Update: Tales About Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour Weren't True
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a real heartbreaker for Led Zeppelin fans. The Virgin Atlantic billionaire Richard Branson tried to reunite the band for a string of concerts. He offered them $800 million - enough to buy a real stairway to heaven. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones signed on, but lead singer Robert Plant did not have a whole lot of love for the idea. He actually ripped up the contact, leaving Branson and Plant's former band mates dazed and confused. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
Corrected: November 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST
News reports about this were dazed and confused. After accounts surfaced about him supposedly ripping up a reunion contract, Robert Plant said he had never received such an offer.