Saturday, September 8th 2012
News: Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin updated their Facebook page on Saturday morning with a peculiar image…
The image certainly seems to point to a potential Led Zeppelin V record, and the rumors are hitting levels of hysteria, but a new album release is certainly not likely.
Frontman Robert Plant has repeatedly ruled out a full-scale Led Zeppelin reunion, even telling Rolling Stone last year, “I’ve gone so far somewhere else that I almost can’t relate to it…It’s a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest. Who cares? I know people care, but think about it from my angle – soon, I’m going to need help crossing the street.”
9/9 Update: With the following posting on Zep’s FB page Sunday morning, as well as some revealing tweets from Jimmy Page’s manager, new album hopes are right out the window:
In other words, the chances are very strong that the internet has been collectively trolled/cockteased by those who clearly wanted to stir hysterical excitement at the idea of a new album. Those dirty bitches. What we’re getting instead is, very likely, a release of the band’s O2 Arena concert, which has long been rumored to be featured in an upcoming DVD release and took place five years ago.
Here’s evidence – Jimmy Page’s manager Peter Mensch delivered the strongest hint yet two months ago:
today, Moulder continues with his stellar mixing of the O2 show.it’s been 5 years coming and it’s almost here.
— Peter Mensch (@maindepowr) July 10, 2012
That is, the strongest hint until yesterday afternoon:
it’s almost here. I’ve seen it and heard it. almost 5 years to the day.
— Peter Mensch (@maindepowr) September 8, 2012
So there it is. If you’re still down with the speculation sickness, head on over to the Zeppelin Facebook page to read through the massive stream of rumors.