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Roger Daltrey’s Proposal to Replace Robert Plant: Jimmy Page’s Response

In 2007, Led Zeppelin marked a triumphant return to the stage with a historic performance at London’s O2 Arena, ending a nearly three-decade hiatus. The magnitude of the event reached such heights that the 2009 Guinness World Records acknowledged it as the ‘Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert,’ drawing a staggering 20 million eager fans vying for the limited 20,000 golden tickets.

Fast forward five years, and Jimmy Page revisited this monumental show during a sit-down with Lori Spencer. As he watched the footage of the then-five-year-old performance, Page not only indulged in nostalgic reflections but also shared his perspective on an intriguing proposition from Roger Daltrey of The Who—Daltrey’s offer to step in and replace Robert Plant.

Speculations Surrounding the Possible Replacement of Robert Plant

On December 10th, Led Zeppelin bid farewell to the stage with a performance featuring 16 songs, including two encores. However, leading up to the show, whispers of speculation circulated. Some fans speculated that Led Zeppelin might replace Robert Plant with another singer. In a 2012 interview, Jimmy Page addressed these rumors, stating:

“Well, look: If we had eventually decided on a new singer, rushing into that wouldn’t have been wise. Naturally, we would have included Led Zeppelin classics in the set. But, you know, it’s all hypothetical. The key is to present really exceptional new material that truly captivates the audience.”

Clarifying the Perception of Daltrey’s Role

After their conversation, the host brought up a rumor suggesting that Daltrey might step in for Plant. Page, taken aback by the news, expressed his lack of awareness about these rumors. Daltrey, in turn, clarified that the discussions were centered around a collaboration, not a replacement. He explained:

“Well, we did discuss it, but it was for the Teenager Cancer Trust, you know. I said, ‘I’d love to do that with you, Roger,’ but at the time, I thought I was already committed to playing, you know? Just because everything I’m involved in is musical doesn’t necessarily mean I’m playing the guitar, if you catch my drift.” Plant continued his discussion about collaborating with musicians, including Daltrey, stating:

“With everything happening, especially related to the O2, and other projects like catalog remastering, it’s all deeply musical. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be strumming the guitar at the same time. I plan to collaborate with musicians well into next year and hopefully make a public appearance toward the end of that year.”

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