Update: Tales About Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour Weren't True Richard Branson had reportedly offered the group $800 million. But Robert Plant says he never received such an offer.

Update: Tales About Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour Weren't True

Update: Tales About Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour Weren't True

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Richard Branson had reportedly offered the group $800 million. But Robert Plant says he never received such an offer.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a real heartbreaker for Led Zeppelin fans. The Virgin Atlantic billionaire Richard Branson tried to reunite the band for a string of concerts. He offered them $800 million - enough to buy a real stairway to heaven. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones signed on, but lead singer Robert Plant did not have a whole lot of love for the idea. He actually ripped up the contact, leaving Branson and Plant's former band mates dazed and confused. It's MORNING EDITION.

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Correction Nov. 13, 2014

News reports about this were dazed and confused. After accounts surfaced about him supposedly ripping up a reunion contract, Robert Plant said he had never received such an offer.