Tuesday, March 18, 2008


The latest rumor making its way around the internet is that, should Led Zeppelin decide to tour, Velvet Revolver have been offered the opening slot, according to bassist Duff McKagan. Of course, singer Ian Astbury of The Cult last year claimed that they would be offered the gig.

If Zeppelin do indeed tour, do they really need an opening act anyway? I would have a hard time believing that The Cult would get the call, and it's hard to imagine Velvet Revolver, although that seems a bit more likely. Anyway, as many huge bands have learned opening for The Rolling Stones (or even Jimmy Page & Robert Plant), you may be able to sell out an arena on your own, but that doesn't mean that Zep (or Stones) fans will care at all. But you do get free tickets for the shows, and I guess that's its own reward.

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