Led Zeppelin have shared a video preview for their upcoming first official picture book Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin.
Sound-tracked by the Led Zeppelin classics ‘Good Times, Bad Times’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love’, the one-minute-and-45-second teaser video features a smorgasbord of photographs that will feature in the book together clips of the weighty 400-page volume in production.
Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin will be published by Reel Art Press on 9nd October 2018 – 50 years to the month since the band changed their name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin.
According to Reel Art Press, the book “is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band.
“Celebrating 50 years since their formation, it covers the group’s unparalleled musical career and features photographs of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham on and offstage, in candid moments and in the recording studio.
“This definitive 368-page volume includes unseen photographs and artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”
In June Led Zeppelin shared an image of John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page proudly clutching a prototype copy of the book.
The following month, the rock legends uploaded 12 images to their social channels, writing: “Work in progress. A trial production test of a selection of photographs from the book Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin.”
Already this year Led Zeppelin have released unheard versions of ‘Rock and Roll’ and ‘Friends’ on 7” vinyl for Record Store Day and in March they released a remastered edition of their 2003 live album ‘How The West Was Won’.
To mark what would have been John Bonham’s 70th birthday on 31st May, a vast bronze Bonzo sculpture was unveiled in his home town of Redditch.
It was also recently announced that Led Zep are re-releasing a remastered version of their 1976 soundtrack album ‘The Song Remains the Same’ in September.
Despite constant tabloid rumours, Robert Plant has consistently ruled out the chances of a Led Zeppelin reunion and recently joked it could only happen 'in a chip shop in Camden Town.'