Published Jun 25, 2007The three remaining members of Led Zeppelin - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - have announced they will reunite in London for a one-off memorial concert in honour of Ahmet Ertegun, the late founder of Atlantic Records who died last December after falling at a Rolling Stones concert. The trio will also consider the possibility a world tour if the show goes off without any hitches. As expected, the son of original Led Zep drummer John Bonham, Jason Bonham, will fill in on the skins.
The reunion marks the first time Page, Plant and Jones have been on stage together for a concert since 1985's Live Aid performance. Page & Plant infamously excluded Jones from the '90s comeback, which resulted in two albums, 1994's No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded and 1998's Walking into Clarksdale.
A source close to Dotmusic revealed, "Page, Plant and Jones spoke and agreed to do the memorial concert. They are waiting for a definite date. And no-one can quite believe it, but during discussions about the concert they all gave the green light to a tour if it all does well and they don't all fall out. "It has been hoped-for and denied for years. But this is the closest they have ever come to a reunion tour. The feeling is that this is going to happen next year."
Led Zeppelin "Dazed & Confused"