Thursday, February 5, 2009

Closure on the Zep Tour, Bruce Tops, Allmans Webcast

Bruce Springsteen has snagged the week's Number One album with his new release, Working on a Dream. reports that the set sold 224,000 copies in the United States during its first week out. The Boss is now tied with the Rolling Stones for the third most chart-topping albums.

Only the Beatles with 19, Elvis Presley with 10 and Jay-Z with 10 have more Number One albums than Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.
The Allman Brothers Band will go live on the Internet this March. According to, the group's entire New York City run at the Beacon Theater will stream live on, a website founded by the Allmans' Butch Trucks. But viewing the shows will cost you, with a subscription for the site costing $100. Trucks says, "At 15 nights, three hours per show, Moogis promises to play host to the longest continuous concert stream in the history of the Internet."
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant told London's Absolute Radio that he decided against a full reunion tour with the group out of fear that it could disappoint and disillusion fans. Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer Jason Bonham played a massively publicized benefit show in December 2007 in London, fueling speculation that a full-blown reunion was on the way. Although the other three wanted to go forward, however, Plant abstained.

According to, he said on Absolute Radio, "The disappointment that could be there once you commit to that and the comparisons to something that was basically fired by youth and a different kind of exuberance to now, it's very hard to go back and meet that head on and do it justice."

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