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Lady Goodman

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  1. Yes, there are definately some people out there that call themselves 'fans' and feel as if Led Zeppelin owe them and deserve a tour. But, they are in the minority. They get all the attention because they WHINE the loudest, like spoiled brats. It's an unfortunate side effect of todays 'on demand' mentality. (Hell, back in my day, we waited for days in ticket lines, in 10 ft snowbanks .... jk ) Being 60ish or having young children is not a reason for them to stop what they've spent their lifetime doing. The only reason why they 'shouldn't' tour is either health concerns, they just don't want to or can't do it. They all look to be very healthy and fit, better than we've seen in a long time. I have no doubt, that their chops are up to max and will deliver a stunningly, brilliant performance at the 02. From the interviews I've read and seen of all 4 members, Robert is just as thrilled about the Led Zeppelin Reunion as Jimmy, Jonesy and Jason. Extending it into something more than one gig ... I think he has valid concerns. The main one being, is his commitment to Allison, T-Bone and the band. They're already talking about going back into the studio in January. Between recording, rehearsals and their tour, (I think he has something going on with Strange Sensation, too) a 2008 Led Zeppelin tour would be a real juggling act. I'm sure he feels like a pickle in the middle. If a Led Zeppelin tour happens, I think it will be toward year end or possibly in 2009.
  2. What if your Dad opens a checking account in your name or both your names and then uses the debit (cash) card to pay for the tickets?
  3. I didn't see any news about a 2008 Led Zeppelin tour. Do you mean this? Led Zeppelin May Be Planning 2008 Tour If so, it's in regards to the unsubstantiated MTV article. Dang, you're a lucky ducky!
  4. Well, the rumor mills have certainly been in overdrive lately, haven't they? Let's see, so far we have: The 02 Gig will be shown via satellite in selected theaters A block of dates are on hold for June 2008 at Giants Stadium in NJ for a Led Zeppelin tour Massive amounts of Led Zeppelin tour merchandise is currently in production in Asia The Cult will be the opening act for a 2008 Led Zeppelin tour I must admit, while all of the above are teasing and titillating morsels of dream candy to feed our lusty imaginations of anything Led Zeppelin right now , NONE of the above has been substantiated. The same is true of the following additions to the rumor list, my Zeppaholic friends: LED ZEPPELIN | As Expected: Tour + Bonnaroo?! As we predicted, the Led Zeppelin reunion will indeed be going on tour. They even confirmed that The Cult will be their opening act. We even heard a little rumor that Zep is in the final stages of negotiating a headlining slot at this summer's Bonnaroo Festival........ John Paul Jones to play JPJ? by Lindsay Barnes While he gears up for the one-night-only reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena December 10, guitarist Jimmy Page fueled speculation of a full-fledged Led Zeppelin tour when he recently told Guitar World, “It’s a bit silly not to because there is such massive demand.” Considering that John Paul Jones Arena has already held the likes of Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton, and just hosted the reunited Police, could the JPJ soon be filled with strains of “Stairway to Heaven”? It may sound far-fetched, but our town does boast the following Zep connections: Led Zep bassist John Paul Jones may not be the eponym for UVA’s basketball arena, but he did play this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival, co-owned by Coran Capshaw. Moreover, Jones played as part of this year’s “Superjam” whose alumni include Stewart Copeland (who played JPJ just last week with the Police), Trey Anastasio (who played the Charlottesville Pavilion in October 2006 and opened for the Rolling Stones at Scott Stadium in October 2005), and Herbie Hancock (who played the Paramount Theater in May). Jason Bonham– who will be filling in for his late father, John, on drums at the London show– has already played Charlottesville! That happened on May 18, 1999, when the Jason Bonham Band played Outback Lodge. According to Lodge owner Terry Martin, the son of “Bonzo” enjoyed his visit. “He stayed well after the show was over, and partied up late night big time,” says Martin. “He was just drinking and having a ball.” Need more convincing? Well, Nashville-based agency Keith Case & Associates represents recent Robert Plant collaborator Alison Krauss. The firm also happens to represent Charlottesville neo-bluegrass outfit King Wilkie and local resident and folk singer Jesse Winchester. Might Plant have already signed up one of Krauss’ friends as the opening act? Still not convinced the stars are aligned? In the ’70s, Jimmy Page was infamous for his fascination with the dark arts and secret societies, particularly as they applied to British author Aleister Crowley. Might he take an interest in checking out UVA’s Seven Society (whose symbol is about as cryptic as the runes in the album art of Led Zeppelin IV) or the University’s Edgar Alan Poe room? Okay, guess where all orders for Zep merch go? You guessed it. From belt buckles to baseball jerseys, the place to buy official Zeppelin gear online in the U.S. is through their store at musictoday.com, a Crozet-based business that Capshaw founded. Let the wild speculation begin! Discuss, debate, imagine, hope ... Zeppel on!
  5. http://www.theonion.com/content/news/unrel...age_guitar_riff March 5, 2007 | Issue 43•10 GWYNEDD, WALES—Calling it the planet's last, best hope for saving rock music, the Guardians of the Protectorate of Rock announced Monday that they would take the extraordinary step of unleashing a never-before-heard Jimmy Page riff, hidden for decades in a mythic, impenetrable vault. Some speculate that this is the gate to the secret vault. "We who believe in the immortality of rock, took a vow 30 years ago that we would never release this incredibly powerful force unless we faced a Day of Reckoning—and that day has come," said Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, one of the chosen few who helped forge the Secret Vault to Save Rock and Roll, at a press conference in the Welsh highlands. "Just look at the pop charts, and you shall know I speak the truth." "Let's give rock and roll its fucking balls back," he added. The Guardians said recent developments in the music world, such as the unaccountable popularity of the Dixie Chicks and Sufjan Stevens, have created a "perfect storm of lameness" from which rock might never recover. While Iommi refused to say when the vault would be opened, hard rock sources believe it will take place just prior to next month's Fall Out Boy–Honda Civic tour, which many fear will suck the remaining lifeblood from all that still rocks. "Citizens of Rock, we refuse to stand idly by any longer," ZZ Top founder and Protectorate High Elder Billy Gibbons said. "When a puss like James Blunt is allowed to rule the airwaves, we must respond by exposing this monster riff, and blowing minds into the stratosphere." The Protectorate, devoted to the preservation of badass jams and blistering guitar solos, was reportedly formed in the 1970s during the rise of adult contemporary music. According to legend, the riff, played only once by Page and recorded on a special cobalt record, contains the raw power, mind-blowing skill, and unbridled passion of all the Guardians combined. Recently translated parchments from the era describe it as a soul-searing power-chord progression faintly resembling a cross between "Smoke On The Water" and "Living Loving Maid," but "basically defying all description." It is believed that, upon the riff's release, even those who claim that the genre is dead will have no choice but to pump their fists, bang their heads, and bow down to the gods of rock for all eternity. "May God have mercy on our souls for what we are going to set loose upon the world," proclaimed Queen guitarist Brian May, dressed in druidic robes and bathed in the rising blue smoke of a nearby fog machine. "Will it save rock or destroy mankind? We have no way of knowing—yet we have no other choice." Members of the Protectorate were each given only partial information about the location of the vault, which they were instructed to open in unison only in the event of a total Rockopalypse. While some believed the vault was buried in Boston, Chicago, Kansas, Europe, or Asia, others claimed it could be found in the Court of the Crimson King. However, after piecing together clues hidden in Yes album covers and Pink Floyd liner notes, rock historians now believe the riff is locked away deep beneath the Welsh countryside house known as Bron-Yr-Aur, at rock-grid coordinates SH735026. British weather satellites have also photographed an enormous cloud, shaped like a hybrid of an upside-down question mark and cross, forming above these exact coordinates. The vault's Key, regarded as too staggering a burden for any one man to bear, was divided in two parts, with half entrusted to Eddie Van Halen and half to David Lee Roth, shortly after Roth left the rock supergroup Van Halen. The two men, who have refused to work together for 20 years, recently announced plans for a historic reunion tour. "Before we shake Heaven and Earth with the vicious power of this riff, we of the High Council of Elders of the Guardians of the Protectorate of Rock ask you: Are you about to rock?" AC/DC guitarist Angus Young said. "If so, we salute you." When asked to comment on the possible dangers of using the riff, Sir Paul McCartney seemed surprised. "There's a secret vault to save rock and roll?" McCartney said. "This is the first I've heard of it."
  6. Thanks for letting us know, Andre TGP ...oops... Wolfman. Perhaps people with name changes should add, "The poster formerly known as ....." until we get used to it.
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