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Been a long time since they rock-and-rolled

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Led_lOkay, this comes from the British entertainment press, so you should take it with a few million grains of salt, but still, what if it were really true that the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin, along with drummer Jason Bonham (son of late Zep drummer John B.) plan to reunite? The notice at Gigwise says the pretext that would bring Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones together for only the third time in the 27 years since Bonham’s death is a London tribute concert to the late Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary Atlantic Records founder who launched the band’s career by signing them to his label in 1968. Plausible enough, though Stereogum (where we first spotted the news) is skeptical that this one-shot gig, much less a 2008 reunion tour, will ever come to pass. PopWatch is similarly wary of the rumor, but still… what if? Yes, yes, they’re all older, and everything about Zep’s music that seemed bloated and grandiose 30 years ago would seem even more so now. But still — it’s LED FREAKIN’ ZEPPELIN. Wouldn’t you want to see ’em, just in case? Or is it better to let sleeping dinosaurs lie and just remember the band in its “I am a golden god” heyday?

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