The first official clip from Becoming Led Zeppelin has been shared online, following the documentary’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday (4 September).
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The minute-long preview shows off crisp archival footage of the band working their magic onstage, interspersed with black-and-white clips of a zeppelin floating in the sky and then bursting into flames.
According to the Associated Press, the documentary will feature songs with restored footage and audio played at full-length.
Jimmy Page was reportedly in attendance at the film’s premiere and was pleased with the project. Speaking to the AP, Page revealed he had been pitched several documentaries in the past to tell Led Zeppelin’s story, but said “they were pretty miserable” and did not focus enough on the music.
“This one, it’s everything about the music, and what made the music tick,” Page said. “It’s not just a sample of it with a talking head. This is something in a totally different genre.”
Becoming Led Zeppelin is the only documentary of its kind in which the band themselves have participated. It charts their rise to stardom and includes new interviews with Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with late drummer John Bonham.