Last night I had the chance to experience a spiritual awakening from a musical perspective. I saw the chicago based tribute band Led Zeppelin 2 : The Live Experience. I went down to the new venue Foundry on First located in downtown phoenix, which is great by the way, lots of space, huge stage and a comfortable VIP section. Once there I prepared myself for Led Zeppelin, I never been a hardcore Zeppelin fan. respected, love their music and understand their role on rock history as one of the most influential bands in the last century. But what I saw was incredible, it was like being transport back to the sixties, the show kicked off around 7:45 pm, and as soon the band hit the stage the euphoria took over the venue. From girls and ladies screaming at Robert Plant (Bruce Lamont) and Jimmy Page (Paul Kamp) to dudes going crazy as the first riff came out of Page’s guitar.
The band played a great set including Whole Lotta Love, Dazed & Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Tangerine, and Moby Dick, just to mention some. The energy in the venue was at its highest point, even a woman’s bra ended up on John Bonham (Ian Lee)‘s drum cymbal. Indeed it was a musical experience, that again supports why Zeppelin still relevant as today. Probably this four guys from Chicago are not the real Led Zeppelin, but they make you feel like literally you where there almost 50 years ago in a Zeppelin gig.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to talk with Bruce Lamont (Robert Plant) about the band, the songs and the meaning of Led Zeppelin , and this is what he told us:
How has been the tour so far?
From where the idea of making a Led Zeppelin tribute band came from? And who is on of the band?
How do you decide what songs to play every night, and what kind of sets did you prepared for this tour?
Do you know if any of the Led Zeppelin members have ever see you live or hear of the band?
As a tribute band, do you have the same privileges that Led Zeppelin used to have in the sixties, groupies, alcohol, and paraphernalia?
Are you into mysticism, J.R.R Tolkien or any member of the band are into the same mystical believes that the members of Led Zeppelin believed?
How has being the reception of the public or at least hardcore zeppelin fans to the band?
What is your favorite song of Led Zeppelin that you enjoy performing on stage?
Are there any plans to record anything, like examples from other tribute bands like the Iron Maidens in California?
You also form part of Avant-garde metal band Yakuza, how do you divide your time with Led Zeppelin 2 & Yakuza?
Are you planning on take Led Zeppelin 2 out of the US, like Europe, Asia, South America?
What is next for Led Zeppelin 2?