Led Zeppelin to Release Their First Authorized Documentary

The documentary, directed by Bernard McMahon, will coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary.

It’s hard to believe that one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic bands has never signed off on an official documentary until now. Led Zeppelin, whose eponymous debut album was released 50 years ago, has given the green light to an as-yet-untitled documentary film directed by Bernard McMahon, which will debut at Cannes this year. The film marks the first time each of the surviving members—Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones—have sat for interviews with a filmmaker. McMahon piqued the interest of Plant after the band experienced McMahon’s wildly successful 2017 documentary American Epic, which depicted the early journey of America’s recording pioneers.

“Seeing [blues musician] Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, brought to life on the big screen in ‘American Epic’ inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story,” remembers Plant.

You can read more about the 50th anniversary documentary here.


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