Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rock Guitar Legend Jeff Beck Slams Led Zeppelin's Tour Plans

Following Paul McCartney's lead of a few days ago, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck has slammed Led Zeppelin's comeback plans - insisting it will be pointless without former lead singer Robert Plant. The 64-year-old legend - who played in The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page in the mid 60's, praised the band's huge one-off concert at London's O2 Arena last December.

But Beck argues plans for a full-blown tour should be shelved without Plant, who has repeatedly refused to join his old band mates full-time.

He says, "I really don't think it's a good idea, not if Robert doesn't want to. I was there at the one-off show at the O2 Arena and it was fantastic. But I think they should just leave it there. They will have been offered loads of money and it'll be tempting but that's not a good enough reason to me. It would be different if they all wanted to do it and record new material but that's not the case."

Plant finally killed speculation he would rejoin the band in September 2008 by stating he has, "no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years."

Beck recently released a live album, 'Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott's' on November 18, with an accompanying DVD release set for January 2009.

Jeff Beck "'Cause We've Ended As Lovers", live at The Crossroads Festival 2007 :


absurdplanet said...

Jeff's right, Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant just 'ain't the same.'
It would not Zeppelin - no reason to even call that line up 'Led Zeppelin;' Jeff Beck is clearly a true artist and has never really been in music for the money; therefore, his prospective is coming from making a killing. 'The song doesn't remain the same'...

absurdplanet said...

Oppsies... I meant to say, Jeff's view of music is not motivated by 'making a killing.'

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