Led Zep reunion hit by old classics’ problem

The song no longer remains the same

Led Zeppelin have been working on new arrangements of classic tunes ahead of their hugely anticipated comeback show next month – because frontman Robert Plant can’t hit the high notes anymore.

The legendary outfit have been rehearsing songs in a lower key because 59-year old Plant’s voice has got lower over the years, The Sun newspaper claims.

A source has said that it isn’t plain sailing for guitarist Jimmy Page either.

They added: “Jimmy is a bit rusty and Robert has been struggling with the high notes. To avoid any embarrassing vocal wobbles with the world watching, they decided it would be best to transpose the songs in a lower key.”

The December 10 gig at London’s O2 Arena – the band’s first in 19 years – was postponed by two weeks after Page, 63, broke a finger.

More than 1million fans applied for tickets to see the band. Earlier this month Page said they would debut an “intense” new song live, thought to be ‘For Your Life’ from the 1976 album ‘Presence’.