robertPlantRobert Plant has teased fans by implying that he might be open to a Led Zeppelin reunion and he also said that the band were over several years before the death of John Bonham brought their career to an end in 1980.

Followers believed more tours and even new music might be on the cards when the band played a one-off show featuring Jason Bonham in 2007, released last year as Celebration Day. But the singer refused to take part, leaving Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to return to their own musical careers.

However, Plant insists he is not entirely responsible for the band’s lack of activity. He tells Australia’s 60 Minutes, “The two other guys are Capricorns. They don’t say a word. They’re quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me… I’m not the bad guy. You need to see the Capricorns – I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”

Plant lost five-year-old son Karac in 1977 while the band were on tour and the tragedy led him to plan a career beyond the band until Bonham coerced him into coming back. “I was very skeptical about thinking about whether I had the right to be a parent and go back into that world,” says the singer. “When I lost our boy I applied to see if I could get a role as a teacher. I wanted to be around, a way to enjoy children at the peak of the time before they’re spoilt by the ways of our world. I always thought, ‘There’s another thing I can do.’ I was detached. I’d left it. But it’s a terrible drug being a good singer. John Bonham came round in a six-door limousine that he could barely get down the country lane. He had a chauffeur’s hat. He’d sit in the front and I’d be three doors back. He’d talk to me through the intercom – and we were only going to the pub. He’d say, ‘Come on, Percy, you know you can do it, you know you’ll have a great time,’ And so, back I went.”

But even back in 1977 Plant believed Led Zep had had their day. “We explored lot of music in those days,” he reflects. “But by the time Bonzo drew me back in, it was over anyway. We’d done what we had to do. The world had changed. Other people had arrived and it was the beginning of a whole new movement. It was like we’d lost the keys to the kingdom.”











8 Responses

  1. Yes the world has changed, and not for the better. My daughter bought me Celebration Day for Christmas and I can truly say that I was not prepared for the sonic blast that the concert provided. They NEED to take this show on the road. It was quite awesome. Only thing missing was Immigrant Song.

    LA Memorial Coliseum 2014? See y’all there!

  2. I’m all for it, but they should call it a new name. How about Celebration Day? Led Wallet? (yuk, yuk, yuk….) Aged and Confused? How Many More Times? Retirement Song? Your Time Has Already Come? The Prune Song? Zeppelin’s Last Stand? Over The Hills and Far Away? We’re Buying the Stairway to Heaven? It’s Been a Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled? Old Black Dogs? Ok…..But I’m serious about Celebration Day. That’s a good name. They can put out a studio album called Aged and Confused!

    And he’s right about it being over in 1977. Presence was a great end to an era.

  3. Bob Dylan is quoted as saying that “you can never go back”. Even though I can’t stand his singing he is right. Think how many all of us have thought or tried to go back to a place in time we remember. No one I know has ever enjoyed that trip. Too much time has passed and age has taken its toll. Those who wished these guys would reunite would regret their dream. Besides, John Bonam, is gone and thats the main reason why the remaining members decided to pack it in while the were on top. Simply put, that with out the original four guys the magic was gone. My wish would be to have those who long for a reunion to move on just like Page, Plant, and Jones have done. Its too bad the public cannot or will not let sleeping dogs like. I truly believe that the surviving members share my sentiments.

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