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Robert Plant - Official Statement

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Hate to say this, but this has already been discussed at length on this forum. The threads are easy to find. Happy reading!

Oh and BTW - David Coverdale is English.

He did develop a peculiar American accent though for a guy from Yorkshire :blink:

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He did develop a peculiar American accent though for a guy from Yorkshire :blink:

You think? I think its more Mr Cholomondley-Warner. :D

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No offence to you, but I really don't get how. He says it is frustrating and ridiculous for the story to arise now. The story came through the press - not fans. Its completely clear and I would have thought anyone who - like you - may have got the wrong impression on a quick first read would easily correct that upon a second look.

No offence taken, I quickly realised that the comment wasn't directed at the fans. :)

And if you scroll to who it was that I quoted originally you'd see who exactly would take it the wrong way. I'm trying to be as polite and as diplomatic as possible regarding Robert. You can't really say anything without someone (not you) biting your arse off for your opinion.

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Well! At least Robert is being honest and clear with the fans... And I thank him for that.

But now, I got a question on my mind... Are the rest of the boys really practicing and writing new material?

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No offence taken, I quickly realised that the comment wasn't directed at the fans. :)

And if you scroll to who it was that I quoted originally you'd see who exactly would take it the wrong way. I'm trying to be as polite and as diplomatic as possible regarding Robert. You can't really say anything without someone (not you) biting your arse off for your opinion.

Understood. The type of people who would read him say" I love Jimmy Page with all my heart" and say "What about his SOUL Goddammitt?!!!!" B)

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You think? I think its more Mr Cholomondley-Warner. :D

Oh I indisputibly agree don't you know :D

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Oh I indisputibly agree don't you know :D
:lol:

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Robert is perhaps viewing a Led Zeppelin reunion as a cheap play to commercialism, or simply treading a path of the past when he has moved on to entirely new creative forms of music. What he seems not to understand is his place in music history and his rare opportunity to solidify his work in the now, for both fans who saw Zep at their height and those who admire his work with Zep as heroic, legendary foundation of the genre and weren't even alive when the boys were together and had no oportunity to listen to the creators of the music perform it as it needs to be heard.

That's possible. Could be that Robert cares more about the 'legacy' than some are willing to give him credit for. This might explain why he doesn't want to carry on - the risk of a full reunion blowing up in everyone's faces and wrecking the Zeppelin reputation and mystique isn't huge, but it's still a risk.

Whether his way of showing it - assuming the above is true - is the best way is something the fans are capable of deciding for themselves.

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To everyone who's slaggin of RP, do you REALLY want to see him involved if his heart's not in it? It's a disappointment sue , but nowhere NEAR the disappointment that would happen with a half hearted Plant bailing out in the middle of any tour.

Fair play to him, tbh, he's protecting the legacy and clearly, he's moved on. Grumpy old bleeder! LOL

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its ture you have to give him cerdit for protecting the Led Zeppelin legacy. I mean fuck hes fought for it and the golden God always knows.

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To everyone who's slaggin of RP, do you REALLY want to see him involved if his heart's not in it? It's a disappointment sue , but nowhere NEAR the disappointment that would happen with a half hearted Plant bailing out in the middle of any tour.

Fair play to him, tbh, he's protecting the legacy and clearly, he's moved on. Grumpy old bleeder! LOL

Absolutely correct here - ultimately if RP doesn't see the importance of this effort, and has that much against doing it he should remain out of the picture. The type of view he has that I have seen posted elsewhere has been in the line of "I don't want to be a bunch of old guys following the Stones around"..or something to that effect.

It is still strange he is balking since the quality of the show at O2 by all accounts (including Plant's own) was that the group was dead on...performing to the standards of the 70's even (perhaps even better 'cause everyone is sober now). That being the case, there seems no risk of spoiling the legacy. I can't see any down side, but can't read RP's mind either. Certainly he doesn't "OWE" us fans anything. If it isn't in his heart, if he truly can't see the importance of doing this more than the O2 gig, then indeed it is his choice. It is just a shame if it doesn't happen, thats all.

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Hate to say this, but this has already been discussed at length on this forum. The threads are easy to find. Happy reading!

Oh and BTW - David Coverdale is English.

Just to clarify, Coverdale became a US Citizen in 2007.

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But now, I got a question on my mind... Are the rest of the boys really practicing and writing new material?

The last we heard from Jimmy was that they had jammed after the O2, but it wasn't as big a deal as people thought. This comes from the interviews from Toronto for "It Might Get Loud." The big thread on a new singer for the "J's" was started because of another article from the Sun. I wish we could see something from them, but I'll get excited when something official happens. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong and there's something better than that article from The Sun, but I haven't seen it.

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Just to clarify, Coverdale became a US Citizen in 2007.

I believe he has dual citizenship - whatever - he is English, and it isn't him.

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I believe he has dual citizenship - whatever - he is English, and it isn't him.

Knebby

Stills Crazy...it's 50/50 or a hundred at a time . Are you saying that it is indeed Steven Stills ?

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Knebby

Stills Crazy...it's 50/50 or a hundred at a time . Are you saying that it is indeed Steven Stills ?

I am going to see Stephen Stills on the 13th shall I ask him?

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in a way you cant blame Robert, i mean the fukin Spice Girls voted best comeback of 2007 at the vodaphone live awards, he must be thinking well what have we got to do.

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I am going to see Stephen Stills on the 13th shall I ask him?

Do what you think , I was asking Knebby

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So the fact is, I simply don't care if I'm being selfish, childish, and immature. I get that I am. Really. I get it. But it's simply how I feel and there's no changing that.

But you know what? In the next few days (maybe a week or so), I'll be over it so far that I'll perform a back-flip God himself would be in awe of. Hell, I might even end up defending Plant to the still-angry people right alongside the rest of you, making you really wonder what the fuck is wrong with me.

Thing is, Nathan, I totally understand how you feel, and YOU totally understand how you feel, and that in a while you'll feel differently. That's why it's often a good idea not to say everything about how you feel at the instant you're feeling it--to take some time to digest it and see where your feelings eventually end up. Totally up to you to express your opinion, of course, but I've often found personally that "blurting" ends up making me wish for that "slap-face" smilie.

Just a thought. ;)

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Do what you think , I was asking Knebby

fair enough :huh:

pardon me for speaking ally :blink:

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fair enough :huh:

pardon me for speaking ally :blink:

Sorry man, I think I misunderstood you :D

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S'ok :)

S'arite :D

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in a way you cant blame Robert, i mean the fukin Spice Girls voted best comeback of 2007 at the vodaphone live awards, he must be thinking well what have we got to do.

:hysterical:

I think I said this before but maybe someone can confirm or deny (Knebby?? hint, hint?) I think everyone's over analyzing this.

From one of the local DJ's that spoke with Robert...he simply doesn't want to be a 'Rock Star' anymore! I don't think that's so hard to understand. Once you've reached the pinacle of success and then stepped back from the rock star role, why revisit it? He's just bopping around enjoying life! Maybe he likes the smaller, more intimate venues where he can be closer to the fans, maybe he likes the new fan base that don't expect him to be gyrating around the stage anymore, maybe he's just smelling the roses.

I'm as disappointed as any fan but I just don't understand why people can't relate to him feeling like that.

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