Robert Plant Declines £500M Offer to Reform Led Zeppelin9th November 2014
A national newspaper The Mirror.co.uk, has reported that Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant has declined over £500 Million ($800 Million US) to resurrect the band for their final tour in history. The legend ‘ripped up’ Sir Richard Branson’s contract for 35 dates in three cities in front of flabbergasted promoters after the other members of the super-group had all agreed to the deal.
The tour would have earned singer Plant and fellow founders Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones £190 million pre-tax. But Plant, reiterated that he thought it wasn’t the right thing to do.
A source close to the group said: “They have tried to talk him round but there is no chance. His mind is made up and that’s that”.
Virgin tycoon Branson, 64, has been a lifelong fan of the band. He was getting ready to rebrand one of his Jumbo jets The Starship to fly the group around the venues. The cash was to be split three ways between Plant, Page, 70, and Jones, 68, while Jason Bonham, 48, son of late drummer John, would have also scooped a wage for the performances.