Led Zeppelin has partnered with YouTube to put on a special streaming event of their ‘Celebration Day’ concert recorded at London’s O2 Arena on 10th December 2007. The concert runs for over two hours and has all the great Led Zeppelin songs.
Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, son of their late founding drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 favourite songs of Led Zep including Rock and Roll, Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love and Stairway To Heaven.
The whole shindig will be streamed for only three days on Led Zeppelin’s official YouTube channel premiering this Saturday 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PST.
In the original theatrical release of ‘Celebration Day’ Led Zeppelin met with the media in September 2012, Page telling the media he was happy Jason Bonham’s son John Bonham was filling in, he said “Jason was absolutely monumental. From the very first rehearsal right through to the O2.” Robert Plant added: “It was appropriate and it was wonderful and also his vigor was so fantastic too. He drove us, y’know? It was peculiar and strange at times, but at the same time it was very rewarding for all of us.”
Jones was asked why it took five years for the 2007 reunion concert to be released, he responded with “Five years is like five minutes in Zeppelin time”
When asked for a chance of another reunion Page said “The Led Zeppelin question” is never far from people’s lips, joking, “People ask me nearly every day about a possible reunion. The answer is ‘no.’ It’s been [more than a decade] since the O2. There’s always a possibility that they can exhume me and put me onstage in a coffin and play a tape.”