Robert Plant tried to put the rumors to rest when he spoke about the status of Led Zeppelin and the chances of the band getting back together. In the end, Plant set the record straight.
Plant says there is “no chance” that Led Zeppelin will ever take the stage together as a band again. However, ahead of the much-publicized reissue of Led Zeppelin’s first three albums, the BBC interviewed the band, and Jimmy Page seemed to leave the door open. When asked, Page said, “I’m sure people would love to hear it. I’m not the one to be asking. I don’t sing.” Having also led the charge on the reissues of their albums, Page insisted he wanted to protect the band’s legacy, also saying,”I don’t want to die and have someone else do it. I’m authoritative about what was done in the first place.”
Since their breakup in 1980, following the death of drummer John Bonham, the three surviving members of the band have taken the stage together several times. But Plant calls chances of a reunion “zero.” Led Zeppelin last played together seven years ago at London’s O2 Arena. That show set the record for the highest demand for tickets for one particular concert, with 20 million requests for tickets for the reunion show circulating online. For people that didn’t get to see the band in London that day, a film version of the concert premiered in 2012. And if Plant can be believed, that was the last time the hit musicians will take the stage next to one another. But the news isn’t all bad for Zeppelin fans. In the meantime, the reissues of the band’s first three albums are set to drop this June. The reissues of the other three albums are scheduled for next year.