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Why Robert Plant is Disappointed in Led Zeppelin Band Mate Jimmy Page

Why Robert Plant is Disappointed in Led Zeppelin Band Mate Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are continuing their public disagreement over the possibility of a reunion.

In an interview with Express, Plant once again addressed Led Zeppelin rumors.  Plant does not want to reunite Led Zeppelin.  Plant explains that he feels bad for Page:

"I feel for the guy [Jimmy]. He knows he's got the headlines if he wants them. But I don't know what he's trying to do. So I feel slightly disappointed and baffled."

But, Plant added a new piece of information.  He's not against working with Page.  Robert adds, "A couple of years ago I said, 'If you've got anything acoustic, let me know.  I'll give it a whirl.'"  But, Plant explains, "He [Page] just walked away.  But we couldn't do anything proper.  The weight of expectation is too great."

Led Zeppelin played one show in 2007 at a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.  That's the only full concert Led Zeppelin has performed since 1980.

After that show, Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham (son of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) were all on board to keep on playing shows.  Plant was not.  The players went as far as auditioning other singers, but nothing ever surfaced.

Since then, there has been a consistent back and forth between Plant and Page in the press.

Recently, Page said that he was "fed up" with Plant regarding Led Zeppelin plans.

Plant has previously said that there is "zero" chance of a Led Zeppelin reunion.

Page and Plant did reunite in the mid-1990s for an MTV special.  That resulted in two albums, No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded and Walking into Clarksdale.  The No Quarter album featured mostly reworked Zeppelin songs while the Clarksdale album was all new material.  Jones, who actually wrote the Zeppelin song No Quarter, was not invited.

Since then, Plant has spent time recording and touring with a few bands doing mostly folk and Americana influenced music.  Page has been less active, but has occasionally surfaced as a guest on stage with bands like Foo Fighters and The Black Crowes.

 

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