Led Zeppelin To Play Coachella And/Or Bonnaroo*
How do you get Robert Plant to agree to a full-scale Led Zeppelin reunion when he’s reluctant to leave his project with Alison Krauss behind just so he can play decades-old music every night and rake in a lot of cash? Apparently, you tell him the band’s moving on without him.
According to England’s Sun newspaper, the band was auditioning singers (hopefully none named David Coverdale) to hit the road without Plant. Perhaps chilled by the thought of being the new Steve Perry (or Jon Anderson), Plant has allegedly reconsidered his previous stance against an extensive reunion tour.
“He realised he couldn’t face the thought of not being involved. The band were over the moon when he told them the news. They are now forging ahead with the tour plans and they can’t wait to get on the road.”
Then again, is an unnamed source in a British newspaper enough verification to really get excited for? Haven’t we been burned by this sort of thing before? We’re leaving it in your hands… how excited should we be for the prospect of rocking out to “Black Dog” live, instead of in the comforts of your own home?
Led Yep [The Sun]
* This is probably not true (at all), but someone has to be the first to say it.