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Next Led Zeppelin Reissues Coming In July


Coming on July 31st are deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin’s final three albums: 1976’s Presence, 1979’s In Through The Out Door, and 1982’s Coda. The reissue program has been curated by Jimmy Page, with each album featuring at least a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.” The single CD set features the remastered original albums. Presence and Coda will be packaged in a gatefold card wallet. All CD and LP versions of In Through The Out Door will be wrapped in a brown paper page replicating its initial release. The Deluxe Edition (two and three CD) features the remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio. Coda will feature two companion audio discs.


  • The Single Vinyl LP is remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail. All vinyl versions of In Through The Out Door will also include the water-sensitive insert that replicates the inner sleeve from the album’s initial release.
  • The Deluxe Edition Vinyl includes the remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl. Coda will feature two companion LP’s.
  • The Digital Download includes the remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
  • The Super Deluxe Boxed Set collection includes:
    • Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
    • Companion audio on CD in card wallet.
    • Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
    • Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
    • High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
    • Hard bound, 72-plus page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
    • High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.


Rolling Stones Considering A Blues Album


Keith Richards revealed the Rolling Stones are mulling around the idea of a blues covers set. The band, who is currently on the road with their first stadium tour in nearly a decade, last released new material back in 2012 with the two bonus tracks — “Doom And Gloom” and “One More Shot” — from the 50th anniversary hits collection, Grrr! Before that, the Stones’ last studio set was 2005’s A Bigger Bang.


Richards spoke to The Associated Press and revealed, “There’s always talk of doing a blues album, but I’m not so sure about that. I’d be happy to get them back in the studio and record anything. Sometimes we come up with our best stuff in the studio. I’ll just be happy to get them in there.”



ZZ Top To Play At La Grange For First Time


(Radio.com) ZZ Top will play La Grange for the first time. On Sept. 5, the group will perform at the Fayette County Fair, just west of Houston in La Grange, Texas. Yes, it is a real city.


The song, however, wasn’t exactly about the town; it was about the Chicken Ranch, located in La Grange. And the Chicken Ranch, it should be noted, was not a venue in which to purchase produce. In fact, it was a bordello. The song, from their third album Tres Hombres, would become their biggest hit to date.


Frontman Billy Gibbons recently spoke with Radio.com about the song.”Well, it’s fair to say we liked the blues groove,” he said. “And, of course, the subject matter. It was a pleasant surprise when it began making its splash.”



Lost Tom Petty Song

(Classic Rock) Tom Petty has released a previously unheard track entitled Somewhere Under Heaven, which he recorded in 1994. The song was co-written with Mike Campbell for 1994 album Wildflowers when Petty and producer Rick Rubin envisioned it as a double-length release, but remained unheard until now.


It will feature on Wildflowers: All The Rest, which includes more unheard material written between 1992 and 1994. No release date has been confirmed.