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Led Zeppelin To Reunite At An Alright Jamaican Party

by | 19th, May 2014

PA 8639109 Led Zeppelin To Reunite At An Alright Jamaican Party

Leadsinger Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia’s J.F.K. Stadium, on July 13, 1985.


IT seems weird when really famous bands don’t get back together, especially when the lead singer is still alive. Look at Abba. Look at Talking Heads. Look at The Smiths.

Look at Led Zeppelin.

With the latter, Bonzo has obviously gone, but rest of them are still hanging around and even got it on for one night in London. So what’s the problem? Roll out the hits, don’t embarrass yourself and let everyone listen to ‘Black Dog’ really loud. Sounds like a winner, right?

Well, Jimmy Page has said that he is ‘fed up’ with Robert Plant for delaying Led Zeppelin reunion plans, so if you’re looking for someone to blame, blame ‘Percy’.

In an interview with the BBC about the forthcoming reissue of the band’s first 3 LPs, Page said he was sure fans would be happy for them to do another reunion show, but Plant has since said the chances of it happening are zero”.

Page said: “I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think? 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. I definitely want to play live. Because, you know, I’ve still got a twinkle in my eye. I can still play. So, yeah, I’ll just get myself into musical shape, just concentrating on the guitar.”

Distressingly, Robert Plant is focused on his new solo album, due later this year, which he said will sound “alright at a Jamaican party”.

Let us remind ourselves of the time Led Zep did a cod-reggae number, with the dismal ‘D’yer Maker’.


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