Robert Plant $800 Million Led Zeppelin Contract Rip-Up Rumor Debunked

Nov 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm |

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Turns out that no one’s actually capable of turning down $800 million.

The rumor that Robert Plant, lead vocalist for epic rock band Led Zeppelin, turned down a whopping 800 mil to reunite with his band members and jaunt across the globe for reunion tour has been called “rubbish” by Plant’s publicist. Simple enough.

The Daily Mirror reported that Plant and his ex-band members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham (son of late drummer John Bonham,) were offered the large chunk of change from Virgin exec Sir Richard Branson to tour the country for a 35-date, three-city tour. Supposedly, everyone jumped on the bandwagon except for Plant, who turned down the contract by ripping up the signing papers in front of his colleagues.

The Mirror‘s source also claimed that Branson offered the group a specialty jet in the likeness of “The Starship” from the band’s good ol’ days, and would charge patrons £100,000 for a seat in the back of the plane.

Sounds like a deflated dream-come-true for Led Zep fans.

As the truth unfurls, we’ll find how much of this rumor really is “rubbish,” and whether or not the band has any possibility of actually picking up a reunion tour.

Turns out the Led Zeppelin lead singer didn’t rip up an $800 million contract. Find out why it’s “rubbish!”