Shalom Life | January 26, 2015

Gene Simmons Given $200 Million to Reunite Led Zeppelin

The KISS frontman was entrusted with the task of reuniting Plant, Page, and Jones.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: October 22nd, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Gene Simmons Given $200 Million to Reunite Led Zeppelin

KISS’ Gene Simmons recently shared some unexpected information with Britain’s The Sun newspaper. According to the rock legend/brilliant business mogul, Simmons was offered a huge sum of money to reunite legendary band, Led Zeppelin.

"In 2009/10 I was given a few hundred million dollars in an account by a large concert promoter and given the task of reaching out to Jimmy and Robert and trying to convince them to get back together,” Simmons shares.

The unnamed concert promoter believed that Simmons’ friendship with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones would help to convince the Led Zeppelin members that reuniting would be beneficial. After all, KISS is still touring with original members, and seem happier than ever.

The offer was made immediately after Led Zeppelin’s extremely successful one-off concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2007.

Simmons tells the newspaper that his efforts to convince the band to reunite for a tour or new album were in vain.

“Of course it didn’t work. Robert just doesn’t want to do it.”

Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last TrendingAdam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO] TrendingSeth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes Trending
 

Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Dutch Jews Want Army Troops Positioned Outside Synagogues

Calls from Jewish leaders come in the wake of Hyper Cacher attack near Paris

Read More

Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

January 23, 2015 | By JNS.org
Saudi Arabia Blames Israel for anti-Semitism at First UN Conference on anti-Semitism

Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi cites Israeli "occupation" as reason for the rise in anti-Semitism

Read More

Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

January 23, 2015 | By Ynet News
Report: Miss Lebanon Will not Be Stripped of Title After Selfie with Miss Israel

The beauty queen was heavily criticized by the Arab world after appearing in a photo with Doron Matalon

Read More

Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Rush Announces 40th Anniversary Tour, Could Be Their Last

The band is hitting 34 cities across North America.

Read More

Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Adam Sandler and Lena Dunham Discuss OCD on ‘Late Late Show’ [VIDEO]

Maria Bamford and Judd Apatow also share experiences.

Read More

Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

January 23, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Clears Up ‘American Sniper’ Nazi Comments, Apologizes

'The Interview' actor explains the intention of his controversial tweet

Read More

Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

January 23, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Artist Paints Lovely Portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Using His Own Feces

The Facebook CEO is, again, the subject of Brooklyn-based KATSU's art

Read More

Paula Abdul Joins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ as Judge

January 22, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Paula Abdul Joins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ as Judge

Abdul is making her return to reality television on Fox.

Read More

More Headlines