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Wednesday 29th October 2008

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Harvey Goldsmith Says No Led Zeppelin Tour...

…without plant.

Basically what i said a few posts ago, he doesnt agree that it would be Led Zeppelin without Plant. and rightly so!

Led Zeppelin should not go on tour using their original name without singer Robert Plant, promoter Harvey Goldsmith has said.

Plant announced last month that he would not tour for at least two years, and his other bandmates are auditioning for a new frontman to perform in future live shows.

Mr Goldsmith, who has promoted the band in the past, including their one-off show at the O2 Arena last year, said that even if Plant agreed to go on tour, it would not be the right move for the band.

He said: “If they’re going out with another singer it’s not exactly Led Zeppelin, and if it is, then them doing a long tour, I’m not sure what the point is because they don’t need to do it.

“I think they should do something as Led Zeppelin but I think doing a long tour around the world, like the Rolling Stones did, I don’t know that would work.

“They’re one of the few lucky bands that don’t need to tour. They need to do something new and innovative that would turn them on.

“As far as I’m aware there’s no Led Zeppelin tour. Whatever the rest of the band want to do with other musicians is up to them.”

Source: The Press Association

Monday 27th October 2008

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Led Zeppelin to Tour in 2009 without plant!

According to Metal Hammer Magazine:

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has added fuel to the rumour that Led Zeppelin are set to tour in 2009 without their iconic frontman Robert Plant.

Speaking at Mason’s Guitar Show in Exeter this past weekend, Jones was asked about who would be singing for Led Zeppelin if they were to tour in 2009 and he answered “As soon as we know who it is, we’ll let you know who it is.”

Jones also seemed to all but confirm that Led Zeppelin would be touring in the near future and that even if Plant isn’t going to be involved now, he might choose to “in a few years”.

If rumours are to be believed, Led Zeppelin will be replacing Robert Plant with Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy.

Source: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/more-rumours-surrounding-led-zeppelin-getting-a-new-vocalist/

Wednesday 15th October 2008

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Led Zeppelin Tour 2009...

Well, what do we think?

is this going to happen?

Plant seems pretty set against the tour…

whilst i havent been reading into this too much (for a multitude of reasons, the main ones being: i fulfilled my ambition of seeing Led Zeppelin, and although it would be AWESOME to see another Led Zeppelin Show, I mean the atmosphere was electic and the whole show was spot on for me… i wouldnt want to see a show that wasnt as good as the show i saw them on last time… I know Zeppelin are an awesome band, but i also know of past misadventures that have happened… live aid anyone? I would rather they leave it on a high note, and rather, i’d like to leave it on a high note…

Of course, if a tour did commence, i’d be there like a shot! but part of me hopes they dont do one… ofcourse, the selfish part of me wants to have been to the last “Led Zeppelin” gig ever! what an attribute… but still, thats being selfish! )

So i havent been reading up on the tour, partially for those reasons, and alot because i havent been in the frame of mind for music… now i feel different…

So i will go through what i have found out and what i am finding out as i find it :)

So far the following has happened…

As of September 26th… NME wrote the following:

Led Zeppelin are planning a full tour for next summer, with singer Robert Plant set to rejoin the band, according to reports in The Sun today (September 26).

Despite their massively-successful reunion gig at London’s O2 Arena last winter, the band have so far declined to confirm whether they will plan any more shows together.

Initially, it was believed that singer Plant was against a full tour with the band.

However, today’s report claims that Plant is now ready to join guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham in rehearsals for a tour set to start next summer.

An unnamed source told the newspaper: “He [Plant] realised he couldn’t face the thought of not being involved. The band were over the moon when he told them the news.”

Although… it seems to have been unfolded since that not only has Plant not agreed, he has flat out denied any chance of going on tour with Led Zeppelin…

According to Sky news 30th September:

Led Zep frontman Robert Plant has ended hopes of a new tour and album by the supergroup - by saying he definitely will not be part of it.

Robert Plant

Frontman Plant wants to pursue solo projects

It goes against fresh rumours that Plant had given the go-ahead for a series of shows and an album following the band’s successful comeback performance in London last year.

In a statement, the singer said:"Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with Led Zeppelin. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets.

“It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward.”

The 60-year old, who is currently on the road promoting a solo project with country singer Alison Krauss, said he is not planning to do anything else for at least two years.

Earlier this month, he told Sky News he was uneasy about trying to do any more with Led Zep.

“I can’t emulate something that I already had down such a long time ago, to try and bring it back into focus now. Because I’m a different guy, I don’t want to become a parody,” he said.

In August, it was claimed Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham recorded material which may become a new Led Zeppelin project. But Robert Plant had not been performing in the sessions.

In his new statement, he hinted there may be some truth in that rumour.

He said: “I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.”

Led Zep - best known for classics like Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love - has sold more than 300 million albums and influenced countless bands.

And most recently rumours have been circulating that Zeppelin are rehearsing with other singers.. most notably Myles Kennedy - of Washington band ALTER BRIDGE.

Talking to MuchMoreMusic, TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider said: “They’re saying [to Robert], ‘We’re all rehearsed, we’re ready to go. Here’s a gazillion dollars on the table. If you don’t do it, we’re going out with this kid. And he can sing the shit out of Zeppelin.’ And they’re gonna hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, ‘Okay’".

Its a bold attempt, but im confident, if Plant says no, he means no!

unfortunate though it is, we may see Led Zeppelin 2.0 in the coming 2009… Led Zeppelin, without Plant…

Is Led Zeppelin still Led Zeppelin without the Plant?

Just like was Zeppelin ever really Zeppelin without Bonham on the drums… atleast now there is a Bonham firmly seated on the kit, but losing Plant too, would be too much to take… there would only be half of Zeppelin… as much as i adore Jason bonham, he isnt John, and 3/4 of Zeppelin was as good as im gonna get… but if they tour as Led Zeppelin, without Plant… I’d be distraught, not to mention how Plant himself would feel!

More on this, after the break…

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Led Zeppelin 2008...

Okay… I’m gonna be straight… i havent been keeping up on this story fully… infact anything Zeppelin, except the music, has been passing me by for the past 6 months or so. so i really need to get my head round whats gone on int he past 6 months….

Alot of speculation, and alot of rumours for starters!

Lets start with whats solid and fact, and out there…

Led Zeppelin Vinyl

The Song Remains The Same (4LP-180 Gram Vinyl Box)

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (EXPANDED & REMASTERED SOUNDTRACK), now available as a collectible 4-LP 180-GRAM VINYL BOX, premiered on CD in late 2007 to coincide with Led Zeppelin’s historic reunion for a concert in London benefiting the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund and honoring the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Featuring music from the band’s classic 1976 concert film, the set captures performances recorded during their legendary three-night stand at Madison Square Garden in July of 1973. Originally released in ‘76, the soundtrack now includes six additional songs.

Available at rhino Record store….

Unfortuately us brits get screwed over on the price, being that its $49.95 or there abouts in states and about the same in pounds over here…

oh well :(

Theres also some more vinyl available here:

Check out the Mothership Special Edition Vinyl ‘Making Of’ Video

http://www.ledzeppelin.com/video/mothership-special-edition-vinyl-making-video

Order Mothership Vinyl

http://rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=371836

Order The Song Remains the Same Vinyl

http://rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=371900

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