Monday, December 10, 2007

Led Zeppelin Reunion Show Playlist

Led Zeppelin has just completed its set at London's O2 Arena. Below, the set list from one of the most anticipated concerts in recent rock history, the legendary U.K. band's first full show since 1980.

Led Zeppelin has played:

"Good Times, Bad Times"
"Ramble On"
"Black Dog"
"In My Time of Dying"
"For Your Life"
(first time ever played live)
"Trampled Underfoot"
"Nobody's Fault But Mine"
"No Quarter"
"Since I've Been Lovin' You"
"Dazed and Confused"
"Stairway To Heaven"
"The Song Remains the Same"
"Misty Mountain Hop"
("They're starting to look tired now but that riff is still big enough to fill the 02," says a spy inside)

"Whole Lotta Love" ("The crowd is going ballistic," says our source)
"Rock and Roll"

Source [
Billboard Blog]

damn, I'm so jealous of those that were there tonight.

At last, the wait is over for Led Zeppelin's reunion tonight (Dec. 10) in London at a concert memorializing late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The group stormed the stage just after 9 p.m. local time with "Good Times, Bad Times," from its 1969 debut album, and followed with "Ramble On," "Black Dog" and "In My Time of Dying."

"For Your Life," which Zeppelin never performed live in its heyday, was next, with "Trampled Underfoot," "Nobody's Fault But Mine," "No Quarter" and the epics "Since I've Been Lovin' You" and "Dazed and Confused" carrying into the show's second hour.

Frontman Robert Plant described the latter as "one the songs that had to be in the set." (For real-time updates, visit Billboard's Jaded Insider blog.)

Surviving members Jimmy Page, Plant and John Paul Jones have only played live a handful of times since drummer John Bonham's 1980 death. They are being joined tonight by Bonham's son Jason on drums.

Page's guitar was crisp and clear from the outset, but Plant's voice was blighted by feedback. By the second song, the microphone was functioning properly and Plant was growling and snapping just like he used to.

Page swung into "Black Dog," with Plant teasing the crowd while the guitarist chopped left and right with industrial power. Classic blues chords summoned a long and dynamic delivery of "In My Time of Dying," as the years truly began to melt away.

A host of top industry executives have been spotted in the venue, including Warner Music Group's Lyor Cohen, AEG Live's Randy Phillips, Best Buy's Gary Arnold, Apple's Jeff Jones, Rhino's David Dorn and Control Room's Kevin Wall. Dave Grohl showed off his Zeppelin tattoo and proclaimed, "I'm so excited. One of the best nights of my life."

Earlier, Foreigner performed its hit "I Want To Know What Love Is" with the St. Luke's Church of England choir from Portsmouth, saying, "If it wasn't for Ahmet, none of us would be here." Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings were on stage beforehand, with vocal assistance from Paul Rodgers and Paolo Nutini.

By mid-afternoon, the scene at London's O2 Arena was frenzied, with a 500-strong line for merchandise and huge waits at the will call windows. At a soundcheck on Sunday, select lucky fans were allowed to watch Zeppelin trying out a number of the songs that wound up tonight's set list.

There is rampant speculation Zeppelin will play additional shows in the New Year, but so far, the principals are staying mum. "Let's just do the O2 and we'll see what happens from there," Page told Reuters in a recent interview. "I haven't got a crystal ball here and nor have you."

The event was a magnet for celebrities and rock stars, including Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Kate Moss, members of Oasis and Genesis, Steve Winwood, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley and Marilyn Manson.

Net profits from the concert will go to the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund, which provides scholarships for gifted children.

Source [Billboard]

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