Led Zepplin without Robert Plant is no Led Zepplin

There are 17 comments on the Nov 9, 2008, The Pitt News story 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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Since: Oct 08

Silver Spring, MD

#22 Nov 25, 2008
spartacus? fartacus

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#23 Nov 27, 2008
rose tornell wrote:
Without Robert Plant itīs not the same band, he is the voice of the band Led Zeppelin and I donīt 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!
Exactly, "rose tornell"! Robert Plant is unique, there is no other...
ZepAddict

Toronto, Canada

#24 Nov 29, 2008
OK I read most of the stuff here and here is a repeat from another post. Sorry to those that will have read it twice...

Personally I think that Robert Plant can't sing like Robert Plant anymore and that may be the real reason he does not want to go on tour. Even in the 70's he has had issues hitting the high notes. Remember "The Song Remains the Same" Live album? Even then he was forced into another register. That was 1973!

Bully for Plant. Good for him. He is a free man and can do whatever the heck he wants.

I'm quite looking forward to a new frontman. Remember "Coverdale and Page" album? There were 3 awesome songs off that.

I think having JPJ back, and with Jason on drums will bring about the creative juices for new punchy material. Plant would only bring them down. Remember "Walking into Clarksdale" ??? What a piece of crap!!! Page and Plant mailed that one in. And all that East Indian stuff they did was another ruse for Plant to mask his poor vocal range. New Zep configuration can do quite well without Plant bringing them down figuratively and literally.

Foreigner has done a fantastic job with their recruitment of a replacement singer...hmmm Jason Bonham plays (played?) for them. Maybe Page saw what was going on with Foreigner and Bonham and thought, geez that really ain't that bad.

So, I'm really looking forward to whatever they come up with. I heard on FM radio that the frontman from a band calling themselves, "Altered Bridge" will be the lead vocalist?

any truth to that?
Mr Jammy Pige

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Nov 29, 2008
Yes... and if that's where it's at with Plant then like you said "good for him" because he is thinking about the band. I take a more cynical view that he doesn't give a rats ass because he has some success (if you translate success into $$$) on his own and doesn't really need zep.

If he was poor I can bet he'd be cashing in...

He has no loyalty to the band and so why should the band have loyalty to him? I'm not asking you this, but there is the ineviteable dipshitt that will ask where the loyalty is with Page and wrongfully place the burden on him.

I can remember what your talking about when rumors were that Plant was using a vocal synthesizer on TSRTS to hit the high notes... I don't know how much truth to that there was and I don't really care, but your point is well taken that he has always had a fickle voice that needs pampering.

I did love some the bootlegs that have his voice just PERFECT at times... he was great at times and could be good still, but he doesn't want to work on it. Whatever the case is... if he could pull it off at the 02 show then there are no excuses.

Plant has pussied out...

“To love and be loved”

Since: Jun 08

right here, right now...

#26 Nov 29, 2008
SPARTACUS wrote:
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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 !
You're right "SPARTACUS". It must not be called Zeppelin again without the same people on the band...
J W Lennon

Christchurch, New Zealand

#27 Nov 30, 2008
Matt in Rhode Island wrote:
Without Robert Plant itīs 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.
YARDBIRDS???
Jimmy Page

Los Angeles, CA

#28 Nov 30, 2008
But Led Zeppelin is the name of my band!
Robert Plant

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Nov 30, 2008
"I don't care. If I'm not going to be singing you can't use the name so there!"

Stomping feet on the ground with arms crossed...
Jimmy Page

Los Angeles, CA

#30 Nov 30, 2008
But I formed the band with my own money and fame... I gave you your big break and now you won't sing for me and you don't want me to use the name? WTF is wrong with you? Where's the loyalty? Where the payback?
Robert Plant

Los Angeles, CA

#31 Nov 30, 2008
"Oh maybe in 2 more years... I dunno... maybe someday...right now I'm like really really busy with my career and I just don't have the time.
Jimmy Page

Los Angeles, CA

#32 Nov 30, 2008
"Cmon Plant, this is our last hurrah!!! It's our chance to really put something great on the end of this thing we do... we can really do something incredible here and give something back to the fans!"
Robert Plant

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Nov 30, 2008
"So sorry" (with a lisp), but LZ was never about the fans... and besides, I'm already doing something great with Kruass and the mighty spirit that flows within... I am a mighty oak"
Jimmy Page

Los Angeles, CA

#34 Nov 30, 2008
"Fckit... this dudes gone...NEXT!!! Hey JPJ give that kid from Alter Bridge or whatever it is a call... let's get somebody who wants the job... thehell with name... we can change that too...you know what I mean."
JPJ

Los Angeles, CA

#35 Nov 30, 2008
"I can't believe he thinks he's a mighty oak." WTF happened to him... the man once had mighty balls and now he's a mighty oak or spirit or some such sht... "
Marcus68

Silver Spring, MD

#36 Nov 30, 2008
Mr Page wrote:
:) that could very well be... he certainly is more loyal to the band also.
and infinately more talented. i mean WHAT in gods name did plant contribute besides his personality,a passable janis joplin impersonation and hip huggers with a natural codpiece? Im talking about sound here. content. its true that rock n roll is also about image and attitude in a big way but at this stage of the game, the whole "raw angry teenage sexuality" angle has to take a backseat to musicanship and skill right?.Not that palnt delivers much raw angry naughtiness anmore anyway. eewwww i just made muself ill.
Marcus68

Silver Spring, MD

#37 Nov 30, 2008
Robert Plant wrote:
"I don't care. If I'm not going to be singing you can't use the name so there!"
Stomping feet on the ground with arms crossed...
thats it percy! the camera loves you!! pout, no, sad pout. thats it [[[[FLASH FLASH FLASH]]]]] your a BIG star baby!
Hugh

AOL

#38 Nov 30, 2008
Look we're getting snippy at a guy who no longer is in the game. At one time Plant was one hell of a vocalist, and a stage persona, there is no doubt! But he was that amazing vocalist and persona because he was working for and had the ablility to communicate the power of 3 other incredible artist he worked for. They made him, period. Without them he is a rather dull singer who needs talent around him to do anything of note. His current venture with AK sums up his solo stuff in one album. Get together with a musician who actualy has talent, then use Zep to remind fans of what you once were (in other words sing some Zep material while you tour with the celeb), then pretend that you are "beyond" Zeppelin now and are FREEEEE. What utter rubbish you fake, bugger off. I hope your next album with AK fails big time (no offense AK I actually like you) and may you never see the light of day again as far as the music press goes. You may not care for us Zeppelin fans, but here is truth, your solo material is complete crap compared to any album Led Zeppelin ever made, their worst material is 10 times better than the very best you have supposed to have made. And I cant waite for the new stuff JP, JPJ and JB are making now, because it will at the very least be an attempt to reach us Zep fans that have hoped for so long.

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