Becoming Led Zeppelin, the only documentary film the band participated in, has been completed

It features new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, along with rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham.

Becoming Led Zeppelin, a documentary that dives into the rise of the epochal rock group, has been completed. It is the only documentary of its kind that the band themselves have participated in.

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 look forward to seeing previously-unseen footage and listening to restored audio of the group in their prime.


Becoming Led Zeppelin is a film that no one thought could be made,” director Bernard MacMahon said in a statement. “The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was swift and virtually undocumented. Through an intense search across the globe and years of restoration of the visual and audio archive found, this story is finally able to be told.”

A release date for the documentary has yet to be announced.

MacMahon previously directed American Epic, a docuseries exploring America’s earliest roots music recordings from the 1920s. The series earned praise from Led Zeppelin themselves.

“When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I 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, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”

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