Archive: May 2003

May 15, 2003

The Premiere Of The Led Zeppelin Double DVD At Leicester Square Empire , London on 15 May 2003. Tonight there was an edited 2 hour version of the 5 hour double DVD that will hit the shops on 26 May 2003 . It features footage from classic gigs such as Royal Albert Hall 1970, Madison Square Garden 1973 , Earls Court 1975 and Knebworth 1979.This cinema is huge and there must be 800 people here inc Bruce Dickinson, Nico McBrain, Janick Gers (all Iron Maiden ) The Curbishley Brothers, Luke Morley (Thunder ), all the members of Feeder, DJ Gary Crowley , promoter Harvey Goldsmith but most important all 3 remaining Led Zep members appeared together which nowadays is a very rare sight indeed. Jimmy Page , Robert Plant and John Paul Jones stood at the front of the cinema to a standing ovation and said a few words .They then watched the film from the back .After the film we somehow blagged the Jimmy Page VIP room where it was close family members only (no members of Led Sep or any other band) .We had a couple of drinks and had a chat with him (he remembered us from the Brighton Whitesnake show ) and we got him to autograph our film invites.Years ago Jimmy Page was a bit wild and moody but these days he is friendly , funny and a total gent .Great night. Some of the DVD footage is superb and tonight the end of each song was greeted by applause and cheers.