Veteran rockers Led Zeppelin have announced a new collaboration with clothing company Vans as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
The joint project, announced by the band on Twitter, shows two versions of the newly licensed Led Zeppelin shoes, each featuring iconic images from their classic albums together with a t-shirt. You can see the images below:
— Led Zeppelin (@ledzeppelin) February 13, 2019
Led Zeppelin celebrated their 50th anniversary as a band last year with the release of a new ’50th Anniversary Interviews’ album. The band formed in 1968 before disbanding in 1980. They later reunited in 1985, 1988, 1995 and, most recently, in 2007.
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The new ‘album’ is comprised of 34 new interview clips from the band’s surviving members: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones.
The clips see the bandmembers reflect on their career, as well as specific songs and albums. They speak of their philosophy when it comes to recording new material, working with Ian Stewart, the musicality of ‘Stairway to Heaven’, and more. You can stream it here:
The band also digitally released their Record Store Day single, which featured unreleased versions of both ‘Rock And Roll’ and ‘Friends’.
One of Jimmy Page’s most famous guitars was also recently reissued to mark 50 years since the release of the band’s debut album.
The legendary axeman played the iconic ‘Dragon’ on Led Zep’s self-titled debut. Fender recently honoured its history by releasing four new guitars that are inspired by the design of Page’s original Telecaster.