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  1. Musicians, especially well established and successful musicians, have become much better business people. All of them have sharp pencils on their "staff" which protets them from shady promoters and vendors. Today, with all of the creative ways to market your brand, a band like Led Zeppelin could expect to gross 1 billion dollars from a world tour. Also, don't forget, with respect to the worlds richest list, unlike a Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, each of whom has their wealth tied directly to publicly traded companies (Microsoft, Berkshire) where everyone on the "street" knows the value o
  2. I don't agree with that. First, I think Page probably spent more of his income over the years on real estate, rare art, etc., than Plant did and those assets may or may not be taken into consideration when doing this type of ranking. Also, keep in mind, in addition to Zeppelin, Plant has had a successful solo career with a few platinum selling records including Now and Zen, the Honeydrippers and now Raising Sand. Plus he's had several successful world tours over the last two decades unlike Jimmy.
  3. Wow, where to begin. First of all, charity is something people need to engage in irrespective of their station in life because we are called to love one another and to love our neighbor even as we love ourself. Having said that, remember that while there is no doubt these wealthy musicians can give a lot more money to good causes than most of us can, they are also taxed at an enormously high rate. I live in America so I am not that familiar with the tax system in England, but, from what I understand, it is not particularly favorable to capital formation which means the marginal rates are prett
  4. I saw Page perform with Paul Rogers in 1983 at the Arms Concert in Los Angeles at the the LA Forum. I also have the show at the Albert Hall on DVD as well as a terrible quality DVD from the show in San Francisco. I think they only did a few North American cities; San Francisco: Los Angeles and I think Dallas. I will never forget the audience reaction from the show in Los Angeles. I had pretty good seats and Jimmy walked on stage in almost slow motion...he knew what the reaction was going to be by then as I think they had already performed in Dallas and San Francisco by the time they did th
  5. Yeah, Beck was notorious for being the ultimate high maintenance prima dona from what I've read over the years...Jimmy was probably high maintenance when it came to working with the record company vis-a-vis releasing singles, etc. But from all accounts, Jimmy is the consummate professional when it comes to giving his absolute best to those whom he agrees to play on their record. Beck must have been an absolute nightmare in that regard.
  6. Better? Probably, maybe even certainly. Greater? Not even close...BUD!
  7. awesome song...great album. Still remember where I was when I heard the first release from this album, driving home on the freeway here in Santa Barbara California. I remember thinking that life couldn't get better...Jimmy was finally rocking hard again.
  8. Thank you...I never believed I could live this way, without my daily escape via two or three bottles of wine. But yes I can...or as Obama would say, yes we can...!
  9. I went into a 30 day rehab for alcohol on December 7...no TV, newspapers, computers, etc., allowed. My wife would visit me on Sunday's and bring me a smattering of reviews of the 02 show she faithfully gathered from the internet. I was like a kid on Christmas. I couldn't wait to sit with my always filled coffee cup and devour every word and detail and in spite of myself, imagine what it was like to have been there. Perhaps the one and only place on earth that I would have preferred to be even more than at my own home with my 4 precious kids. But God is good because today I spent the entire
  10. I agree. But let me suggest something. And this is by way of how business works...you don't spend time and money putting together a new web page, hiring Sam Rapallo so that he gives up his electric magic page which he has been running for years, along with creating a fabulous Myspace, while inking deals to put your music catalogue online along with purchasing custom instruments, etc, for a 2 hour trip down memory lane. This is marketing 101. The facts remain the same, Led Zeppelin Inc. is up and running and the business and marketing logistics going on behind the scenes are enough to impre
  11. I also read about the instruments being made special for this gig which got me to thinking that there must certainly be serious plans for a 08 tour with that type of investment. I know its an important show but lets be honest, would Page and Jones really require custom made guitars for one show??
  12. You are right, just reread the reuters story on MSNBC.COM
  13. a pay per view would be a great idea, all the proceeds could go to charity incouding Jimmy's ABC Trust. Although I suppose it wouldn't be appropriate since the show in question is for a specific charity. But who knows. I know someone paid $170,000 for two tickets on EBAY and those moneys are going to the ABC Trust.
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