Led Zeppelin fans should hold tight to the memory of the legendary rock group’s one-time reunion in 2007. It appears it may never happen again.
Robert Plant told Rolling Stone magazine, “A tour (after that concert) would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that’s shitty about big-time stadium rock. We were surrounded by a circus of people that would have had our souls on the fire. I’m not part of a jukebox!”
Despite Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones rehearsing and auditioning new singers, including Steven Tyler, for several years after the 2007 concert, no tour materialized.
Page says people ask him every day about a reunion, “The answer is ‘no.’ It’s been almost seven years since the O2. There’s always a possibility that they can exhume me and put me onstage in a coffin and play a tape.”
Despite his adamant denials to Rolling Stone, Plant cryptically refused to shut the door completely. “I don’t think there’s any reason for me to do that,” he says. “Otherwise we’ve got nothing to be mystic about…Everything will develop as it develops. All doors are open. All phone lines are open. I don’t hear from anybody. Talk is cheap…But I just think everything has to be new. Then you can incorporate history.”
Does that mean Plant may be willing to go into the studio with his former bandmates and cut a new Led Zeppelin Album? He told Rolling Stone reporter Andy Greene, “You can’t be the marriage guidance clinic here.”
So Zeppelin fans, if you want to see the super group perform again in your lifetime, you’ll need to find someone who can get Plant, Page and Jones to sit together, hash out their differences and maybe write a few new songs.