With the Led Zeppelin remasters and expanded deluxe album editions starting June 2014, there have been more persistent rumors the band may reform. Forget it.
Singer Robert Plant, who has been very vocal about his lack of interest in going back, has emphatically told Rolling Stone magazine.
“You’re going back to the same old s—. A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that’s s—ty about 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!”
Of other (un-named!) reunion acts, Plant jibes “Good luck to them,” he says sarcastically, “I hope they’re having a real riveting and wonderful late middle age. Somehow I don’t think they are.”
Jimmy Page continues. ”People ask me nearly every day about a possible reunion. The answer is ‘no.’ It’s been almost seven years since the O2 (show). There’s always a possibility that they can exhume me and put me onstage in a coffin and play a tape.”
Page adds that the forthcoming Zeppelin archival releases have been a lot of work. “There’s certainly more things that can be done,” he says. “But this took a lot of time and I don't want to start proposing another project because it will take me another six months or a year.” Still, Jimmy Page may not be done onstage. He cryptically concludes, “I'd rather spend time practicing my guitar and going out to play.”