Led Zeppelin. A name that’s probably been scrawled onto notebooks, carved into park benches, and spray-painted on walls more than any other. The name came from Who drummer Keith Moon’s idea that the group would sink like a lead balloon. Indeed they would create something heavy, but it wouldn’t sink – it would set the model for the ultimate rock band in the years to follow. Guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and singer Robert Plant, and drummer John Bonham united to become the most deified rock band of the ’70s, embodying excess, reinventing FM radio, and writing music that made you want to move your feet, shake your fists, bang your head, and basically act like a rock ‘n’ roll lunatic.
For the first time, Led Zeppelin is now available for download on iTunes! The complete Led Zeppelin remastered set is available to download for $99.99! 165-track digital box set of the group’s 13 legendary albums – awesome!
Click on through to the other side and get your Led out today!
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c>log Lindsay Lohan has spent just 84 minutes in jail for a drunken driving and cocaine possession conviction.
The 21-year-old actor was sentenced in August to one day in jail after pleading guilty to drink and drug charges and told by the court to serve her time before January. The LA County Sheriff’s Department website showed Lohan checked into jail at 10:30am on Thursday and was released at 11:54am for a grand total of 84 minutes served. Hard time for an out-of-touch pampered celeb!
The charges stemmed from a July car chase and an arrest in May after she wrecked her car in Beverly Hills. She has since spent two months in rehabilitation.
(breakin’ rocks in the hot sun) She fought the law & the law won….
c>log Henry “Hank” William Thompson (September 23, 1925 – November 6, 2007) was a country music star whose career spanned seven decades. He sold over 60 million records worldwide and is considered one of the “Kings of Western Swing”.
Thompson’s musical style, characterized as Honky Tonk Swing, was a mixture of fiddles, electric guitar and steel guitar that featured his distinctive, baritone vocals. His backing band, The Brazos Valley Boys, was voted the #1 Country Western Band for 14 years in a row by Billboard Magazine.
The primary difference between his music and that of Bob Wills was that Thompson, who used the swing beat and instrumentation to enhance his vocals, discouraged the use of solo instrumentals from his musicians that Bob Wills used regularly during his career.
Hank Thompson was the first to do a number of things (and he did things his own way) :
The first musician to tour with a sound and lighting system.
The first musician to receive a corporate sponsorship.
The first musician to record in stereo.
The first single musician to record a live album.
His 1950s variety show was the first variety show broadcast in color.
He wore some mighty sharp suits too! His color TV show allowed him to show off some wild wardrobes that surely influenced Porter Wagoner, a country music contemporary ( see c>log article dated 10/29/07).
There will be a celebration of Hank’s life and all of his fans are invited to attend. The event will be held on November 14, 2007 at Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Ft Worth, Texas. Time: 2:00PM–?
It is requested that, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Hank’s name be made to The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum, 1701 Bridge St, Brady, TX 76825, or your favorite charity.
c>log Hulk Hogan’s son turned himself in Wednesday on charges stemming from a street-racing crash this summer that critically injured a passenger in his car, police said.
Nick Bollea, 17, was arrested on charges of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury.
Police said Bollea was racing his father’s 1998 Toyota Supra against a Dodge Viper on Aug. 26 when the car Bollea was driving struck a curb, spun across two lanes of traffic and slammed rear-end first into a tree. His passenger, John Graziano, was critically injured and is currently comatose at a hospital.
Here is a list of Nick’s recent traffic violations. Nobody saw this coming? Nobody?
Nick was driving a black Mercedes when he was stopped for speeding. He claimed that he had a family emergency, and was let go with a warning. He was stopped 19 miles later going 115 mph in a 70 mph zone and issued a $305.50 citation.
Nick was ticketed in Dade County, Florida for driving 57 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Nick was ticketed for driving 106 mph in a 70 mph zone in Osceola County. He was convicted and received four points on his license.
Nick was ticketed in Pinellas Park after his 1998 Toyota was recorded going 82 mph in a 45 mph construction zone while workers were present. He pleaded no contest, was fined $1,000, and received another four points on his license. He was also ordered to attend a 12 hour driver improvement school.
Nick was arrested again on November 7, 2007 for Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury. He was then brought to Pinellas County Jail.
The Writers Guild has decided to strike. This was probably an expected turn of events. However, the major talk shows (Leno, Daily Show, Conan etc.) have announced they are going ahead tonight using re-runs of past shows.