Rumor Mill: Will Led Zeppelin Reunite for Desert Trip 2017?
There’s a rumor going around—and that’s all it is at this point, folks (a rumor)—that Led Zeppelin will reunite for this year’s Desert Trip Festival in southern California.
Feel Numb first mentioned it last week, revealing that “some well placed sources in the industry” are reporting that Robert Plant is indeed “in.” There has been no mention of the band’s other members—Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham.
“Rumor has it they turned down a reported $14 million payday to play at last year’s festival and that this year there are ‘millions and millions’ of more reasons why they should do it.
“Sources tell me [Plant] has finally agreed to do it because of the impending 50-year anniversary of Led Zeppelin.”
The internet is also abuzz because Plant’s website has gone black—except for three words: “Any time now… .” (Of course, this could simply mean his website is undergoing a redesign, and his webhelp team are dragging their feet; hey, I’m just trying to see it from different angles.)
Last year’s successful Desert Trip Festival, which took place in Indio, California, in October, featured performances by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who.
Led Zeppelin haven’t performed together since December 2007, when they rocked London’s O2 Arena. That performance was later released as Celebration Day, a bit of which you can check out below.