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Bill Clinton meets his match in Led Zeppelin

Bill Clinton may have brokered an Irish peace deal and bridged warring parties in the Mideast — but his negotiation skills are apparently no match for the irascibility and fractiousness of aging British rockers. The surviving members of Led Zeppelin reportedly rebuffed a direct request from the 42nd president himself to perform at a charity concert in December.

The band broke up after the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980. The remaining members — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones — have resisted most pleas to reunite since then, although they did perform together for one concert in 2007, with Bonham’s son on drums.

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