Bill Clinton’s Zeppelin reunion request just wasn’t enough to convince the band to perform one more time. According to a CBS 60 Minutes Overtime webcast today, the popular former president and humanitarian was asked to bring his influence to bear on the surviving members of the English supergroup Led Zeppelin.
John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page received the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in December from President Barack Obama.
According to the CBS webcast, David Saltzman of the Robin Hood Foundation and executive producer Harvey Weinstein wanted Zeppelin to reunite for the Superstorm Sandy benefit concert in New York, which was scheduled to take place about 10 days after the Kennedy honors.
Although Clinton reportedly did ask when he met the band members, his famous charm didn’t come through this time.