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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 25
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2013-02-18 09:40:18 PM
3 votes:
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 07:25:11 PM
3 votes:
What Is And What Should Never Be.
2013-02-19 05:27:07 AM
2 votes:
I don't know about any tour, but I watched that Heart performance (the Kennedy Center one), and it moved me to tears.

Farking amazing job and no mistake. Thanks to all who mentioned it upthread.
2013-02-18 10:40:41 PM
2 votes:
I saw Zeppelin in 1977. I am not going to spoil the memory. I wish Robert Plant, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, and all the OLD rockers would just stop!
2013-02-18 10:20:36 PM
2 votes:

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 09:51:57 PM
2 votes:

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 09:04:16 PM
2 votes:
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 08:05:47 PM
2 votes:

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


www.robertplant.com
really?
2013-02-21 08:06:27 AM
1 votes:
qsblues:  He could really use some lessons from Jeff Beck.  Dude is in his 60's and plays better than just about anybody from his era, has tone, touch and taste to kill for, and would shred the faces off of most guitarists playing today.  The guy is just jaw droppingly phenomenal.

You're right about that. Another thing about Beck is that he doesn't do the same old stuff. His playing is always evolving, and he does everything. He can wail on heavy riffs, fingerpick & chickenpick, play rockabilly with the best of 'em, play blues... whatever. He just owns it. And he's the zen master of dynamics and the whammy bar.

Of course I'm a fan of Page, Clapton, and the rest of the British guitar guys, but Jeff Beck's versatility puts him in a class by himself.
2013-02-19 06:04:44 PM
1 votes:
To be fair, John Paul Jones has been touring pretty steadily over at least the past decade, and Robert Plant has been touring since Led Zeppeling broke up back in 1980 on various projects.  The only one, and arguably the weakest link, would be Pagey, who really hasn't been touring for 20 years or so.

He could really use some lessons from Jeff Beck.  Dude is in his 60's and plays better than just about anybody from his era, has tone, touch and taste to kill for, and would shred the faces off of most guitarists playing today.  The guy is just jaw droppingly phenomenal.
2013-02-19 10:44:46 AM
1 votes:

skinink: 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.


To be fair, at least Led Zeppelin is starting out with good songs. Def Leppard? Not so much.
2013-02-19 10:29:09 AM
1 votes:
Longtime Zeppelin fan, but I'm in the 'Don't do it Zeppelin' camp as well. I know they're not doing it for the money. I wish them well. Besides, no one has heard any new music from Led Zeppelin in 30 years, so who knows.

It's still gonna be better than the rock coming out these days anyway, so I say go for it.
2013-02-19 09:34:18 AM
1 votes:
Not sure why they would do this. They have plenty of money and a tremendous legacy. I wouldn't walk around the corner to go see them play a free show in Bryant Park now though. With the possible exception of JPJ, thew were better at their craft years ago than they are now. Except for the dead one, of course.

If they were to do a storytelling tour though, where they went around to smallish clubs and just shot the shiat about all the cool stuff they did in their glory days, and commented on iconic photos, interacted with the crowd  at the bar (Jimmy Page signs my Les Paul etc etc) I would drop a couple hundred for that in a heartbeat.
2013-02-19 09:20:12 AM
1 votes:
I have a lot of fond memories of LZ, even had tickets to see them, but Bonzo died and the tour was cancelled.  But just like every other band that was ruling the world back in the 1970's, their time has come and gone.  I don't want to ruin the memories I do have of them.  If I want to see any of those bands play live, I'll pop in a DVD of Knebworth by LZ, Pulse by Pink Floyd (saw that tour, ti was awesome), or any other DVD to see those bands at their best.  A geezered up, watered down version that is a pale shade of ther former selves does not appeal to me.
2013-02-19 06:50:46 AM
1 votes:
The real Robert Plant died decades ago:

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2013-02-19 12:31:54 AM
1 votes:

brandent: 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 was 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.


She divorced his thetan-having ass a while back.
2013-02-18 11:24:33 PM
1 votes:
Lemee guess, the tickets will be $600 for the nose bleeds and the show will be a half hour long. Because neither the band nor their baby boomer fans need to be up at all hours of the night.
2013-02-18 10:21:08 PM
1 votes:
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 09:33:38 PM
1 votes:

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 09:32:15 PM
1 votes:

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


nice.  They say nothing is obscure on Fark.  They might be right.
2013-02-18 09:32:12 PM
1 votes:
I suddenly remember laughter.
2013-02-18 09:00:28 PM
1 votes:
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 08:42:39 PM
1 votes:
The hard part will be finding a way to animate John Bonham's corpse.
2013-02-18 07:33:21 PM
1 votes:
TCV was fantastic and had more energy than Plant.
2013-02-18 07:26:05 PM
1 votes:
Meh.  F*cker can't sing anymore anyway.
 
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