Led Zeppelin Members Hint At Tour And New Songs
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Sun Media has issued the following report from John Kryk:
The three surviving members of LED ZEPPELIN are reuniting next month for their first full concert since disbanding 27 years ago.
What everyone wants to know, though, is this a precursor to a world concert tour? Or a new CD of original material? Or both?
Neither guitarist Jimmy Page nor bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones ruled out anything yesterday, in separate telephone interviews with Sun Media.
Page, Jones, singer Robert Plant and drummer Jason Bonham - son of the fourth member of Zeppelin, John Bonham, who died in 1980 - are playing a two-hour set November 26th at the 02 Arena in London, England, as part of a tribute concert in aid of the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund. Ertegun was the forward-thinking Atlantic Records executive who signed Zeppelin to a record deal in 1968.
So is this show actually a, well, trial zeppelin for a full-blown reunification?
"Basically, we are concentrating on this show," Jones, 61, said. "That's where all the energy is going. I mean, who knows, but one step at a time."
Page, 63, was much more circuitous in answering the tour question. He said that all three surviving band members, as well as Jason Bonham when he tours with Foreigner, always play Zep material whenever they perform live.
"So you've got the four individual members playing Led Zeppelin in four different capacities," Page said. "When they unite, you've got the key members. You can't play it any better, as they're the people who actually played it and wrote it in the first place ...
"(The Nov. 26 concert) is what we're working toward ... That's what we have on our horizon at this point. I know you want to hear other answers, but I'm afraid that's all I can give you."
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