Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OPEN LETTER TO JIMMY PAGE AND JOHN PAUL JONES

Mr. Jimmy Page and Mr. John Paul Jones:

I know not to believe things that I read in silly tabloids like The Sun, but please put out a press statement assuring fans that you aren't actually rehearsing for a "Led Zeppelin" tour with Jason Bonham and a new singer.

Yes, it may be disappointing that Robert Plant has decided to keep touring with Alison Krauss and not entertain the idea of a reunion. But please, don't do this. Jimmy, remember when you did that tour with the dude from white snake? 'Nuff said.

It's true that the things that Robert said in the latest issue of the British version of GQ weren't too cool ("The endless paperwork was like nothing I've experienced before. I've kept every one of the emails that were exchanged before the concert and I'm thinking of compiling them for a book, which I feel sure would be hailed as a sort of literary version of Spinal Tap"). But this is no way to get back at him. The idea of a Zeppelin tour in 2008 or 2009 is dicey anyway -- Jason is great, but he's not John Bonham -- but without Robert, it just looks desperate and lame.

I think you need some tough love here from a true fan. Hopefully Robert will come around when Alison returns to her regular band, the excellent Union Station.

Best,

No Expiration

2 comments:

Steve Sauer said...

Yes, they really should comment on the latest report and speculation. Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant? I think not!

Jason Russell said...

I concur.