Led Zeppelin Reunion Show 'Too Heavy' For Robert Plant

Robert Plant has revealed that the famous Led Zeppelin reunion show at the O2 Arena in 2007 was "too heavy" for him.

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Robert Plant has revealed that the famous Led Zeppelin reunion show at the O2 Arena in 2007 was "too heavy" for him, and that after the show he had to slink away and have a few quiet drinks on his own. He also described fobbing off the Gallagher brothers backstage after the gig, which was held to pay tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records. Plant, who is regularly cooling speculation of another reunion between the surviving Zeppelin members, told Mojo magazine, "Well, what could you do afterwards ...? Twenty minutes after we finished, the Gallagher brothers were leaning on the door of my dressing room and one of them said, 'You're the real f---ing thing, you are.' I said, 'I've known that all down the line -- but I think you need to go a little further round the corridor, next door on the left.' And I went." He added: "[I} ended up in the Marathon [pub in Camden], drank four bottles of Keo [lager] and half a bottle of vodka then went to bed. Because I had to get away from it. I'd done it. Had to go. "[It was] too heavy. Beautiful - but talk about examining your own mortality ... Crazy." In other news, Robert Plant has revealed that drummer John Bonham's wife didn't like the pair spending time together. Pat Bonham thought Plant was a bad influence on her husband and went as far as banning him from spending recreational time with the frontman. Preparing to tour with the new lineup of his Band Of Joy, the singer says: "Pat wouldn't let me anywhere near John it meant financial doom and distress on all levels. "In her Black Country brogue she'd say: 'Don't go near Planty it's all going to go tits-up'." Band Of Joy have extended their UK tour starting in September in support of the self-titled album released on September 13: 09/02 - London Forum 10/18 - Edinburgh Usher Hall 10/20 - Gateshead Sage 10/21 - Liverpool Olympia 10/26 - Cardiff St David's Hall 10/27 - Birmingham Symphony Hall 10/31 - Manchester Palace Theatre 11/01 - Dublin Olympia 11/02 - Belfast Waterfront Thanks for the report to Spinner.com.

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    leweh
    my bets are on saying jimmy and jones spent some time with their late best mates son after the gig of his life.....
    Jøhnny
    Grohlism wrote: What I took from this strange article: 1. You can't sing for Led Zepp when you're like 65. 2. The Gallaghers suck. 3. Angry housewives ruin your social life and break up bands.
    Well, this is pretty much how it goes!
    Engel22
    Fact of the matter is, Plant has become a great egomaniac. He's gone into this world where he must be worshipped as someone who was in Zeppelin and has now done even better, but that's not happening. I love Zeppelin's music, they are a brilliant band, but Robert Plant has become a true egotistical pain in the arse, and if he could just stop doing the "Rock is too hard for me" he'd be better off.
    GezzyDiversion
    As much as I would love a LZ reunion, Plant doesn't want to do it and thats fine. Just like Gilmour doesn't want to reunite the Floyd.
    Grohlism
    What I took from this strange article: 1. You can't sing for Led Zepp when you're like 65. 2. The Gallaghers suck. 3. Angry housewives ruin your social life and break up bands.
    dereks vineyard
    regardless of where i am and what i am doing, i would tell the gallagher brothers to **** off too. and id **** right off and drink too, if i had to hang out with some of my old friends. life moves on, seems he has too...its a shame though, id love to see zeppelin....guess i will just have to get on inventing my time machine...sigh.
    Hec1223
    Galvatron wrote: Hmmm. I have to admit I didnt really get the gist of what was said here.
    agreed
    donniebravo
    Plant did his time with the band. If he wants to be like that, just let him. He paid his dues and now he's bored with it.
    ThunderPX
    Megadeth2011 wrote: So Robert Plant drank after the show and was an ass to the Gallagher brothers? Isn't that him on a normal day?
    Haha, now I'm imagining Robert Plant waking up, getting on a bicycle with a couple bottles and yelling at the Gallaghers as he passes by.
    Eirien
    Robert Plant said: Pat wouldn't let me anywhere near John
    Then how did they manage to record so many albums together and tour almost constantly?
    Megadeth2011 wrote: So Robert Plant drank after the show and was an ass to the Gallagher brothers? Isn't that him on a normal day?
    He wasn't really an ass with them. I wouldn't like cocks like the Gallaghers wandering around backstage at any of my gigs, thinking like Plant needs their validation. He fobbed them off in the politest possible way.
    Megadeth2011
    So Robert Plant drank after the show and was an ass to the Gallagher brothers? Isn't that him on a normal day?
    rockin roller
    donniebravo wrote: Plant did his time with the band. If he wants to be like that, just let him. He paid his dues and now he's bored with it.
    How do you get bored of being in a band! Damn *****s..