Led Zeppelin doco featuring Robert Plant, Jimmy Page & John Paul Jones is almost finished

News 09/05/2019

All surviving members of Led Zeppelin have participated in a new documentary celebrating the band's 50th anniversary, and it's not far away from completion.

This documentary marks the "first and only time the band have participated" in such a project.

The untitled film is the first feature-length documentary made with the legendary rock group's direct involvement. It's set to include modern-day interviews, rare archival interviews with late drummer John Bonham, unseen film and photographs, interviews with other artists and high-quality audio of the band's earliest music recordings.

Directed by Bernard MacMahon who previously debuted with 2017's 'American Epic', he has won four major awards for examining the 1920s roots music movement. 

A statement describes that the movie "traces the journeys of the four members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the summer of 1968 for a rehearsal that will change the future of rock and culminates in 1970 when their second album knocks the Beatles off the top of the charts and they become the number one band in the world."

“When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story,” Jimmy Page told Variety.

John Paul Jones said:

The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring this story to life.

Robert Plant added: “Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”

Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut LP in January 1969. The movie is expected to debut at the Cannes Film Festival at the end of the month.

More details to come.