Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will reissue Fate of Nations on Record Store Day, April 13th.
Record Store Day‘s official website writes, “This special limited edition 180gm black vinyl of Fate of Nations is being re-issued on Robert Plant’s own record label Es Paranza around Earth Day. All profits from the sale of this record will be given to Robert Plant’s nominated Environmental charity. The album title and the artwork of the original 1993 is focussed on the impacts of geo-politics and globalisation on the earth / Robert’s environmental concerns.
The outer sleeve will be high end matt soft pack, whilst the inner sleeve will be printed on ethically sourced material and feature updated artwork (Environmental facts from 1993 compared to today’s data) This album has not been available on vinyl for 30 years (since the 90’s).”
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will form a supergroup, that will potentially only perform once, with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Noble on March 28th at the 100 Club in London. Moore and Sonic Youth were pioneers of the Grunge and alternative rock era of the 90’s, after starting their career in the 80’s. Is this band the next Them Crooked Vultures? We’ll have to wait and see.
The event is described as, “A unique musical meeting of three of the most inventive performers of our time – for perhaps the only time – all to benefit Resonance FM! As co-founder and legendary multi-instrumentalist with Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones needs no introduction.
A restless and radical musical innovator for over half a century – as composer, arranger, and producer across genres ranging from pop to opera to electronica – he is joined for this intimate performance at the iconic The 100 Club by like minds in the form of Thurston Moore and Steve Noble. Thurston’s ground-breaking use of extended techniques as guitarist in Sonic Youth, the most enduring of America’s experimental rock bands, is matched here by the extraordinary dexterity of improvising drummer Steve Noble, collaborator of choice of free jazz iconoclasts including Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee and Matthew Shipp.
The three come together for an unforgettable evening to raise funds for Resonance FM – the most inventive radio station in the world. The gig is the culmination of Resonance’s Annual Fundraiser which is aiming to raise funds to maintain and extend its unique community broadcast facilities.”