Fans slam Led Zeppelin’s comeback without Robert PlantOctober 30th, 2008 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Fans of rock legends Led Zeppelin have hit out at the band’s plans to tour without front man Robert Plant.The legendary rockers’ bassist John Paul Jones admitted Monday that the group is seeking a replacement for Plant so they can hit the road and also record new material, reports contactmusic.com.
But the announcement has prompted outrage from some fans, who have bombarded Internet forums to criticise the move.
One user wrote on NME.com: “Sacrilege, how can they do this?”
Another followed suit and posted: “Ridiculous…Plant’s voice is half of what made Zep who they were. It simply isn’t Led Zeppelin without him.”
Led Zeppelin, formed in 1968 by Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocals), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards) and John Bonham (drums) are regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands in the rock circuit.