Jimmy Page has once again shot down talk of a possible LED ZEPPELIN reunion, explaining that he “very much” doubts there will be any further activity from the legendary band.
LED ZEPPELIN hasn’t performed together in more than a decade, having last played London’s O2 Arena in December 2007. The concert was part of the Ahmet Ertegun tribute event, which was chronicled on the band’s 2012 “Celebration Day” CD and DVD. The set, which featured Jason Bonham subbing for his late father John Bonham on drums, marked Page, Robert Plant and Paul Jones‘s first full-scale concert together since John Bonham‘s 1980 death.
In a special new issue of Bauer Media‘s Planet Rock magazine, Page was asked whether or not he thinks the band would ever reform to play another gig. “I very much doubt it,” Page responded. “You’ve just got to face facts. We’ve gone past the 10th anniversary of the O2 [show], where we managed to do one serious concert. That’s the only thing that we’ve done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we’ll do anything else. I really think the time has gone.”
In the same interview, Page also revealed that another LED ZEPPELIN live album will arrive later this year, with additional “releases” coming out over the next decade.
“I can’t give the game away, but there’s a recording that’s another multi-track that we’ll release,” Page said. “It’s so different to all the other things that are out there. It’s another view compared to ‘How The West Was Won’ or ‘The Song Remains The Same’. I’m looking forward to people hearing that. There’s a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases. I’d like to say that they’ll be coming out over the next 10 years. There’s more to come for sure.”
Last October, Plant shot down the possibility of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion, telling the Daily Telegraph that “you can’t ever really go back.” He added: “It’s tough enough repeating yourself with something that’s a year old, never mind 49 years old. I’ve got to keep moving.”
Plant has arguably been the lone holdout for another LED ZEPPELIN reunion. Despite promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform for a series of concerts, Plant remains committed to his new musical direction in the roots and blues-based “Americana” field.
An official LED ZEPPELIN illustrated book, “Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin”, will be released in October.