Led Zep's New Singer?

Led Zeppelin Without Robert Plant?

Myles Kennedy
There's been no shortage of Led Zeppelin gossip this year. Following the band's one-off reunion in London last December (read the review here) there's been a steady stream of touring buzz and recording dreams, all of which seem to consistently be thwarted by Robert Plant. With the remaining core of Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, along with original drummer John Bonham's son, Jason Bonham, eager to get the Led out, this problem may have found a resolution. According to an article on Billboard.com, the band may have found a replacement singer in Myles Kennedy, who is best known for his work with Alter Bridge.

Kennedy has rehearsed with the willing members of Zep, and according to Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, the band is "saying [to Robert], 'We're all rehearsed, we're ready to go. Here's a gazillion dollars on the table. If you don't do it, we're going out with this kid. And he can sing the shit out of Zeppelin.' And they're gonna hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, 'Okay,' and step in before having the lead singer of Alter Bridge out with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham."

This has led to speculation about a new band name that would feature Kennedy as the frontman, but none of this has been confirmed in any capacity. Stay tuned as we'll be sure to report back on any potential Led Zeppelin (or whatever you want to call it) news.

And if you need a reminder of why any mention of a potential Zep tour is so important, just give a listen to this 1977 live version of "Achilles Last Stand." I guess the question really is, can they still do that shit thirty-years later? And if not, is it worth doing at all... Either way, this here is, and always be, what the kids call "sick":

[Published on: 10/31/08]

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Comments

canoftunapudding Fri 10/31/2008 10:41AM
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Plant's too busy sniffin Kraus's panties

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Fri 10/31/2008 10:42AM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

I sure hope they are not going to try selling tics for 200 with this lineup

DubSaw star Fri 10/31/2008 10:42AM
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DubSaw

lame !!!

JParadise star Fri 10/31/2008 10:44AM
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This could be one of the worst things that ever happened.

Marcsmall Fri 10/31/2008 10:47AM
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Marcsmall

This is trash.....Who the hell wants to go see 2 members of Zep, with Jason Bonham and some random joker?

nuke_ticketbastard star Fri 10/31/2008 10:47AM
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NO WAY ! bogusssss

eask starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 10:54AM
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eask

hey hey mama said the way you move gonna make you sweat gonna make you groove

n-1 Fri 10/31/2008 10:54AM
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marketing ploy. this is just as big as when jimmy page and robert plant were playing together, the led zep sound was arguably more right on then, given that most people overlook the bass. its cool that two zep members are playing but its not led zepplin, i wonder why they didnt call it zeppling when page and plant were playing?

oh and plant seems like a real grumpy old coot

n-1 Fri 10/31/2008 10:56AM
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i like the informal language in this article, and thanks for the strait up honest coverage

rainydaywomen420 star Fri 10/31/2008 10:57AM
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rainydaywomen420

what the fuck is dee snider doing in this picture? anyway this article is disgusting, if they do a "gazillion" dollar world tour with this myles kennedy something inside of me will die.

Ned8 starstar Fri 10/31/2008 11:04AM
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Thanks for the info; you just haveto be dissapointed with Paige and Jones.

Both extremely talented individuals who could get into their creative side and create a new project. I got to side with Plant on this one. Last time this was brought up mycomment was that Plant had created something fresh with Krauss and T bone. I dug it as a lot of others did. Paige has a way of getting his way no matter what credibility he destroys by doing so

willo86 Fri 10/31/2008 11:05AM
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The lead singer of a Creed off-shoot fronting Zeppelin!!!!!!!!!!

URTH2URTH starstarstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 11:12AM
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URTH2URTH

page and jones should just write new stuff and tour under a different name, with a different drummer, and different singer. but probelm is people will want to hear all old zep hits, well they should make it known that they are NOT zeppelin and will not be playing all the old hits. maybe close with one or throw a couple in the set for fun, but i would much rather hear new music from some of these classic rock guys. i've heard black dog 10 million times, show us that you are still a stellar musician and write/play some new rockin' material. thats 2 cents from a huge zep fan.

kb4404 Fri 10/31/2008 11:13AM
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Plain and simple; No Plant = No Zeppelin!!

FreeHawk Fri 10/31/2008 11:15AM
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FreeHawk

How much more money do these guys need to make? Are they going to try to make new music?

BGsteveBG star Fri 10/31/2008 11:22AM
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BGsteveBG

There already is a band called Lez Zeppelin...

Anyway, this is really really terrible news... I gotta agree with kb4404- No Plant = No Zeppelin

davblo Fri 10/31/2008 11:24AM
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This is so lame they might as well put Page and Jones on TV with Brooke Burke and Dave Navarro for a version of "Rock Star Zep" to find a new singer... Props to RP for keeping it real and chasing new sounds

lsamuel3 Fri 10/31/2008 11:26AM
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this is really upsetting, we can already go out and see led zeppelin tribute bands for $10

if they do tour with a replacement singer, you'd think they would choose Michael White (Michael White and the White's is one of the premier zep cover bands)

mfgoof Fri 10/31/2008 11:29AM
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2 things:

1. If Plant is in Kruass's panties then good for him for wanting to stay there a little longer.

2. GlassWorks is a douchebag.

snausages starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 11:33AM
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snausages

ok ok maybe i don't agree with the new singer and all...but how can you say "no plant= no zeppelin"? Robert Plant alone is simply Robert Plant. Led Zeppelin isn't Led Zeppelin if it doesn't have ALL of it's members. That's like crediting Thom Yorke as Radiohead.

I'm sorry...the band isn't the same without its singer and the singer isn't the same without its band. Let's just face it...their time has come.

and gone. I don't think Zepp will ever be the same.

RambleOnShelbyRose Fri 10/31/2008 11:34AM
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MOERON10 Fri 10/31/2008 11:38AM
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THAT IS WEAK!NO PLANT NO ZEP!THAYS ALL THERE IS TO IT.GO PHISH

MartinHalo Fri 10/31/2008 11:41AM
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MartinHalo

There is no way they are going on the road with this clown. Come on.... i mean... come on.... i mean really? Is Roy Harper not available?

gmoo Fri 10/31/2008 11:50AM
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gmoo

He is the lead singer for Creed 2.0. Yikes.

curtbraski starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 11:56AM
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Chaloupka Fri 10/31/2008 12:04PM
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Chaloupka

I'd go see 'em.

groovatronics Fri 10/31/2008 12:08PM
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yeah there's already a band called lez zeppelin, and they probably sound more like what we know and love than this hacked crap will!

salmon401 Fri 10/31/2008 12:10PM
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salmon401

I realize this is entirely uncalled for but it is Friday and everyone loves to be a smart ass on the internet......"1977 liver version"? Did they do a version for all the organs?

philhitz Fri 10/31/2008 12:21PM
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pure greed

Revpnice starstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 12:33PM
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Revpnice

greed? that doesnt make any sense. These guys have all the money in the world. They simply got back together and realized that they loved playing with each other. When you reach that age, you realize there isnt much time left to do something like this. Obviously they want Plant, but that pussy doenst want to play "loud" music anymore. Yes, it would be wrong to charge $200 a ticket, but hopefully they prove themselves to be better than that.

Ned8 Fri 10/31/2008 12:44PM
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Revpnice.... Plant a pussy? Come off it!!!!!!

The same argument you make should be resounding insofar as if they really love playing together they would create another project. Money certainly has something to do with it otherwise they would do just that.... Write new songs, form another group and rock. They would have done so when Plant said he was involved in other projects months ago

cUB_nAsTY starstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 12:44PM
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cUB_nAsTY

if they really wanna replace plant they need to get Billy Squire.

Listen to "Lonely is the night" for years i thought it was a zeppelin song.

gmoo Fri 10/31/2008 12:54PM
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gmoo

Pure greed? I don't think anyone has the right to make that statement including myself. I'm not a big zep fan but that's just not fair...

jimithescumbag Fri 10/31/2008 01:11PM
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I heard yesterday that Steven Tyler was going to step in as the vocalist. So reading that this guy from Alter Bridge could be their singer does not seem so bad by comparison.

matthau Fri 10/31/2008 01:30PM
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Hmmm...maybe the Stones should tour without Mick, or the Who without Daltrey. Hello, what's left of Led Zeppelin....you don't need the money and the music will be sub-par. Just look at how lousy the Doors were when they reunited without Morrison. Robert Plant is a BIG part of what made Zep great. They will be an expensive cover band should they tour without Plant.....and NOTHING more.

theragman Fri 10/31/2008 01:51PM
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oh no!

handlebarstache star Fri 10/31/2008 02:11PM
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handlebarstache

No JOHN Bonham, no Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin died on September 5th, 1980.

Before you start, his son is not fit to wash his jock, never mind sit behind his kit.

jazzfester Fri 10/31/2008 02:13PM
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Agreed. Expensive cover band without Plant. The only reason that I would go see these guys is the hope that the group dynamic would still exist with the offspring of John Bonham.

Also, regardless of Plant's age, these are his songs--however he performs them is the way they were meant to be performed.

JEBBFCFM Fri 10/31/2008 02:19PM
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JEBBFCFM

Reminds me of how the Dead Kennedys now tour without Jello Biafra, Blah! It kind of feels like watching a cover band, you just can't get fully into it.

WidespreadMule3 Fri 10/31/2008 02:27PM
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WidespreadMule3

i've seen alter bridge before (music taste has changed a little since then) but this guy can sing the shit outta anything. he has an incredible note range and can top robert plant any day. i'm interested in hearing this one.

Cola21 Fri 10/31/2008 02:46PM
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Cola21

Let's see...here's my choice:

No Led Zeppelin or Jimmy Page and the rest of the band (Jason = John for me) with a singer who can hold his own to the original singer. Goddamn. Good music is good music. and Great music is great music. and Great musicians are great musicians. I pissed as hell that it's not the full band, but I'm stoked as hell for the opportunity.

BehindTheMule Fri 10/31/2008 03:22PM
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BehindTheMule

I've said many a time that I would sell a kindney to see Led Zeppelin live.... maybe I should have been more clear.... I would go that distance to see the the remaining 3 with Jason.... Not too sure about this AltarBridge guy? I'd still see them, but the tickets better be inexpensive!

Strainger Fri 10/31/2008 03:53PM
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Dont bash this guy without knowing anything about him. I saw Govt. Mule this year and it was the typical blues rock show....hoo hum...until this Miles guy came out...they covered a zeppelin tune and it tore the roof off, this guy DOES have to voice, probably even more that Plant now, so give him a chance.

I agree they are not Zeppelin or should even be called that, but dont knock this guy until you hear him, he will do Zep justice.

stringche101 Fri 10/31/2008 04:13PM
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stringche101

to me i dont really care who sings, i mean yeah if they can get robert plant to play with them, then rock on. BUTTT i probably wont be seeing them anyways. Tickets are going to be like 100 bucks for a nosebleed seat! Id rather go see 5 or 6 great shows then one mediocre zeppelin show. And what about that merlefest lineup.. SMOKIN! peace yall

TravlynnJoe Fri 10/31/2008 04:14PM
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Harvey Goldsmith: No Led Zep without Plant

Led Zeppelin should not go on tour using their original name without singer Robert Plant, promoter Harvey Goldsmith has said.

Plant announced last month that he would not tour for at least two years, and his other bandmates are auditioning for a new frontman to perform in future live shows.

Mr Goldsmith, who has promoted the band in the past, including their one-off show at the O2 Arena last year, said that even if Plant agreed to go on tour, it would not be the right move for the band.

He said: "If they're going out with another singer it's not exactly Led Zeppelin, and if it is, then them doing a long tour, I'm not sure what the point is because they don't need to do it.

"I think they should do something as Led Zeppelin but I think doing a long tour around the world, like the Rolling Stones did, I don't know that would work.

"They're one of the few lucky bands that don't need to tour. They need to do something new and innovative that would turn them on.

"As far as I'm aware there's no Led Zeppelin tour. Whatever the rest of the band want to do with other musicians is up to them."

http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5i_EZmv55Mn_NCpsXR0IA_1lUQB8w

TravlynnJoe Fri 10/31/2008 04:24PM
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TravlynnJoe

If Jimmy Page is looking for a real singer to replace Robert Plant then he needs to get in contact with "MATT JERNIGAN" the singer as Robert Plant in the ultimate Led Zeppelin cover band called "ZOSO". He would be absolutely great on tour nuff said. Check out ZOSO on Youtube they are awesome.

If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70's or are looking for a great chance to relive the Music, Magic and Mystery of Zeppelin, you must experience ZOSO. The sound and visual effects will astound you and bring you back to the "Hammer of Gods" career (from 1968-1980).

http://www.zosoontour.com/

funkzone starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 05:04PM
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who really gives a shit about plant anyway, he's obviously the least important member (the greatest of course deceased, RIP).... if he's too much of a pussy to tour than I say fuck 'em, I'll be there to see one of the greatest rock bassists ever grooving to the dna of the greatest drummer of all time, oh yeah, & page ain't too bad himself for that matter.... I say bring it on!!!!!!!!!

Sixmilliondollarman Fri 10/31/2008 05:14PM
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Sixmilliondollarman

I just joined the group of D.A.N.Z.S. Dads against non Zep singers.

irtimed starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 05:53PM
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irtimed

GET WARREN!

formoremoe. starstarstarstar Fri 10/31/2008 06:51PM
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shit or get off the pot

Ned8 Fri 10/31/2008 07:05PM
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funkzone... Did you really state that Plant is the least important member of Zep? Huhh? That is absurd!!!!

Last comment; Paige and Jones can go out and create another band, play the tunes and have anyone sing they want and then show us what you got now; write a tune or two.

That band was all parts.... ALL PARTS EQUAL

Idiots say anything but.

Idiots who stupify Rock and Roll from being the high art it is at it's best

NICU971 Fri 10/31/2008 09:54PM
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Sounds gay!

Roswellznutsack Fri 10/31/2008 10:28PM
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Dire46daysWolf Sat 11/1/2008 02:55AM
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Dire46daysWolf

trying to be as optimistic as possible....it's hard.

crowesfan star Sat 11/1/2008 06:22AM
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crowesfan

Simply put its not Led Zeppelin if Robert Plant isn't out there doing his trademark high-pitched howl. And the dude from Alter Bridge i mean get Chris Robinson from the Crowes, they did a real nice job on that Jimmy Page Tour

nomemory Sat 11/1/2008 06:32AM
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nomemory

It should be billed as "Jimmy Page solo: ft. J.P.Jones and J. Bonham" that way it sounds like you're getting two bonus musicians, rather than getting ripped off by paying full price for half the show. I'm sure they'd rock, but not worth more than 20-30 bucks. Knowing T.master, that'll be the surcharge.

NICU971 Sat 11/1/2008 06:41AM
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^^It should not be billed like that at all because John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were equal members in an amazing band.

brendan3 starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/1/2008 07:26AM
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seriously, is no-one going to mention that john bonham was the backbone of that band, that he is, if not the best, the most bad-ass drummer ever. there will never be anything even closely resembling led zep since Bonzo passed along so many years ago. lets all just enjoy the memories, bloody knuckles and all.

mark_perk Sat 11/1/2008 07:34AM
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mark_perk

i would rather see zep play with a pineapple singing than the dude from alter bridge.

motonibur Sat 11/1/2008 09:02AM
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motonibur Sat 11/1/2008 09:03AM
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Jack Straw Berry Sat 11/1/2008 09:50AM
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Jack Straw Berry

can you say "Spinal Tap"? Kudos for Robert for doing something new and not (yet) following the $$$ and ego stroking of a big Zep tour (though I luvz me some Zeppelin!!)

Jack Straw Berry Sat 11/1/2008 09:57AM
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Jack Straw Berry

Yes...like DK's without Jello, Phil with Jackie Green, Van Halen with Sammy, and all the bands that went before and after them...though Jason B is great, this would, in fact, be a cover band...

futhepharmer Sat 11/1/2008 10:19AM
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futhepharmer

You people should actually listen to the Plant/Krauss live show before you slam Robert for playing music that's satisfyingly original. That you would bust on him for continuing to do something that makes him happy and not running to tour with Zep to make yourselves happy is selfish and petty to say the least.

Mightyquinn starstarstarstar Sat 11/1/2008 12:11PM
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"I guess the question really is, can they still do that shit thirty-years later? And if not, is is worth doing at all.." EXACTLY - Without Bonzo, this band will never be the same, HOWEVER, JPJ and Jimmy could tap into something magical that's still alive there. My thought is this - maybe Plant just doesn't have the lungs for this shit anymore, and if not, then maybe it'd be better off with some random whanker on stage. Half of me says, I gotta respect Robert Plant for not wanting to ruin Zep with an unworthy reuion tour. The other half of me says, I'm 28, and I would give my left nut to see ten minutes of Led Zeppelin.

Woody Sat 11/1/2008 04:08PM
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Woody

they better change their name if they are touring without plant.

oldfartatplay Sat 11/1/2008 04:11PM
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oldfartatplay

zep w. plant vs. zep w/o plant - eh, who cares, it's a total yawn fest one way or the other. the material is dated and, and the whole zeppelin worship deal, is totally beyond me.

phalluscooper Sat 11/1/2008 04:18PM
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phalluscooper

Led Zeppelin 2009 = Casinos & State Fairs

Inkglory starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/1/2008 04:22PM
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Inkglory

quit complaining, any form of Zep is better than no Zep

kearneyval Sat 11/1/2008 04:38PM
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How terrible. If Page, Jones, and Bohnom want to play together they should just make a new band all together. Not having John Bohnom is one thing, but not having Robert Plant is just awful.

DYLANP star Sat 11/1/2008 07:24PM
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DYLANP

I think Jimmy Page is better off getting a THE FIRM reunion going.

Led Zeppelin wouldnt tour in the 80's or 90's because of 'reduced skills', wtf is it going to be like now? RADIOACTIVE!

Muffinman1 Sat 11/1/2008 07:30PM
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They shouldn't tour without Plant. Thats the final word!

lewiscipher Sun 11/2/2008 04:32AM
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I guess the question really is, can they still do that shit thirty-years later?

um....reference London 2007 to answer that stupid ass question

funkzone starstarstarstarstar Sun 11/2/2008 05:01AM
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you don't get the last word, who gave you the last word- Page and JPJ actually get the last word, technically speaking

And yes, Ned8, I did say what I said, on the other hand I don't care if they call it Led Zeppelin, they could call it purple vomit and I'd still be in the front row. I'm not completely dissing plant, but if his pussy hurts than he should stop stuffing his crotch & take some time out.

And to the guy who said something about Trey singing- he couldn't even sing w/ phish (not dissing his abilities on guitar, I've seen many shows)-

that probably would keep me home if he showed up because he's ruined everything I've seen him do in the past 8 years

pgeano star Sun 11/2/2008 06:25AM
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They can tour in any line-up and call it anything they want; that doesn't make it so. If Page and Plant, 2 members of Zep, can tour together and they don't call it "Led Zeppelin," then two other members of Zep, Page and JPJ, cannot rightly call it "Led Zeppelin" either. That's my logic, here's my opinion: Page and Plant is just not that good. Their tribal/orchestral version of "Nobody's Fault But Mine," which has been stripped of its funk and soul says it all. The only great post-Zeppelin project was Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes. The o2 Arena "reunion" show was a lot of hype, but when I heard the recording, it just sounded like the same old crappy casino-caliber Page and Plant. I think we have Jason Bonham to thank for that. He's a mediocre drummer at best, barely able to keep up with JPJ. While I think we can agree that there will never be another Bonzo, there must be a better drummer who would crap his pants if given the opportunity to play with the legends...

phalluscooper Sun 11/2/2008 06:59AM
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The Page & Plant tours of '95 and '98 were closer to the real deal than this. Hopefully Robert Plant will come around on this one. Zep fans have been loyal for a long time.

Ned8 Sun 11/2/2008 12:42PM
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funkzone.... Novelty is just that; They will either be true to it or not. Plant, in my opinion is by showing that he can write new music so and it be great . If anything. Paige could by your criteria could be as you say, "A Pussy," for not having the wherewith all to create a new project. As is every band spawned from an original project, they of course, will play some old songs. Personally, I guess either you want thepast replayd or you det with artists and their talent to dreate something new

DankSteve Sun 11/2/2008 08:08PM
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Fuck this, tour with Plant or don't tour at all, or here's a sweet third option: instrumental tour. Page and JPJ can tear it up singer or no singer, let's see it.

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} Mon 11/3/2008 04:52AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

the only way I will go is if the tix are under 80 bucks. period.

Jenkem_Garcia Mon 11/3/2008 06:17AM
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just call it the "all-new Yardbirds".

Broesau Mon 11/3/2008 01:25PM
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Great idea, if you want to insure a shitty turnout and dissapointed zeppelin fans throughout the whole tour. ARe you kidding me? Cover bands are lame. That'd be like if Phish reunited with michael kang in lieu of Trey. Who in the hell is Alter Bridge?

Broesau Mon 11/3/2008 01:26PM
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Page.

redhed starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/3/2008 03:00PM
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redhed

better than puffy remixing kashmir, but that ain't sayin much is it. I think i'll just crank Prescence in my truck

redhed Mon 11/3/2008 03:01PM
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redhed

they will probabl play the 12 songs they play on the radio all day anyway.

mgizmo Mon 11/3/2008 05:58PM
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Go ahead and waste your money on that but I won't. Hopefully Plant will take the bait, I mean it sounds like Page and Jones are just proving a point and hopefully they don't take this too far.

JaphyTaphy Mon 11/3/2008 09:41PM
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somehow, even if this ploy does manage to get Plant to join back up, it just seems wrong. if he's not down with it, that's straight blasphemy to go on with this other kid, even if he does nail vocals or what. sure would fully enjoy a full-scale zep reunion, but can't dig another frontman when plant is alive and well.

Putnameter Tue 11/4/2008 07:01AM
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Plant: Get out of Kraus's panty drawer before your band takes off without you!

fortuenti starstarstarstar Tue 11/4/2008 08:16AM
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fortuenti

Zep sans Plant? That's akin to Stones sans Jagger... Who sans Daltrey -- unthinkable but, on the flip side I read that Yes will be touring with some dude from a tribute band while Jon Anderson recuperates. Grand Funk Railroad tours under that name without Mark Farner but, like a poster above wrote, my be limited to casinos and state fairs.

bartco Tue 11/4/2008 08:43AM
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Who needs this when we have BUSTLE IN YOUR HEDGEROW? Good luck trying to out-Zep Bustle.

futhepharmer Tue 11/4/2008 10:22AM
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krazylegz Tue 11/4/2008 02:44PM
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guess whose the lead singer of led zep now???....yeah,you remember that bad band creed broke up and had an even worse band???........yea,one of those dudes!!!!........WOW,this is gay

swansong200 Tue 11/4/2008 02:48PM
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I mean the O2 show was decent, but like the Stones, Paul Mc, and any-other geezer rock act, I wouldn't pay to seem 'um. Some people say they are paying to see a living legend, but is it worth having said legend shit all over their once prominent catalogue? Now Prince, HIM i would pay to see, the man hasn't lost that magic touch, if anything he's gotten better with age.

tomileejones starstarstarstar Tue 11/4/2008 03:52PM
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Wasn't Miles Kennedy the singing voice of Steel Dragon in the movie Rock Star? If so, he played with Jason Bonham. Such irony.

birdsongjb Wed 11/5/2008 07:59AM
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They SHould have chosen Jason Byrd of JB&F. Much Better Choice!

mikemac9317 Wed 11/5/2008 09:44AM
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This would be completely awful. This dude may be able to sing, but what the fuck? It would be like the Page/Plant tour. They didn't go by Led Zep while Page/Jones would call themselves Led Zep? It is all about $$. The name would sell the tix by itself. At least more than Page/Jones with John Bonhams son and some douche from the fame of Rock Star. mfgoof, I agree, GlassWorks is a douche bag. There are other bands besides phish.

cavemandan Wed 11/5/2008 04:37PM
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holy garage band sound!

Truckin_Up_2_Buffalo Wed 11/5/2008 07:11PM
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"Alterbridge" are you kidding me i would rather see Zeppelin play with Steven Tyler who i thought was gunna be the front man until this news just popped up it went from tyler rehearsing to now they are gunna possibly change the name and just play zep tunes with some guy from some band then some of us have never heard of i just hope plant sits down and thinks long and hard about if he wants some guy tarnishing the name of led zeppelin or if hes gunna man up no matter how tired he is, i mean he is 60 years old,and sing tunes he was born to sing with the band he was meant to sing with not no country bitch using zeppelin lyrics and just beating them down with gay ass country music will all just have to sit back and wait, i kno i will not pay to see Jimmy Page John Paul Jones Jason Bonham and some guy.

p25halo Thu 11/6/2008 03:34AM
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Don't Do It

homerbrett Thu 11/6/2008 10:27AM
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Since i don't listen to the radio, I never heard of alterbridge before. But i checked them out to see who this lead singer guy is...haha hilarious. The ridiculous guitar solo on the song I heard sounded like the guitarist was literally just trying to play whatever notes he could hit as fast as he could. It was hilariously greatly bad. Now, I love Zeppelin so much but god, they better not pretned to be Zeppelin with this guy! Zeppelin really ended with Bonham's death anyway and now they lost their "right" to pretend to be Zeppelin if Robert isn't on board. I want to see Page and Jones touring together and I don't care even if they go with this Alterbridge guy...it's just not Zeppelin. I still would love to see Page and Jones together even if they sucked, just to see two people responsible for so much musical history with my own eyes and to take in a bit of their energy. Just don't tell me it's Zeppelin.

hiddentreasure Fri 11/7/2008 03:07PM
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If Plant doesn't want to tour, they should get Jack White. He can howl some blues. And they could call themselves...oh I don't know, White Zepplin.

FalkanyeWest Sat 11/8/2008 01:22PM
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maybe I'm just getting old and am not as willing to think something is rad just because I want it to be.. but this track pretty much blows. sloppy and lazy the whole way through. stay retired boys and keep your reunion shows to state fairs and free cd releases

shackca Sat 11/8/2008 09:27PM
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REPLACE PLANT WITH PAUL RODGERS

cbowie Sun 11/9/2008 08:30PM
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its no zeppelin without plant

bigred1120 Mon 11/10/2008 05:01PM
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Led Zeppelin was the greatest rock 'n roll band of all time. Led Zeppelin died on September 25, 1980. It should stay dead.

If Jonesy and Page want to tour again, I think that is great, but they shouldn't call it Led Zeppelin and they shouldn't do it with Creed's sloppy seconds. I mean seriously!

How about Chris Robinson or Dave Grohl on vocals and Steve Gorman or Dave Grohl on drums. I'd go see that.

tarazepp starstarstar Tue 11/11/2008 04:04AM
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Robert Plant is just being a complete deush bag if he is going to let the greatest rock and roll band of all time, do a reunion tour without his vocals. god dammit. id go see them with or without Plant, but really it wouldn't be the same. Plant needs to get over lead singer syndrom and sign the deal. If anything, he would probably sign on at the verryy last minute. I know Plant would eventually want to kick himself in the face if he let someone else sing for him.

Wheres Terry Reid? Bring his ass in.

IF Zep does go on tour, I hope they make the tickets available to everyone. The one "on-off" concert is a joke.

tarazepp Tue 11/11/2008 04:05AM
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Chris Robinson would actually be bad ass vocals for Zep.

tarazepp Tue 11/11/2008 04:12AM
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THE WHO STILL TOURS as "THE WHO" WITHOUT KEITH MOON AND ENTWISTLE. fuck it, they should put roger daltrey as lead vocals and make some rock super group.

snausages Thu 11/20/2008 09:18AM
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Just go and see ZOSO. that'll solve your Zeppelin woes.

pfloyd99 Sat 11/22/2008 10:15AM
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This would be a Zeppelin tribute with Jimmy Page on guitar. Call it whatever you want, but its still a tribute band. Personally, I'm all for it, so long as it gets Jimmy off his couch and playing music live again.