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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