Robert Plant teases Led Zeppelin reunion in 2014, says he’s waiting on Page and Jones
Robert Plant – long thought by us to be the one keeping a universally craved Led Zeppelin reunion at arm’s length – has teased just that – a reunion of the legendary band in 2014.
Yes, we were incredulous too. You may, therefore, want to take this news with an enormous pinch of salt.
However, according to NME, Plant has hinted that he’s got a clear diary in 2014, having not made any plans to record any of the whispery country-folk-tinged albums of the last few years. All that he’s waiting for – ironically – as Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to get the wheels in motion.
Plant apparently said this to 60 Minutes in Australia – where he’s performing a series of concerts in late March/early April with the Sensational Space Shifters – and pointed the finger at ‘Capricorns’ Page and Jones for their silence on the topic of a reunion.
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.
The last we heard from Page’s camp, the guitarist had gotten tired waiting around for Plant to warm to the idea of a tour. He’d promised to go out on a solo tour in the tail end of 2013, something we’d all be excited about.
But that’s not all. There’s plenty of activity in the Led Zeppelin camp at the moment. Page is currently working on remastering the band’s original albums (again?), with a view to some nice lucrative box set releases (again?) in 2013 and beyond. As well as that, the band are on the verge of setting their catalogue up for streaming on services like Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody. So, with Zeppelin’s commercial engine stuttering back into life, now might be the perfect time for the band to come out on tour and sell, sell, sell.