Jimmy Page is ‘fed up’ with Robert Plant delaying Led Zeppelin reunion plans
Jimmy Page has said that he is ‘fed up’ with Robert Plant for delaying Led Zeppelin reunion plans.
The band last played together in December 2007 at London’s 02 Arena, but singer Robert Plant has ruled out the possibility of a follow-up concert any time soon.
In a recent interview with the BBC about the forthcoming reissue of the band’s first three albums, guitarist Jimmy Page said he was sure fans would be keen on another reunion show, but Plant has since said the chances of it happening are zero”.
Now, Page has told The New York Times that he is “fed up” with Plant’s refusual to play.
Page said: “I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think? Well, he knows what the other guys think. Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He’s just playing games, and I’m fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don’t sing, so I can’t do much about it.”
He emphasised how keen he was to play with Led Zeppelin again, commenting: “I definitely want to play live. Because, you know, I’ve still got a twinkle in my eye. I can still play. So, yeah, I’ll just get myself into musical shape, just concentrating on the guitar.”
Meanwhile, Robert Plant recently cancelled his upcoming Spanish tour. Plant was due to tour the country with his band The Sensational Space Shifters in July. However, an announcement on the singer’s website earlier this month (May 2) has revealed that the tour will not go ahead due to “scheduling conflicts.”
Plant is set to release a new solo album later this year and has said that the record will sound “alright at a Jamaican party”. The Led Zeppelin frontman has signed to Nonesuch – home of The Black Keys and Conor Oberst – to put out the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Band Of Joy’.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Plant said of the record, due out September 9: “It’s really a celebratory record, but it’s very crunchy and gritty, very West African and very Massive Attack-y. There’s a lot of bottom end, so it might sound alright at a Jamaican party, but I’m not sure it would sound alright on [US radio network] NPR.”