Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble

Motown

Members
  • Content Count

    7
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Motown

  • Rank
    New Member
  1. mos6967 - that is NOT the band Led Zeppelin. That is just a presentation of their music. It's already been playing around the country, well before the band's reunion show. Sorry to disappoint 'ya. I gotta admit - I got all juiced for a second there, too! Patience and prayers. That's what it's gonna take to get 'em here for real.......
  2. Forgive me, but I'm a little baffled by all the calls for "new material". How much new material did they play the other night? NONE. How many people attended the show to hear new material? NONE. So, by contrast, how much new material will it require for me to go see them on tour? NONE!!!! Any new material released by these guys would be a BONUS, certainly not a pre-requisite for a long awaited tour. Just my two cents.
  3. I am indifferent when it comes to Metallica. I don't think they're great, but they certainly don't suck. I must admit, I did think a lot more of them after seeing them live. But I'd have to give a thumbs-down to this idea, simply because I do not think it is a good pairing. You could tell the Bonnaroo rumors were complete BS - when they said Led Zep would open for Metallica. Yeah - AS IF! I don't think even the guys in Metallica would permit that to happen. I imagine, out of genuine respect, THEY would offer to open such a show. THE CULT isn't a bad choice. Are they better than Metallica? Depends who you ask, but their music is much closer in style to Led Zep's than Metallica's, so IMHO that makes them a better fit. Personally, I'd like to see a rotation of bands warming-up different segments of the tour (provided there IS a tour). In addition to The Cult, I wouldn't mind seeing Sammy Hagar, Santana, or someone along those lines open such a show. Or Billy Squier........if anyone can find him! LOL!
  4. Forgive me, but I'm a little baffled by all the calls for "new material". How much new material did they play the other night? NONE. How many people attended the show to hear new material? NONE. So, by contrast, how much new material will it require for me to go see them on tour? NONE!!!! Any new material released by these guys would be a BONUS, certainly not a pre-requisite for a long awaited tour. Just my two cents.
  5. JimmyPageZoso - If you know how to re-create my letter in petition form, I'm all for it. That's an excellent idea! (but my limited computer skills have me asking, "how?") THANK-YOU to all of you. I appreciate your reading my lengthy blabbering, and I have no doubt that you all love this band as much as I do. 20 MILLION STRONG, indeed! Thanks again, everyone. PRAY that the "Mothership" visits your/mine areas soon! - JP Detroit, MI USA
  6. All this speculation about whether Plant will tour with Krause or Zeppelin, and it occurs to me that nobody knows what ALLISON KRAUSE herself thinks about the whole thing! If she's willing to wait (and what idiot wouldn't be?) to tour in light of a full-fledged Led Zeppelin reunion, than all these theories and guesstimates about "burning bridges", etc. etc. go right out the freakin' window, don't they? I have also heard that several bigger venues here in the states HAVE been contacted with regards to holding specific tour dates for LZ, so make of it what you will - but it would appear that a tour is inevitable. And the last thing anyone should be concerned about is Allison Krause standing in the way.
  7. Okay, so I already know the likelihood of ANY Led Zep members actually reading this are very slim to very none, but what do I have to lose by trying? In 1980, Led Zep was slated to play here in Detroit at a brand new Joe Louis Arena on October 30/31. I was going into junior high school at the time, and Led Zep was already my favorite band - by far. Although I was/am a keyboard player, Jimmy Page was my idol, and I still to this day cannot believe the emotions he emits on that guitar. Robert Plant epitomized everything about the 70's - an era in which I was born slightly too late to fully enjoy and appreciate. John Paul Jones has always been an influence for me on the keyboards, and remains to this day the most underrated bass player there has ever been. His songwriting skills are magical, to boot. And needless to say, John Bonham was the best rock drummer of all-time - and if he were still here today, would still put just about every drummer out there to shame. I never got to see that show. I was so excited getting tickets to see my favorite band, and did my best to keep the secret from my mom. My birthday came and went on September 17, and all I could think about was the concert I would get to see just over a month from that day. Then, a week after my birthday, John Bonham tragically passed away. I was stunned, and couldn't believe the news. Suddenly, nothing else mattered. Although part of me was selfish and still wanted them to carry on for my own benefit, I was neither surprised or angered by the announcement that they would disband. It was the right thing to do. And so it went. Oh sure, there were a few surprises after the fire had burned out. I sat with goosebumps in front of the TV watching Live Aid, and even though the performance was severely flawed (thanks in many ways to the senseless addition of Phil Collins on drums), I was convinced that was as close as I would ever get to seeing Led Zeppelin. As the 80's pressed on, I bought any Robert Plant solo albums that came about, as well as The Firm - looking for ANY sembelence of Zep in any of the songs. There were moments, but it just wasn't the same. Anyway, I could go on and on, but the point to all this rambling is simple: LED ZEPPELIN has just proven that, after twenty eight years, they are STILL the greatest rock band of all-time. So now we come to the shameless begging: ROBERT PLANT, I love you. WE love you. And while your solo material is good, your place - the place you made your own - is the singer of LED ZEPPELIN. And you have just proven beyond the shadow of a doubt - to the entire planet - that the song, does indeed, remain the same. PLEASE, Robert. PLEASE. If 20 million people vying for 18,000 tickets doesn't change your priorities, then I suppose nothing ever will. But I write this not just for myself, but for the millions upon millions that would still love a chance to see a Led Zeppelin concert. The money taken in by such a tour would be downright staggering, and if you're not interested in keeping that money, then just think how many charities (Ahmet Ertegun, etc.) that you could help by donating proceeds. I have seen preliminary estimations of a nightly performance by Led Zep grossing 2-3 million dollars. I guarantee that here in Detroit - and likely most major cities here in the US - that you would be playing a minimum of 3 shows just to satisfy the throngs of Zep fans within the state. I have already accepted the fact that I'll never get to meet any of you, and although that has always been my #1 dream, I can't think of anything next in line to that which would be better than seeing a live LED ZEPPELIN concert - and it would have extra meaning taking place in 2008, 40 years after the inception of the band. If a tour doesn't happen, it will be a crying shame. But if that's the way it's really meant to be, then I enjoyed the ride of last night's show in London. I wasn't there, haven't seen any live clips yet, but I felt a wave of emotion that NO OTHER BAND ON THE PLANET can evoke. I had goosebumps just watching the coverage on local news, and I felt like laughing and crying all at once. Do you have any idea how many others you make feel that exact same way? I suppose anyone can say they're a fan of something, but until that something makes you feel the way I feel and have felt about LED ZEPPELIN, it pales in comparison. And my story here is just one person's. I imagine there are millions upon millions that have a similar story, and they deserve to witness your show just as well. Thank-you, Robert. Thank-you, Jimmy. Thank-you, John Paul. And thank-you, Jason. If that's as close as we ever get, it was very much worth it. But I can only hope that was the beginning, rather than the end! - JP Detroit, MI, USA
×
×
  • Create New...