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- Posted on Mar 24th 2010 9:15AM by Matt Glazebrook
"Every single festival in the world approaches Led Zeppelin or their management to get them to pay at their festival," Andy Copping of the June 11-13 bash told XFM. "Loads of money gets thrown out. It's not what they want to do at the moment and that's fine. They probably never will, but everyone has a stab at it."
A Led Zep reunion featuring surviving members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones (plus -- presumably -- late drummer John Bonham's son Jason) has long been a holy grail for the rock nostalgia industry. Indeed, the trio stunned fans and journos alike in 2007 by re-forming for a one-off O2 Arena gig to pay tribute to their old record label boss Ahmet Ertegun -- and then not embarking on a money-spinning worldwide comeback tour.
With Jones keeping in the spotlight via his Them Crooked Vultures supergroup and Plant staying busy plotting a follow-up to his 'Raising Sand' album with Alison Krauss, the ex-Zep crew will surely continue to prompt reunion speculation in the coming months; and, if the formbook is anything to go by, they'll continue to turn down the no doubt ungodly sums of money on offer.
Download-bound fans of '70s hard rock, meanwhile, will have to make to with a lineup that includes AC/DC, Aerosmith and contemporary Zep-alikes Wolfmother.