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Page & Plant

Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, 1998

THE VERY IDEA of MTV as deus ex machina is enough to send shudders down the hardiest spine. But MTV it was who approached Robert Plant — otherwise busily engaged making records with unknown young-bloods, and insulting Jimmy Page for working with wellknown old-farts, David Coverdale specifically — and managed to whisper the right things in his ear that led him to do what he swore he never would (except for parties, weddings and bar mitzvahs): reunite Led Zeppelin.

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