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Even Bill Clinton couldn't get Led Zeppelin back together

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   May 7, 2013 at 11:10 AM   |   Comments

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May 7 (UPI) -- President Bill Clinton has a reputation for negotiating his way into almost anything -- but this time, he couldn't saxophone his way in to getting Led Zeppelin to get back together, even for an evening.

Organizers of the Robin Hood Foundation brought on Clinton in hopes of getting a Led Zeppelin reunion together for a show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to NBC.

Clinton told "60 Minutes Overtime" that he approached the band personally to ask them to reunite for the show, which was to be held in New York City.

Film executive and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein joined Robin Hood Foundation organizer David Saltzman to meet with Clinton, who is considered the most musical of presidents, to ask for his help.

The concert went on without them -- and was able to attract several other British bands, including Eric Clapton and The Who. The living members of Nirvana reunited for the first time since 1994, the year frontman Kurt Cobain died. Mick Jagger performed with the Rolling Stones at age 69.

Led Zeppelin's last concert was in 2007 in London, and before that, at Live Aid in 1985. Although singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page toured together in the 1990s, the band has not played together consistently since the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980, according to Rolling Stone.

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