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Robert Plant Issues Official Statement: No Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour

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Robert Plant has denied rumours that Led Zeppelin is set to tour next year, releasing a statement stating that the he will not be touring or recording with the band.

In the statement the singer said that following his current tour with Alison Krauss he will not be touring with any band or project for at least two years.

Last week (September 26) it was claimed that Plant had agreed to a Led Zeppelin tour.

However, the singer's statement read: "It's both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward.

"I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects."

Source: NME

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1. Freiherr writes:

I saw Zeppelin in Sydney, 1972. The sheer power was an assault on your senses.....not for the faint-hearted. Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones were brilliant in their own unique way; integral to a super band that spawned from the Yardbirds. Can the power, sexuality and brilliance be repeated forty years on? In my mind, Zeppelin will always remain encapsulated in a bygone era which today's generation will never know, experience or appreciate....they can only dream.
No Plant, no Bonzo, no Zeppelin.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

ok, robert plant has officially become a lapdog. thank you allison krauss for destroying this mans true gift, and that "was" led zepplin. hope you both lose your voices...FOREVER!!!!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. jimmy j writes:

p***y can do strange things to a man.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Txmetalhead writes:

Well - if Led Zeppelin has to go on WITHOUT Plant..then I hope they tour anyway. It is a terrible shame that Plant won't be involved, but it is not fair to the other members. Yeah, women can be very distracting..

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BodomFan writes:

they might as well not even tour. Zeppelin without Plant aint zeppelin. bummer

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Booze Hound writes:

Robert Plant's voice just isn't the same as back in the day and he knows it. He has some real trouble hitting the higher register songs consistantly. I think that is why they do those one off special gigs, but an actual tour would be out of the question for him.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

How aggravteing! I am an inch away from giving up on a Zep reunion!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZT writes:

"In my mind, Zeppelin will always remain encapsulated in a bygone era which today's generation will never know, experience or appreciate....they can only dream."

Yeah, rub it in.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. G writes:

I knew those Led Zeppelin reunion rumors have been a fake.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brettTHEjett writes:

"In my mind, Zeppelin will always remain encapsulated in a bygone era which today's generation will never know, experience or appreciate"

thank you. I'm 19....I wasn't raised on Zep, nor did I experience them live, go get their latest released album on drop dates, simply because it's before my time. when make the statement "i don't like led zep" people are in shock and abhor the statement....but seriously I can't stand the sh**

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Brett, you are entitled to your opinion. I love Zep, (even though I am frustrated to no end with Plant) but that is cool if you are not a fan. I grew up on em and they have influanced many, if not all of the music I listen to now.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

And people are surprised by this... why?

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am not surprised. I am irritated. That bug up Plant's arse needs to die!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

Ya know.Plant's been avoiding a full on reunion tour for years anyway.So I'm not surprised.In fact that is apparently how Coverdale/Page happend.Oh well we can't make the man do it.p***y'S A POWERFUL DRUG !!!!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MetallicPunk writes:

Yeah I think Plant is stupid for doing this Allison Krauss tour instead of somethinh with Zeppelin oh well it was fun to think it might happen but in a way if they did tour again we all know it would be about the money.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. duncan hills writes:

must be an absolute bummer for people believing these rumours who were looking forward to the show and were so suddenly put down by the guy they were looking forward to seeing

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Red writes:

f*** you jackass !!! (Of course I mean Plant)

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. sahaubutie writes:

I love Led Zeppelin and am unfortunate to be too young to ever experience them live and in their prime. I have to agree with post 1. I'm actually glad that Plant is not going to tour and hopefully keeps the rest of the band from touring as Led Zeppelin as well. It's like when Ray Manzarek tried to get some Doors "reunion" thing going a while back and that just seemed like a sad attempt to relive some good memories regardless of what intentions they may have had. Not to deny any of you who would like to see these guys play those songs now, but I think it's for the best.

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. brandedcfh420 writes:

well actually the original doors minus "the lizard king" did get back together and toured with ian astbury singing...they were called the 21st century doors!!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Dark_Funeral writes:

i can listen to zep on the radio but thats about it. i wouldn't go buy or download any of their stuff. i'm not that big a fan

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Kalis_wrath writes:

The Doors without Jim Morison is a joke! Not even a funny one either!

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. warlock writes:

They should just go out and get David Coverdale or Jack Russell from Great White and tour anyway. (If either of those two can still sing that is.)

# Sep 29, 2008 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. godlike writes:

David Coverversion is a decent candidate... but Jack Russell from Great White fits the job better....
a couple others that could handle the duties would be Lenny Wolf from Kingdom Come or David King from Fastway/Flogging Molly..!!

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. That_One_Guy writes:

I knew those rumors were too good to be true.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. That_One_Guy writes:

I like Ian Astbury and The Cult, but him singing for The Doors was just terrible.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Jenny writes:

NO ONE CAN REPLACE JIM MORRISON !!!!!!!!!!!!!! As for the news, I knew something like this would happen, I mean, we've all been informed that Robert wasn't up for the gigs anymore : a person just doesn't change their mind like that, so this doesn't shock me. But, I'm still worried about the band touring without em...

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Fuck_A_Name writes:

They should just get the guy from Into Eternity to replace Robert Plant. I've said it once, I'll say it again; BEST. SINGER. EVER. Don't believe me? listen to their song Timeless WInter and tell me otherwise. f***in sh** my pants when I heard all 4 of his singing voices.

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# Sep 30, 2008 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. That_One_Guy writes:

That guy is an insanely excellent singer. But without Plant, it just isn't Zeppelin.

# Sep 30, 2008 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Emo_Hunter175 writes:

Robert Plant is just a b**** now. He knows he sounds horrible now. Like come on if anyone heard their gig in December they will agree with me. He has lost it, but that should not matter, people will still pay big bucks to see the legendary Led Zeppelin. I have seen every band I want to see other then Zeppelin and hearing all these rumors got my hopes up, now they got crushed. So, f*** Plant and f*** Allison Kraus. I say Page JPJ and Bonham do their own thing. It obviously wouldn't be the same but it would still be something.

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30. chris03i232 writes:

selfish c***y little mother f***er

# Oct 1, 2008 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. brandedcfh420 writes:

get the singer from the mars volta!!!!!!

# Oct 1, 2008 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Txmetalhead writes:

I need to check out Into Eternity. I really love most of the Led Zeppelin songs, however, listening to Black Sabbath now, LZ, doesn't sound as great as in the past. I hope they tour, though, with or without Plant.

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33. ATTILATHEHEN writes:

I've changed my mind about wanting to see S&M Zeppilin(Apparently Page is into Handcuffs&Whips-I wasn't aware of how Kinky J.P.is)Now all I can see in my mind is Jimmy Page hancuffing some poor dumb groupie to the desk in his 500+nite suite& getting out the lash(& something else I don't dare mention)How wierd is that?I like to have fun but I draw the line with pain/pleasure(me experiencing pain for another man's pleasure)He's a sick puppy!

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34. Christfucker writes:

Attilathehen, you're on a metal forum talking about someone into SadoMasochism like its a bad thing...Its actually really awesome, even if you're bottom you are enjoying it.

Its called SSC (Safe, Sane, and CONSENSUAL). It isn't like Page forces them...

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. dave brownell writes:

well let's face it, there've been way too many rumours of a Zeppelin reunion, that it's safe to say that it probably won't ever happen...

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. LoveHateMachine writes:

Why don't the rest of Zeppelin just say f*** Plant and get Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes. The record they did with Jimmy Page at the Greek Theater is classic.

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37. Txmetalhead writes:

Yes, it would be really cool to have a new Led Zeppelin album sometime in the next 5 years.

# Oct 3, 2008 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Kalis_wrath writes:

Our life times would be preferable!

# Oct 4, 2008 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. path writes:

let me tell ya something if zep toured without plant i would definetly see them if plant came to my house tomorrow i wouldn't open the door for him because he is turning his back on his fans. i would never see him in concert ever again that i promise!!!!!!!!!!!

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Kalis_wrath writes:

Path, you do have a good point. Zep, wants to tour and give millions of fans a chance to experiance them live. With the exception of, Plant. For what reason? Only the gods know. You have got me thinking that perhaps supporting Bonham, Jones, and Paige would be the least I could do. They are a worthy group, and Bonham, is one heck of a son for hounring his father's legacy.

# Oct 6, 2008 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Deathrider writes:

f*** plant. who does he think he is, leavin his fans like that? apparently, he can't stay away from allison long enough for zep. funny what a woman can do to a man.

# Oct 7, 2008 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. DAMAGE INC writes:

Well. . . he's deifnitely not in it for the money. I dont know whats worse though. Giving up millions for the p***y, or giving up the p***y for millions. We all know whats won out here with Plant, us males are stupid. We come out of that hole at birth and spend the rest of our lives trying to get back into it.

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43. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^That's disgusting! I had no idea everybody else was trying to f*** their moms!

# Oct 12, 2008 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Kalis_wrath writes:

Yeah... that is just wrong, Damage!

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45. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

well, if you think about it like THAT it's wrong! lol
I think he means that we just want p***y in general, not our MOM'S p***y...that's just gross...

# Oct 12, 2008 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Kalis_wrath writes:

Its all in how he said it.

# Oct 12, 2008 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. That_One_Guy writes:

Lol... gross. He SHOULD have said "trying to get into another p***y."

# Oct 13, 2008 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Zep fan writes:

Ok robert plant seriously needs to get his head on strait....He refuses to have one last blowout tour for the best band that ever lived. Sure it wont be the same without bonham but it would still be amazingly nice to see 3 outa 4 and not 2 outa 4. Honestly without robert rite now the tour would fail cuz who the hell would want to see dee sneider? he freging sucks... And would your really rather tour with allison kraus(yea thanks for killing zep ass) or go out with the best band that ever lived

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49. That_One_Guy writes:

I think you misread something, Zep fan. Dee Snider wouldn't be with the band, it talks about Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge possibly singing for Led Zeppelin, not Dee Snider.

# Oct 15, 2008 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Slame Doodwie writes:

Zep without Plant could be Queen without Freddie, whereas Zep without Bonzo could only be the Who without Keith.

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