The never-reliable UK tabloid The Sun is "reporting" that Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have been rehearsing with Jason Bonham for a possible world tour next year. (They’ve also been rumored to be working on new material – yikes!) Robert Plant is still not sold on the idea, however, which has driven Page, Jones and Bonham to jam with stand-in singers.
"One American singer has been so impressive the other band members are
confident they could hit the road next year without their iconic
frontman," claims a Sun source. "Obviously, they want the original frontman to join them on the road but he
still won’t commit. They will be finalizing plans for shows over the next couple of months and
will tell Robert that if he doesn’t want to be involved they will go ahead
I think Plant should raise the stakes and commit to a two-year worldwide Zeppelin tour only if Barack Obama becomes the next President of the United States.
That would be good for several thousand uncommitted votes, at least. Those rich boomers who might vote McCain because they don’t want to pay taxes on their swollen retirement booty (pun!) will just have to deal with it. Sorry, baldies — it’s a vote for Barry or you’re stuck seeing Jimmy Buffett for the dozenth time.
Plant claims to love America — or at least the music of its poor black and Appalacian folk, which he’s been ripping off since he was 19 — so he owes us something. I think the least he can do is help put the first man of color in the White House. Am I wrong?