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Led Zeppelin is making headlines thanks to new details from a long-in-the-works documentary that is the first authorized doc in the band’s history.

Per Rolling Stone, the film will be called Becoming Led Zeppelin. In a statement from director Bernard MacMahon, he said, “‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ is a film that no one thought could be made. The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was swift and virtually undocumented. Through an intense search across the globe and years of restoration of the visual and audio archive found, this story is finally able to be told.”

While a release date has yet to be announced, the film was first announced in May 2019. At that time, Becoming Led Zeppelin was in post-production and was slated to cover the band’s early musical history in the 1960s, their initial meeting and would end with the release of Led Zeppelin II.

The documentary will feature new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones and rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham. On top of that, the doc will also contain never-before-seen archival film and photographs and state-of-the-art audio transfers of the band’s music.

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