Published Mar 03, 2008Wish you were at O2 Arena in London last November 26 to see Led Zeppelin give "Stairway another go? Well, if you're one of the zillions of fans who missed out and figured you'd get your chance on the inevitable 2008 world tour, it appears you're shit out of luck.
British tabloid the Mirror is reporting that Robert Plant has turned down a £100 million offer for the band to take on a world tour in order to - get this concentrate on his bluegrass project with Alison Krauss.
The offer was an astronomical £100 million for each of the three remaining members Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - to reform and tour North America and Europe. This is bad news for Page and Jones, considering they were up for it.
A source close to the band said: "Despite the enormous offer, the decision did not come down to money. They always said they would do the one-off show and then see how they felt.
"Jimmy had enjoyed the concert in December enough to want to tour. He argued they still had something to offer. He likes the idea of another chapter in the band - the grown-up tour. John sided with Jimmy. He loved making music with the others again.
"But Robert wanted to leave last year's concert as their legacy. They had proved they could still do it and that was enough. He has other commitments and is happier looking forward to those. Robert put the mockers on the tour."
Perhaps Plant is simply holding out for the billion-dollar offer that was made to and rejected by Abba a few years back. That or the dude just loves his bluegrass too much.
Zeppelin getting the Led out at O2 Arena last November