Robert Plant, Richard Branson Set The Record Straight About Led Zeppelin Tour Claim

Robert Plant has denied claims he declined an $800 million offer to reunite with the rest of the living members of Led Zeppelin for a 35-day tour, the Associated Press reported, quoted via AOL.

Ken Weinstein, a representative for Plant, issued a statement saying the musician "has not been in receipt of any offers in recent months," particularly not from Virgin Atlantic owner Richard Branson, who earlier reports said made the reunion tour offer.

Plant's publicist earlier dismissed the claim as "rubbish" in a statement to The Guardian.

Branson also denied the claims and referenced a Led Zeppelin song in a statement, saying he was "dazed and confused" by the rumors.

"As much as I love the band, there is absolutely no truth to the story," Branson wrote in a blog post.

The UK's Mirror first broke the story claiming the other living members of the rock group, Jimmy Page and John Paul, immediately agreed to the offer but Plant asked for 2 days to think about it before turning it down. The story also claimed that Plant tore the contract in front of the show's supposed promoters. The article has been taken down.

Speaking to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Plant said he has no plans to go on the road with his old band.

"You're going back to the same old shit," Plant said. "A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that's shitty about big-time stadium rock."

Page has also discussed the unlikelihood of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour in October, while promoting reissues of the band's records "IV" and "Houses of the Holy."

"I'm not going to give a detail-by-detail account of what one person says or another person says," Page told The Guardian. "[But] I don't think it looks as though [a reunion] is a possibility or on the cards, so there's not much more I can say about that."

The last time the band played together was in 2007 at London's O2 Arena.

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