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Led Zeppelin Members Rock With Foos, Jimmy Page Talks Reunion

June 9, 2008 10:47 AM ET

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones joined the Foo Fighters on stage this weekend as the Foos played London's Wembley Stadium. The LZ duo played two songs with the band, with Grohl taking over drums and drummer Taylor Hawkins taking vocals on "Rock And Roll" before Grohl returned to the mic for "Ramble On." Grohl, who has expressed his desire to fill in for John Bonham since Zeppelin first announced their reunion concert last year, told the crowd "Welcome to the greatest day of my whole entire life."

The Foo concert also provided Page a venue to field more questions about whether or not Zeppelin will reunite again for a full tour. Page, who has been in favor of a reunion tour since the onset, said the band is ready to play more shows. Unfortunately, the members of the band all have individual projects to tie up, Page added, so fans might have to wait until autumn 2009 before Zeppelin re-launches.

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