Details of a new Led Zeppelin documentary has been revealed to honour the 50th anniversary of the iconic rock group.
The as yet untitled project maps the rise of all four musicians from the 1960s and recounts the band’s early years.
The film continues up until 1970 when ‘Led Zeppelin II’ turned the rock group into a global household name after they pushed The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ from the top of the US charts.
Directed by American Epic‘s Bernard MacMahon, the film is replete with new interviews from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. The NME reports that the documentary will also feature unseen interviews with the late Zep drummer, John Bonham.
Lead singer, Robert Plant said of the project:
“Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story,”
Guitarist Jimmy Page had nothing but praise for Director, Bernard MacMahon: “When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story.”
This is the first time that the band has taken an official part in a documentary about their epic rock history. Bassist John Paul Jones said of the film,
“The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring this story to life.”
The movie is presently in post-production and it was written by Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, edited by Dan Gitlin, with sound supervision by Nicholas Bergh.
The documentary has fueled speculation that the band could possibly reform for their 50th anniversary after they got back together for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1995.
The legendary rockers also staged a comeback for the Ahmet Ertegun’s O2 Arena tribute concert in 2007. However, Robert Plant has previously said that the band would only reunite in a “chip shop”.
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