5 Reasons Led Zeppelin Could Reunite In 2018

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Happy 2018! Hope everyone has been having a good start to the new year so far.

This year is special as it marks 50 years since the birth of one of rock’s greatest treasures – Led Zeppelin. Singer Robert Plant, having recently released another solo record and toured for it, is pretty sick of being asked why he doesn’t want to have a reunion. He even said that people “dwelling on old crap” shows that writers “have nothing new to write about.” So, here’s another article to feed his fury about the topic even further.

Playing Old Songs Doesn’t Make Artists a “Fucking Jukebox”

One of the most frequent defenses Robert Plant uses when being questioned about a Led Zeppelin reunion is that he doesn’t want to be considered a “fucking jukebox…” if he plays his old songs. Well, guess what? He plays some Led Zeppelin songs on his solo tours anyway. And that’s probably the only reason a lot of people go to see him, is to hear those very songs. He wrote them, so it’s kind of ridiculous to get mad that people still want to hear him play them.
Guns N’ Roses, the Eagles, The Who, The Stones…none of them wrote new songs with their bands when they had reunions. Motley Crue didn’t write any new ones for their Final Tour. Neither did Sabbath. Playing even just a few final shows as Led Zeppelin would not put a halt on Plant’s solo career in any way.

Jason Bonham is basically John Bonham

Okay, that’s probably a loaded statement. No one is John Bonham, and no one ever will be. He was the best rock drummer to have lived. His thunderous pounding was more than just a contribution to Led Zeppelin’s songs – it was the backbone, and it’s not easy to replicate. Dave Grohl said he used to listen to John Bonham and sit there and try to imitate him, but he couldn’t understand how the monster played the way he did.
Jason Bonham is…very obviously, John Bonham’s son. He plays with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin experience, and has been said to sound almost identical to his father when playing the tunes. He has also played with Plant, Page, and Jones on some reunion shows. So for Plant to say it’s not Zeppelin without Bonzo is a true statement, but it would be a great honor to have his son play with them, who is just about the closest thing we have to him today.

They Would Make an Absurd Amount of Money

NOT THAT THEY NEED IT. I know. We all know. They probably made enough money off their debut album alone to support them for the rest of their lives. It’s been said that they’ve been offered hundreds of millions, some have said even a billion dollars to do a reunion tour.

50 Years is a Pretty Big Deal

Honestly, many rockstars don’t even live to see 50 years of their career. 50 years is a big deal. The Rolling Stones did it, so did The Who. Bands like The Doors and The Beatles would probably be happy if they had all their members to do a reunion to celebrate that type of milestone. That’s HALF a CENTURY. Come on, guys.

They’re Legends.

Amongst the other reasons they should do a reunion tour, this one is the most important. Led Zeppelin came pounding into the music scene when we had The Beatles, The Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & The Papas, The Doors…and they bred a completely unique sound. They originated hard rock as we know it. No one played anything quite like that until the 70s rolled around and more artists picked up on their rigid sound. No one played guitar like that, bass and drums like that, or screamed like that.

Fans young and old alike would give an arm and a leg, would drop hundreds of dollars, would sell their soul to see their heroes reunite on stage. It’s not about the age, the fact that tons of other musicians have passed away, or that they don’t want to see them have successful individual careers.

It’s Led Zeppelin. The greatest rock band in the world.

  • IrregularJohn

    Won’t happen. Another clickbair pseudo-article.

  • Tom Leustek

    Reason 6- Greta Van Fleet. Better get out there, the youngsters are filling a void.

    • qisto

      lolno

  • dakotablue

    Plant can’t sing up high like he used to so can’t do justice to the Led Zep classics. Also I think he finds it boring to keep singing the same old stuff. As far as greatest rock drummers, I’d put Ginger Baker and Keith Moon up there with Bonham.

    • mypat623

      True. The last time I went to a Robert Plant solo show was in 2015. It was not a great show. I could not even decipher when he was singing a Led Zeppelin song. His voice has had better days.. I won’t ever pay for a ticket to one of his solo shows anymore, but I would pay to see LZ back together again. Just because..

  • Karen

    I agree with everything u said. They reunited in 2007 for 1 show and it was awesome. Everyone knows Robert Plant may not be able to hit the high notes as well but I’m sure it would still be great. 50 years should most definitely be celebrated!

  • timmy hendero

    wont happen , Plant has said time and time again has no interest and they have been offered more then a ton of money to play

  • Dean Gould

    Some how in 2007, his voice sounded as good as ever. I don’t know what he did but it was amazing. 10 years is a long time but even on their worst day, they blow away all the crap out there today. No one had the drumming style of Bonham even if technically others are up there. Moon was great but just a lot of insane banging to me. Incredible none the less. Jason is right there with his dad. Better than 99.99% of the drummers out there.

  • Stone Gossardish

    If you heard the Stern Show interview with Plant, where he told Howard to S T F U and walked off the show, you know it’s not going to happen.