Led Zeppelin — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham — just announced that a documentary currently wrapping up in post-production will trace the journeys of the band from meager beginnings to being the number one band in the world, all in celebration of their 50th year “together” as a group.
With brand new interviews of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham, this documentary will be the first of its kind; the Led Zeppelin story told through the words of the men that lived it, with no outside voices or conjecture. Featuring never before seen archive film and photographs, state of the art audio transfers of the band’s music, as well as the music that shaped their sound, this documentary will be the definitive telling of the birth of the world’s biggest selling rock band. It is the first and only time the band have participated in a documentary in fifty years.
The team behind American Epic is in the charge of this one, too, so you’ll see credits from Bernard MacMahon (Director/Writer/Producer), Allison McGourty (Writer/Producer), Dan Gitlin (Editor), Nicholas Bergh (Sound), and additional production from Duke Erikson and Ged Doherty.
Jimmy Page was quoted in the press release and remarked that he was pretty happy with that team and said “when I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story.” Meanwhile, frontman Robert Plant seemed more taken by their work on Will Shade and was inspired to “contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.” Finally, John Paul Jones simply affirms what the fans already know: “The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring that story to life.”
Executive Producers are the project are Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub.