Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Led Zeppelin
Five years after Led Zeppelin reunited for the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in London, there’s a new rumor that the concert is set to be released this fall.

Belgian classic rock radio station RTBF reports that Zeppelin’s December 2007 show at London's O2 Arena will be released on DVD and CD in November. The posting – which has since been removed from the site – cites Warner Music sources as saying that a double DVD set, accompanied by two CDs, will be made available.

The reunion marked the first full-length by the band concert since the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, with his son, Jason, featured behind the kit. According to Guinness World Records 2009, the concert holds the world record for the "Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert" as 20 million requests for the 18,000 available seats were made online. Tickets were made available via an online lottery system with all proceeds going to Ahmet's own charity.

In March of this year, funds raised by Zeppelin’s show were donated to Oxford University. The £26million ($41.6 million US) donation, made by Mica Ertegun, widow of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, is understood to be one of the largest in Oxford’s 900-year history.

The fund will be used to set up the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities. The programme will see students worldwide compete for an award to study subjects including literature, history, music, art history, Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies and archaeology. There will be 15 scholarships to start with, and eventually at least 35 will be awarded each year.

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