Led Zeppelin are celebrating their 50th anniversary as a band with a new documentary that will be the first ever to feature the iconic rock group’s participation. The currently untitled project was directed by Bernard MacMahon’s (American Epic) and is in post-production before heading to the Cannes market.
The documentary is described as “the definitive telling of the birth of the world’s biggest selling rock band.”
Led Zeppelin’s three surviving members, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, have filmed new interviews for the project. Additional footage includes rare archival interviews with late drummer John Bonham, previously unseen film and photographs, interviews with other artists, and high-quality audio transfers of the band’s music.
After seeing MacMahon’s work on American Epic, the band felt that he would be the right one to tell the Led Zeppelin story.
“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,” Page 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,” added Jones.
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Article image: Led Zeppelin in Hamburg, Germany in 1973. (Heinrich Klaffs [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)