LED ZEPPELIN TO PLAN REUNION TOUR?
According to World Entertainment News Network [via Blabbermouth.net], rock legends Led Zeppelin will reportedly reunite for a one-off memorial concert in honor of their late Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegun, and may follow it up by embarking on a world tour.
Zeppelin has only performed a handful of concerts, including Live Aid in 1985 and the Atlantic Records 20th Anniversary party in 1988, since its split in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham. But, if the reports are to be believed, singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones will re-group alongside Bonham’s son Jason (who has played behind Jimmy Page, U.F.O., Foreigner, and the VH1 reality TV show SuperGroup) for a special concert in memory of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun in London.
A source says, “Page, Plant and Jones spoke and agreed to do the memorial concert. They are waiting for a definite date. And no one can quite believe it, but during discussions about the concert they all gave the green light to a tour if it all does well and they don’t all fall out. It has been hoped for and denied for years. But this is the closest they have ever come to a reunion tour. The feeling is that this is going to happen next year.”
Ertegun died in December 2006 after seven weeks in a coma following a fall at a Rolling Stones concert.