Well, why not? Last
year it was Led Zep rumors. If neither artist pans out they can always get a
Phish tribute band and John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band to sub… or an encore set from Lez Zeppelin….
By Fred Mills
Gentlemen, start your rumors. RollingStone.com is reporting from “reliable sources” (uh-huh) that Phish is slated to be a two-night
headliner at Bonnaroo ’09 (which we previously announced in this space as
taking place next June 11-14 in Manchester,
TN). According to the report, while the organizers of the annual gathering of
the tribes rarely announces the lineups until February, the aforementioned
reliable sources say that Phish is being tapped in order to restore “the fest
to its jam-friendly roots.” And of course Phish already announced their
impending reunion a couple of months ago, so it makes sense.
Meanwhile, RollingStone.com is also saying that there’s
strong buzz about Bruce Springsteen potentially being the Sunday night festival
closer. Which ain’t a bad thing at all! The Boss will have a new album out
early next year and will likely be making the rounds of stadiums in the summer,
but a festival date would mark an entire new deal for the E Streeters.