Posted in music on October 10, 2012

Led Zeppelin at MoMA - 10/9/12
Led Zeppelin

Speaking of Led Zeppelin, they (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and the late John Bonham's son, Jason) were also in NYC yesterday (10/9) for a press conference at MoMA, hours before their new film, Celebration Day, made its world premiere in Manhattan's Ziegfeld Theater. Rolling Stone was at the press conference and noted that Robert Plant seemed pretty uncomfortable for much of it (most likely due to dreaded questions of another reunion):

Minutes later, a radio host praised the film but added, "I don't know if it's going to quench the thirst of those who wished to see you in the flesh." Again, the band was silent until Plant said simply: "Sorry!"

Later, Plant clarified himself. "We were so happy we were getting it right and taking it beyond what we thought we were about that night," he said of the O2 gig. "There were moments where we took off ... But the responsibility of doing that four nights a week for the rest of time is a different thing. We're pretty good at what we do but the tail should never wag the dog, really. If we're capable of doing something, in our own time, that will be what will happen. So any inane questions from people who are from syndicated outlets, you should just really think about what it takes to answer a question like that in one second. We know what we've got, you know."

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Page explained he felt the band still had unfinished business after previous reunions at Live Aid and Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary concert. "I think if we had the opportunity to get back together again, which is what we had there to do the O2, things had left us a little uncomfortable like Live Aid and the Atlantic 40th, etc. We just really wanted to get it right and go out and play to people who maybe never heard us, who had heard about this reputation and what we were about, and basically stand up and be counted for what we were. That's my feeling, anyway."

Regarding his interest in modern bands, Plant also added, "I love Mumford & Sons."

After the premiere last night, the members of the band made their way over to Monkey Bar for an afterparty. Other guests at the party included Joan Jett, her producer Kenny Laguna, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, rock photographer Ross Halfin, Patty Griffin, and others. Meanwhile, the actual film screening was attended by Kiss's Paul Stanley and RHCP's Chad Smith.

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience is taking their tour to the NYC area for two shows in November.

A video from the Led Zeppelin press conference is below.

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Led Zeppelin press conference at MoMA - 10/9/12

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Comments (38)

Fact of growing up - Led Zeppelin was your favorite band at some point.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:20 PM

I've over-played the life out of I, II, III and IV but Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Phys Graf still sound incredibly fresh and amazing! Hot Dog!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:23 PM

GREATEST BAND EVER!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:24 PM

kick ass

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:26 PM

"at some point."

Try: at all points!

Posted by Doc Brown | October 10, 2012 1:27 PM

Technically amazing musicians with arguably the greatest rock vocalist of all time! Man, Zeppelin RULES!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:44 PM

hard, psych, blues, folk - these guys covered every base of rock and made it their own. You are our overlord!

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:52 PM

how incredibly wrong 1:20 (et al).

was a teenager in the 70's. i own zeppelin II, the one with 'rock n roll,' and physical grafitti.

while there's some good music there, they were NEVER my favorite band (or even close).

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:52 PM

1:52- Chill out man! Not everyone loves Styx like your crew did.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:55 PM

"the one with 'rock and roll'"

your opinion means nothing

Posted by Doc Brown | October 10, 2012 1:55 PM

1:52 has no soul

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 1:59 PM

The Who was more important than Led Zeppelin. Plus the added bonus that The Who gave songwriting credit to the artists that they covered. Led Zep just appropriated the art of the black man for their own profit just like their imperial British forefathers. Same story, different decade.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 2:10 PM

2:10 is 17 and angsty.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 2:16 PM

Doesn't that one guy do some boring folk music with Alison Krauss?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 2:17 PM

when did john paul jones turn into karl lagerfeld?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 2:25 PM

Led Zep!!!

Personally I think 3 is their best album... But 1,2,&4 are all amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 2:25 PM

2:16 is old and sleepy

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 2:35 PM

I have a whole a lot of love for those Zeppelin boys.

Posted by Jackson Hewitt | October 10, 2012 2:43 PM

The have fantastic, glowing skin for old fuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 3:23 PM

I think that's page that's lagerfeld. Weird. Looks nothing like him.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 3:51 PM

who are these duds??

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 6:28 PM

Doesn't that one guy do some boring folk music with Alison Krauss?

You are clueless. That was one of the best albums and tours of that year. Folk music is boring? How old are you, 14?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 8:53 PM

The Who was more important than Led Zeppelin.

Really? Were you around in the 70's? I doubt it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 8:59 PM

The Who and Led Zeppelin were both the most important rock bands of the 70s, as the Beatles and Stones were in the 60s, and as Nickleback and Linkin Park are in the....oh, oopsi.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2012 10:52 PM

The Who is not even in the same ballpark as led zeppelin.
The who has like 1 good song and 1 good album. Zeppelin are legends.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 2:58 AM

Be nice, you fucking thackro.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 4:12 AM

Stevie Nicks was also at the film and after party. I know this because A) I saw her and B) We were asked to move from our table at the after party so that she could have it. Totally OK with that.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 12:21 PM

"The who has like 1 good song and 1 good album. Zeppelin are legends."

dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 12:38 PM

12:21 - is she still Aretha sized? Used to be that when Stevie sat around the room, she sat AROUND the room amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 12:39 PM

A question on my SAT's...

The Who is to Led Zeppelin, as Lana Del Ray is to Stevie Nicks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 1:18 PM

12:39 - Actually, she's pretty tiny. Sorry to burst your fat bubble

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 3:35 PM

1:18 is taking SATs now
Come back when your balls drop, son. Your opinion is without value.
(mic drop)

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 3:57 PM

Ha ha 3:35 - I don't have any bubbles, but then again I wasn't the one stalking her at some public event. You should watch out for that man, stalkers don't get treated kindly in lock-up.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 3:58 PM

Well you're just a mean pufftooth FUCK!

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 6:42 PM

Full album? Yeah, Tattoo You was the last time they were the Rolling Stones and not "the Rolling Stones", but right after that, there were some fine tracks on Undercover (title song for sure), and a couple of good tunes a piece on Dirty Work and Silver Wheels. Then Bill retired. End of Stones.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 10:26 PM

oops, ha, wrong thread for last comment.

Zeppelin!!!! etc.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2012 10:30 PM

Great collection of cool pictures, really enjoyed watching these photos. Thanks for sharing with us.

Posted by Evening Dresses | November 23, 2012 12:29 PM

Led zeppelin a amazing men.

Posted by mike | July 12, 2013 1:10 PM

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