Led Zeppelin: First ever official documentary announced to mark 50th anniversary | Ents & Arts News

The first ever official Led Zeppelin film – featuring previously unseen photos and footage – has been announced to mark the band’s 50th anniversary.

The as-yet untitled documentary traces the four bandmates – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones – through the music scene of the 1960s and their rise to fame after meeting in 1968.

It is the only time the musicians have participated in a documentary during their 50-year history and features never seen before archive footage and photographs.

Announcing the film, bassist Jones 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 that story to life.”

New interviews with Page, Plant and Jones form part of the film, as well as rare archival interviews with Bonham, who died in 1980.

It is billed as the first documentary of its kind – “the Led Zeppelin story told through the words of the men that lived it, with no outside voices or conjecture”.

Directed by Bernard MacMahon, the documentary is now in post-production and comes after the band celebrated their 50th anniversary milestone last year.

It is set to be introduced to buyers at Cannes Film Festival next week.

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