The legendary rockers teamed up at the Lollapalooza festival in Argentina on March 21 for a surprise performance of the Led Zeppelin classic song and totally wowed the crowd with their rendition. Click to WATCH!
We’ve been waiting for a Led Zeppelin reunion with baited breath for years, but this might be the closest we’re going to get to it for now. Robert Plant, 66, joined forces with former White Stripes frontman Jack White, 39, to play one of the band’s big hits, “The Lemon Song,” at Argentina’s Lollapalooza festival. And guess what? They absolutely nailed it.
Jack White & Robert Plant Duet: Perform ‘The Lemon Song’ At Lollapalooza
Jack, who was headlining the concert on March 21, showed why he’s recognized as one of the best guitar players ever when he expertly pulled off the bluesy number. Robert proved he hasn’t lost the powerful vocals that made Lep Zeppelin the great band they were.
Interestingly, “The Lemon Song” has appeared on Jack’s setlist twice — most notably at the Bonnaroo festival. But Robert hasn’t performed the song since a one-off appearance with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page in Norway in 1995.
Jack and Robert are both scheduled to appear at Brazil’s Lollapalooza on March 28, so maybe we will get to hear more Led Zeppelin classics. That’d be worth the entrance fee alone!
It would have been so epic. Back in Nov. 2014, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, reportedly offered the band a multi-million-dollar deal to play 35 shows in London, Berlin and a New Jersey city. The band’s surviving members — Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert — would have earned more than $200 million for the performances and split $100 million in profits, UK’s The Mirror reported.
However, Robert reportedly wasn’t down for the deal. When he sat down with concert promoters to discuss the deal, he reportedly tore up the contract during the meeting! Yikes.
What d’you think, HollywoodLifers? If Jimmy doesn’t want to play Led Zeppelin songs anymore — should Jack White fill the void? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Jon Boon