In celebration of Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary, the rise of the iconic rock band will be made into a documentary.
The documentary will be the first official time that the legendary group has contributed to a film about their own band.
Directed by Bernard MacMahon, the as-of-yet untitled film follows the members through the 1960s and the band’s formative years, climaxing in 1970 when Led Zeppelin II swiped top spot on the US charts from The Beatles’ Abbey Road.
The film features contributions from living members of the group Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, but will also feature never-before-seen interviews with the late John Bonham.
On the film, frontman Robert Plant said: “Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story,”
Guitarist Jimmy Page explained: “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.”
Keyboardist John Paul Jones said: “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 this story to life.”
The documentary, which is currently in post-production, was written by Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, edited by Dan Gitlin, and produced by Allison McGourty, Bernard MacMahon, Garbage guitarist Duke Erikson, and Ged Doherty.
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