ITV has set a premiere date for the next trip to the Grantham estate. Season 5 of Downton Abbey will debut in the UK on September 21st. (The U.S. premiere was previously announced for January 4, 2015 on PBS Masterpiece.) Season 5 kicks off in 1924 as Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain’s first ever Labour Prime Minister. As I’ve previously reported, Lady Mary, who dealt with the demise of her husband Matthew in Season 4, will deal with defining how her life moves forward. Guest stars this year include Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor.
Led Zeppelin have previewed their upcoming reissues with a teaser of a previously unreleased version of Led Zeppelin IV’s lead track, “Black Dog.” It will appear on deluxe editions of the release. Billed as the basic track with guitar overdubs, the song remains mostly the same, save for some noticeably different vocal harmonies. When the crushing blues number arrives at the “oh-oh-oh” part after the verses, Robert Plant’s voice takes some new routes, ticking upward on a few of the overdubs. ● More: Rolling Stone
In case you forgot: This is the album containing Stairway To Heaven which was released as a single only to radio stations in late 1971′s holiday season. I will never forget the splash it made. To this day it is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.