Bill Clinton Asking Led Zeppelin For a Reunion Show, Rockers Say No
Rock legends declined former US President's request to reunite for a Sandy relief benefit performance.
Posted on May 07, 2013 02:18 pm
Despite all the diplomatic capacity, not even a former US President seems to be powerful enough to get the rock legends Led Zeppelin to reunite, even if it's for a good cause.
Recent episode of CBC show "60 Minutes" presented the viewers with the story of Robin Hood Foundation charity and their efforts for setting up the 12-12-12 Superstorm Sandy Relief concert in New York City last December. According to executive director David Saltzman, the organization even managed to get former President Bill Clinton to support their cause and try to convince iconic rockers to perform.
"Harvey Weinstein had this great idea that we could enlist Bill Clinton who could convince Led Zeppelin to reunite to perform at the 12-12-12 concert," Salzman said, pointing out how Clinton immediately fell for such an idea, but to no avail, as the Led Zep simply weren't up for it.
"Bill Clinton himself asked Led Zeppelin to reunite and they wouldn't do it."
Even without the support of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, the Madison Square Garden concert united the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Sir Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel and the Rolling Stones, raising a total of over $50 million.
Back in February, Plant did hint at a possibility of a band reunion, but not sooner than 2014. The vocalist even went on to blame his bandmates for not showing enough initiative in their attempts to get the group back together.
"The two other guys are Capricorns and ... they don't say a word. But they are quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me," Plant said. "I'm not the bad guy ... You need to speak to the Capricorns because I've got nothing to do in 2014."