By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Led Zeppelin fans in Canada who own a copy of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant: Live in Japan 1996 may have happened upon an unintentional rarity!
According to Sun News Network, the live concert DVD is being pulled from shelves after Jimmy Page’s lawyer has confirmed that the film is actually a bootleg that was never permitted for release.
The film, which was distributed by Koch Entertainment, was available at HMVs and Best Buys throughout Canada, but both companies have since released statements that they will be removing the DVD from their stores until further authenticity can be proven.
San Diego resident and Zeppelin fan Terry Stephenson reportedly claims that he is the one responsible for taping Page and Plant’s 1996 Tokyo performance that appears on the film, though he apparently had no intentions of selling it, and assumes it was pirated by another party.
As of now, Koch Entertainment has not made a statement on the DVD.
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