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damon8
03-03-2008, 08:11 PM
Robert Plant says no to Led Zeppelin world tour and 100m
EXCLUSIVE Plant says No to a world tour.. and 100M
By Sean Hamilton Showbiz Editor Sean.Hamilton@Sundaymirror.Co.Uk 2/03/2008
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(What's this?)Robert Plant has turned down an extra 100million fortune to take Led Zeppelin on a world tour.

The rock legend wants to concentrate on his new partnership with US country singer Alison Krauss... spelling the likely end of the famous band.

Led Zep fans had been longing for a tour announcement since last year - when the 1970s superstars reformed for a one-off show at London's O2 Arena.

Surviving members Plant, Robert Page and John Paul Jones were offered a guaranteed 100m each for a tour of North America and Europe after a million fans applied for O2 tickets.

But after extensive talks Led Zep - best known for the song Stairway To Heaven - decided against the moneymaking opportunity.

Guitarist Jimmy Page, 64, was keen to do the tour this year and was backed by bass player John Paul, 62.

But singer Plant, 59 - already worth an estimated 70million - wants to concentrate on his new success with US country singer Krauss. The pair's duet album Raising Sand went to No 2 in America and Britain and they are starting their own tour in April.

A band source said: "Despite the enormous offer, the decision did not come down to money. They always said they would do the one-off show and then see how they felt.

"Jimmy had enjoyed the concert in December enough to want to tour. He argued they still had something to offer. He likes the idea of another chapter in the band - the grown-up tour.

"John sided with Jimmy. He loved making music with the others again.

"But Robert wanted to leave last year's concert as their legacy. They had proved they could still do it and that was enough.

"He has other commitments and is happier looking forward to those. Robert put the mockers on the tour."

rage patton
03-03-2008, 08:13 PM
Well then, that settles it. There is only one thing to do.

Who wants to kill Alison Krauss?

Wheres the beef?
03-03-2008, 08:14 PM
100M? Thats like $200M!

betao
03-03-2008, 08:16 PM
jesus thats alot of money.

Focus on a country singer???? damnit.

ruetheday
03-03-2008, 08:18 PM
thank god

whynotsmile99
03-03-2008, 08:21 PM
wow this is dissapointing. I seriously wished to see Zep in my lifetime. HOw reliable a source is this?

Boourns
03-03-2008, 08:50 PM
lame. Infinitely. Nobody cares about seeing plant with a country singer. We want to hear stairway.

rage patton
03-03-2008, 08:50 PM
Seriously. Who wants to kill Alison Krauss?

JClemy
03-03-2008, 09:04 PM
That is crazy lame! The album isn't even that good

betao
03-03-2008, 09:08 PM
Seriously. Who wants to kill Alison Krauss?

oo oo I do I do!

gaypalmsprings
03-03-2008, 09:33 PM
Damn Germans

whynotsmile99
03-03-2008, 09:41 PM
Damn Germans

allison Kraut?

orbit
03-03-2008, 09:43 PM
good.

Hannahrain
03-03-2008, 10:23 PM
I'd rather see Zeppelin, but I'd see Plant and Krauss in a second if I could. She's very talented. Fuck you. All. Well, most. Most of all of you.

rage patton
03-03-2008, 10:26 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Plant and Krauss. But if she is standing in the way of a Zeppelin reunion tour... she must pay.

Hannahrain
03-03-2008, 10:31 PM
You really think that she's "standing in the way"? It's Robert fucking Plant. That man's going to do whatever the fuck he wants to do. If he wanted a Zeppelin reunion, there'd be one.

superfiction
03-03-2008, 10:50 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Plant and Krauss. But if she is standing in the way of a Zeppelin reunion tour... she must pay.

in blood

rage patton
03-03-2008, 11:06 PM
You really think that she's "standing in the way"? It's Robert fucking Plant. That man's going to do whatever the fuck he wants to do. If he wanted a Zeppelin reunion, there'd be one.

Yeah, but if she wasn't in the picture, he would have no reason to say "No" to a Zeppelin tour. I know this isn't her fault directly, but she is the one who is standing in the way.

Hannahrain
03-03-2008, 11:08 PM
You're missing the point. How do you know he'd want a Zeppelin tour? He's said he was done multiple times. The man's making something good. Leave him alone.

Hannahrain
03-03-2008, 11:12 PM
They've been actively not reuniting since they broke up, for chrissakes.

rage patton
03-03-2008, 11:14 PM
But before JPJ and a dead drummer stood in the way. Now JPJ is 100% in on it, and they have two drummer to choose from. If Robert Plant wasn't occupied with this Krauss gig, he would be a hell of a lot more likely to accept an offer.

Hannahrain
03-03-2008, 11:15 PM
You're not pointing anything out. You're just saying things that people know.

Hannahrain
03-03-2008, 11:16 PM
I need to go to bed.

betao
03-03-2008, 11:19 PM
Me too.

noisemachine
03-03-2008, 11:51 PM
I wouldn't be able to afford the tickets anyways.

bballarl
03-04-2008, 12:01 AM
Who gives a fuck. They will probably change their minds at some point. Whatever.

superfiction
03-04-2008, 12:27 AM
But before JPJ and a dead drummer stood in the way. Now JPJ is 100% in on it, and they have two drummer to choose from. If Robert Plant wasn't occupied with this Krauss gig, he would be a hell of a lot more likely to accept an offer.

not to mention 200 million dollars.

superfiction
03-04-2008, 12:28 AM
You're not pointing anything out. You're just saying things that people know.

its hard to offer insight on something thats such a no brainer

Cpt. Funkaho
03-04-2008, 12:52 AM
It's 100 million fucking pounds apiece. I guarantee that Alison Krauss has nothing to do with the situation... if she did, one of the other band members would probably pay her 50 million pounds to get lost for a while.

This is a quantity of money that staggers the imagination. The fact that Plant turned it down (who knows, maybe the others did too) really makes me respect his decision. If someone offered me that much money to reform a band I'd been in, I'd raise the other members from the dead if I had to.

fikus222
03-04-2008, 01:23 AM
Isn't it grand when musicians get all wrapped up in side projects that never really measure up ?

thelastgreatman
03-04-2008, 01:29 AM
Hannah, don't try and get in the way of a perfectly logical urge to grab the nearest woman and beat her when something's frustrating.