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Jimmy Page, Puff Daddy receive honorary doctorates

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page received an honorary doctoral degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston on Saturday, while in Washington, D.C., rapper Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was awarded an honorary doctorate at Howard University. Both men gave the commencement speeches at the respective schools honoring them.

Page was so moved by a performance of his songs by students the previous evening that he tossed out his planned address when he stood before the school’s nearly 900 graduates. “I’ve got something here which could be reasonably called a speech,” said Page, 70, laughing. “After the experience of listening to the concert last night, this speech is rendered useless. So here I am; I’m a sort of busking musician trying to busk my speech!” READ FULL STORY

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones to give rare interview on 'Letterman' -- EXCLUSIVE

Here comes another round of Led Zeppelin reunion rumors.

The revered rock band’s three surviving members — Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and current Rolling Stone cover boy Jimmy Page — have been confirmed for a rare TV interview on The Late Show With David Letterman next week, EW can exclusively announce.

The Led Zep vets have been spending a fair amount of time together lately as they promote this month’s Celebration Day, the DVD/CD version of the reunion-ish concert that they staged in London back in 2007. And as we reported last month, the trio’s recent encounters with the press have resulted in “politely terse” to “cheekily hostile” interactions, especially regarding the question of a band reunion. All of this should hopefully make their chat with Dave an interesting one.

And for those wondering, Paloma Faith is booked as Letterman’s musical guest that night. So unless an incredibly bizarre collaboration goes down, it’s unlikely that Led Zep will be rocking out Ed Sullivan Theater.

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Led Zeppelin continue to shoot down reunion rumors, get justifiably annoyed at New York press conference

Yesterday, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin (plus honorary member Jason Bonham, son of late drummer John) pulled back the curtain on Celebration Day, the concert film that captures the group’s sorta-reunion performance at the O2 Arena in London in 2007.

(The “sorta” is because of Bonham—sure, he’s the son of the original drummer, but nobody would have allowed Sean Lennon to front the other three Beatles and still call it the Beatles.)

The film will be in theaters for one night only next Wednesday, October 17, and will follow with an album/DVD/Blu-ray release on November 19. If there’s one thing the band wants to drive home with this release, it’s that this is most likely the last time you’ll be seeing them together, at least for now.

At the post-screening press conference at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the question of a reunion kept coming up, and the band’s responses ranged from politely terse (John Paul Jones simply said “Sorry”) to cheekily hostile (Robert Plant called one inquirer a “schmuck”).

Later, guitarist Jimmy Page was a little more definitive. “It’s disappointing for people when the answer is no,” he said. “But that’s what it is now.” READ FULL STORY

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