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Led Zeppelin's 50th Anniversary Illustrated Book Is Coming Out In 2018

 

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Celebrate 50 years of great music with a Led Zeppelin illustrated book.

On social media, the English rock band announced a collaboration with Reel Art Press, a publishing company that specializes in producing coffee table books with a focus on the entertainment industry. The illustrated book is to commemorate the band's five decades in the music industry.

Vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones — the band's surviving members — will provide input. The book will be released next year. 

Led Zeppelin At 50

No additional details are available as of the moment. However, Led Zeppelin has a lot of surprises in store for the band's 50th anniversary next year. 

Rolling Stone adds that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will release previously unheard music to mark the band's half a century. Page remastered the band's entire discography, consisting nine studio album, in 2014 and 2015. Each album, from the 1969 Led Zeppelin to the 1982 Coda, came with a second disc that featured dozens of unheard studio and live recordings. 

He also released The Complete BBC Sessions, the expanded album of their 1997 live performance on television the following year. 

"There'll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven't heard," Page revealed in an interview with the Academy of Achievement earlier this month. "[N]ext year will be the 50th year, so there's all manner of surprises coming out."

The band formed in 1968 also included drummer, John Bonham, who passed away in 1980 at the age of 32. The popular rock band decided then to split up, with the surviving members pursuing solo careers in music soon after. 

The "Stairway to Heaven" artists have released new materials since their split. They have also reunited on-stage a couple of times, including at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at the O2 Arena in London in 2007. 

Making Headlines

Recently, Plant made headlines in the United Kingdom after confronting broadcaster and baroness, Joan Bakewell. The 69-year-old rock star reportedly demanded to know why he receives around £300 (or about $400) as an annual allowance. 

At 84 years old, Bakewell also receives the allowance from the government. She explained that the heating allowance should be means tested. She was also dismayed that there is no way to give the money back to the government. 

"Who needs it," she said at the House of Lords. "I was stopped in the street by Robert Plant, a multibillionaire rock star, of Led Zeppelin. He said, 'Joan, I've been sent £300 by the Government. Why? Why indeed?"

 

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