Led Zepplin without Robert Plant is n...

Led Zepplin without Robert Plant is no Led Zepplin

There are 37 comments on the The Pitt News story from Nov 9, 2008, titled Led Zepplin without Robert Plant is no Led Zepplin. In it, The Pitt News reports that:

Think about your favorite band. It's pretty great, right? Now imagine, if you will, that your favorite band decided to hire a new singer.

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rose tornell

Gimo, Sweden

#1 Nov 10, 2008
Without Robert Plant it´s not the same band, he is the voice of the band Led Zeppelin and I don´t think they should play without him. He is a big part of the band, there is nobody that can replace him. Would you consider to replace Jimmy Page ? No!
rose tornell

Gimo, Sweden

#2 Nov 10, 2008
Without Robert Plant it´s not the same band, he is the voice of the band Led Zeppelin and I don´t think they should play without him. He is a big part of the band, there is nobody that can replace him. Would you consider to replace Jimmy Page ? No!
Steve

Falls Church, VA

#3 Nov 10, 2008
They will not be Led Zeppelin but that doesnt mean Page and Jones will not tour. Seeing those 2 together will be worthy enough for me. I have seen enough Plant or Page concerts and have missed that sound of John Paul Jones. The music alone will be powerful......
Matt in Rhode Island

United States

#4 Nov 10, 2008
Without Robert Plant it´s not the same band and you cannot call it Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy form a new band and cover Zep tunes, just don't call it Led Zeppelin.
zepforever

Algeria

#5 Nov 10, 2008
Led zepp is Jimmy PAGE nad JIMMY PAGE IS Led Zeppelin!!!
mats

Stockholm, Sweden

#6 Nov 10, 2008
they can not tour whit out rober plant"hammer of the gods" that´s TRUE..........
Mr Page

Montebello, CA

#7 Nov 10, 2008
zepforever wrote:
Led zepp is Jimmy PAGE nad JIMMY PAGE IS Led Zeppelin!!!
Well zepforever, I would disagree in the technical sense... Led Zeppelin is Led Zeppelin... but I totally understand your sentiment and loyalty because it's in the right place... so ya, I know exactly what you mean.

You and I both know where the essence of Led Zeppelin music eminates from and just how important Page is to that; very few bands have a guitarist that is so important to the overall sound of the band.

As unique and valuable as RP is as a singer... Jimmy Page is so important to Led Zeppelin's sound that only he cannot under any circumstances be replaced whereas with RP you will have an immediate difference in the sound of the vocals, obviously, but the sound of the "band" will still have a strong Led Zeppelin feel to it... ESPECIALLY since JPJ will still be contributing.

I think JPJ is just as important as RP after thinking very long and hard about it, but there is no replacing Jimmy Page.

I'm always glad to hear somebody say "it's Jimmy's band" or "Jimmy Page is the one who can't possibly be replaced" or even "JPJ is so much more important to Led Zeppelin than people give him credit for." I felt the same way about George Harrison as I do about JPJ... he's so much more important than the fans and the media give him credit for.

Yep... not many people are as dedicated to Jimmy Page as they are Robert Plant now days because overall musical intellect has been dumbed down by the media so very much and people are so superficial anyways about music and for some reason the singer just gets all of the credit that simple minded fans can offer up; many of these people actually thought RP was Led Zeppelin because of the focus that the media puts on singers ...

I honestly think that a lot of "singer bias" arises from MTV and American Idol and that sort of bubble gum mentality of fabricated singing groups and even rap where there are magically no instruments; and that crp they pass off for music now days has really dumbed down the musical intellect of fans also and they are so concerned with vocal range as opposed to style of voice and just singing with heart or passion even if your voice cracks here and there. I'd much rather here a nice smokey soulful voice than an 8 range vocal wonder... but that's what the industry is doing to fans now days and that might be part of the reason for RPs fear of the critics and Jimmy's current persuasion according to the rumors... who knows.

All these critical Plant groupies are a bunch of choir boys and hypocrits... I can't wait to hear anything that Page and JPJ do! I would like to see RP return to the most important thing he will ever do also... but it's just not necessary for Page and Jones to do what they do best.

So long Mr. Plant...
Rocko

Ljubljana, Slovenia

#8 Nov 19, 2008
So, why not ZEP without of Plant? Bands like Black Sabbath, Van Halen and especially AC/DC had great albums also with others singers.
But here in that equation is one great and sad true. Loss of such iconic singer as Plant is, is quite impossible to replace.
One good example: AC/DC have not quite been AC/DC for a long time now. True fans of that great band know that, if you know what I mean. You still got to love them even if it is only to think what really could have been.
Bon Scott, R.I.P.

Just opinion.
Mr Page

Montebello, CA

#9 Nov 19, 2008
I agree Rocko... what really bugs me is the attitude that it "will never be as good without RP" when that just not necessarily so.

It's highly unlikely that they will find somebody as good and it will never be the "same." But "as good" or even better is always possible; but I hate to even think about it that way.

Led Zeppelin was awesome... but LZ as we knew it is all but over now.

That doesn't mean that what they do won't be worth checking out if they do it without Plant. It will be different... but the chemistry between Page and JPJ will still be very similar to the chemistry with Plant on board... it will only "react" differently because of the new elements.

Just because gold is better... doesn't mean silver is not worth having; and it could always turn out to be platinum. Anything they do will be worthwhile... I'm sure.

“ROCK ON!!!”

Since: Dec 07

Bethlehem

#10 Nov 21, 2008
Keep Plant away from the project. Look how he single handidly ruined the Page/Plant Walking into Clarksdale CD. Yes that's right dammit, him and his "California Sound" and "Lets sound like the Doors" idea. He is done finished and should not be allowed to ruin another project including Jimmy. Case in point, musically "Coverdale/Page was excellent. "Walking into Clarksdale" weak thanks to Robert. Robert always wants to go in a different direction, will somebody please tell him it's always the wrong direction.

OK, I'll take my lumps.

Oh yeah, It doesnt need to be called Led Zeppelin does it.

ROCK ON !!!
Mr Page

Montebello, CA

#11 Nov 22, 2008
Hey it's Jimmyb... one of my favorite posters on the topix forum.

Okay Jimmyb, I'll pretend I'm Sparticus...

FCYOLU ARSWLE!!!! LEGALLYTHAY CAN NOT USEE THA NAM E LED ZPPLN ANYWAY!!! MY DARD WRKS FOR DECCCCA RECARDSS AND I'M BIGGETS FAN EVER!!! SO FUCH YOUU!!! LEGALLY!!!! THAY DROPD THA BALL ON DIS ONE AND I HATER THEM SO MUCH!!! BUT THAY STIL COOL AND I GO SEE THEM.. SO FUCY YOUOO!!!! I WANT THE DVD NOW!!!!

There's your lumps bro... keep rockin!!!
SPARTACUS

Montréal, Canada

#12 Nov 24, 2008
rose tornell wrote:
Without Robert Plant it´s not the same band, he is the voice of the band Led Zeppelin and I don´t think they should play without him. He is a big part of the band, there is nobody that can replace him. Would you consider to replace Jimmy Page ? No!
couldn't agree more...except...it's all 4 of them
thats what the whole idea of the symbols were on the LP's...they're undying loyalty to eachother forever

without plant I have no prob with page touring

but it should never be called Zeppelin !!!

That's all !
Mr Page

Montebello, CA

#13 Nov 24, 2008
What loyalty??? Plant has turned his back on all of them... even Bonham.
I agree they should change the name...

How about "The Roundup"

Why? Because "Roundup" is a chemical to kill Plants!!!!
SPARTACUS

Montréal, Canada

#14 Nov 24, 2008
HAHAHAHA
FUNNY
IM SURE THERES MORE TO PLANTS STANCE THAN MEETS THE EYE AND THIS WILL SOMEHOW GET WORKED THRU
OR MAYBE NOT
EITHER WAY
IN THE INTERST OF THEIR FANS ALONE, THEY SHOULD JUST ALL OF THEM GO ON TOUR MAKE A FORTUNE AND LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK DONLT YA THINK...
I AGREE IF PLANTS HOLDING IT UP WE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT HIM ALONE, BUT I AM ALSO POSITIVE THERE IS MORE TO HIS STANCE THAN WE KNOW!!!
NO MAN NOR MUSICIAN IS THIS DUMB TOWARDS HIS FANS WITHOUT REASON!!!
SPARTACUS

Montréal, Canada

#15 Nov 24, 2008
Mr Page wrote:
Hey it's Jimmyb... one of my favorite posters on the topix forum.
Okay Jimmyb, I'll pretend I'm Sparticus...
FCYOLU ARSWLE!!!! LEGALLYTHAY CAN NOT USEE THA NAM E LED ZPPLN ANYWAY!!! MY DARD WRKS FOR DECCCCA RECARDSS AND I'M BIGGETS FAN EVER!!! SO FUCH YOUU!!! LEGALLY!!!! THAY DROPD THA BALL ON DIS ONE AND I HATER THEM SO MUCH!!! BUT THAY STIL COOL AND I GO SEE THEM.. SO FUCY YOUOO!!!! I WANT THE DVD NOW!!!!
There's your lumps bro... keep rockin!!!
YOU TRULY ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT THAT DOESN'T UNDESTAND THIS ENTIRE AFFAIR BUDDY!!!
KEEP WHINNING ABOUT SHIT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THIS
THEN GO LOOK AND FUCKING REALIZE THERE'S NO EDITOR HERE....JACKASS !!!!
SORRY IF YOUR BULLSHIT HAS TO BE POINTED OUT IN CAPS BUT IT MOST DEFINITLY DOES
JIMMY PAGE WAS USELESS ON HIS SOLO CAREER FROM A SALES POINT OF VIEW CAUSE THE STUFF WAS OVER THE TOP AND SHIT
LED ZEPPELIN IS WHAT MADE JIMMY PAGE AND VICE VERSA- HE PARTLY MADE IT
WITH THREE OTHER GUYS
IT TAKES THE 4 OF THEM TO BE WHAT THEY WERE!!!
IF THAT DOESN'T REEL IN YOUR COMPREHENSION THEN
YOU SHOULD DEFINITLEY GO JUMP OF A BRIDGE CAUSE SO FAR YOUR DOING NOTHING BUT WASTING SPACE!!!
SPARTACUS

Montréal, Canada

#16 Nov 24, 2008
zepforever wrote:
Led zepp is Jimmy PAGE nad JIMMY PAGE IS Led Zeppelin!!!
this is the entire problem right here

NO HE WAS AND IS NOT !!!

HE WAS A BIG PART OF IT !!!

THAT'S ALL !!!

Since: Oct 08

Grand Blanc, MI

#17 Nov 24, 2008
jimmyb wrote:
Keep Plant away from the project. Look how he single handidly ruined the Page/Plant Walking into Clarksdale CD. Yes that's right dammit, him and his "California Sound" and "Lets sound like the Doors" idea. He is done finished and should not be allowed to ruin another project including Jimmy. Case in point, musically "Coverdale/Page was excellent. "Walking into Clarksdale" weak thanks to Robert. Robert always wants to go in a different direction, will somebody please tell him it's always the wrong direction.
OK, I'll take my lumps.
Oh yeah, It doesnt need to be called Led Zeppelin does it.
ROCK ON !!!
You wont take any lumps from me! I think it should be Led zeppelin. And yeah if they let robert plant anywhere near it i dont even think I will buy into it. And im not one of the "casual" fans, i put my money up.

Since: Oct 08

Grand Blanc, MI

#18 Nov 24, 2008
SPARTACUS wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU TRULY ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT THAT DOESN'T UNDESTAND THIS ENTIRE AFFAIR BUDDY!!!
KEEP WHINNING ABOUT SHIT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THIS
THEN GO LOOK AND FUCKING REALIZE THERE'S NO EDITOR HERE....JACKASS !!!!
SORRY IF YOUR BULLSHIT HAS TO BE POINTED OUT IN CAPS BUT IT MOST DEFINITLY DOES
JIMMY PAGE WAS USELESS ON HIS SOLO CAREER FROM A SALES POINT OF VIEW CAUSE THE STUFF WAS OVER THE TOP AND SHIT
LED ZEPPELIN IS WHAT MADE JIMMY PAGE AND VICE VERSA- HE PARTLY MADE IT
WITH THREE OTHER GUYS
IT TAKES THE 4 OF THEM TO BE WHAT THEY WERE!!!
IF THAT DOESN'T REEL IN YOUR COMPREHENSION THEN
YOU SHOULD DEFINITLEY GO JUMP OF A BRIDGE CAUSE SO FAR YOUR DOING NOTHING BUT WASTING SPACE!!!
How can a jackass that posts all in caps complain about "wasted space". Robert plant is a an egotiscal old asshole who exploited rumoprs of a zeppelin reunion to prop up that pathetic "rasibg sand" piece of shit. I wouldnt pat 5 cents opf CANADIAN money to listen to ANYTHING WITH HIM ON IT. it think Page and Jones should tell him where to put his prayer beads.

Since: Oct 08

Grand Blanc, MI

#20 Nov 24, 2008
Mr Page wrote:
<quoted text>
Well zepforever, I would disagree in the technical sense... Led Zeppelin is Led Zeppelin... but I totally understand your sentiment and loyalty because it's in the right place... so ya, I know exactly what you mean.
You and I both know where the essence of Led Zeppelin music eminates from and just how important Page is to that; very few bands have a guitarist that is so important to the overall sound of the band.
As unique and valuable as RP is as a singer... Jimmy Page is so important to Led Zeppelin's sound that only he cannot under any circumstances be replaced whereas with RP you will have an immediate difference in the sound of the vocals, obviously, but the sound of the "band" will still have a strong Led Zeppelin feel to it... ESPECIALLY since JPJ will still be contributing.
I think JPJ is just as important as RP after thinking very long and hard about it, but there is no replacing Jimmy Page.
I'm always glad to hear somebody say "it's Jimmy's band" or "Jimmy Page is the one who can't possibly be replaced" or even "JPJ is so much more important to Led Zeppelin than people give him credit for." I felt the same way about George Harrison as I do about JPJ... he's so much more important than the fans and the media give him credit for.
Yep... not many people are as dedicated to Jimmy Page as they are Robert Plant now days because overall musical intellect has been dumbed down by the media so very much and people are so superficial anyways about music and for some reason the singer just gets all of the credit that simple minded fans can offer up; many of these people actually thought RP was Led Zeppelin because of the focus that the media puts on singers ...
I honestly think that a lot of "singer bias" arises from MTV and American Idol and that sort of bubble gum mentality of fabricated singing groups and even rap where there are magically no instruments; and that crp they pass off for music now days has really dumbed down the musical intellect of fans also and they are so concerned with vocal range as opposed to style of voice and just singing with heart or passion even if your voice cracks here and there. I'd much rather here a nice smokey soulful voice than an 8 range vocal wonder... but that's what the industry is doing to fans now days and that might be part of the reason for RPs fear of the critics and Jimmy's current persuasion according to the rumors... who knows.
All these critical Plant groupies are a bunch of choir boys and hypocrits... I can't wait to hear anything that Page and JPJ do! I would like to see RP return to the most important thing he will ever do also... but it's just not necessary for Page and Jones to do what they do best.
So long Mr. Plant...
jpj was more important than the plant
Mr Page

Montebello, CA

#21 Nov 24, 2008
:) that could very well be. . . he certainly is more loyal to the band also.

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