Watch the first trailer for upcoming Becoming LED ZEPPELIN documentary

07 September 2021
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The first trailer for the forthcoming music documentary, Becoming Led Zeppelin, has been shared.

The film, which was premiered last Saturday (September 04) at the Venice Film Festival, is the first doc the band have authorised, and follows many previous offers that were – as described by Jimmy Page – "pretty miserable".
Speaking at the event and reported by Associated Press, Page continues, "Miserable and also to the point where they would want to be concentrating on anything but the music, and consequently I would recoil immediately from that sort of thing."
However, the guitarist states that Becoming Led Zeppelin is "everything about the music, and what made the music tick. It’s not just a sample of it with a talking head. This is something in a totally different genre.” 
Revealing what the film is about, Page notes that it follows the band's members' "different careers and ways of approaching things", adding that when the band came together, there would be an "explosion that doesn’t stop."
Within the minute-long trailer, archival footage of LED ZEPPELIN performing their 1969 track Good Times Bad Times transitions into a black and white clip of a zeppelin hovering — and eventually exploding — in the sky.
Produced by Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, the film chronicles the legendary band's origins while focusing heavily on the music that defined their rise to fame. It also contains exclusive interviews with LED ZEPPELIN's surviving members (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant), alongside a never-seen-before interview with the late drummer John Bonham. Interestingly, the producers claim to have searched for a year through an archive of 30,000 unlabelled recordings to track down the original audio from the conversation with the drummer, where he was interviewed by an unnamed Australian journalist.
Watch the trailer below: