Lez Zeppelin with Strings ‘Achilles’ EP Launch, Interview & Performance

Lez Zeppelin

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It’s Lez Zeppelin and a Whole Lotta Strings!

Join us as we sit down with

critically acclaimed, all-female rock group LEZ ZEPPELIN as they launch

ACHILLES, an EP featuring a variety of Led Zeppelin’s greatest compositions

performed by the band with a string section. Called “the most powerful all-female

band in rock history” by Spin Magazine, Lez Zeppelin has established worldwide

recognition for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring

to the music of Led Zeppelin. This event includes a longform interview,

audience Q&A and short performance of the band…with strings!

Lez Zeppelin will be interviewed by author and journalist Brad Tolinski. The event

is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar

World magazine.

More About Lez Zeppelin:

Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, LEZ ZEPPELIN has

gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts. The

quartet has appeared on major television networks including CNN, BBC, ABC,

CBS, MTV, VH-1 and FOX as well as radio shows worldwide, including Sirius

XM, BBC Radio and NPR. They have also been the subject of substantial

features in The New York Times, The London Times, The New Yorker, The

Guardian, The Independent, Guitar World, VICE and many more.

Most recently, Lez Zeppelin was asked to perform a concert at The Metropolitan

Museum of Art on September 13, 2019 in conjunction with the wildly popular

exhibition “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll.” While being chosen to

represent the collection of Jimmy Page’s guitars featured in the Met exhibit is “a

great honor and lifelong dream” according to Paynes, Jimmy Page, himself,

attended a Lez Zeppelin show in London in 2013 and said of the group, “They

played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy

and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.”

The group’s first studio album, LEZ ZEPPELIN, was produced by legendary

producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix). The group’s

second LP, LEZ ZEPPELIN I, is an authentic re-make of Led Zeppelin’s first

album, which the band recorded using the very same vintage equipment

employed by Led Zeppelin in 1968. Both recordings were distributed both in the

U.S., Europe and Japan. This third album is set for release on November 1 and

will be followed by tour dates billed as “Lez Zeppelin and a Whole Lotta Strings.”

Since LEZ ZEPPELIN’s formation, the group has broken both glass and class

ceilings. Whether it’s playing on catwalk above Times Square for 40,000; or on

the main stage at premier festivals such as Bonnaroo, Hellfest and the Isle of

Wight; flying to India for a benefit concert for ambulances or taking the stage –

twice! -- at Madison Square Garden, it’s clear that the unique power, personality

and magical force of LEZ ZEPPELIN is far beyond that of a “tribute” act. For

those sceptics who still dare to ask: Can four women pull off the exuberant,

powerful and musically intricate performances for which Led Zeppelin are known,

a LEZ ZEPPELIN show is nothing short of a revelation.


Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016