Would it crush your belief?

United States
November 26, 2008 6:55am CST
I am a HUGE Led Zeppelin fan. I went to a couple of Zep concerts back in the 70's...then the drummer (John Bonham) died, and the band did not continue. I was proud of that fact (yet sad they were no more) because to replace a member it would not be Led Zeppelin anymore. It became a tenet of my admiration for the band. Now there is talk of a reunion tour and new album...without the singer. The drummer they plan to use is the son of the late drummer, and the guitar and bass players are ready to go forward. The question: If they tour under the name "Led Zeppelin" should I feel crushed? or will you be? Do you feel it is okay for them to use the band name without all the members? Can you offer a solution or advice?
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@Caioa00 (16)
• Brazil
1 Mar 09
I'm a great fan of Zep too, and I don't think it isn't a good idea of theri reunion but album can be. Shows are to be remembered and for me, (btw, you don't know how much I envy you for going to their 70's concerts) that didn't have thise chance, it would be awesome to see Plant, Jonessy, Page and one of the "strongest man in the world"'s son Jason Bonham. Like some guy up there said, I would advice you to give a fair chance, or think about people like me, aged under 20, seeing their biggest musicians!
• United States
2 Mar 09
looks like now Percy has opted to stay with the gig he's in (with all the Grammys, who can blame him?) so the reunion looks even farther away...sad. I hope Page/Jones (or does he go by Baldwin now?) do some work together and put out an album, I would buy it! Great to meet another Zep fan and if I get that time machine up and running, I'll take ya back to the show I saw!
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
It appears to me that there are a lot of reunions going on with bands. The old members define a band and to replace them is understandable if they want to cash in on this nostalgia thing that seems to have hit everyone. There was a concert called Earth, Wind and Fire experience because maybe the only thing about the whole thing were the songs played there. Maybe there was one original member there. I wouldn't know because I didn't go. Cheers!!
• United States
27 Nov 08
There is a lot of that going on. Maybe it is all about the money, and being true to what you stand for takes a back seat?
@zshornick (113)
• United States
26 Nov 08
A lot of bands end up doing things like this. And I think Zep has been playing shows for a few years actually with Bonham's son on the kit. I agree that it's not the same show or sound, but it is an opportunity for the fans to get to see their favorite band again (or for the first time) and let's the aging musicians make a little more money and revisit their past. I wouldn't be to concerned in this situation because it's a different drumm and he at least has a tie to the band. I hate it when bands get new singers and tour under the same name (Queen, INXS) because the songs just don't sound right.
• United States
27 Nov 08
since Robert Plant (the singer) wont be there, would it still be Led Zeppelin? I just hope they change the name a bit...maybe "Zeppelin" or "Lead Zeppelin" or "LedZep" would be enough of a change to represent what was left?