POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jun 04, 2015 AT 23:18 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 04, 2015 23:18 IST

Led Zeppelin, the legendary English rock band will end its yearlong reissue campaign next month in July when they put out deluxe editions of their final three studio albums.

The group will unveil previously unheard tracks recorded with Indian musicians during a visit more than four decades ago.

The two tracks - reworked versions of their songs Friends and Four Sticks - are among the songs contained in the band's reissues of three studio albums.

The reissue of their album Coda will contain the two songs. The other two albums are Presence and In Through The Out Door.

The BBC reports:

The band's website said that singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page "took a fabled trip to India to perform with the Bombay Orchestra and now, for the first time, recordings from these sessions will be officially released with dynamic takes on 'Friends and Four Hands (Four Sticks from Led Zeppelin IV album)".

Band members visited India a number of time during 1971-72 during their tours in Asia and "during one of those trips Plant and Page participated in a session with a group of veteran Bollywood session musicians that resulted in reworked versions of Friends and Four Sticks," according to Rezaul H Laskar in Hindustan Times newspaper.

"Led Zeppelin had not officially released any tracks from the Mumbai session till now though several bootlegs have emerged of the recording. In one bootleg, Page can be heard explaining bars and scales to [late Indian flautist] Vijay Raghav Rao, who gamely tries to convey his instructions to the Indian musicians who had clearly never collaborated with rock musicians".

According to Rolling Stone:

As with the previous reissues, Jimmy Page personally remastered each record, as well as the companion audio that appears on each LP's bonus discs. Each album will be available as a single disc – and the packaging for In Through the Out Door will replicate the brown paper that the vinyl came in.

The deluxe editions of Presence and Out Door will each contain a full disc's worth of bonus audio, while Coda will contain two.

The English rock group were known for their pounding, blues and psychedelia-influenced songs and explosive stadium shows.

They broke up in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jun 04, 2015 AT 23:18 IST, Edited At: Jun 04, 2015 23:18 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON May 15, 2015 AT 23:14 IST ,  Edited At: May 15, 2015 23:14 IST

Roger Waters, co-founder of Pink Floyd, got into an argument with American singer Dionne Warwick who is slated to perform in Tel Aviv later in May. 

Waters has been outspoken about Middle Eastern politics and pledged his support to the Gaza Freedom March in 2011. Back then he had said, "You can attack Israeli policy without being anti-Jewish ... It's like saying if you criticise the US policy you are being anti-Christian. I'm critical of the Israeli policy of occupying Palestinian land and their policy of building settlements, which is entirely illegal under international law, and also of ghettoising the people whose land they are building on ... It's that foreign policy I'm against. It's nothing to do with the religion."

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON May 15, 2015 AT 23:14 IST, Edited At: May 15, 2015 23:14 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 25, 2015 AT 00:26 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 25, 2015 00:26 IST

Turns out German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner is quite the Bolly buff.

In a tribute to the Hindi Film Industry the ambassador has made his acting debut in a remake of a music video from the Shah Rukh Khan-Preity Zinta-Saif Ali Khan starrer Kal Ho Na Ho

Steiner loved the title song of the Karan Johar-directed movie which was penned by Javed Akhtar and sung by Sonu Nigam and which talks about seizing the day.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 25, 2015 AT 00:26 IST, Edited At: Apr 25, 2015 00:26 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 24, 2015 AT 21:04 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 24, 2015 21:04 IST

Britain's Conservative Party, in a pretty much desperate attempt to woo the ever increasing India-origin voters in the run up to the May 7 general elections has come up with a piece offering. A song in Hindi. 

Commissioned by a group that calls itself the 'Conservative friends of India', the song called 'Neela Hai Aasma' features Cameron doing all sorts of "India" things, which needless to say wreak a little of cultural appropriation, against a very blue London sky, so unnaturally blue that the top part of Big Ben appears blue as well.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 24, 2015 AT 21:04 IST, Edited At: Apr 24, 2015 21:04 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Mar 06, 2015 AT 00:07 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 06, 2015 00:07 IST

Every year Outlook puts out a Holi playlist for its readers.

This year we have put together a playlist with Bollywood songs from each decade of the last 50 odd years.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Mar 06, 2015 AT 00:07 IST, Edited At: Mar 06, 2015 00:07 IST
     
 
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