Wednesday, December 12

Booking fee extra for Led Zeppelin show

The surviving members of Led Zeppelin took to the stage at The O2 in London, on December 10, 2007.Robert Plant ,59, Jimmy Page, 63, and John Paul Jones, 61. performed after nineteen years since they last performed but the event melted away within minutes .The event was organised as a tribute to the late Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records, the label Zeppelin were signed on to decades ago for this gig.

The event also featured performances by former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman's band Rhythm Kings, Paolo Nutini, Paul Rodgers and Foreigner. Interestingly, former Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's son, Jason, is now a drummer with Foreigner.

This English rock band comprised Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham. They were supposedly a rock band, but managed to sound heavier, reintroduced the blues to their audience, dabbled in rockabilly and reggae, and even turned to the East in a quest for new sounds. The experimentation worked well enough to boost Led Zepp to the top of VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. They sold over 300 million albums worldwide along the way, and are still the only band to have had all albums reach the US Billboard Top 10.

The greatest reunion in rock was on Monday 10 dec 2007. They were the biggest, the best, the loudest, the most popular, the least compromising, the most influential, and the most commercially successful band in the history of recorded music.

Led Zeppelin were always about extremes, from the mind-boggling album sales and tour receipts racked up by the band through their Seventies heyday, to the unparalleled excesses in which their private lives and public image were steeped. So it's no real surprise that their imminent reunion for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at London's 02 Arena on Monday should have triggered an unprecedented clamour for tickets – depending on which report one consults, anywhere between 20 million and a billion requests for the 18,000 available seats, at £125 per seat (booking fee extra).

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