This Time It’s Paul Weller Ripping on Led Zeppelin

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It wasn’t that long ago when we got word of some unflattering comments directed at Led Zeppelin by Jack Bruce. Bruce, who was chatting with Classic Rock Magazine, referred to Zeppelin as “crap,” among other things, but later said that his comments were made in jest.

Well now we are hearing that Paul Weller, best known, perhaps, for his years spent with The Jam, also has a few comments to share regarding the status of Led Zeppelin these days.Paul Weller

“I’ve no interest whatsoever to go and see people reform, you know. I’m happy with what they’ve done at the time  and the records and your memories and that’s it really.”  he says. Weller also says he would never take part in any reunion of The Jam.

At least he did not refer to them as “crap,” and simply appears to be someone who would rather remember Led Zeppelin as they were before the untimely death of drummer John Bonham brought the whole thing to an end.

One wonders who will check in next with their thoughts on Led Zeppelin’s plans to tour next year without Robert Plant and whether or not they will bill themselves as Led Zeppelin or use another name. It will be difficult for many fans to think of that lineup as Led Zeppelin without the iconic Robert Plant front and center.

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  1. Chris December 12, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Uh, Paul who?????

    P.S. That’s sarcasm for those of you who couldn’t hear it in my voice. I know who Paul Weller is and I’ve heard the Jam, but in the U.S., more people probably know who Peter Weller (a.k.a. Robocop) is than Paul Weller.

  2. ronnie December 16, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    led zeppelin are not reforming! jimmy page and john paul jones (two of the original members) are making NEW music. these fast to talk musicians need to read up on things before they start blabbing their mouths about things they are ignorant about.

  3. Dickot December 31, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    You may have not heard of him, but in the biz he is considered one of the best composer/singer/geetar players there is. In fact, prolly many of the musicians *you* like would list him as an influence…
    Seen him many times and he is every bit the experience as any other band!

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