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Robert Plant Hates the Idea of a Led Zeppelin Reunion

Robert Plant Hates the Idea of a Led Zeppelin Reunion

Led Zeppelin never toured after breaking up in 1980.  The closest they ever came was in December of 2007 when the band reunited for one concert honoring their record boss, Ahmet Ertegun.

Jimmy Page wanted to tour.  John Paul Jones wanted to tour.  Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham, was happy to fill in for his father.

But, Robert Plant wasn't on board.

Over the past two decades, most of Led Zeppelin's peers have gone on massive tours:  The Rolling Stones; The Who; and the list goes on.  Led Zeppelin probably could have booked the biggest tour in the history of rock and roll.

But, Robert Plant wasn't on board.

The Led Zeppelin singer went off on Rolling Stone when the asked question about why he did not want to tour with Led Zeppelin:

"You're going back to the same old shit. A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that's shitty 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!"

Page, Jones, and Bonham rehearsed with other singers when Plant refused to tour.  But, nothing ever came of the rehearsals.

The members of Led Zeppelin do not need money, but it is still hard to turn down so much.  However, Plant does not believe that money is the main factor behind why so many classic rock bands reunite to tour.  

Plant has spent the last several years recording and touring with various projects from his work with Alison Krauss, the Band of Joy, to his latest project Sensational Space Shifters.

He ended his interview by saying, "Do you know why the Eagles said they’d reunite when 'hell freezes over,' but they did it anyway and keep touring?  It’s not because they were paid a fortune. It’s not about the money. It’s because they’re bored. I’m not bored."

 

 

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