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ROBERT PLANT HINTS AT 2014 LED ZEPPELIN REUNION

2/19/2013

Robert Plant hinted that 2014 might see another revival of Led Zeppelin. During his recent appearance on Australia's 60 Minutes, he planted the seed for future band activities -- while pointing the finger at Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones for holding up ongoing Zep plans. Plant defended himself against fans believing that he's the sole holdout for new Zeppelin music and road dates, saying, "Y'know, the two other guys are Capricorns and they keep schtum. They don't say a word. But they are quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. . . and I'm not the bad guy."

 

When reminded that the fans long believed him to be the "bad guy," Plant said, "Well then, you need to see the Capricorns -- 'cause, I've got nothing to do in 2014."

  • Last October at the New York City press conference following the press preview of Zeppelin's new concert film, Celebration Day, Plant played it coy -- and then downright rude -- to reporters clamoring for some type of statement about future Zeppelin plans. After some coaxing by the event's moderator, Plant finally answered the reunion question with a bit of respect for the reporters in the room: "We were so happy that we were actually gettin' it right (coughs) and taking it beyond what we thought we were about that night. There were moments in it where we just took off and pushed off in some place. The responsibility of doing that four nights a week for the rest of time is a different thing. 'Cause, we're pretty good at what we do; the tail should never wag the dog. If we're capable of doing something in our own time that will be what will happen. So any inane questions who are from syndicated outlets (laughter), you should just really think what it takes to answer a question like that in one second, y'know? We know what we've got."

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is Led Zeppelin's December 10th, 2007 O2 concert, now available on CD and DVD as Celebration Day.
  • The tracklisting to Celebration Day is: "Good Times, Bad Times," "Ramble On," "Black Dog," "In My Time Of Dying," "For Your Life," "Trampled Underfoot," "Nobody's Fault But Mine," "No Quarter," "Since I've Been Lovin' You," "Dazed And Confused," "Stairway To Heaven," "The Song Remains The Same," "Misty Mountain Hop," "Kashmir," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Rock And Roll."

INTERNET COMMENTS at UltimateClassicRock.com -- agree or not?

Phillip Moon wrote: "Every time anyone from the Zeppelin camp even HINTS that something might happen,it gets published. And they all know it....."

Jesse Wayne Pullins wrote "Well at least they havent pulled the stones famous 'Final Farwell Tour' thing where it happens every 5 years or so!"

Richard Hepburn wrote "He's just toying with us all... it will never happen!"

David McKenzie wrote "I can see them doing an album and a few concerts, but not a full tour. Never say never with Led Zeppelin."

Tim Flanagan wrote "I'd try to go as long as they don't wait so long that the tour gets sponsored by Depends."

Kevin Catfish Prefontaine wrote "business model wise, 2014 is a good move once the DVD is all dried up... very Mick Jaggeresque... unless, of course, one of them dies... DOH!"

John Tammy Teegen wrote "It is NOT LED ZEPPELIN anymore! I don't think he will do it! as a lifetime fan (over 40 years) i wish they would leave it like they left it at the 07 reunion! he, page and jones may work on a box set of non bootlegged tracks, and add some new things to it, but they will not tour together!"

Robert Brady "THEY ARE THE TRUE GODS OF ROCK AND ROLL !!!!!!!!!"

CHECK IT OUT: Robert Plant on Australian 60 Minutes:

Robert Plant On The Press And Led Zeppelin

Read more at BlabbermouthUltimate Classic Rock, Classic Rock, SpinnerRolling Stone and NME

NME reports Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham responds to Robert Plant's reunion tease


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