The countdown is on. With a '5' in the traditional Houses of the Holy font appearing on their Facebook page Saturday, Led Zeppelin announced something was up. Sunday was 'four', Led Zeppelin 4 style, and yesterday a 'III', ala the third album. So what of today? You guessed it, brown bomber style:
What can it all mean? Jeff Strawman has a good accounting of the possible theories, only one of which makes any sense whatsoever: the O2 DVD/Bluray will see commercial release.
There is no surprise here as it was talked about heavily last year, and then died suddenly on the vine. Rumours of it being issued this year began a few months ago, and last week was seemingly confirmed by a Belgium radio station. That post was taken down after a day, suggesting not necessarily inaccuracy, but that the original post was premature. And so it seems it is.
Early this morning, the Sun newspaper in the UK reported that the O2 DVD/Bluray is being released on November 22nd.
As well, over the last 2 days, video has been appearing on the Facebook page and the band's official YouTube page. Here's today's:
As for the countdown, know that five years ago on day zero, September 13, the band announced the reunion show. Seriously, it's a CD/DVD/Bluray and nothing else.
Gentleman (and ladies), start your Christmas list.