Robert Plant Slams Jimmy Page Over Led Zeppelin Reunion Remarks

"Jimmy Page needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again," said Plant.

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Robert Plant has responded to comments made by bandmate Jimmy Page about his role in preventing a Led Zeppelin reunion.

"I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think?," Page told the New York Times (via Hennemusic) last month. "Well, he knows what the other guys think. Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He's just playing games, and I'm fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don't sing, so I can’t do much about it. It just looks so unlikely, doesn't it?"

"I think he needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again," Plant told The National. "We have a great history together and like all brothers we have these moments where we don't speak on the same page but that's life."

Plant raised the hopes of Led Zeppelin fans about a possible reunion tour when he made the comments in February of 2013 during an interview with Australia's 60 Minutes.

"You know, the two other guys (Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) are both Capricorns and they keep schtum (quiet); they don't say a word," Plant told reporter Tara Brown. "But they are quite contained in their own worlds and they just leave it to me to do this (interviews)."

" be the bad guy?", asked Brown. "I'm not the bad guy," replied the singer. "Well you are for all those Led Zeppelin fans who'd love you to say 'yes, we're reforming'," she challenged. "Well, then you need to speak to the Capricorns... 'cause I've got nothing to do in 2014."

Plant's plans have since changed: he will spend the summer on the road with his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters, with dates beginning today, June 5, at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morrocco. Plant will also release a new solo album on September 9th.

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    I'm over all this.
    Tomorrow on UG: James Hetfield to sing for Zeppelin on tour this August. New Metallica album in 2017 Lars promises is a definite possibility. Stairwayaaah to heavennunngghhaaahh
    Agent 00Awesome
    Everybody get up, it's time to slam now We got a real jam goin' down Welcome to the Space Jam Here's your chance, do your dance at the Space Jam, alright Come on and slam and welcome to the jam Come on and slam, if you wanna jam.
    Who didn't see this one coming? Plant is in the wrong here. In February last year, he says he's got nothing to do in 2014, heavily implying the "introverted Capricorns," Page and JPJ, need to reach out to him if they want to take Zeppelin on the road. Page then responds to this by saying JPJ and he are ready to tour in 2014. Then, all of a sudden, Plant's "plans have since changed" and Plant is insisting Page and he "don't speak on the same page" (pun intended?). No, Plant, you do speak on the same page and the same language. Your plans just changed and now you've decided you don't want to do Zeppelin in 2014. Just fess up to it and don't place the blame on others and toy with fans and their emotions.
    Holy shit iommi600 was right yesterday
    He's more interested in collaborating with sexy women half his age than his brothers from hammer-of-the-gods. Can you blame him though?
    Another idea no one seems to be talking about is, they COULD write new music that they can handle playing in their old age, rather than trying to revisit the fury of their youths. If he doesnt want to revisit Led Zeppelin, they could write new music and bill themselves as Tin Blimp.
    Sammy Mantis
    People just need to let the whole Zeppelin reunion thing go already. These guys are old enough to be great-grandfathers. Just be happy with the music we have and let the legacy go untarnished.
    "and let the legacy go untarnished" this is what I don't understand, how does reuniting for TOURS tarnish a legacy? I could understand if we were talking about a new Led Zep album, but we're talking about them playing live. No one says anything about other bands that reunite "tarnishing their legacy". And as far as tarnishing that legacy, people seem to forget about the shambles of performances that happened in 85 and 89, if those didn't ruin the legacy then how would a tour do that? and that's not including the reunion they failed to include Jonesy in.
    I wish there was more articles about things that happen than things that don't or might (not) happen.
    I love articles about things that don't happen. It makes the rare occurence that something actually will happen all the more exciting.
    LMAO. UG at it again. There's so much "slamming" going on lately, I might confuse UG with WWE...either that or some sort of orgy.
    come on and SLAM and welcome to the JAM! good times seriously though this whole back and forth is becoming really repetitive it's like a boyfriend/girlfriend Facebook relationship! WE'RE TOGETHER! NO WE'RE NOT! YEAH WE ARE! etc
    Plant needs to think about his past and what brought him here. If it wasnt for Led Zep he would have been just another struggling singer trying to make it. He is where he is because of the Led Zep fans and to shun the fans is a slap in the face. You couldnt pay me to go to any Plant show without Page and Jones now.
    Velcro Man
    He's not shunning fans, he's doing what he feels is artistically right and that's all that matters. Bands don't owe us shit, they released their music and we loved it, they don't have to cater to the public and live in the past when they want to keep moving forward. Plant knows it would just turn into a bunch of corporate bullshit and I'm sure he doesn't want to be the next old band releasing half-assed albums just to capitalize on nostalgia.
    Well Mr Plant if you have nothing to do in the remainder of 2014 you are very welcome to set up in my back garden with Mr Page, Mr Jones and Mr Bonham. Run through a few numbers. I will supply the food and drink.
    I don't understand Plant, he obviously doesn't want to do a Zep tour but yet half of his set lists are Zeppelin Songs. He shouldn't be doing them if he doesn't have JPJ or Plant.
    "I know that we're not on the same page but we are like brothers, so we will do what I want. Oh, and here's some horoscope shit for you." Fuck frontmen
    At this point they should just say **** it and get a different singer. find some unknown guy, he doesn't have to be a robert plant clone, just able to sing the songs. then maybe if the tour goes well they could do an album afterwards, under a different name of course. although maybe threatening to record a new led zeppelin album with a different singer would be what plant needs to get him to say okay let's do this reunion.
    I get Plant's feelings, it's legit not to want to go out and play all those old songs again & feel like a nostalgia act, but rather want to try all these new creative directions. But damn do I want them to do just one more world tour so me and everyone else can see them live before we're all senile or dead.
    You know he still plays Zep tunes live, right? His set lists in 2013 were about 50%-70% Zep tunes...