Robert Plant: New Zep Tour Would Be 'Everything That's S--tty About Big-Time Stadium Rock'

artist: led zeppelin date: 05/13/2014 category: general music news
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Robert Plant: New Zep Tour Would Be 'Everything That's S--tty About Big-Time Stadium Rock'
With the re-release of the first three Led Zeppelin albums impending, it is unsurprising that talk has returned to the oft-mooted, but never materialized Zep reunion. In a new interview with Rolling Stone (via Classic Rock), Robert Plant has rebuffed claims that he would ever rejoin his former band, while offering some less than enthusiastic thoughts on reunion tours more generally. Questioned about the chances of returning to Zep, Plant reportedly angrily responded:

"You're going back to the same old s--t. 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!"

Plant also commented on those of his peers who had reformed their old bands later in life: "Good luck to them," he sneers. "I hope they're having a real riveting and wonderful late middle age. Somehow I don't think they are." 

"Do you know why the Eagles said they'd reunite when 'hell freezes over,' but they did it anyway and keep touring? It's not because they were paid a fortune. It's not about the money. It's because they're bored. I'm not bored."

Guitarist Jimmy Page, who was also questioned about the situation, stated that Plant had led the band to believe that they would be doing more shows after 2007's one-off reunion, before changing his mind:

"There's bound to be fallout if you just do one show. At the time of the 02 show we were led to believe there were going to be more. You'll have to ask Robert why he changed his mind. I don't even know if he considered it. I don't know what he thinks."
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