Led Zeppelin is celebrating five decades of making amazing music this year, and they are about to release a book to mark the occasion.
'Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin' Book Pre-Order
The surviving members of the rock icon reunited to create Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin. The "first and only official illustrated book" chronicles 50 years of the band.
On Twitter, the official account of Led Zeppelin posted a teaser of the book. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones even stood together for a photo to promote the project.
Photo: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page photographed in May 2018 with their working draft of the book "Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin". Published in Oct. by @ReelArtPress to celebrate fifty years since the formation of the band. Pre-order here: https://t.co/kMdbJEDy2x pic.twitter.com/3GnYcfMt4p — Led Zeppelin (@ledzeppelin) June 8, 2018
"I'm really pleased that we're all doing it collectively because there are so many other people doing books," said Page to Music Weekly. "There's about ten that I know of that are coming, which is pretty ridiculous! It will be really good to have an authoritative book, where the band are actually contributing to it rather than being ripped off."
Reel Art Press published the book. While it will not be released until October, fans can place an order for the anticipated official illustrated book as early as now.
Reel Art Press is offering the 400-page volume, which includes never-before-seen photographs and artworks from the Led Zeppelin archives, for £49.95 or about $70 on its official website.
On The Possibility Of A Reunion Concert
Aside from the illustrated book, the "Stairway To Heaven" singers are expected to announce more surprises to mark the band's anniversary.
In a previous interview, Page stated that new merchandise is coming out soon and teased "all manner of surprises." While he is not sure what their management has in store for fans, Plant promised that "there will be a celebration, I'm sure, somewhere."
Unfortunately, there will be no reunion concert this year.
Led Zeppelin split up in 1980, and the rock band reunited several times for one more live performance onstage. They played in 2007 at The O2 Arena in London. Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham, played the drums for the reunion concert.
This year, the band is also commemorating the 38th death anniversary of their drummer. Bonham died in September 1980 after consuming 40 shots of vodka.