Short Takes - Led Zeppelin, George Michael, Don Felder

Robert Plant does not foresee further appearances by the reunited Led Zeppelin after the November 26 Ahmet Ertegun tribute. “We need to do one last great show, because we’ve done some shows and they’ve been crap.”

George Michael has revealed to the BBC Radio 4 that he believes he became a pop star because of a bump in the head he received.

"At the age of about eight I had a head injury and I know it sounds bizarre and unlikely, but it was quite a bad bang, and I had it stitched up and stuff, but all my interests changed, everything changed in six months.

"I had been obsessed with insects and creepy crawlies, I used to get up at five o'clock in the morning and go out into this field behind our garden and collect insects before everyone else got up and, suddenly, all I wanted to know about was music, it just seemed a very, very strange thing.

"And I have a theory that maybe it was something to do with this accident, this whole left-brain right-brain thing. Nobody in my family seemed to notice but I became absolutely obsessed with music and everything changed after that."

Don Felder, former guitarist for the Eagles, had schedule his book about the band to be released on October 1; however, it has now been canceled. The reason for the cancellation of Heaven and Hell was explained by the publisher, Hyperion, as being "due to legal reasons."

Look for two new Christmas albums this fall from the production team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Both Miss Patti's Christmas by Patti LaBelle and I'll Be Home for Christmas by the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley will hit stores on October 9.

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