On Sunday night, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy took the stage in Tennessee at the annual Bonnaroo festival. Reviews are strong, as they have been for The Band of Joy since they began touring together last year.
On the other side of the ocean, one of Britain's biggest and oldest festivals, the Isle of Wight, featured Plant's old bandmate, John Paul Jones. Jones stepped on stage with at Isle of Wight with a Gibson bass Saturday Night, backing up itinerant bluesman Seasick Steve.
Jones appeared on Seasick Steve's latest album, You Can't Teach an old Dog New Tricks, and has been stepping out at various gigs with Steve. An interactive video of last months Streets of London concert is currently available on at SeasickSteve.com.
Finally, Jason Bonham began the first tour with his band, Black Country Communion last week.
On Friday Night, Black Country Communion played their second show of the tour in Anaheim. The band kicked through a 16 song set, half of which came from their new album, "2."
Aubrey Stewart, a Led Zeppelin fan from Texas, travelled to Anaheim to catch the show. He later commented that,
BCC rocked. They are excited about what they are doing and it showed... If you get the chance, go see these guys you wont' be disappointed.
Aubrey also took a number of great pictures, which he has graciously allowed me to post here.
Black Country Communion's Setlist, for Friday Night in Anaheim:
- Black Country
- One Last Soul
- Save Me
- The Battle for Hadrian's Wall
- Song of Yesterday
- Smokestack Woman
- John Henry
- The Great Divide
- Sista Jane
- Man In the Middle
(Deep Purple cover)
(Joe Bonamassa song)
Jimmy Page, it is rumoured, spent the weekend writing HTML code, after showing up at Royal albert Hall with Donovan last weekend.