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Robert Plant shoots down Led Zeppelin tour plans

- May 8th, 2014

Don’t be making budget plans for a tour anytime soon, Led Zeppelin fans.

In a very revealing interview with Rolling Stone, Zep frontman Robert Plant had a few choice words for those out there still hanging onto the hope of seeing the legendary rockers on stage together.

“I’m not part of a jukebox,” Plant told the magazine. “Do you know why the Eagles said they’d reunite when ‘hell freezes over,’ but they did it anyway and keep touring?” he asked. “It’s not because they were paid a fortune. It’s not about the money. It’s because they’re bored. I’m not bored.”

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Guitarist Jimmy Page has the opposite opinion, stating that the last show they did at London’s O2 Arena in December of 2007 was a tease for fans. The band originally had a tour in the works around the time of the reunion show – until Plant walked away from the idea and the group.

“There’s bound to be fallout if you just do one show,” he said. “At the time of the O2 show we were led to believe there were going to be more. You’ll have to ask Robert why he changed his mind. I don’t even know if he considered it. I don’t know what he thinks.”

There still may be a stairway to heaven, however. Plant hasn’t completely closed the door on fronting the band, stating that they need a reason to go out on tour and not just for nostalgic purposes: “Everything has to be new. Then you can incorporate history.”

Of course, the other scenario at play is that Page, bassist John Paul Jones, along with Jason Bonham – find themselves a singer. In fact, the threesome were looking into a tour sans Plant, and Steven Tyler and Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy even admitted to rehearsing with the band, but it never materialized.

Oddly enough, Plant even stated that he supported the idea of a new frontman. “They kept rehearsing after O2 and they had a singer,” Plant said. “I don’t know what happened. It seemed like a great idea to me.”

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to induct Rush into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

- January 23rd, 2013

One of the busiest guys in music has added another item to his to-do list – he’s inducting Canrock legends Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (as well as bandmate Taylor Hawkins) will do the honours at the ceremony, which takes place on on April 18th at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, according to Rolling Stone. It will be broadcast on HBO on May 18.

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Other presenters include Don Henley, who will induct Randy Newman, John Mayer will fete the late Albert King, and Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will inaugurate Donna Summer. The inductor for Public Enemy has yet to be announced.

Tickets go on sale to the public on February 1st, but members of the Rush and Heart fan clubs can beat the box office in a special pre-sale.

Rush – consisting of singer/bassist Geddy Lee, drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson – had been eligible for a Rock Hall nod since 1998 – their self-titled debut was released in 1974, and they’ve gone on to record 19 studio records in total, including last year’s critically acclaimed “Clockwork Angels.”

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