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November 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm Quote #39986

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Robert Plant Tore Up A Near $1 Billion Offer From Richard Branson To Reunite Led Zeppelin
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Whole lotta cash. Picture: Getty Images.
Sir Richard Branson is reportedly “gutted” by Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant tearing up a 500 million pound ($918 million) contract to reform the band.

Led Zep’s two other surviving members, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, probably aren’t too impressed either, having quickly agreed to the deal.

“They have tried to talk him round but there is no chance,” a source told the Sunday Mirror. “His mind is made up and that’s that.

“When he said no and ripped up the paperwork he had been given, there was an enormous sense of shock.”

The band broke up in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham. Bonham’s son Jason was reportedly offered a wage to tour with the band on what would have been a 35-date schedule across three cities – London, Berlin and New Jersey.

Branson was offering the original trio 190 million pounds each in payments and merchandise royalties.

He was reportedly prepping one of his jets as “The Starship” for the tour.

Read more on Branson’s bid to reunite Led Zeppelin at The Mirror.


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November 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm Quote #40012

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Richard Branson & Robert Plant Clear Up Led Zeppelin Reunion Rumors

Posted: 11/12/2014 4:21 pm EST Updated: 11/12/2014 4:59 pm EST

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant shut down rumors that Plant tore up an $800 million contract that would have the band reunite for a 35-date tour.

“Robert Plant has not been in receipt of any offers in recent months with any organization or promoters regarding future Led Zep live shows,” Plant’s rep said in a statement to HuffPost Entertainment. “Robert Plant has neither met or communicated with Richard Branson in the last 50 years, so it was with great surprise to see this reported in the press. He is excited and proud of their most recent remastered releases and disappointed with any confusion this current fabricated story may bring.”

Earlier, his rep said that the rumors were “rubbish”, after the Mirror published the original claims.

“I’ve been left dazed and confused by a story doing the rounds this week about us apparently offering Led Zeppelin £500 million to reform and carry out a tour,” Branson wrote on his blog on Wednesday. “As much as I love the band, there is absolutely no truth to the story.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/12/richard-branson-robert-plant-led-zeppelin-rumors_n_6147934.html


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