I checked my Google reader feeds and found quite a pleasant surprise in there for me... The following sums it up quite nicely:
Speaking to Joe Bosso of musicradar.com, Jimmy Page’s manager Peter Mensch responded to recent reports indicating that Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham were preparing to record new music and tour together. As you’re about to read, Mensch’s response finally – and firmly – puts all rumors to rest.
“Led Zeppelin are over,” Mensch told Bosso and musicradar.com. “If you didn't see them in 2007 [when they played a one-off reunion at London's O2 Arena], you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that.”
Now I have never made my dislike for Led Zeppelin a secret, but what I truly hope here is that people will cease thinking that rock music stopped progressing 30 goddamn years ago. That has bothered me more than anything else. Bands which should have given credit for advancing the cause of 4-piece rock music have been passed over by countless fans who refuse to let go of their heroes. Worse than that, countless young people have had Zeppelin foisted upon them by overzealous fathers and not looked at the music which really captures the current zeitgeist. The only thing Led Zeppelin captures was an unhealthy Tolkien obsession and desire to "rock," and judging by their music, rock sloppily.
While I'm sure this brings no joy to many, and direct sadness to some, look at it as an opportunity! Let go, and rediscover the true meaning of rock music: rebellion and commentary growing strictly out of the time in which it is created! Wake up and get modern, assholes!
Quote found in article here. Courtesy Gibson.com