Zep Show a Whole Lotta Love

London gig, the first in 27 years, wows 16,000
By Marcia Greenwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2007 2:42 AM CST

(Newser) – Until tonight, Led Zeppelin hadn't played a full concert in close to 30 years. But it's clear the band still has a whole lotta love for performing, reports E!. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, blew the roof off London's O2 Arena, packed to its 16,000-seat capacity, at a tribute concert to Atlantic Records exec Ahmet Ertegun.  

During "Good Times, Bad Times," "Whole Lotta Love," and other classics, Plant, 59, got his shriek on, Jones, 61, and Bonham, 41 (whose father was the band's original drummer), ably held down the bottom line. And Page, 63, showed no ill effects from a finger injury. "What they have done here tonight is prove they can still perform to the level that originally earned them their legendary reputation," wrote Britain's New Musical Express.