Sunday, September 09, 2007

Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week

Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week
September 07, 2007

By Ray Waddell, Nashville
Talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion just refuses to go away. Billboard reported in July that the band may get together for a proposed tribute to the late producer/record mogul Ahmet Ertegun at the O2 in London in November (Billboard, Aug. 4). Now on the date 11.13.07 mysteriously appears with the familiar Zep symbols. And several people saw the band touring the O2 during Prince's recent stand at the new 20,000-seat London arena. A press conference next Wednesday (Sept. 12) in London may clear everything up. There has been talk that tour producers AEG Live and Michael Cohl's CPI (Rolling Stones, Genesis, Barbra Streisand) have put in offers on a Zep tour featuring founding members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones with late drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham's son Jason on drums. But it is also well-known in the industry that standing offers have been on the table for a Led Zeppelin tour for more than a decade. Nov. 13 also has another significance: it's the drop date of a new Atlantic/Rhino two-disc, 24-track best-of set, "Mothership." Additionally, a deluxe reissue of the soundtrack to the 1976 concert film "The Song Remains the Same" with previously unreleased material and a new DVD edition of that movie will arrive Nov. 20 via Atlantic/Rhino and Warner Home Video, respectively.


Blogger Bobby said...

The greatest rock band of them all, Led Zeppelin, ceased to exist the second that John Bonham died in 1980. The other three had the rare grace, integrity and dicipline, to bring the curtain down on the worlds biggest attraction. They knew that without Bonzo, the unique magical Zeppelin chemistry that made them so mesmerizing and riveting was irretrievably lost. If they do reform, to call it Led Zeppelin is simply inaccurate and sets the bar impossibly high. RIP Bonzo. Long live the brilliant music of the mighty Led Zeppelin.

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