Man, fuck Bonnaroo.
How can you take a festival seriously that has a cover band on the bill? Lez Zeppelin? Maybe this wouldn’t so egregious if Robert Plant wasn’t himself on the bill already! Not that a tribute band really ever gets any attention, but if it did, I can imagine the rumors that might swirl around a double billing of Lez Zeppelin and RobertPplant: “Is Plant going to join them on stage? Are the Lez girls going to back him?” Well, the answer is no. Rob is too busy prancing around like some geriatric sugar daddy singing duets with a young fiddle-wielding country star. Oh, how the celebrities do fall from grace.
Sure, Krauss and Plant have generated some decent pop tunes (wait, is there more than one song?), but we’re talking about the decline of a rock legend here. If he starts singing karaoke-style with a cover band, truly all hope is lost. And yes, I am impressed that the chicks in Lez Zeppelin can really shred, but unfortunately not well enough to find success with their own material. So, I'm not that impressed; not enough to give them a slot on Bonnarroo, anyways.
It's just really sad to me that you can go to a festival where Robert Plant is on the bill, but to hear Led Zeppelin you have to see a jokey cover band.
Seriously, why can’t Jimmy just get up there with Plant instead? THEN we’d have a real festival.
You'd think they would at least make up for the weak supporting acts with some killer headliners, but instead we get Metallica. I don't think they even have any fans left who care enough to illegally download their next record.