Robert Plant’s Recent Thoughts About Led Zeppelin Reunion

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Robert Plant attends a press conference to announce Led Zeppelin's new live DVD Celebration day at 8 Northumberland Avenue on September 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

For all the fans who’s waiting for a Led Zeppelin reunion, Robert Plant might have ended that hope since he revealed that it is unlikely to ever happen.

The singer’s last musical project was his 2021 collaborative album with Alison Krauss, Raise the Roof, which won six Grammy awards, including both Album and Record of the Year. They’ve toured together in support of the album, but every now and then, Plant still performs some Led Zeppelin songs.

In 2019, the rocker did a tour as a solo artist and his setlists contains mainly of tracks from Led Zeppelin’s catalog. While, during a festival performance in Reykjavík, Iceland that same year, he performed the classic “Immigrant Song” for the first time since 1996. During a new interview with the L.A. Times, Plant recalled:

“It was Midsummer Night and there was a festival, and I got my band and I said, ‘Okay, let’s do ‘Immigrant Song.’’ They’d never done it before. We just hit it, and bang — there it was. I thought, Oh, I didn’t think I could still do that.”

The last time Plant performed with his old bandmates was in December of 2007 at the O2 Arena in London, where he was joined by Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham’s son Jason on the drums. It was the closest thing to them having a full reunion. Plant said about reuniting with them again:

“Going back to the font to get some kind of massive applause — it doesn’t really satisfy my need to be stimulated.

“I know there are people from my generation who don’t want to stay home and so they go out and play. If they’re enjoying it and doing what they need to do to pass the days, then that’s their business, really.”

While, back in 2018, Jason Bonham told Billboard that Plant actually doesn’t want to do a reunion because it wouldn’t feel right without his late father being a part of it. He explained:

“He said, ‘I loved your dad way too much. It’s not disrespect to you, you know the stuff better than all of us, and no one else who is alive can play it like you. But it’s not the same. I can’t go out there and fake it. I can’t be a jukebox. I can’t go out there and try to do it that way.'”

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