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Robert Plant Says No to $800M Reunion Tour of Led Zeppelin

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By    |   Monday, 10 Nov 2014 10:42 AM

Robert Plant is not interested in Virgin exec Richard Branson's $800 million proposal for a 35-date Led Zeppelin reunion tour, which would have marked the most profitable contract in live music history.

According to the Daily Mirror U.K., the 66-year-old frontman actually tore up the proposal even though the other surviving band members were on board.

"Jimmy [Page], John [Paul Jones], and Jason [late drummer John Bonham's son] signed up immediately," a source told the Mirror. "It was a no-brainer for them but Robert asked for 48 hours to think about it. When he said no and ripped up the paperwork he had been given, there was an enormous sense of shock. There is no way they can go ahead without him."

Branson's offer for a 35-date, three-city tour would have reportedly paid Plant, Jones, and Page around $300 million each before taxes, as well as a sum for Jason Bonham.

"They have tried to talk him round but there is no chance . . . His mind is made up and that’s that," the Mirror source continued.

A May interview with Rolling Stone offered some insight into Plant's possible mindset when it comes to a Led Zeppelin reunion.

"You're going back to the same old s***," he said. "A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that's sh**ty about about big-time stadium rock. We were surrounded by a circus of people that would have had our souls on the fire. I'm not part of a jukebox!"

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