Did you ever see Led Zeppelin live in their heyday? When I was a young rocker, I made the pilgrimage in the spring of 1977 to the Pontiac Silverdome outside of my hometown of Detroit to see Led Zep. The place was a giant cavern (the home of the Detroit Lions at the time) and even though the weather was wintery, they didn't seem to be bothering with heat, because it was freaking cold in there. We waited in line outside in the frigid Michigan weather for a couple of hours, only to find that it was nearly as cold inside the place. Anyway, at least I can say I saw Zeppelin.
Fast forward to the 21st Century, and ever since their one-off reunion in London in 2007, we Led Zeppelin fans have fantasized about the possibility of a full-fledged reunion tour. (Well, a reunion of Plant, Page, and Jones, anyway, preferably with Jason Bonham on drums.) Maybe we're just dreaming. However, Robert Plant appears to at least be open to the idea in this interview that aired over the weekend on the Australian version of "60 Minutes."
Plant said it's up to Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. "The two other guys are Capricorns. 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... I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”
Here's the whole chat:
Plant is working this year with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, who are touring Australia in March. Page is reportedly working on new music while Jones is keeping busy scoring an opera. Do any of them need the money or the accolades enough to put the band back together again? Stay tuned.