Led Zeppelin to Reunite With New Singer

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    TheRockChick

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    I'm rather bad at news-telling so i thought i might as well just post the link and you can check out the news yourselves:

    TheSun.co.uk
     
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    Oh my God. You DO NOT replace Robert Plant under any circumstances in my book, even if he is being stubborn on not wanting to reunite. If this is true, how lame. I wouldn't pay to see it.
     
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    This is without a doubt, probably the most idiotic thing I've ever read.

    Robert Plant IS Led Zeppelin. His unique voice is what made the band so special. You take him out and all it will sound like is a very good cover band.

    Either it's Led Zeppelin WITH Robert Plant, or it's a no go.
     
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    Im not much of a Led Zeppelin fan, but I can understand how this would suck if you really liked them. I could see them going ahead with this, though. After all, it would still make insane amounts of money. I was always of the opinion that Jimmy Page was the face of Led Zeppelin, though, with Robert Plant in a close second. Oh well.
     
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    when i think of Led Zeppelin, I always think of Jimmy Page first. thatLs just me though. If the band wants to tour, I dont think a stubborn vocalist should stop them from it, no matter how important he was. It won't be the same, but it will still be a good show unless they get a terrible singer
     
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    They should hire Daniel Gildenlow
     
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    correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't the Sun the equivalent to the US tabloids like the National Enquirer and what not?
     
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    Thats what I thought.
     
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    I, too, think Led Zeppelin isn't really Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant and though the new singer might sound very good, he'll never be as good as Plant .. i'd probably still go see them live if i ever got to, but it defenetely won't be the same ..
     
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    Oh bullshit....

    Sure Page is the most iconic one, but seriously...

    It's like Velvet Revolver calling themselves Guns N' Roses, or, ummm, something else really stupid.
     
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    In my opinion bands like this shouldn't reunite.

    It's like the Beatles reuniting without John Lennon or Nirvana without Kurt Cobain.

    If a member of a band dies and the band quits, I think they should just move on to different things. If they, however, replace the bandmember and move on, that's a whole another story.
     
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    Well, its not really reuniting. There not recording an album or anything, they're just touring. And I think that if they can, then why not give the fans a chance to see at least part of Led Zeppelin playing. I mean, you've still got Jimmy Page, and I always thought that he was the main piece of the band.

    In regards to replacement singers, someone on the comment section of The Sun suggested Jack White, which I could see working. Granted, i'm not sure if he can pull off something softer like Stairway to Heaven.

    In any case, if the Sun can not be trusted then this is all moot.
     
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    It's the Sun. They don't know shit from Shinola when it comes to anything besides whether Lindsay Lohan is wearing underwear or not.
     
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    Robert Plant is the weakest link in the band. He was never a good live vocalist to begin with, and his voice has only deteriorated with age. Listen to the O2 concert, they had to tune just about every song down a full step just to compensate for his voice. I'd rather see an awesome performance by a modified lineup than a mediocre one by a "classic" lineup, that goes for ANY band that has ever existed.

    Anyone willing to put off a Led Zeppelin reunion to spend 6 months touring with Allison Krause doesn't deserve to be part of the band anymore anyway, IMO. Led Zeppelin is rock n' roll, and doing an entire album and tour with Allison Krause is...not.
     
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    I haven't listened to his more recent live performances, but imo his voice sounds as good as it ever has on the album with Allison Krauss. Not really the same kind of music for the most part but yeah

    I guess they have already reformed without John Bonham who was at least as important to the band's sound, although obviously they didn't have much choice in having to find a replacement for him. I guess it's a matter of choosing between keeping certain things sacred or moving on and risking others.
     
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    What happens if this is true and it's an amazing vocalist, though? I don't see a reason to judge the decision until I've heard for myself.
     
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    I think Freddie Mercury is just as iconic of a vocalist as Robert Plant is, perhaps even more so, but that didn't stop Queen from touring with Paul Rodgers, and guess what? They sounded fantastic. Although it should be noted that they toured under the name "Queen + Paul Rodgers," and not just "Queen."
     
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    lol this is all stemming from an article from The Sun. i wouldnt get too excited people either way :lol:
     
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    The only thing that springs to mind when I read this was Journey.

    How any singers have they had? Their new singer is amazing, and apparently, their gigs are as amazing ever. I know they're not on the same scale, but the point still stands, if the vocalist can sing the songs really well, who's to argue?

    Hell, they have the original drummer's son playing, but he still plays fucking well, so no-one was complaining.

    EDIT: The Sun sucks.
     
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    This is slightly out of left field, but I had a dream last night that Chester (yes Linkin Park Chester) was the replacement for Robert Plant for the duration of the tour.

    As crazy as it seemed during my dream the more I think about it...it really aint that stupid of an idea. I heard Chester sing Whole Lotta Love and he did very good, not to forget the time he covered both AC/DC and Guns N' Roses and nailed both.

    Of course Robert Plant will always be the original, but my vote would go to Led doing a few shows with Chester if I had a choice.
     

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