I'm in for this. They'd better get a seriously good drummer on board though.
I hope it is only a one-off because it would be lame if Led Zep trudged the reunion circuit.
Dave Grohl would be a pretty good choice for drummer.
I think Jason Bonham is the only logical choice for a drummer.
Didn't Phil Collins fill in at Live Aid back in the '80s?
This was on Yahoo:
"dancing days are here again, because the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin are finally getting back together! Yep, hard rock fans still dazed and confused by recent news of the long-delayed Van Halen reunion have even more reason to celebrate, now that this even longer-delayed reunion is reportedly in the works. Incredibly, according to NME.com, frontman Robert Plant is in talks this week with fellow Led Zep legends Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones about a Zeppelin tour that'll hopefully kick off in London this November. Presumably late drummer John Bonham's son, Jason Bonham (last seen banging skins for celebreality band Damnocracy on VH1's Supergroup), will fill in behind the drumkit for the Zep trek; since Damnocracy mouthpiece Sebastian Bach is busy trying to launch a hip-hop career on MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstars (more on that HERE), we're guessing Damnocracy are on indefinite hiatus and Jason will therefore thankfully be free..."
Sorry, never was really a Zepplin fan. I guess this is cool for people who are into them though...
Ha, I was right about Bonham.
Originally Posted by John Gargo
Didn't exactly go out on the ledge with that prediction did you John?
I love Zep but not all that excited about this reunion. But, I don't hold it against them. Everyone else is doing it so they may as well also.
Old Time NY Area TV
I'm not a big fan of all these silly reunions. I wish they would just let sleeping corpses lie.
The Yahoo blurb mentions the possibility of a tour, but the NME article its based on just talks about a one time show for charity. A one-off gig has me nervous. These guys don't exactly have a great track record with one-off reunions - their performances together at Live Aid and the Atlantic Records 40th Birthday show were embarassing, at best. I'd rather see them doing at least a mini-tour of some kind just because it would give them a chance to shake off the rust and do some good shows. I just hope they rehearse A LOT, and a small venue surprise warm up show wouldn't be a bad idea (plus they could stick it on as an extra on the inevitable dvd release down the road).
The article posted above doesn't confirm that Jason Bonham would be the drummer, just says "presumably". I can understand the appeal of keeping it in the family, but yeah, Dave Grohl would be a much better choice. I think his energy on stage would be a much needed kick in the pants that could help geezers Plant, Page, and Jones turn it up a notch.
Last edited by Ted Cogswell; 09-09-2007 at 06:27 PM.
I think right now, only the one Zeppelin performance has been confirmed. Everything else is still just rumors to the best of my knowledge.
I'm a moderate Zep fan and I guess it would be kind of surreal to see them actually do a tour. But I wouldn't be along for the ride. I'm sure they'd have to tour stadiums because a Led Zeppelin reunion world tour would be An Event. And stadium shows suck ass. They'd probably attract people who never even go to rock concerts. Still, a $15 DVD from the tour would be ok.
Last edited by Steve P.; 09-09-2007 at 06:38 PM.
Let me know if Leafhound reforms.
Actually, THEY HAVE!Originally Posted by Marshall Crist
Well, you did say you wanted to know, right?
"On your feet, or on your knees"
Hell yeah! Those pictures look ace. Halfway between genuinely cool and STILL CRAZY. Maybe they could tour the US with Blue Cheer or Iron Butterfly. Or both!Originally Posted by Horace Cordier