchase this from the Jimmy Page website at this link.
Jimmy Page has confirmed reports that if himself, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham are to tour with a vocalist who is not Robert Plant, they will not be using the name Led Zeppelin.
He made the announcement to Rolling Stone through a spokesperson who revealed that it is likely that the three musicians will recruit a new vocalist and tour at some point in the near future. The favorite to rock the microphone with these three guys remains Alter Bridge front man Myles Kennedy although as has been reported, they have also jammed with Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler.
Courtesy of Metal Hammer.
The following article was posted on Blabbermouth this after noon:
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, whose manager apparently also works with Robert Plant, has told MuchMoreMusic’s Matt Wells that LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman have tapped ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy to sing with them on the road tour if Plant refuses to join them for the much-rumored ZEPPELIN reunion tour. “They’re saying [to Robert], ‘We’re all rehearsed, we’re ready to go, here’s a gazillion dollars on the table,” Snider told MuchMoreMusic. “If you don’t do it, we’re going out with this kid. And he can sing the shit out of ZEPPELIN.’ And they’re gonna, like, hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, ‘OK,’ and step in, before having the lead singer of ALTER BRIDGE out with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham.”
A short video clip of Snider talking to MuchMoreMusic about the possibility of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman touring with ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy can be found at this location.
Plant recently shot down reports that he has signed on to team up with LED ZEPPELIN for a reunion tour. In a message posted on his web site, the singer said that he had no road plans after his recent tour with Alison Krauss, which wrapped on October 5 in Saratoga, Florida.
The message read in part: “Robert has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years. Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with LED ZEPPELIN. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets.”
Plant himself was quoted as saying, “It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward. I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.”
Page, Jones and Bonham have reportedly been rehearsing with a series of other vocalists, including Kennedy. There has been no official announcement as to whether the band is planning to tour or record together without Plant’s involvement.
HRH Comment: I like Alter Bridge a lot, and I think Myles Kennedy is a pretty good singer. Is Led Zeppelin a little too big for Mr. Kennedy?! It wouldn’t be the first major band to replace their lead singer (i.e. Van Halen, AC/DC, Motley Crue), and it certainly won’t be the last. While I don’t think this lineup will work, this would hopefully be the final straw to get Robert Plant to agree to do the reunion tour.
Here is Myles Kennedy in his brief moment in the movie, Rockstar.