According to The Pulse Of Radio, it’s been revealed that LED ZEPPELIN turned down President Bill Clinton‘s request to reunite at last year’s 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which raised over $50 million for storm victims. ZEPPELIN‘s passing on the offer was reported during a recent episode of CBS‘ “60 Minutes”, which profiled the Robin Hood Foundation that put the superstar fundraiser together.
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,” he said. “Bill Clinton himself asked LED ZEPPELIN to reunite and they wouldn’t do it.”
Back in October, during the press conference to promote the band’s live “Celebration Day” collection, Jimmy Page dispelled any rumors of imminent LED ZEPPELIN reunions. “Well, look; at this time four years ago, we’d have been rehearsing to get to the O2,” he said. “In December it’ll be five years since the O2. So, that’s a number of years that pass in between, so that seems unlikely, if there wasn’t a whisper, or a hint that we would get together to do something or other. I’d say even two years ago, or whatever. Seems pretty unlikely, that’s what I think.”