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(Onion AV Club)   After realizing it has truly been a long time since he rocked and rolled, Robert Plant is ready to take Led Zeppelin back on tour   (avclub.com) divider line 97
    More: Cool, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, the O2 Arena, John Paul Jones  
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2013-02-18 07:07:37 PM  
 
2013-02-18 07:19:04 PM  
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Probably not as long as you think.
 
2013-02-18 07:25:11 PM  
What Is And What Should Never Be.
 
2013-02-18 07:26:05 PM  
Meh.  F*cker can't sing anymore anyway.
 
2013-02-18 07:33:21 PM  
TCV was fantastic and had more energy than Plant.
 
2013-02-18 08:05:47 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Meh.  F*cker can't sing anymore anyway.


www.robertplant.com
really?
 
2013-02-18 08:23:28 PM  

aiiee: AdolfOliverPanties: Meh.  F*cker can't sing anymore anyway.

[www.robertplant.com image 206x206]
really?


Not Zeppelin tunes worth a damn.  If they want to play all acoustic or rockabilly versions of LZ songs where he can sing an octave lower, by all means pay your money and buy a ticket to see that garbage.
 
2013-02-18 08:25:17 PM  
This'll go over like a...well...
 
2013-02-18 08:33:11 PM  
Saw plant and page in 1997 the vocals not so good.
 
2013-02-18 08:34:15 PM  
Heart does a better LZ today than the remaining 3/4 of LZ can today.
 
2013-02-18 08:36:52 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: If they want to play all acoustic or rockabilly versions of LZ songs where he can sing an octave lower,


it doesn't have to be an octave lower; just whatever dude can hit.


/I think Rush does that.
//It's interesting to hear singers get older and find out what they do to cope
 
2013-02-18 08:39:36 PM  
I'd rather see him with Union Station doing Zep covers.
 
2013-02-18 08:41:37 PM  
Jason Bonham said that Plant didn't want to tour with Led Zeppelin because even though he loves Jason, not seeing Bonzo back there behind the kit is too painful.l

I wonder what changed his mind.

I'm betting this never materializes into anything.
 
2013-02-18 08:42:05 PM  
I saw Plant on his solo tour around '85, he was on his game then.

/saw Plant and Paul Rodgers with the Firm
//they were pretty good for what they were
///radioactive ... radioactive...
 
2013-02-18 08:42:26 PM  
 
2013-02-18 08:42:39 PM  
The hard part will be finding a way to animate John Bonham's corpse.
 
2013-02-18 08:43:13 PM  
A long time? A long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time?
 
2013-02-18 08:43:18 PM  
They sounded pretty good at the O2 show.  It's been five years, but hell, I'd probably go to see them.  I imagine that one of the requirements for Plant would be to do some of the less well-known stuff in exchange for singing Stairway.
 
2013-02-18 08:46:33 PM  

basemetal: /saw Plant Page and Paul Rodgers with the Firm

 
2013-02-18 08:48:40 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Meh.  F*cker can't sing anymore anyway.


THIS!
 
2013-02-18 08:50:01 PM  
asark.com
 
2013-02-18 09:00:28 PM  
userserve-ak.last.fm
Dude could just stand on stage and tell stories for two hours and I'd still pay to see him.
This is the one, the only, Robert Frick'n PLANT
 
2013-02-18 09:02:35 PM  

MrEricSir: The hard part will be finding a way to animate John Bonham's corpse.


Luckily, great strides have been made in animatronics. It wouldn't do to have Bonzo look like he should be singing "It's a Small World"
 
2013-02-18 09:04:16 PM  
If they do get back together they need to do Achilles Last Stand, the song that totally influenced Metallica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWOuzYvksRw
 
2013-02-18 09:04:33 PM  

mekkab: AdolfOliverPanties: If they want to play all acoustic or rockabilly versions of LZ songs where he can sing an octave lower,

it doesn't have to be an octave lower; just whatever dude can hit.


/I think Rush does that.
//It's interesting to hear singers get older and find out what they do to cope


I'll take that one step further. I go to tons of shows. Recently, I saw Rush, Neil Young, and Iron Maiden. In all the aforementioned performances, I could not tell you if the songs were transposed down or if the vocalists used tricks to account for their loss of capabilities. I can tell you that all three shows kicked ass.

The only real problem I'd have with Zep coming back is the same one I've had with it for 33 years- no Bonzo. Perhaps the greatest rock drummer of all time. But I'd deal. Love the songs.
 
2013-02-18 09:05:28 PM  
When you see a band like ABBA get offered a cool billion to go on a reunion tour, it's hard not to see the possibilities.

/Yes, I know ABBA is much more popular overseas
 
2013-02-18 09:15:52 PM  

tinyarena: Dude could just stand on stage and tell stories for two hours and I'd still pay to see him.
This is the one, the only, Robert Frick'n PLANT


I might go see that. But some guy trying to recapture the magic of a bygone era? Pass.
 
2013-02-18 09:29:34 PM  

Summoner101: When you see a band like ABBA get offered a cool billion to go on a reunion tour, it's hard not to see the possibilities.

/Yes, I know ABBA is much more popular overseas


I'd be there for as many ABBA shows as I could see if they agreed to do it. Never gonna happen. Kinda like no Plant = no Zep, no Agnetha = no ABBA. And yes, I am serious. I love ABBA's songs. But it's the four of them or bust. And she ain't doing it.

Anyway, Zep is already in a tough spot playing without Bonham. But if Page/Jones were to tour and call it Led Zeppelin with Plant still active and (possibly) willing, it'd be ridiculous. Still can't believe they considered it.
 
2013-02-18 09:30:31 PM  

dugitman: basemetal: /saw Plant Page and Paul Rodgers with the Firm


Yeah......had Plant on the brain.

/not that plant ya stoners
 
2013-02-18 09:30:54 PM  
Meh, Robert Plant's time has passed.
Now I would pay (quite a bit to be honest) if these guys were ever to get on stage and play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI04GJpyc3Q
 
2013-02-18 09:32:12 PM  
I suddenly remember laughter.
 
2013-02-18 09:32:15 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: This'll go over like a...well...


nice.  They say nothing is obscure on Fark.  They might be right.
 
2013-02-18 09:33:38 PM  

bump: Heart does a better LZ today than the remaining 3/4 of LZ can today.


That Kennedy center thing was amazing but the guitar work was a little iffy.  Ann and Nancy really nailed it though.  They've always done great Zeppelin covers.  Saw them do a few live.  Probably the best Zeppelin cover band out there.
 
2013-02-18 09:35:36 PM  

sonnyboy11: mekkab: AdolfOliverPanties: If they want to play all acoustic or rockabilly versions of LZ songs where he can sing an octave lower,

it doesn't have to be an octave lower; just whatever dude can hit.


/I think Rush does that.
//It's interesting to hear singers get older and find out what they do to cope

I'll take that one step further. I go to tons of shows. Recently, I saw Rush, Neil Young, and Iron Maiden. In all the aforementioned performances, I could not tell you if the songs were transposed down or if the vocalists used tricks to account for their loss of capabilities. I can tell you that all three shows kicked ass.

The only real problem I'd have with Zep coming back is the same one I've had with it for 33 years- no Bonzo. Perhaps the greatest rock drummer of all time. But I'd deal. Love the songs.


I'll add Elton John and Bon Jovi.  Not saying that Elton John is washed up but after 3 hours (yes he plays that long) of singing, they all sound alike in a range of only one octave
 
2013-02-18 09:40:18 PM  
Oh please oh please oh please let this be true...

AdolfOliverPanties: Meh.  F*cker can't sing anymore anyway.


He could stand on stage and croak Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused, and Kashmir, and he would STILL sound better than 99% of the autotuned, no-talent (c)rappers and skanks who dominate popular music today.
 
2013-02-18 09:42:05 PM  

icanoutfishyou: Meh, Robert Plant's time has passed.
Now I would pay (quite a bit to be honest) if these guys were ever to get on stage and play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI04GJpyc3Q


I don't agree with you about Plant, but that is a great f'in cover you posted.
 
2013-02-18 09:44:09 PM  
I saw him on 60 minutes last Sunday. He's not at all assholish.
 
2013-02-18 09:47:28 PM  

brandent: I'll add Elton John and Bon Jovi.  Not saying that Elton John is washed up but after 3 hours (yes he plays that long) of singing, they all sound alike in a range of only one octave


His voice has deepened since he had throat surgery in the late 1980s, but occasionally he will hit a few high notes during his concerts (while performing Rocket Man or Bennie and the Jets, for example)
 
2013-02-18 09:49:51 PM  
They were hit-or-miss in their prime.
 
2013-02-18 09:49:59 PM  

brandent: sonnyboy11: mekkab: AdolfOliverPanties: If they want to play all acoustic or rockabilly versions of LZ songs where he can sing an octave lower,

it doesn't have to be an octave lower; just whatever dude can hit.


/I think Rush does that.
//It's interesting to hear singers get older and find out what they do to cope

I'll take that one step further. I go to tons of shows. Recently, I saw Rush, Neil Young, and Iron Maiden. In all the aforementioned performances, I could not tell you if the songs were transposed down or if the vocalists used tricks to account for their loss of capabilities. I can tell you that all three shows kicked ass.

The only real problem I'd have with Zep coming back is the same one I've had with it for 33 years- no Bonzo. Perhaps the greatest rock drummer of all time. But I'd deal. Love the songs.

I'll add Elton John and Bon Jovi.  Not saying that Elton John is washed up but after 3 hours (yes he plays that long) of singing, they all sound alike in a range of only one octave


Makes me think it's one of the main reasons Jagger has had it so good, for so long. I'm not sure if he ever had more than an octave of range in him. But he did make Beggar's Banquet. I've even forgiven pap like Steel Wheels because of Beggar's Banquet. Hell, I'll forgive the Stones most any transgression because of that album.
 
2013-02-18 09:51:57 PM  

brandent: bump: Heart does a better LZ today than the remaining 3/4 of LZ can today.

That Kennedy center thing was amazing but the guitar work was a little iffy.  Ann and Nancy really nailed it though.  They've always done great Zeppelin covers.  Saw them do a few live.  Probably the best Zeppelin cover band out there.


Watched that whole show at work the other day. I was shocked to learn my rock music history loving boss was unaware Heart started as a LZ cover band. That cover of Stairway was crazy awesome.

I wonder which was more intimidating for Ann and Nancy: covering Zepellin in front of the band or playing for the President?
 
2013-02-18 10:04:13 PM  

brandent: Probably the best Zeppelin cover band out there.


www.maximumink.com

"Think again man."

Actually saw these guys (Dread Zeppelin) a couple of times and whatever you think of the concept and Tort, the guitarist is awesome.
 
2013-02-18 10:05:29 PM  

MFAWG: tinyarena: Dude could just stand on stage and tell stories for two hours and I'd still pay to see him.
This is the one, the only, Robert Frick'n PLANT

I might go see that. But some guy trying to recapture the magic of a bygone era? Pass.


And that's the thing.  They're going to try and sell it as "They've still got it!!!!!" when it was the right band at the right time and the right place with the right abilities.

Seeing BB King in his prime was also one of those things.  But in lieu of that the guy has assembled an amazing band to back him up that serves as enough of an apology for him not being in his prime.  And he also doesn't play shows where the tickets are a friggin' c-note, he hands out pins to anyone up front in the general seating and you know that unless Death finally catches up with him he will be back in a few months.  Same with the Allmans; Greg knows he needs the real-deal on that stage to pay the bills that the name commands, and they do it night after night.

And that's what pisses me off about Zeppelin or Cream or any number of huge bands that put it back together when clearly they're just out there selling the goods they used to have.

Anyone thinking of going....do yourself a favor. Pick up a few DVD's or CD's you might not yet own, go see some local tribute band and pocket the rest of the cash.  It will be better than plunking it all down and spending the rest of your life wondering what they were like when they were at their prime.
 
2013-02-18 10:07:18 PM  

tinyarena: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 252x358]
Dude could just stand on stage and tell stories for two hours and I'd still pay to see him.
This is the one, the only, Robert Frick'n PLANT


Get him Page and JPJ on the same stage for 2 hours of stories and reminiscing and that would be something to watch.

Film it and call it "It Was Loud" and I'd buy the DVD.
 
2013-02-18 10:15:11 PM  
I saw on YouTube Def Leppard trying to play their hits from years past. They were horrible. I can't imagine these much older geezers from Led Zepplin looking good trying to play live.

People complain about Hollywood having too many sequels, but they know nostalgia sells, just like a Led Zep tour would sell no matter how embarrassing the show would be.
 
2013-02-18 10:19:24 PM  
Love Zep. Really really love Zep.

But there is something painful about watching your favorite artists try to re-capture the moment after it is gone. Make another "Raising Sand".... heck, do anything. But the 2007 show was a nice exit plan. Don't screw it up guys.
 
2013-02-18 10:20:36 PM  

Neeek: brandent


I'm a huge Heart fan.  My wife thinks that's strange for a guy but I know a few guys with the same opinion.  They aren't the best band in the world, just my favorite.  They've always done LZ covers but not a cover band.  Much of their 70s work is clearly influenced by Zeppelin though.  Remember that Nancy is married to Cameron Crowe and has done much of the musical work on his movies (she plays "Beautiful Girl in Car" in Fast Times at Ridgemont High).  The movie "singles" about the Seattle music scene for instance is an homage to that music environment and many attribute Heart to being one of the founders of that scene.  I believe there's a tribute album with several of the Seattle bands doing Heart covers.  Forgot the name but I think at one point Alice in Chains does a Heart tune.  Chris Cornell will be leading the honors inducting them into the Rock and Roll hall of fame.

Not that I've spent too much time on them or anything.  Haven't actually followed them much the last decade but from about 1985-1995 it was all Heart all the time.
 
2013-02-18 10:21:08 PM  
Celebration Day should stand as their swan song (See what i did there? Didya? Didya? Huh? Huh?).

No, seriously,. That was the best I've ever heard them sound live. And it probably won't get any better. Or even match that again.

/written by someone who has heard just about every bootleg and official live release in existence.
 
2013-02-18 10:23:08 PM  

TomD9938: brandent: Probably the best Zeppelin cover band out there.

[www.maximumink.com image 250x244]

"Think again man."

Actually saw these guys (Dread Zeppelin) a couple of times and whatever you think of the concept and Tort, the guitarist is awesome.


Wasn't the lead (led?) singer Un-Led-Ed or something?
 
2013-02-18 10:23:33 PM  
...every Zep bootleg...
 
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