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    Default Why won’t Robert Plant reform Led Zeppelin?

    From the BBC
    It’s just a wild guess, but the Rolling Stones’ recent run of paydays,
    er, concerts, are not likely to have gone unnoticed by the former
    members of Led Zeppelin. The Stones have been away for a while,
    are all around 70 years old, and are playing songs from three and four
    decades ago on their current tour. But with tickets going for as high
    as $600, they’re pulling in millions of dollars in revenue each night.

    Somewhere, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are thinking: “This too
    could be ours.” A 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion concert at the O2 Arena
    in London with original members Page, Jones and Robert Plant, joined
    on drums by Jason Bonham (the son of the late John Bonham), was
    a success artistically and commercially. The show set a record for
    ticket demand, with 20 million fans wanting in, according to the
    Guinness Book of World Records.

    But the reunion proved to be a one-off, largely because Plant wanted
    no part of doing something more, despite tour offers ranging as high
    as $200m (£132m) from concert promoters. Page and Jones even
    started working with other vocalists in Plant’s stead in hope of
    keeping Zeppelin afloat, but never took it beyond the rehearsal
    stage. Plant instead focused on touring in 2008 with country singer
    Alison Krauss and producer T Bone Burnett, with whom he made a
    Grammy-winning album, Raising Sand. It didn’t sound anything like
    Led Zeppelin – a guiding feature behind most of Plant’s music in the
    three decades since Zeppelin imploded after John Bonham’s death
    in 1980.
    ...
    Part of his response suggests that it would be difficult to do
    anything Zep-related on his terms; that is, to create and perform
    new music rather than rely on rehashing the past. Even if Plant,
    Page and Jones reunited to make a new album, would fans want
    to hear them play it in concert at the expense of Whole Lotta Love
    and Stairway to Heaven? And if the band was somehow persuaded
    to crank up the ‘70s jukebox, could Plant hit those high notes and
    conjure the bravado of the bare-chested “golden god”?

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    They are one of the very very few bands from that era who could tour and even with 3/4 original members still sell out arenas worldwide no problem.
    Sad to say though that fateful day in 1980 sealed their fate pretty much for good. Plant is off and doing his own thing and like it or not he seems happy and content although some of his stuff lately has left me scratching my head.
    He will do versions of Zep songs with Alison Krauss the Band of Joy and the Strange Sensation but will not do the same with Page and Jones{hmm wha?}. As much as id love to see this happen before one of them punts out im not holding my breath at this point but then again there is always next year and more Zep reunion rumours.
    Ive heard he resides in Austin Tx ....I may have to make a trip there and give him a scolding.

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    There are always rumblings of it and Plant himself stated that he "didn't have anything planned for 2014" in an interview when asked about a Zep reunion. He and the Shape Shifters played at Red Rocks last month.

    Yes, he is living in Austin now (Travis Heights Neighborhood) with Patty Griffin who was in Band of Joy. She has lived in Austin for quite a number of years.

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    Sometimes it is just not meant to be. I heard a little of Bob Dillon the other night from my office which is next to an outdoor venue and my opinion is that he should retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugofbeer View Post
    Sometimes it is just not meant to be. I heard a little of Bob Dillon the
    other night from my office which is next to an outdoor venue and my
    opinion is that he should retire.
    Bob Dillon was my Advanced Harmony and 20th Century music teacher
    who also played sax. Do you mean Bob Dylan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    Bob Dillon was my Advanced Harmony and 20th Century music teacher
    who also played sax. Do you mean Bob Dylan?
    Yes the same Bob Dylan that dated Joan Bi-ez
    J/k

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    I prefer to remember Zeppelin how they were. I don't like bands that tour just for the money. No matter what they wouldn't be what they used to be even with Jason on drums.

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    I didn't have a chance to go see them in 1977 at The Myriad, if they were to reform I would definitely go see them if they played at Mile High Stadium. The video of the Led Zeppelin celebration day O2 Concert showed they still have it.

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    Bob Dylan gave the worst two concerts I've ever seen. I went the second time, believing it couldn't possibly be such a drag twice. Wrong.

    I just finished Keith Richards' exhaustive 500+ page book, "Life". I haven't cared for the Stones since about 1970. The book earned my respect for Keith, though, and he's clearly not the mess he appears to be.

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    Default Re: Why won’t Robert Plant reform Led Zeppelin?

    I saw Led Zeppelin at this event in 1969.

    Led Zeppelin - Official Website

    It was a fantastic day of music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljbab728 View Post
    I saw Led Zeppelin at this event in 1969.

    Led Zeppelin - Official Website

    It was a fantastic day of music.

    And the ticket was only 7 bucks.....
    Wow!
    Lucky you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by achilleslastand View Post
    yes the same bob dylan that dated joan bi-ez
    j/k
    ok, ok..... Lol

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    Default Re: Why won’t Robert Plant reform Led Zeppelin?

    Eh. He's got plenty of money. He's got plenty of fame. I can see not wanting to spend time on a reunion tour.

    I do enjoy his other creative efforts. Saw him with AK and T-bone at the zoo amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    And the ticket was only 7 bucks.....
    Wow!
    Lucky you.

    Well times have changed. LOL

    I think the people selling certain "Items" at the festival that weren't entirely legal may have been charging a little more than that.

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    I think he sees his Zeppelin Days as the past and he likes living in the here and now. Sometimes the past is best left in the past. I have never been a concert goer because, I just don't like big crowds and live music just doesn't do it for me. However, the people I know that do enjoy concerts often leave the concerts of the long time legends very disappointed.

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    Some things are just best left in the past.

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    Robert Plant - Official websitePlant is having a very successful individual career and tour. They all agreed to not perform together again after John Bonham died. Plant and Page did an album together and a limited tour but that's about it.

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    Default Re: Why won’t Robert Plant reform Led Zeppelin?

    I saw Led Zep in 1969 at the Fairgrounds. Jimmy Page was wearing
    overalls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I saw Led Zep in 1969 at the Fairgrounds. Jimmy Page was wearing
    overalls.
    Are you sure it wasn't 1970?
    Led Zeppelin - Official Website

    Its amazing that in their 12 year career that they only came to OKC twice. Anyways what a amazing experience that woulda been but at the tender age of 6 I wasn't allowed to go to concerts. Heck even when they hit the Myraid in 77 I wasn't allowed to go although a year or so later my Pops took me to see Tom T Hall.

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    The campout for the tickets in 77 was more fun than the concert was

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    Are you sure it wasn't 1970?
    Led Zeppelin - Official Website
    All this time I thought it was '69. Thanx.

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    I don't remember a back up group for LZ.

    I saw Yes back up Jethro Tull at the Civic Center. I'm afraid to guess
    when that was. Aqualung was the tour. I believe it was the Yes
    Album for Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I don't remember a back up group for LZ.

    I saw Yes back up Jethro Tull at the Civic Center. I'm afraid to guess
    when that was. Aqualung was the tour. I believe it was the Yes
    Album for Yes.
    Around the time of LZII they decided{Peter Grant}that whats the point of a backup band when the crowd was there to see LZ and and not the schmoe sisters. And being that some Zep shows sometimes were in the upwards of the 2 hour range the crowds easily got their moneys worth. They also upped their % split with local promoters to around the 90/10 range which most promoters threw a fit about but had no choice.

    As far as Yes goes ive always loved them especially Steve Howe.....what a monster player.
    Yes - Heart Of The Sunrise - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I don't remember a back up group for LZ.

    I saw Yes back up Jethro Tull at the Civic Center. I'm afraid to guess
    when that was. Aqualung was the tour. I believe it was the Yes
    Album for Yes.
    Jethro Tull had quite a show at Red Rocks in 1971 which ended up with a ban on rock concerts at the venue which lasted quite a number of years.
    Denver Post - Jethro Tull's '71 Red Rocks concert forged a place in rock history

    I saw Yes at the Myriad on the 1984 tour, it was a great show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedogok View Post
    I saw Yes at the Myriad on the 1984 tour, it was a great show.
    So did I. They had that rotating stage. I had great seats just above
    where the Zamboni would enter during hockey games.

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