In Just 1 Word, Robert Plant Makes The Most Exciting Prediction For Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary
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It’s been a whirlwind month for Led Zeppelin fans. Guitarist Jimmy Page said last week that not even he thinks Led Zeppelin will ever reunite again, dashing hopes of a special one off performance in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary this year. “I really think the time has gone,” Page told Planet Rock, echoing the previous sentiments of frontman Robert Plant who is notorious for turning down multi-million dollar offers for Led Zeppelin reunions.
But that doesn’t mean that all is lost in terms of a killer 50th anniversary bash.
Today, Plant assured that Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary would not go unmarked, predicting that “There will be a celebration, I’m sure, somewhere” but not giving any concrete clues as to what that celebration might be. Surviving members Plant, Page, and John Paul Jones are, in fact, planning to get together soon to discuss what might be in store for Led Zeppelin in 2018, though all signs currently point to “a book of photographs and stuff” for fans to look back on and maybe a few neat little previously unheard releases.
That might prove to be a challenge, though. After all, Led Zeppelin weren’t known for their scrapbooking skills.
“Basically, it’s very difficult to find stuff that still is unheard. … And the great thing about Led Zeppelin was that we didn’t chronicle ourselves,” Plant explains.
“We just kind of went from town to town and sang songs and played guitars and stuff. And then went about our lives.”
So right now, it doesn’t look like there are reunion plans on the table, but who knows? Led Zeppelin may be playing possum and plotting the greatest 50th anniversary show the world’s ever seen; but for now, I think we’d be well advised to lovingly look back on their legacy without expectation of something more.