For these of you who have not misplaced all hope for a Led Zeppelin reunion, we’re sorry to must burst your bubble, however Robert Plant mentioned it will not “fulfill” his “have to be stimulated,” so it appears actually unlikely that it will ever occur once more.
The 73-year-old rocker’s final musical launch was a 2021 album with Alison Krauss referred to as Increase the Roof, and whereas the duo usually carry out their collaborative materials on tour collectively, you possibly can nonetheless catch Plant doing a little Led Zeppelin songs right here and there.
In truth, when he was on tour as a solo artist in 2019, the setlists consisted primarily of tracks from Led Zeppelin’s catalog. Throughout a pageant efficiency in Reykjavík, Iceland that 12 months, he tackled the chugging “Immigrant Track” for the primary time since 1996.
“It was Midsummer Night time and there was a pageant, and I acquired my band and I mentioned, ‘Okay, let’s do ‘Immigrant Track.’’ They’d by no means performed it earlier than. We simply hit it, and bang — there it was. I believed, Oh, I didn’t suppose I may nonetheless do this,” Plant recalled throughout a brand new interview with the L.A. Times.
After all, loads of his followers would give something to see him carry out these tracks along with his previous bandmates, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. The final time the trio took the stage collectively was in December of 2007 on the O2 Area in London, and so they had been joined by John Bonham‘s son Jason on the drums, which is the closest they’ll ever probably be to a full reunion.
“Going again to the font to get some sort of huge applause — it doesn’t actually fulfill my have to be stimulated,” Plant remarked of reuniting with them once more. “I do know there are individuals from my era who don’t need to keep residence and they also exit and play. In the event that they’re having fun with it and doing what they should do to move the times, then that’s their enterprise, actually.”
Again in 2018, Jason Bonham advised Billboard that Plant does not need to do a reunion as a result of it would not really feel proper with out his father being part of it.
“He mentioned, ‘I cherished your dad manner an excessive amount of. It’s not disrespect to you, you recognize the stuff higher than all of us, and nobody else who’s alive can play it such as you. However it’s not the identical. I can’t go on the market and faux it. I can’t be a jukebox. I can’t go on the market and attempt to do it that manner,'” the drummer defined.
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Generally carrying on is out of the query.