Correction: That would be Lez Zeppelin at Bonnaroo, not Led Zeppelin

February 6, 2008

Several media outlets — including the Associated Press, Britain’s NME and the Sun-Times — reported early this morning some very exciting news: that Led Zeppelin was finally booked for a stateside gig at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Problem is — it’s not happening.

The actual band booked for the festival — and trumpeted atop yesterday’s lineup press release — is Lez Zeppelin. That would be the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band.

Rumors had been circulating for months that Led Zeppelin would make its stateside landfall at the Bonnaroo festival.

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said last week he was ready to take the iconic band on a world tour after burning up the stage at last month’s reunion concert in London. But he added a tour likely wouldn’t materialize before September.

Metallica and Pearl Jam are, indeed, headlining Bonnaroo, tickets for which go on sale Feb. 16 through http://www.bonnaroo.com.

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