After a rumor that Led Zeppelin and Metallica would headline the 2008 Bonnaroo festival caused an Internet frenzy in the past 48 hours, the event’s promoters have spoken out to quash the reports.
“The rumors that are out there about the Bonnaroo 2008 headliners are inaccurate,” Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment said in a statement released to Billboard.com. “We’re very excited about the lineup that we’re putting together for this year’s festival. We’ll be announcing the confirmed lineup toward the end of January/beginning of February.
The source of the Zeppelin/Metallica rumor was an anonymous email included last week in industry commentator Bob Lefsetz’s newsletter.
Led Zeppelin will play its only planned show Dec. 10 in London as part of a tribute to late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.