So remember yesterday when the internet got all crazy about a report from UK’s Daily Mirror about Robert Plant refusing to reunite Led Zeppelin? According to the report, Virgin’s Richard Branson offered the band $800 million to play 35 dates in London, Berlin and New Jersey, flying them to the shows in one of his jets. The paper claims that Plant literally ripped up the contract. The only problem is that it didn’t happen. According to The Guardian, Plant’s publicist dismissed the report as “rubbish.” And wouldn’t you know, the story’s gone from the Mirror today.
To give you more information about the fictitious report, that we repeat is not happening, the reunion was supposed to include Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, with John Bonham’s son Jason filling in for his dad, who died in 1980. Branson would have recreated Zeppelin’s plane, The Starship, to fly to the shows, with tickets to the back rows of the plane available to fans for $158,000 per seat. “Jimmy, John and Jason signed up immediately,” the “source” told the Mirror, “It was a no-brainer for them but Robert asked for 48 hours to think about it. When he said no and ripped up the paperwork he had been given, there was an enormous sense of shock.” Back in September, Page said a Zeppelin reunion was “not very likely.”