Eagles' Don Henley: 'Maybe Zep Won't Reform Because Robert Plant Is Worried About Hitting Those Notes'

Don Henley responds to Robert Plant claims that the Eagles reformed because of being bored.

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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."

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    Eagles SLAM Robert Plant
    Well, Plant can't, if I recall correctly they had to downtune for O2. Still, tune the instruments in D, or C#,I don't care, they'll sound heavy as shit anyway. JUST PLAY!
    Classy jab. Not for nothing though, I'm a sucker for Stoner Metal which is essentially just Zeppelin and Sabbath sounding songs tuned down and slowed down. So a tuned down Zeppelin to better suit Plants voice would be ****ing great and heavy as shit.
    Or maybe he just don't want to? Can it ever be simple as that?
    I mean if he doesn't want to do it, why doesn't he just flat out say it? I mean I cannot fathom at how many times he has publicly said he would like to do it, to change his mind a couple of months later. I don't blame Page for not wanting to sit around and wait since his singer is not even sure he wants to tour under Led Zeppelin.
    I agree. Still he is one of the greatest singer ever and when you listen to the last concert...he still can do - just doesn´t want to.
    Downtune to C standard like QOTSA live. Zeppelin will sound like a mix of Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, and Kyuss live. That sounds freaking awesome.
    Well of course he can't hit the notes anymore. He's old. Who doesnt know that? Is it suposed to be an insult?
    Lol the eags slamming one of the most legndary singers of all time...:: yea ok -_- plant doesnt wanna do it big whoop he had his zepp days and wants to move on why dont we all cry about someone elses plausable choices