Led Zeppelin is an English rock band that consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Formed in London in 1968, the group’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal, though their unique style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music.
You can purchase a lot of things for $800 million. Ten Matthew McConaughey’s, eighty-billion pieces of penny candy, my dignity. But the one thing it can’t buy: a Led Zeppelin reunion. Also, a cure for AIDS, probably, but also the Led Zeppelin thing.
Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones agreed to a “35 dates in three cities” tour, but Robert Plant was having none of it, and like a poorly written character in an Aaron Sorkin script, he literally ripped up a contract.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and the other living founding members of legendary hard-rock band Led Zeppelin were about to ink an $800?million contract with Virgin Atlantic billionaire Richard Branson to play a reunion tour, but the iconic band’s singer ripped the contract to shreds in the final moments, a report said.
Branson was left stunned when the 66-year-old Plant tore the agreement to pieces right in front of the concert promoters, the newspaper said.
“There was an enormous sense of shock,” a source told the Mirror. “He said no and ripped up the paperwork he had been given.”
Branson’s dream of a Zeppelin reunion crashed as horribly as the VSS Too Soon. Nothing’s going right for that handsome, charismatic billionaire lately…
Did Robert Plant Literally Rip Up An $800 Million Contract To Reunite Led Zeppelin?