I'm usually pretty cynical about reunions of bands, especially groups who haven't performed together for over 19 years. But I have to tell you, I am so frickin' stoked about this Zeppelin show that took place in England tonight. My first reason is that it came together for a good reason. Ahmet Ertegun shephearded the band on to Atlantic Records and let them do their thing. They never had hit singles and rarely got air play on the radio, but they were the biggest band in the world! So when they were asked to participate in the charity concert in honor of Eretegun, it was a no brainer for the three surviving members.
And then, when asked if they could play an hour, they had to say 'no' because an hour wasn't long enough! Dude! Unlike past excursions as a "band", they took this show very seriously.
The recent Rolling Stone cover featuring Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones had me feeling like a 9th grader again (which is when I discovered Zeppelin). And reading the NME review of the show that just got posted has me salivating at the possibility of a reunion tour.
I know, I know, it will never be a true reunion because Bonzo's dead. But you're talking to a guy who went to see the freaking Firm, just for an opportunity to catch Page live and still using the bow! To see all three? Dude.
If you're not a Zeppelin fan, I'm sure you're just skimming through this entry. But those of you out there, what group would you pay top dollar to see give it one more go around?