Last night, in one of the most hysterically hyped musical events in recent memory, Led Zeppelin‘s three surviving members were joined by Jason Bonham (son of Zep’s late drummer John) for a concert at the O2 in London. The show was a fundraiser for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund.
The concert has been treated by fans and media outlets as a “once-in-a-lifetime event,” making us here at Black Plastic Bag confused. Did we collectively dream the 1985, 1988, and 1995 reunions with the same personnel? Or the “once-in-a-lifetime” Page-and-Plant-reunite-to-perform-mostly-Zeppelin-classics project that turned out to be four years long?
Meantime, the UK tab Daily Star has announced this morning that the band will now do a world tour. Considering the source (with no others confirming so far), it’s hard to know how true that is, but one supposes that the band that decided in 1980 that John Bonham was too integral a part of the group for them to continue after his death could, after enough reunion/substitutions, move to an “Any Bonham in a Storm” policy.
But we should also consider that the concert had been postponed by Jimmy Page’s fractured pinky, apparently the result of a fall in his garden. The 63-year-old guitarist could be suffering from osteoporosis…and not even know it. We prescribe a steady supply of Actonel combined with a diet heavy in dairy products and other calcium-rich foods before any tour commences.