Bill Clinton Tried To Convince Led Zeppelin To Reunite
5/7/2013 11:02:00 AM
Even former President Bill Clinton couldn't talk Led Zeppelin into to reuniting.
According to the CBS "60 Minutes Overtime" webcast, which ran May 6, Clinton was recruited to encourage Led Zeppelin to reunite for the Superstorm Sandy benefit concert last year and failed to convince the British rock royalty to give it one more go onstage.
Robin Hood Foundation's executive director David Saltzman said during the report that Clinton asked the band personally in Washington, D.C. when they were being saluted with the prestigious Kennedy Center honor: "Harvey Weinstein had this great idea that we could enlist Bill Clinton who could convince Led Zeppelin to reunite to perform at the 12-12-12 concert. Bill Clinton himself asked Led Zeppelin to reunite and they wouldn't do it."
Given the band's response last year to reporters presing them on a possible reunion, this shouldn't surprise anyone. When an AP reporter asked, "Is this [the DVD release] in anticipation for something even bigger for the band?" Plant joked, "We’d been thinking about all sorts of things, and then we can’t remember what we were thinking about..." before pausing and directing a single expletive at the journalist, "Schmuck."
I'm guessing Plant didn't call Clinton a schmuck. Maybe a less harsh British term like, "Ninny."
Next, Clinton will ask Pink Floyd to let him play sax on their next tour.