in the first new episode of 2013 the 60 Minutes the team talk to Matthew Newton . Led Zeppelin Lead singer Robert Plant.and an adventurer who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Say the name Matthew Newton and most people will offer an opinion. The view is that he’s either a violent boyfriend, or a mentally ill man. Repeatedly, courts here in Australia, and in the US, have judged Newton, on the grounds of his psychological state. Just last November, a Miami judge spared him jail, despite him punching a hotel receptionist. Now Matthew Newton says he’s on the road to recovery, but there are some extraordinary admissions along the way.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen
The wonder of extreme adventure is, you never know how things will turn out. By its very nature, it involves pushing the limits of human endeavour and demands a bit of good luck. Australia’s Adrian McRae thought he’d dreamt up the ultimate adventure, to paraglide off the roof of Africa. Hundreds of daredevils joined his incredible quest up Mount Kilimanjaro. But as Allison Langdon discovered, none of them could know what the mountain had in store.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Nick Greenaway
They were the biggest rock group on the planet – knocking off the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Everything about Led Zeppelin was bigger, their sound, their bad boy reputation and that voice of lead singer
Robert Plant. He was the self-proclaimed “Golden God” of Rock. And 40 years on, still singing and touring, he continues to inspire awe in his devotees, musicians and fans alike. Some of his antics have mellowed, but his voice is still sublime, and there’s still a twinkle in his eye.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Steven Burling
The episode runs for 90 minutes and airs this Sunday at 730 PM on NINE