Monday, July 6, 2009

Led Zeppelin to Fill Michael Jackson's Glove?

When Michael Jackson died, he left a variety of assets, most of which will be dealt with in his will.

[caption id="attachment_121" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The 02 Marquis"]The 02 Marquis[/caption]

One that will not be is his 50 dates at London's 02 arena. Promoters AEG Live have 50 dates booked at the London site that recently held Led Zeppelin's reunion show, and nobody to fill them.

Many media sources are now reporting that Abba and Led Zeppelin have been approached to share those spots. Abba's Benny Andersson has already denied being approached, and has also stated that if approached the Swedish quartet would decline. That leaves Led Zeppelin.

To be sure, it seems doubtful in the extreme that Robert Plant would agree to such a thing. However, no word, denial or otherwise, has emerged from the Zeppelin camp. Abba was denying this rumour three days ago. It must be a considered possibility that Led Zeppelin is considering the idea, although by considering it I really mean Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham have tied Robert Plant to a chair and are forcing him to watch Brett Michaels Rock of Love re-runs until he says yes. None the less, the silence is interesting.

Maybe for this series of shows, the Zeppeliners will play something from In Through the Out Door, which was recorded at Abba's Polar Studios.


Douglas Rayshell said...

Michael Jackson was like a icon to me. I've been dealing with his death and it has been very tough for me. I cannot believe how he moved the world around the world. I wish his family the best. Thanks Michael for changing life as we know it!

Mr Cash said...

Nice blog at Michael Jackson was a great pop star. I just read that the Texas Medical Board has restricted the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death from administering the drug authorities say was responsible for killing the pop star.

Elin Archuleta said...

God bless MJ.. He trully changed the world..