Monday Fresh: Led Zeppelin's Facebook Posts - What Do They Mean?

Led Zeppelin has added fuel to the fire of rumors about their upcoming DVD by posting a series of cryptic graphics on their Facebook page.

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On Friday, Ultimate-Guitar reported that a Belgian radio station had rumored the release of a DVD of Led Zeppelin's O2 reunion concert. Now, the band has added fuel to the fire by posting a series of cryptic graphics on their Facebook page.

On Saturday, the word "Five" appeared in the band's classic "Houses Of The Holy" font, replaced by the word "Four" on Sunday. This was coupled with a tweet from Zep manager Peter Mensch which read: "It's almost here. I've seen it and heard it. Almost 5 years to the day."

A second Led Zeppelin clue was dropped Sunday morning (Sept. 9) when the band's Facebook page posted the word "Four" in the band's familiar script, thus leading to speculation that a countdown was in progress after the previous "Five" posting.

According to Blabbermouth.Net, the O2 set is rumoured to consist of a double DVD and double CD set. Led Zeppelin fan site had speculated that the set would be available in Blu-Ray and vinyl formats also.

Wednesday would mark the fifth anniversary of the O2 reunion show, which was attended by 18,000 people. Nine million had reportedly applied for tickets. Celebrity guest attendees to the event included Paul McCartney, Noel and Liam Gallagher, David Gilmour, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Moss and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters.

Some fans have speculated that the announcement may be relating to a full-blown Led Zeppelin reunion. Zep frontman Robert Plant's repeated denial that the band will ever work together again in interviews, however, seems to render this suggestion untrue.

The setlist for the Zep O2 concert was as follows:

01. Good Times Bad Times 02. Ramble On 03. Black Dog 04. In My Time Of Dying (Includes Honey Bee) 05. For Your Life 06. Trampled Under Foot 07. Nobody's Fault But Mine 08. No Quarter 09. Since I've Been Loving You 10. Dazed and Confused 11. Stairway To Heaven 12. The Song Remains The Same 13. I Can't Quit You Baby (Otis Rush cover) 14. Misty Mountain Hop 15. Kashmir 16. Whole Lotta Love 17. Rock And Roll

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    John Bonham's resurrection
    Hey, don't be crazy. Everybody knows he will rise in three, days not five.
    You sir, are awesome. Hereby I give you the Holy Hand Grenade, for you are the ONLY living human being that can count to fi- I mean three!
    "... and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters" I KNEW I recognized that name.... Thanks for clarifying, that was going to drive me crazy all day
    No chance of a reunion. The posts are leading up to the O2 DVD official announcement. Sure something else would be nice but let's don't get our hopes up here guys.
    Yep, it's not gonna happen folks. I'm fine with a Blu-Ray too, any new Zep material is good.
    "Sure something else would be nice but let's don't get our hopes up here guys." I respectfully disagree. As much as I love Zeppelin, I agree with the "let sleeping dogs lie" stance they've taken. I cannot wait to get the DVD of the O2 performance however. Have been waiting a long time for this!
    m4ss3 m/
    Somehow I read the title as "monday fresh: Led Zeppelin's Facebook pots.." Damn fresh pots..
    to this day i don't know why they didn't do the concert somewhere else. they could have charged less and had double the number of ticket sales at, say, a gig in hyde park. better yet in the countryside somewhere, they could've had millions of people and set the record for the biggest gig ever as well as raising so much more money for their charity. shame really...
    CORRECTION: they just posted a trailer about 2 minutes ago of a 15 second sound-bit of a crowd cheering. if that isn't a dead giveaway, I don't know what is!
    Holograms are just sad ways of stealing people's money. Honestly, I would be offended if I was the holo.
    A 'full blown' reunion would be ****ing impressive and would take a lot of cocaine.
    That would be sweet if they had recorded an album in the 70's and put it in a time capsule and are releasing it now. There's a .01% chance of that, but hey, I'm allowed to dream....
    The concert was in Decemeber...that doesn't sound like 5 years to the day to me.
    There's a dead giveaway? Like, Grateful Dead? Zombies? Or just dead stuff like flowers and people? I'm in!
    and this morning they posted another photo with "III" on it this time. it's definitely a countdown. even though it's most likely an O2 DVD, the suspense is killing me!
    I think Robert Plant's been pretty explicit in that he's not going to do a reunion. So unless he's a massive troll, don't get your hopes up. I'll be happy with a CD / DVD set of the show.
    A reunion with Dave Grohl on the drums. He has played before with John Paul Jones.
    Seriously? This is their tactic to advertise a live DVD? I could understand wanting to build excitement for a real release, but a live DVD? Seems a bit of a stretch.
    It's Zeppelin. They could do a count down to their release of a dog turd in a snickers wrapper, and people would get excited.
    It's been a long time since we rock n rolled. So we'll take whatever they can give us.
    know a guy working in a studio in London, Page and Plant got together over the summer. so watch this space!
    I was at that show, 20 yrs old at the time. Flew to London by myself for 4 days from miami, and camped outside the arena for a day because I had a general admission ticket for the pit. There were thousands of people from all over the world waiting in what could be described as the greatest music community of fans I have ever been in. People from Brazil, Japan, Australia, Israel, Canada, the US, China... literally everywhere, all on the biggest high of their lives with the thrill of seeing the greatest rock band to walk the earth. I was lucky enough to get right up next to the rail in front of the stage when they let us flood in an hour before the show. Opening for them you had Paul Rodgers, Bill Wyman from the stones, and many more doing a handful of songs each. All the lights went out before the hammer of the gods struck down, and they had a news reel playing from 1968 with a british reporter exclaiming "Led Zeppelin the biggest band in the world!" "The first band to topple the Beatles!" and in that year shattered the greatest ever concert attendance for a band. Then Good Times Bad Times roared, and I was in tears literally, many people in the stadium were. Needless to say that was the greatest experience of my life. It was immediately after that show I decided to take guitar a hell of a lot more seriously and pursue music with all my heart. Three weeks after the show, I was at my parents house in south florida, and my mom was bugging me to take my two little cousins to the mall- so I did. That same day I sold some old gear and bought a gorgeous Gibson EDS 1275 like Jimmy. They wanted to go to the apple store which was as always packed. So I was just waiting towards the front of the store, when all of a sudden I saw someone who looked very familiar. It was Jason BONHAM! I immediately said "Jason!!!!" and told him I was at the show just three weeks prior and showed him the pics I had on my phone, which i later sent to him. He was in shock just as much as I was because of how hard it was to get a ticket. We spoke for about 20 minutes right there, and he goes "Paul McCartney wrote up this great review...and mentioned how well he thought I were there, what did you think??" Needless to say I told him it was a fantastic performance and I had to agree with Sir Paul!! (I was still in disbelief) We spoke about our favorite Zeppelin songs, and I mentioned Achilles Last Stand right off the bat and asked why they didn't play it. He agreed and was hoping to play it live in their next show, saying they didn't have enough rehearsal time to get it down... at that time they were convinced that they were going to do a handful more shows.. it was later down the road that Robert decided he wanted to let it be. He mentioned the day after the show he went to his father's grave, and placed his drum sticks on the gravestone. A very epic moment.
    *SPOILER I have been in contact with a very close friend of Jimmy's. The countdown is to a live DVD/ CD set from the 02 concert. Nothing more, nothing less. That is not to say that it is still not exciting. I can't wait!
    A tour would be tremendous, monumentus, and spectacular but we would have a snowball's chance in hell of getting it. I think the DVD Box set thing would be sweet.
    kill it
    robert plant's voice can't hit lots of those notes anymore with the consistency that would be expected for a tour. i'm glad he realizes it and won't do a zeppelin tour even though he could make many millions. the best we can hope for is an occassional set.
    Its a count down to the release of the DVD/CD of the O2 Arena gig they did for Ahmet in 2007. I saw some bootleg stuff from it and it was pretty good, as mentioned like most older singers Plant cant really hit the highs but it still sounded great, unlike some other older bands I have heard that almost sound painful.
    *meant for rockfreak 611. Way to redirect my reply if I haven't logged in yet, UG...
    Oh yeah they posted this video on their official YouTube page as well. Not sure what it means but its pretty awesome.
    II have a bootleg of the reunion and the music is great even though sound quality is not
    Ok this is just crazy talk,but what if all the original members and Bonham's son formed a NEW band and put out a new album??But no....just wishful thinking...