Don Henley has responded to claims by Robert Plant that the Eagles reunited because they were bored, while taking a swipe at the Led Zeppelin singer.
When recently asked by Rolling Stone about the chances of a Led Zeppelin reunion, Plant responded by citing the Eagles' famous reunion in the 1990s:
"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."
Now, in an interview with the New Zealand Herald (via Hennemusic), Henley has stated that boredom was never an issue for the group, and suggested that Robert Plant may no longer have the chops to front Led Zeppelin:
"No, I am never bored," he said. "The truth is, we enjoy doing it. It is hard work, especially for gentlemen of our age, but the fact is it's a fantastic job and it's a wonderful way to make a living and see the world and get to travel and we take our kids with us."
"I really wish [Led Zeppelin] would get back together because they were one of the greatest bands of all time," Henley continued. "I think maybe Robert is worried about hitting those notes. He may not be able to unbutton his shirt any more."