Gene Simmons Tasked With Reuniting Led Zeppelin?

Posted 23 Oct 2012 in Featured, General News, News

As you know the latest offering from Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day, was released last week.  With all of the buzz surrounding the album as well as the film there has been somewhat of a resurgence in the rumors of a Led Zep reunion.  In what can only be described as oddly bizarre, Gene Simmons said that he was asked to get the legendary rockers back together for a tour.

First of all there is still no movement from the band on a tour.  I wanted to get  that out of the way up front.  Now that I’m thinking about it I suppose its not that odd that Gene Simmons would be asked to try and negotiate a deal to get Led Zeppelin back together and on tour.  After all he is a rock legend himself and also in the same age range as the guys in Zeppelin, and I’m sure their paths have crossed over the years.  Plus if you’ve ever seen his show you know that Simmons usually gets what he wants.

Anyway, back to the story.  This is from an interview that Gene Simmons did with The Sun.   In the interview Simmons stated the following.

In 2009/10 I was given a few hundred million dollars in an account by a large concert promoter and given the task of reaching out to Jimmy and Robert and trying to convince them to get back together.

Did you read that correctly?  “I was given a few hundred million dollars….to convince them…“That was just to convince them to reunite.  Add in the revenue from each show and the associated merchandise that would have been generated and…well you get the idea.  Its a boat load of money.

How much convincing would you need if Gene Simmons knocked on your door and said “Hey guys, I’ve got 200 million bucks for you to go on tour.”  But unfortunately Simmons didn’t accomplish his task and as we all know there won’t be any Led Zeppelin reunion tour any time soon.

So for now we’ll just have to keep replaying Celebration Day and hope for some time in the future where a few hundred million bucks can get Plant, Page and Jones back together.


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