Robert Plant said he is open to the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion.
The legendary musician sat down to chat with the folks at 60 Minutes in Australia earlier this year. During his appearance on the program, Plant said that his schedule was wide open in 2014 for a possible Led Zeppelin reunion.
According to him, the only thing holding the band back are the other members. As soon as Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are ready to go, Robert Plant said he would be willing to hit the road.
The Led Zeppelin frontman said the reason his bandmates have remained so quiet over the years is because they are Capricorns. The group last performed together in 2007 at London’s O2 Arena.
“They don’t say a word. They’re quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. I’m not the bad guy … You need to see the Capricorns — I’ve got nothing to do in 2014,” Robert Plant explained.
If you’re overwhelmed with excitement about the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion, then you might want to get your hopes in check right now. Bassist John Paul Jones told Red Carpet TV News a reunion probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon. According to Jones, he’s working on an opera in 2014.
Although Robert Plant’s schedule is reportedly wide open at the moment, John Paul Jones said he will simply be too busy to reform Led Zeppelin during 2014. As for his opera, the bassist said it’s unlike anything else out there at the moment.
“It’s the emotion, the passion, and I’m writing an opera myself so I have to say that,” Jones explained.
Led Zeppelin is currently looking into streaming their back catalog of music online. Spotify, Rdio, and Rhapsody are a few of the companies that could have access to the tunes in the near future. Jimmy Page is also working on remastering a number of the band’s classic albums.
What do you think about Robert Plant teasing a Led Zeppelin reunion? Do you think the band will ever get back together?