There were enough Led Zeppelin reunion rumors to keep hundreds of bloggers busy at the end of 2008, but for the time being, it seems like the reunion is off, after Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham decided against reuniting without Robert Plant. But Plant has stayed relatively quiet for his part, that is until an interview with Absolute Radio, where Plant elaborated on why he refuses to take part in a full-on reunion:
"The reason that it stopped was because we were incomplete, and we’ve been incomplete now for 29 years," he said. "I think the thing about it is really, is that to visit old ground, it’s a very incredibly delicate thing to do, and the disappointment that could be there once you commit to that and the comparisons to something that was basically fired by youth and a different kind of exuberance to now, its very hard to go back and meet that head on and do it justice."
You have to admire Plant’s undying commitment to John Bonham, and his refusal to tour for the sake of moolah instead of for creative purposes. But still, a Zeppelin reunion tour could have the potential to be one of the biggest ever. And to add salt to the wound, Plant said he and Alison Krauss are working on a second album. [NME]