Led Zeppelin announce new seven-inch for Record Store Day

    The record features two previously unreleased versions of "Rock and Roll" and "Friends."

    Led Zeppelin Record Store Day
    The living members of the band at a press conference in 2012. Image: Adrian Dennis / AFP / GettyImages

    It’s been a long time since Led Zeppelin rocked and rolled, but they’re about to drop new tracks soon. Well, kinda. For this year’s Record Store Day, held on April 21, the legendary band are launching a limited edition seven-inch single with two previously unheard recordings.

    Pressed on yellow vinyl, the single features the Sunset Sound Mix of “Rock and Roll” and the Olympic Studios Mix of “Friends.” Jimmy Page produced both mixes, and also selected them for this release. Even if you’re not a diehard fan, the album artwork—the blimp is back!—will look good in any record collection.

    The news comes a few months in advance of the band’s 50th anniversary this September. And they’ve got more stuff coming out in celebration of the golden jubilee. On March 23, Zeppelin are dropping a vinyl box set and Blu-ray Audio editions of the How the West was Won live album.

    But those hoping for a reunion show will be disappointed to hear that isn’t in the pipelines. “I very much doubt it,” said Page in an interview. “We’ve gone past the tenth anniversary of the ’02 [show], where we managed to do one serious concert. That’s the only thing that we’ve done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we’ll do anything else. I really think the time has gone.”