Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the ’80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin’s life built the backbone of his nickname, “The Fretless Monster.”
The year is 1968. The Yardbirds are having a very real communication breakdown. Jimmy Page then reforms the group into what would become the rock ‘n’ roll behemoth known as Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin will release a limited edition 7-Inch single, produced by Jimmy Page, featuring unreleased versions of “Rock And Roll” And “Friends.” The single will be available April 21 on Record Store Day, exclusively at independent music retailers.
The Led Zeppelin live set ‘How The West Was Won’ will be reissued on March 23 with new remastering supervised by Jimmy Page.
Led Zeppelin author Martin Popoff talks to Goldmine editor Patrick Prince about his latest book Led Zeppelin: All The Albums, All The Songs and his features in the February issue of Goldmine Magazine with Led Zeppelin on the cover.
Slightly puzzled by the February cover of Goldmine featuring Led Zeppelin? No need to feel Dazed and Confused – it’s our new print redesign!
Enter to win a large photo print of Robert Plant, signed by photographer Mark Weiss — part of our monthly Vintage Shot/Rock SceneAuction Goldmine Giveaway.
Backstage Auctions gets ready for their annual Rock Gods and Metal Monsters auction, featuring over 1,200 individual lots of memorabilia of heavy rock music.
The Complete BBC Recordings’ will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats, including super deluxe box set on September 16.
Recapping choice panels and performances from the 30th edition of the music conference-festival in Austin, Texas.