Becoming Led Zeppelin, the first-ever band-authorized documentary, premiered at the Venice Film Festival Saturday. After the premiere the first official clip from the upcoming film was uploaded to Youtube and I am excited.
The short teaser features archival footage of the group performing “Good Times Bad Times” alongside black-and-white stock footage of a zeppelin hovering in the sky.
Jimmy Page was at the festival for the documentary’s premiere. Jimmy said the band had received many offers for an authorized documentary, but none of them actually wanted to concentrate on the music
However with, Becoming Led Zeppelin, Page has been quoted saying, “This one, it’s 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.”
The producers of the film Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty talked about the lengths they went to obtain the rare footage seen in the film, including a year spent tracking down the original audio from an interview that John Bonham did with an Australian journalist.
In addition to the never-before-seen footage, the documentary also features new interviews with the band’s surviving members, Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones.