The Dandy

The first issue of long-running children’s comic, The Dandy Comic, was published on December 4th 1937, The Dandy was published in the United Kingdom by D. C. Thomson & Co. and was one of the first to use speech balloons. making it the world’s third-longest running comic, after Detective Comics (cover dated March 1937) and Il Giornalino (cover dated 1 October 1924). From August 2007 until October 2010, it was rebranded as Dandy Xtreme.The publishers have announced that the final printed edition will be issued on 4 December 2012, the comic’s 75th anniversary, after sales slumped to 8,000 a week from a high of two million a week in the 1950s, but The Dandy will continue to be available online. www.dandy.com

The first issue, under the name The Dandy Comic, was published on 4 December 1937. The most notable difference between this and other comics of the day was the use of speech balloons instead of captions under the frame. It was published weekly until 6 September 1941, when wartime paper shortages forced it to change to fortnightly, alternating with The Beano. It returned to weekly publication on 30 July 1949. From 17 July 1950 the magazine changed its name to The Dandy. In 1938, less than a year after the comic’s debut, the first Dandy Annual was released. Originally called The Dandy Monster comic, this was an annual bumper edition of the comic and has been released annually since then.

In 1954 the first Desperate Dan Book was released, mostly consisting of reprints. Another was released in 1978, and it was released yearly between 1990 and 1992. Bananaman and Black Bob also had their own annuals. Although later issues were all comic strips, early issues had many text strips, with some illustrations. In 1940, this meant 12 pages of comic strips and 8 pages of text stories. Text stories at two pages each were “Jimmy’s Pocket Grandpa”, “British Boys and Girls Go West”, “There’s a Curse on the King” and “Swallowed by a Whale!”In 1963 the first Dandy summer special was published, a joint Dandy-Beano summer special; the first exclusively Dandy Summer Special was released the following yearIn 1982 the Dandy comic libraries were released, which later became known as the Fun Size Dandy. These were small-format comics usually featuring one or two long stories starring characters from The Dandy and occasionally other DC Thomson comics. In September 1985, the ailing Nutty was merged with The Dandy, bringing with it the Bananaman strip, currently the third-longest-running strip still in the comic. Just over a year later, the short-lived Hoot was also merged with The Dandy, most notably incorporating the character Cuddles into the pre-existing comic strip Dimples to form Cuddles and Dimples, another of The Dandy’s longest running comic strips.

After 2004 The Dandy underwent a radical format overhaul.The comic changed format and content, reflecting a more television-oriented style, now printed on glossy magazine paper instead of newsprint. a new comic strip called “Office Hours” (a comic strip about the adventures of the writers of The Dandy) appeared, and two supposedly new ones also started,(“Jak” and “Dreadlock Holmes”). In 2007 The Dandy had another update, becoming the fortnightly comic-magazine hybrid Dandy Xtreme. Unlike previous incarnations, Dandy characters did not necessarily grace the cover every issue; instead, celebrities and other cartoon characters were featured; the first Dandy Xtreme had Bart Simpson on the cover. The Dandy Xtreme had a theme for each issue, usually a movie or TV show

From 2010 The Dandy returned as a weekly comic and dropped “Xtreme” from its title. The contents received a major overhaul, and all the comic strips from the Xtreme era except for Desperate Dan, Bananaman and The Bogies were dropped. Korky the Cat, who appeared in the comic’s first issue in 1937 returned with many new comic strips & celebrity spoofs such as Cheryl’s Mole, Pre-Skool Prime Minister, George vs Dragon. The 76-page Christmas special featured a pantomime, a 12-page Harry Hill strip. More recent comics have also feaured “Punslinger”, “Dad’s Turn To Cook”, “My Freaky Family”, “Animals Eat The Funniest Things”, “Star T.Rex” and “Brian Damage”. Song parodies and fake recipes also appeared in The Dandy. The Royal Mail also launched a special stamp collection to celebrate Britain’s rich comic book history, which included The Dandy among many others & a follow-up to Waverly Book’s The History of The Beano: The Story So Far, called The Art and History of The Dandy, was released in August 2012, the Dandy’s 75th anniversary year.

Over its 75-year run hundreds of different comic strips have appeared in The Dandy, many of them for a very long time. including Desperate Dan and Korky the Cat, who both appeared in the first issue. Following mergers with Nutty and Hoot, the Dandy inherited a number of their strips, most notably Bananaman from Nutty and Cuddles from Hoot, who teamed up with a Dandy character to form a new strip entitled Cuddles and Dimples. Both have been quite long-running, having been in the Dandy since the 1980s and each having appeared on the front cover of both The Dandy and the comics from which they came from.The Dandy has also inherited Beryl the Peril, Puss ‘n’ Boots and Owen Goal from The Beezer & Topper.Over the year The Dandy has had a number of different cover stars including Korky the Kat, Desperate Dan and Jak and sometimes covers were given over to celebrities or current trends, Including the popular British comedian Harry Hill.

Dennis Wilson (The Beach Boys )

best known as a founding member of the rockband The Beach Boys, alongside his brothers, Brian and Carl, and cousin, Mike Love, American drummer, singer and songwriter Dennis Carl Wilson was born December 4, 1944  . Wilson was a member of the band from its formation until his death in 1983, recording twenty-four studio albums. In 1977, he released a solo album, Pacific Ocean Blue, to widespread critical acclaim.Born in Inglewood, California, Dennis was the middle brother of fellow Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson. Dennis Wilson was also the only regular surferof the group, and his personal life exemplified the beach lifestyle that the group’s early songs often celebrated. His prominence in the group as a writer and lead vocalist increased as their careers went on into the late 1960s and 1970s.

Dennis’ mother, Audree, forced Brian to include Dennis in the original lineup of the Beach Boys. Urged by older cousin, Mike Love, Dennis had approached Brian to form a group and compose a song about surfing. The Beach Boys formed in August 1961 and were successful immediately (Murry having taken over guidance of the group as manager). Though the Beach Boys were named for, and developed, an image based on the California surfing culture, Dennis was the only actual surfer in the band.[1]During the first few years of the Beach Boys, Dennis was given the role of the drummer by his brother, Brian. He quickly learned the basics of drumming at school lessons, and like the other members, he picked up more on the job. Brian Wilson took note of Dennis’s limited drumming technique early on and as the mid-60s approached, often hired session drummers such as Hal Blaine to perform on studio recordings (additionally substituting all other players at one time or another, under the demand for the band members on tour). Dennis accepted this situation with equanimity, generally giving high praise to his older brother’s work as Brian’s compositions became more mature and complex.  However, he did have his own stick style; in 1970, at the height of the band’s UK popularity, a New Musical Express writer used the phrase, “as crisp as a Dennis Wilson rim shot.” Although he rarely sang backing vocals on stage, occasionally taking a lead, his raspy-sounding vocals were a key ingredient to the group’s vocal blend in the studio, and in the late Sixties and Seventies his lead vocals lent a much-needed bluesy edge to an updating the Beach Boys’ sound, giving their music new dimensions on the retreat of brother Brian’s influence in composing and studio production.

Though given few important lead vocals on the early Beach Boys recordings (“Little Girl (You’re My Miss America)” and “This Car of Mine” as well as the bridge verse on “Girls on the Beach”) he sang lead on “Do You Wanna Dance?”, the group’s February 1965 hit. Later that year on Beach Boys’ Party!, Dennis sang an impressive, faithful rendition of The Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.” He accompanied himself on guitar and like the other Beach Boys became a multi-instrumentalist. His piano playing and composing in particular was praised by Daryl Dragon, his frequent collaborator in the late Sixties and early Seventies and was showcased on his Pacific Ocean Blue album.Although he had helped Brian write a few other songs dating back to 1963 at the age of 18, Dennis Wilson’s first major released composition was “Little Bird,” the B-side of the “Friends” single, coupled with “Be Still”, also a paean to nature and reflecting on his place in the natural world of which his surfing hobby was only a minuscule part. From 1968 to 1973, as Brian withdrew more and more from active participation with his group, Dennis stepped up as the major creative force of the Beach Boys, having learnt production techniques from observing his brother and showing cosmic-gothic overtones in composing (influenced by Richard Wagner). At least two of his songs were included on all but one of the six albums released in that five-year period, peaking with four songs on each of 20/20 and Sunflower.

When certain territorial jealousies arose within the band over his growing role (as with George Harrison in the Beatles), he began to hold back songs for his own projected solo albums.Wilson had further compositions featured on later Beach Boys albums such as 20/20 (1969), Sunflower (1970), Carl and the Passions – “So Tough” (1972), Holland (1973) as well as others. Sunflower included the track “Forever,” which not only was popular with fans but also earned him some much sought praise from brother Brian and father Murry. The album included three other songs written by Wilson which were not originally recorded for the album.In 1971, Dennis injured his hand badly enough to prevent him from playing drums for some time, and Ricky Fataar took over as the group’s drummer between 1972 and 1974. During this period Dennis acted as a co-frontman alongside Mike Love, as well as playing keyboards and singing. The 1973 live album The Beach Boys in Concert features only Dennis onstage among thousands of fans on the album cover; however, none of his songs were included in the lineup.During the three-year recording hiatus following Holland, Dennis’s voice deteriorated markedly. By then his onstage antics (including streaking) occasionally disrupted the Beach Boys’ live shows.In 1974, concurrent with the success of the ’60s hits compilation Endless Summer, Wilson returned to his role behind the drums. According to Dennis’s biographer, Jon Stebbins, it was this year that he co-wrote the lyrics and modified part of the melody of “You Are So Beautiful” at a party with Billy Preston.

BEACH BOYS LIVE 1994 http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EliPrKCF_mU

Early in 1963, Dennis teamed with Brian’s former collaborator Gary Usher, a neighbor in Hawthorne who became a prolific creative figure in surf music recording, and later, folk. As a duo writing, producing and performing and calling themselves the Four-Speeds, they released the single “RPM”/”My Stingray”. Both sides got top four-star ratings in “Billboard” reviews mid-March ’63 and turned out popular enough locally and in spots cross-country to earn and lose Denny, in a drunk-driving crash, a Chevy Corvair sports car. On December 4, 1970, Wilson released his first piece of solo material, a little-known single released only in Europe and the UK under the name “Dennis Wilson & Rumbo.” The single featured “Sound of Free”, on his usual theme of freedom, on the A-side with the romantic “Lady” (also known as “Fallin’ In Love”) on the B-side. The song was later covered by American Spring and released as the B-side to their single “Shyin’ Away.”

Wilson released his debut solo album Pacific Ocean Blue in 1977. His collaborators on the album included Daryl Dragon (the ‘Captain’ of Captain & Tennille) and Gregg Jakobson. The album peaked at #96 in the U.S. and sold around 300,000 copies, matching that year’s Beach Boys album Love You. Dates were booked for a Dennis Wilson solo tour but these were ultimately cancelled. However, Wilson did occasionally perform his solo material on the 1977 Beach Boys tour.[4] Despite Wilson himself claiming the album had “no substance,”[5] Pacific Ocean Blue performed well critically and continues to maintain a cult following. Wilson’s trademark gravelly and melancholy vocals resonate throughout the work. The album was out of print for more than a decade before being reissued in June 2008. The expanded Sony Legacy edition was voted the 2008 Reissue of the Year in bothRolling Stone and Mojo magazines and made #16 on the British LP charts and #8 and both the Billboard Catalog chart and the Billboard Internet Sales chart.

Pacific Ocean Blue’s follow-up, Bambu, began production in the year 1978 at Brother Studios in Santa Monica with the collaboration of then Beach Boys keyboardist and Dennis’s close friend Carli Muñoz as songwriter and producer. The first four songs that were officially recorded for Bambu were Muñoz’s compositions: “It’s Not Too Late”, “Constant Companion”, “All Alone”, and “Under The Moonlight”; they appear on the final 2008 release. The project was initially scuttled by lack of financing and the distractions of simultaneous Beach Boys projects. Bambu was officially released in 2008 along with the Pacific Ocean Blue reissue.Two songs from the Bambu sessions, “Love Surrounds Me” and “Baby Blue,” were lifted for the Beach Boys’ 1979 L.A. (Light Album).Wilson and brother Brian also recorded together apart from the Beach Boys in 1980 and 1981. These sessions remain unreleased though widely bootlegged as The Cocaine Sessions.At the time of his death, Wilson was married to (but separated from) Shawn Marie Love (born Shawn Marie Harris on 30th December 1964), the mother of his son Gage, born September 3rd 1982. Love died aged 38 in September 2003 of liver cancer. Wilson’s previous marriages were to Carole Freedman, with whom he had a daughter, Jennifer (born December 21, 1966) and whose son, Scott, he adopted; and Barbara Charren, with whom he had two sons, Michael (born February 19, 1971) and Carl (born December 31, 1972). Wilson also was married twice to Karen Lamm, the ex-wife of Chicago keyboardist Robert Lamm, once in 1976 and again in 1978.

Succeeding years saw Wilson battling alcohol abuse. Smoking had taken a toll on his voice, although the resultant gravelly effect helped define him as a singer. On December 28, 1983, shortly after his 39th birthday, Wilson drowned at Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, after drinking all day and diving in the afternoon to recover items he had thrown overboard at the marina from his yacht three years prior.Dennis Wilson’s body was buried at sea off the California coast (coordinates 33° 53.9 N, 118° 38.8 W) by the U.S. Coast Guard on January 4, 1984. His song “Farewell My Friend” was played at the funeral. As non-veterans of the Coast Guard and Navy are not allowed to be buried at sea unless cremated, Dennis’ burial was possible due to the intervention of then-President Reagan. Wilson’s life has inspired the 2014 biopic The Drummer, directed and cowritten by Randall Miller. Aaron Eckhart is slated to portray Wilson and Vera Farmiga as former Fleetwood Mac member Christine McVie. Chloë Grace Moretz and Rupert Grint will co-star.

Led Zeppelin

images-3On 4 December 1980 legendary Rock band Led Zeppelin Disbanded after the tragic death of drummer Jon Bonham ‘ The Circumstances leading upto his death Started On 24 September, When Bonham was picked up by Led Zeppelin assistant Rex King to attend rehearsals at Bray Studios. During the journey, Bonham asked to stop for breakfast, where he downed four quadruple vodkas (450 ml/15 oz.), with a ham roll. After taking a bite of the ham roll he said to his assistant, “breakfast”. He continued to drink heavily after arriving at the studio. The rehearsals were halted late that evening and the band retired to Page’s house—the Old Mill House in Clewer, Windsor. After midnight, Bonham, who had fallen asleep, was taken to bed and placed on his side. At 1:45 pm the next day, Benji LeFevre (Led Zeppelin’s new tour manager) and John Paul Jones found Bonham dead. The cause of death was asphyxiation from vomit; an autopsy found no other drugs in his body. Bonham was cremated on 10 October 1980, and his ashes were buried at Rushock Parish Church in Droitwich, Worcestershire. A verdict of accidental death was returned at an inquest held on 27 October.The planned North American tour was cancelled, and despite rumours that Cozy Powell, Carmine Appice, Barriemore Barlow, Simon Kirke or Bev Bevan would join the group as his replacement, the remaining members decided to disband. A 4 December 1980 press statement stated that, “We wish it to be known that the loss of our dear friend, and the deep sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were”. The statement was signed simply “Led Zeppelin”

Led Zeppelin were  formed in London in 1968. The band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The group’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues on their early albums, has drawn them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.After changing their name from the New Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin signed a deal withAtlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Although the group was initially unpopular with critics, they achieved significant commercial success with albums such as Led Zeppelin (1969), Led Zeppelin II (1969), Led Zeppelin III (1970), their untitled fourth album (1971), Houses of the Holy (1973), and Physical Graffiti(1975). Their fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven”, is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it helped to cement the popularity of the group.Page wrote most of the music early in Led Zeppelin’s career, while Plant generally supplied the songs’ lyrics. Jones’ keyboard-based compositions later became central to the group’s music, and their later albums featured greater experimentation.

images-4The latter half of the band’s career saw a series of record-breaking tours that earned them a reputation for excess and debauchery. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, their output and touring schedule were limited in the late 1970s, and the group disbanded  in 1980.  since, the surviving members have sporadically collaborated and participated in one-off Led Zeppelin reunions. The most successful of these was at the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London, with Jason Bonham taking his late father’s place behind the drums.Led Zeppelin are widely considered one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording; various sources estimate the group’s record sales at 200 to 300 million units worldwide. they are the second-best-selling band in the United States’ Each of their nine studio albums placed on the Billboard Top 10 and six reached the number-one spot. Rolling Stone magazine described them as “the heaviest band of all time”,”the biggest band of the ’70s” and “unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history”. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995; the museum’s biography of the band states that they were “as influential in the 1970s as the Beatles were in the prior one”

images-2Led Zeppelin are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock bands in the history of music.Led Zeppelin have influenced hard rock and heavy metal bands such as Deep Purple,Black Sabbath,Rush, Queen, and Megadeth as well as progressive metal bands like Tool Dream Theater.They influenced some early punk and post-punk bands, among them the Ramones and the Cult. They were also an important influence on the development of alternative rock, as bands adapted elements from the “Zeppelin sound” of the mid-1970s, including the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Bands and artists from diverse genres have acknowledged the influence of Led Zeppelin, such as Madonna, Shakira, Lady Gaga and Katie Melua’ Led Zeppelin have been credited with a major impact on the nature of the music business, particularly in the development of album-orientated rock (AOR) and stadium rock.Led Zeppelin also had a significant cultural impact.  . Led Zeppelin laid the foundation for the big hair of 1980s glam metal bands such as Mötley Crüe and Skid Row. Other musicians have also adapted elements from Led Zeppelin’s attitude to clothes, jewellery and hair, such as the hipster flares and tight band t-shirts of Kings of Leon, shaggy hair, clingy t-shirts and bluesman hair of Jack White of the White Stripes, and Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno’s silk scarves, trilbies and side-laced tight jeans

Led Zeppelin – Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=edPEBB6VjRQ

images-1Throughout their career, Led Zeppelin have collected many honours and awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006 Among the band’s awards are an American Music Award in 2005, and the Polar Music Prize in 2006 Led Zeppelin were the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and four of their recordings have been inducted into theGrammy Hall of Fame They have been awarded five Diamond albums, as well as fourteen Multi-Platinum, four Platinum and one Gold album in the United States while in the UK they have five Multi-Platinum, six Platinum, one Gold and four Silver albums In addition to listing five of their albums among “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, Rolling Stone named Led Zeppelin the 14th-greatest artist of all time in 2004  Page was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his charity work in 2005 and Plant was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to popular music in 2009 The band are ranked number one on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and Classic Rock’s “50 best live acts of all time”.[195] They were awarded an Ivor Novello Award for “Outstanding Contribution to British Music” in 1977, as well as a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 42nd Annual Ivor Novello awards ceremony in 1997.The band were honoured at the 2008 MOJO Awards with the “Best Live Act” prize for their one-off reunion, and were described as the “greatest rock and roll band of all time” The three surviving members (Page, Plant, and Jones) were named as 2012 recipients of Kennedy Center HoIn November 1978 the group recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The resulting album, In Through the Out Door, featured sonic experimentation that again drew mixed reactions from critics. Nevertheless, the album reached number one in the UK and the US in just its second week of release. With this album’s release, Led Zeppelin’s entire catalogue returned to theBillboard Top 200 in the weeks of 27 October and 3 November 1979In August 1979, after two warm-up shows in Copenhagen, Led Zeppelin headlined two concerts at the Knebworth Music Festival, playing to a crowd of approximately 104,000 on the first night A brief, low-key European tour was undertaken in June and July 1980, featuring a stripped-down set without the usual lengthy jams and solos. On 27 June, at a show in Nuremberg, Germany, the concert came to an abrupt halt in the middle of the third song, when Bonham collapsed onstage and was rushed to hospital. Speculation in the press suggested that his collapse had been the result of excessive alcohol and drug use, but the band claimed that he had simply overeaten.A North American tour, the band’s first since 1977, was scheduled to commence on 17 October 1980.

Following the dissolution of Led Zeppelin, the first significant project for the band members wasthe Honeydrippers, which Plant formed in 1981. The group featured Page on lead guitar, along with studio musicians and friends of Plant and Page, including Jeff Beck, Paul Shaffer, and Nile Rodgers. Plant focused the band in a different direction from Led Zeppelin, playing standards and in a more R&B style, highlighted by their cover of “Sea of Love”, which peaked at number three on the Billboard charts in early 1985.[88]1982 saw the release of Coda, a collection of outtakes and unused tracks from the band’s career. It included two tracks taken from the band’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970, one each from the Led Zeppelin III and Houses of the Holy sessions, and three from the In Through the Out Door sessions. It also featured a 1976 Bonham drum instrumental with electronic effects added by Page, called “Bonzo’s Montreux”.]On 13 July 1985, Page, Plant and Jones reunited for the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, playing a short set featuring drummers Tony Thompson and Phil Collins and bassistPaul Martinez. Collins had contributed to Plant’s first two solo albums while Martinez was a member of Plant’s group Band of Joy. .The three members reunited again on 14 May 1988, for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert, with Bonham’s son, Jason Bonham, on drums.

imageshe first Led Zeppelin box set, featuring tracks remastered under Page’s supervision, was released in 1990 and bolstered the band’s reputation, leading to abortive discussions among members about a reunion. This set included four previously unreleased tracks, including a version of Robert Johnson’s “Travelling Riverside Blues”. The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. 1992 saw the release of the “Immigrant Song”/”Hey Hey What Can I Do” (the original B-side) as a CD single in the US.Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2was released in 1993; the two box sets together containing all known studio recordings, as well as some rare live tracks.ln 1994, Page and Plant reunited for a 90-minute “UnLedded” MTV project. They later released an album called No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded, which featured some reworked Led Zeppelin songs, and embarked on a world tour the following year. This is said to be the beginning of a rift between the band members, as Jones was not even told of the reunion.In 1995, Led Zeppelin were inducted into the United States Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. Jason and Zoë Bonham also attended, representing their late fatherAt the induction ceremony, the band’s inner rift became apparent when Jones joked upon accepting his award, “Thank you, my friends, for finally remembering my phone number”, causing consternation and awkward looks from Page and Plant.Afterwards, they played one brief set with Tyler and Perry, with Jason Bonham on drums, and then a second with Neil Young, this time with Michael Lee playing the drums.In 1997, Atlantic released a single edit of “Whole Lotta Love” in the US and the UK, the only single the band released in their homeland, where it peaked at number 21. November 1997 saw the release of Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions, a two-disc set largely recorded in 1969 and 1971. Page and Plant released another album called Walking into Clarksdale in 1998, featuring all new material, but after disappointing sales the partnership dissolved before a planned Australian tour.

2003 saw the release of the triple live album How the West Was Won, and Led Zeppelin DVD, a six-hour chronological set of live footage that became the best-selling music DVD in history In July 2007 Atlantic/Rhino and Warner Home Video announced three new Led Zeppelin titles to be released that November. First was Mothership, a 24-track best-of spanning the band’s career, followed by a reissue of the soundtrack The Song Remains the Same, which included previously unreleased material, and a new DVD.Led Zeppelin also made their catalogue legally available for digital download, becoming one of the last major rock bands to do so On 10 December 2007 Led Zeppelin reunited for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at theO2 Arena in London, with Jason Bonham again taking his late father’s place on drums. According to Guinness World Records 2009, Led Zeppelin set the world record for the “Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert” as 20 million requests for the reunion show were rendered online.Music critics praised the band’s performance and there was widespread speculation about a full reunion.Page, Jones and Jason Bonham were reported to be willing to tour, and to be working on material for a new Led Zeppelin project.plant continued his touring commitments with Alison Krauss, stating in September 2008 that he would not be recording or touring with the band. Jones, Page and Bonham reportedly looked for a replacement for Plant, considering singers including Steven Tyler, and Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, but in January 2009 it was confirmed that the project had been abandoned. A film of the O2 performance, Celebration Day, premiered on 17 October 2012 and was released on home video on 19 November.The film grossed $2 million in one night, and the live album peaked at number 4 and 9 in the UK and US, respectively.the band’s discography was remastered and released In 2013