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the band that chose to tell their story in a documentary rather than a biopic

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the band that chose to tell their story in a documentary rather than a biopic

In times of successful biopics, it makes sense for producers and filmmakers to look around and beyond for potential new movies that pay off well on the back of sex, drug, and rock and roll stories. And at that point, Led zeppelin It is an appetizing snack wherever it is approached.

Orgies with groupies -mayors and minors-, consumption of alcohol, cocaine and heroin to the unimaginable, hotels destroyed and with the entrance forbidden “for life”, the delivery of a gold record in a porn room while a couple had sex in front of the guests …

There are plenty of elements to feed an argument that would surely get a good response at the box office. As if all that were not enough, the band also has in its former drummer John Bonham his illustrious dead man drowned in vomit at the guitarist’s house, Jimmy Page, which amplifies the curiosity of those who see a Sunday pastime in this type of story.

John Bonham, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page And John Paul Jones, In The Days When The Band Wrote Its Own Legend.

John Bonham, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, in the days when the band wrote its own legend.

And just in case, the death of the group’s manager, Peter Grant, is also at hand. Although, in these cases, your heart attack ranks a little lower than a good overdose.

“Why would I like to make a movie?”

With the table served, apparently there were several who wanted to sit down to enjoy such a menu. “It has been analyzed. There are always people trying to make money from Led Zeppelin. In Siberia and Los Angeles there will probably be a meeting right now, “Page confirmed in 2019.

But by then the musician did not put too many chips on the idea. “I’m too busy with real things to worry about things that won’t come out,” Page said at the time, adding, “Why would I want to make a movie? Listen to the albums. It’s all there.”

Ara21 London (United Kingdom), 06/23/2016.- File Photo Dated 21 September 2012 Shows Members Of The British Rock Band Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones (I), Robert Plant (C) And Jimmy Page (D) Posing For Photographers During A Press Conference In London, Uk.  The Group Won Today The Trial In Which It Was Submitted For The Alleged Plagiarism Of The Song &Quot;Stairway To Heaven.&Quot;  The Plaintiffs Have Failed To Show Evidence Of The Alleged Illicit Copy Of The Issue.  Efe / Andy Rain Robert Plant Jimmy Page John Paul Jones Members Of Led Zeppelin Music Musical Ensembles

ARA21 LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM), 06/23/2016.- File photo dated 21 September 2012 shows members of the British rock band Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones (i), Robert Plant (c) and Jimmy Page (d) posing for photographers during a press conference in London, UK. The group won today the trial in which it was submitted for the alleged plagiarism of the song “Stairway to Heaven.” The plaintiffs have failed to show evidence of the alleged illicit copy of the issue. EFE / Andy Rain robert plant jimmy page John Paul Jones members of led zeppelin music musical ensembles

Ultimately, that’s what it’s all about: music. The rest is the party favors that tend to dazzle those least interested in the essence of songs, and that usually add up to millions from the screens. And it seems that Page, like his former fellow travelers, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, is not overly interested in the subject.

The impossible documentary

Instead, what is on the way to becoming a fact is the next premiere of Becoming Led Zeppelin, the documentary whose production, by Bernard MacMahon, director of American Epic, a documentary based on the first root music recordings in the United States and its cultural, social and technological impact in North America and the world, was also announced in 2019.

The project promises unprecedented access to the band’s privacy, marking the first and only time the group has participated in a documentary in 50 years. Beyond, of course, The Song Remains the Same, the 1976 film that largely records a series of Madison Square Garden performances in 1973.

The Rocker Stamp Of Jimmy Page And Robert Plant Leading A Quartet That Set The Course.  Photo Neil Zlozower

The rocker stamp of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant leading a quartet that set the course. Photo Neil Zlozower

Becoming Led Zeppelin It is a film that nobody thought could be made, “said MacMahon, according to the portal. Variety. “The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was swift and virtually undocumented. Through an intense worldwide search and years of visual and audio file restoration found, this story is finally able to be told. “

The movie includes new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jonesas well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham, who died in 1980. In addition, it features never-before-seen archival films and photographs, state-of-the-art audio records of the band’s music, and the music of other artists who shaped their sound.

When the project was first announced, it does not have a release date yet, Page said: “When I saw all that Bernard had done both visually and sonically in the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story. “

Formed for the first time in London in 1968, the English rock band left hits such as Stairway to Heaven, Good times bad times Y The Immigrant Song, and is considered one of the most influential rock bands of all time.

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