Led Zeppelin to reform for one-off London gig
The three surviving members of the hard-rocking British band will play together for the first time in 19 years in tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the late founder of the Atlantic Records label, who signed the group in 1968.
The rock giants split in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham, who famously choked on his own vomit following a drinking binge.
Singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones, with Bonham's son Jason on drums, will headline the gig.
"During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord," said Plant, 59.
"For us he was Atlantic Records and remained a close friend and conspirator -- this performance stands alone as our tribute to the work and the life of our long-standing friend."
The Who's Pete Townshend, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, rock band Foreigner and Paolo Nutini will also play at the concert, a tribute from British artists who worked with Istanbul-born Ertegun.