Apparently those reports from last Friday were bogus: Robert Plant is not returning to Led Zeppelin for a tour next year, and he has said that following his tour with Alison Krauss, he’ll be taking at least a two-year break.
"It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward,” Plant told the NME. “I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects."
So, maybe Page, Jones, and Bonham are really serious about touring with another vocalist, since Plant refers to them explicitly. Let’s just hope it’s not David Coverdale, and they’re not really serious about touring without Plant. [NME]