robertPlant Billionaire Richard Branson has slammed reports that he offered Led Zeppelin a $800M reunion contract.

He says the Mirror story-which claimed that frontman Robert Plant tore up the paperwork after the rest of the band had signed– is “completely untrue” and “fabricated.”

Branson writes on his blog:

“I spoke to Robert about the story, which he also confirmed is complete rubbish from his side too. Robert told me he’s very proud of his history and the band’s past, and has always had great respect and love for his work. However, he really believes he must move on with his life and career today. Making up this story is very disrespectful to how wonderful his career with the Sensational Shape Shifters is going.”

The Virgin tycoon says Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones also have “many exciting projects” in their futures, and insists each member of Led Zeppelin should be “respected in their own right.”

He finishes, “As Robert told me: ‘Look, Richard, I just do things because I love them and I want to do more new things that I love.’ I couldn’t agree more.”

In May Plant said he had no interest in returning to be part of the “circus” that Led Zep had become. Page recently appeared to accept there was no chance of a reunion, saying of his former colleague’s career: “It’s his journey, isn’t it?”

Led Zep are midway through the release of their remaster series. Plant launched latest solo album Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar earlier this year, while Page says he’s planning to record and tour in 2015.

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  1. Plant has nothing to prove to anyone!! He needs to do what he wants not what we want him to do. Even if he did turn it down it’s his life and his choice and know one should knock him for it. All through out our life’s we are told you have to do what makes us happy well what makes plant any different? At least the guy does not live in the past! To bad people don’t get it!

  2. It’s not living in the past so much as it IS WHO he is. Nobody in the entire WORLD ever says, “Robert Plant of The Honeydrippers”, or Robert Plant of The Sensational Shit Shifters” or whatever the hell it is. ROBERT PLANT OF LED ZEPPELIN. That’s it. Forever. He got his freedom to do whatever he wants due to the money Zep fans shell out every year. One tour wouldn’t kill him for Chrissake.

  3. Dana….Breaking News….Culture Club cancelled their reunion tour….Im so pissed….DAMNNNNIT!I I really have zero clue how I’m going to get over this….Dana do you have any advice???

    1. LOL Joe, 😀

      I “don’t really want to hurt you” (see, what I did there?), but maybe watch some Football? An NFL game might set your “karma” (oh, I did it again) in the right direction. LOL!

      D 🙂

    2. LMAO Dana…I just saw your reply. By the way…the Giants game went just wonderrrrful, NOT. I sang once the Giants lost…. “do you really want to hurt me” and the Mara’s replied… “we don’t mean to make you CRY”

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