Becoming Led Zeppelin, the only documentary film in which the group participated, is complete | Guitare.com

Become Led Zeppelin, a documentary that delves into the rise of the vintage rock band, has come to an end. It is the only documentary of its kind in which the group itself has taken part.

The documentary, which was first announced in 2019, includes new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the band’s late drummer John Bonham.

Fans can also expect to see never-before-seen footage and hear restored audio from the band in their prime.

Become Led Zeppelin is a movie that no one thought could be made,” director Bernard MacMahon said in a statement. “The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was rapid and virtually undocumented. Thanks to intense research around the world and years of restoring found visual and audio archives, this story can finally be told.

The documentary’s release date has yet to be announced.

MacMahon has previously made American epica docuseries exploring early American roots music recordings of the 1920s. The series received praise from Led Zeppelin themselves.

“When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American epicI knew he would be qualified to tell our story,” Page said in a statement. [via Variety] back in 2019.

Plant added: “Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American musicians, come to life on the big screen in American epic inspired me to contribute a very interesting and exciting story.

Jones said, “It was time for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think this film will really bring that story to life.”