Robert Plant has turned down $793,575,000 to reform Led Zeppelin

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  1. chapped

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    Looks like unlike Stern, Plant doesn't have a price..





    Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant has turned down a Whole Lotta Lolly – more than £500MILLION – to reform the band for the dearest tour in history.

    The rock legend ripped up Sir Richard Branson’s contract for 35 dates in three cities in front of astonished promoters after the other members of the supergroup all signed up.

    The tour would have earned singer Plant and fellow founders Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones £190million each before tax.

    But Plant, 66, said he thought it wasn’t the right thing to do.

    A source close to the group said: “They have tried to talk him round but there is no chance.

    “His mind is made up and that’s that.”

    Virgin tycoon Branson, 64, has been a lifelong fan of the band.

    He was getting ready to rebrand one of his Jumbo jets “The Starship” to fly the group around the venues.


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    An industry source said they were told they could have £250 million for 35 dates in three cities, London at the O2, Berlin and New Jersey.

    Led Zep were also promised £70million of the profit from merchandise and there was an option to do 45 more gigs in five venues.

    The cash was to be split three ways between Plant, Page, 70, and Jones, 68, while Jason Bonham, 48, son of late drummer John, would have been paid a wage to perform.

    Our band source said: “Jimmy, John and Jason signed up immediately.

    “It was a no-brainer for them but Robert asked for 48 hours to think about it. When he said no and ripped up the paperwork he had been given, there was an enormous sense of shock.

    "There is no way they can go ahead without him.”

    Branson had planned to have the staircase of the Starship jet renamed the Stairway to Heaven after the band’s 70s hit and was going to sell off the back 20 rows of the aircraft as special Led Zep seats for £100,000 each.

    The source added: “Branson tried to pull out all of the stops. But even his money was not enough to get Plant to sign up. He is gutted.”

    Plant has previously said: “I have to be in some brand new zones quite regularly... It’s an insane thing to do, to go back.”

    Formed in 1966, Led Zeppelin have sold more than 300 million albums. Their last performance was a one night only gig at London’s O2 on December 10, 2007.
     
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    Did Richard Branson call Pat Monahan?

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    Good, they were shit 40 years ago and probably even worse today.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I'm going to guess that Robert Plant cannot hit those notes any longer and he doesn't want to embarrass himself by trying.
     
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    Is there really anyone that would want to see this shit?....Some things are best left alone
     
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    No way the Wig can comprehend the fact that Plant didn't take the marbles.
     
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    Like Ozzy
     
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    On one hand I salute the guy. On the other hand I dont fucking get it, he does those solo shows with a shitty backing band and plays 3/4 of the set list with Zeppelin tunes.
     
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    they're 70 and already have millions. why give a fuck about more money at that point?
     
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    i love zeppelin, but i have no interest in seeing a bunch of guys my age trying to blow down the doors. it's hard to jump around when your hip hurts.
     
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    if they were poor, like the black men they ripped off I could see them playing for money. But they all have to have some bucks. Just Enjoy your retirement.
     
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    Of course. It will sell-out immediately.
     
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    These guys are wealthy men.
    Plant just seems to have little interest in playing as LZ again.
    He has all the money he'll ever need and chooses to play music HE wants to perform.

    I imagine it would be like a high school reunion.
    Some people think they are the greatest thing and look forward to seeing old friends.
    Others just aren't interested in going back and seeing people you really didn't care for 30+ years ago.
     
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    How much for a Honeydrippers reunion?

     
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    Would've just been another overpriced novelty show at $400+ a ticket.
     
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    Doing some very quick math, the AVERAGE ticket would have to be in the 400.00 range just to pay the band. They would need a gate of 7 or 8 million per show if they were doing 20,000 seat halls. The likely scenario would be something like a dozen nights each in London, NY, and LA or Chicago.
     
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    Sorry, was writing mine when you posted
     
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    Cool NJ :dadance:

    Wait, NJ's is a city? :pissed:

    Has to be Giants stadium, that will get all the NYers there, and at least they didn't say NY.
     
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    Who cares, he still gets paid. When you get older you can't hit them, he can use autotune, or have a background singer do those high notes with him, or just sing in a lower note.
     
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    Good for him though, when you already have more than you will ever need, you don't need more if you are not greedy.