Led Zeppelin Was Close To A Reunion Last Year
Led Zeppelin came pretty close to doing another show last December, five years after their 2007 reunion in London.
President Bill Clinton tried to get them to perform at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York, but Jimmy Page’s lawyer nixed it. Miramax Films honcho Harvey Weinstein, who produced the show, says, “He’s got a lawyer who’s Satan or something like that.” Ironically, Robert Plant, who’s been the holdout since the 2007 show, agreed to do the New York show, as did John Paul Jones.
Still, it wasn’t a bad lineup — Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and many others had no problem saying yes. The show raised more than $53 million.