Monday, March 03, 2008

Plant Says No to $200 Million for Zep Tour

Get a good look at the video below. It's Zeppelin doing Kashmir last December at the reunion show for Ahmet Ertegün. Look at it closely. See how they rock.

Now come to grips with the fact that this is probably the closest we'll get. Robert Plant has officially out the kibosh on a tour. Read all the details in the LA Times, but Plant would rather keep working with Allison Krauss than his old fishing buddies. Even if it cost him $200 million.

Yep - the standing offer would net he, Page and Jones $200 million - EACH.

In a London Daily Mirror story, a band source said: "Despite the enormous offer, the decision did not come down to money. They always said they would do the one-off show and then see how they felt. Jimmy had enjoyed the concert in December enough to want to tour. He argued they still had something to offer. He likes the idea of another chapter in the band - the grown-up tour. John Paul Jones sided with Jimmy. He loved making music with the others again. But, Robert wanted to leave last year's concert as their legacy. They had proved they could still do it and that was enough."

Whatever. His, and our, loss.


Further on up the road said...

A shame but there it goes - maybe that is the best way.

I'm very lucky at a young 15 year old 4th August 1979 in a huge field in England I watched them performed one of the last gigs they ever did together.

I remember Archilies Last Stand, Kashmir and Heartbreaker as stand outs.

One thing - at least you can't say Plant is a sell out now can you.

Chris said...

What would Gene have done?

Isorski said...

Um...He would have made them pay him $300 million and John Paul Jones only $100 million.

Guitarman5150 said...

If figures. What else to you expect from Plant? He has always been the hold out. We just have to come to grips with the facts that we are never going to see a full Led Zeppelin tour agian. Robert Plant will always be the hold out, as bad as that sucks that's just the way it is!

I want to go wring his neck now but what can you do?