Led Zeppelin will never reform again, at least with Robert Plant. Plant wants nothing to do with a reunion.
Rolling Stone recently talked with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page about the new issues which inevitably led to discussions of band reunions. Plant bluntly dismisses any interest, saying “A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that’s shitty about about big-time stadium rock. We were surrounded by a circus of people that would have had our souls on the fire. I’m not part of a jukebox!”
Page, on the other hand, said there was an understanding at the time of the London O2 show that more shows would be done and, in fact, after Plant dropped out, there was still activity with the two remaining original members and replacement drummer Jason Bonham. It has been confirmed that they did discuss and actually play with a number of possible replacements for plant, including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy, along with writing new material that Page called “really, really good.”
The three members continued to get together on occassion throughout 2008 but everything came to an end when John Paul Jones accepted the invitation of Dave Grohl and Josh Homme to join Them Crooked Vultures.
Even Page says there’s little chance of another reunion. “It’s been almost seven years since the O2. There’s always a possibility that they can exhume me and put me onstage in a coffin and play a tape.”