Robert Plant Reveals What He Calls the Band’s Fourth Album
Led Zeppelin’s fourth album is known as Led Zeppelin IV or The Four Symbols, because of the symbols adopted by the four band members found on the wordless cover.
Singer Robret Plant was recently asked by Matt Everett, the host of the singer’s Digging Deep podcast series, what he called the album. “I don’t know,” he replied. “In those days in Zeppelin, we were so much of a deal – in fact, it becomes almost like a kind of Spinal Tap thing where, sometime you can’t put the record out, even though you’ve finished it, because you haven’t got the artwork right.”
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He said the conversation had gone something like: “‘Are you going to put the name on that album?’ ‘Are you kidding? Put the name of the band on the album cover? That’s far too corporate!’ … But of course, we want everybody to know that [it’s ours], to buy it, sell it, hate it, love it and all that. So, yeah, I don’t know what it’s called. ‘The Four Symbols’ is sometimes what it’s called.”
During the discussion Plant chose “The Battle of Evermore” as his favourite track.
South Park Clip Perfectly Captures How Guns N’ Roses Management Treats Fans and Deals With Copyright Takedowns
If you guys have been following the whole copyright saga involving Guns N’ Roses videos being removed from YouTube and other social media platforms then you’d know that the band’s management has done nothing about it, depsite being aware of who is behind it and being shown evidence of it. Well this South Park clip (thanks to my buddy for this) perfectly sums up the band’s attitude towards fans.
“The Rainbow” Movie Trailer Features Guns N’ Roses Members Past and Present – Slash and Matt Sorum
A new movie trailer released for “The Rainbow” which discusses the history of the Rainbow Bar and Grill features interviews with numerous rock legends. Check it out below!
Fan Who Guns N’ Roses Banned for Life From Their Future Shows Gives First Interview
Rick Dunsford whose a huge Guns N’ Roses fan whose named his son Axl, seen them 32 times and had their signatures tattooed on his body gave his first interview since being booted from a show in Wichita, Kansas this week. He was allegedly banned for buying unreleased Guns N’ Roses songs from a storage locker that was up for sale and these songs have made their way online. You can hear the interview here.
Dunsford said the following in the interview.
“I’ve got a lot of friends that go to various shows. When they were playing in Charlotte for the tour kickoff [Sept. 25], I got word that they were looking for me. They were asking everybody in the crowd, ‘Where’s Rick?’ And they had pictures of me too,”
“I reached out to them the day after that show and told them I’m coming to some shows — I’ve got tickets to multiple shows — and I wanna make sure that I’m not gonna be thrown out, because it’s a pretty far travel for me to go to this,” he continued. “They didn’t tell me not to come or anything, so I just went out there [to Wichita].”
Dunsford said while he was waiting in line for the Wichita show, he received an email from GN’R’s legal representative telling him he’s not welcome at the band’s performances. The reason? They blame him for a massive leak of unreleased GN’R material.
“About two and a half months ago, I drove to Virginia, and there was a storage locker that belonged to Tom Zutaut [former GN’R A&R Rep],” Dunsford recalled. “He didn’t pay his bills or something and it was auctioned off. The individual that bought the locker, there was about 20 CDs in this locker of unreleased Guns N’ Roses music from around ’99 to 2000 or 2001.” He and a few other fans scraped up $15,000 to purchase the music from the guy who now owned the locker.
The band’s camp reached out to Dunsford asking for the material back, an agreement was made and they gave him his money back, however they later voided the agreement. “I know the seller that I bought them from was continuing to sell to other individuals, and there was a massive leak. So pretty much, I’ve been blamed for this,” he said.
“[The ban] is pretty much for the rest of my life, is what the head of security in that video was telling me,” he concluded. “They made it clear that if I am spotted at all, I will be arrested on the spot…I was supposed to go see them this Sunday.”