Are Led Zeppelin launching a concert streaming service?
Led Zeppelin are apparently planning to launch a concert streaming service through which to release hundreds of archived live tapes.
Earlier this year, guitarist and producer Jimmy Page revealed to Planet Rock, “There’s a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases.
“I’d like to say that they’ll be coming out over the next 10 years. There’s more to come, for sure.”
The three surviving members – Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones – this week submitted a trademark filing to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
It has already been trademarked in the UK and Europe.
It names live recordings for the purpose of “providing non-downloadable pre-recorded music online via a global computer network” as well as for merchandising items including hats, footwear, and T-shirts.
The name of the service is the Led Zeppelin Experience.
That name was used by late drummer John Bonham’s son Jason for his live show.
But Bonham said that the band had asked him to find another name as they needed it for their own purposes.
Bonham quickly obliged but was never sure of the reason for the request.
As one of the greatest on-stage bands of their time, there is still a great demand for their live tapes.
Released this month is the 2018 edition of The Song Remains The Same, from Madison Square Gardens in New York in July 1973.
When first released in 1976, it was slammed for its lacklustre sound.
Page made changes for the 2007 version which remedied the criticisms, but Page made more changes for the 2018 edit using the latest technology and adding fresh numbers.
Zeppelin’s official albums as BBC Sessions and The Song Remains The Same capture moments of the time.
But their live power and stunning chemistry are still best captured on bootlegs as Blueberry Hill, Destroyer and Burn Like A Candle.