Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Led Zeppelin to Tour Without Robert Plant

Couldn't pass this one up:
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has confirmed that the band plan to tour without frontman Robert Plant. Jones said he and the group's remaining members – guitarist Jimmy Page and drummer Jason Bonham – “really hope” to return to the road, although he didn't specify when. Last month, Plant said he found the constant speculation around the band's future “frustrating and ridiculous”, and insisted that he “will not be touring or recording with Led Zeppelin”.

Jones told an audience at a guitar exhibition in Devon last weekend that the band had auditioned singers to take Plant's place. "As you probably know, Jimmy, Jason and I are actually rehearsing and we've had the odd singer come in and have a bash,” egigs quoted Jones as saying. “As soon as we know — which we don't — we will let you know. But we really hope that something is going to happen soon because we really want to do it and we're having a lot of fun, actually, just rehearsing.”

George Michael is the man for the job.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Johnny Rotten: He's a Butter Man Than I

I've been writing about Johnny Rotten for the book and came across this little gem:

They all sell out sooner or later: Remember Johnny Rotten? Punk/anarchist/rocker with the Sex Pistols, a band inexplicably popular 30 years ago? Real name John Lydon?

Well, it took a while, but it turns out that even punk anarchists have bills to pay, so there he is on English TV, wearing a tweed suit in a commercial for Country Life, a brand of butter.

"I've never done anything like this before and never thought I would," he told the Daily Telegraph, "but this ad was made for me and I couldn't resist the opportunity.