Jimmy Page crushes our dreams for a 50th anniversary Led Zep tour but promises new project
2018 marks the 50th year of Led Zeppelin, which has got a lot of fans excited about the possibility of a reunion.
Jimmy Page has addressed the rumours and unfortunately, the odds do not look good.
I very much doubt it,
Led Zeppelin formed in 1968, and peformed for 12 years before splitting in 1980. They've reformed on four occassions, the latest in 2007... although 'latest' looks like it may well be 'last'.
Planet Rock Magazine recently asked guitarist and songwriter Jimmy Page about a possible reunion, here's what Page had to say:
“I very much doubt it,”
“You’ve just got to face facts. We’ve gone past the tenth anniversary of the 02 [show], where we managed to do one serious concert. That’s the only thing that we’ve done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we’ll do anything else. I really think the time has gone.”
However, Page wasn't just a bag of bad news. In the same breath he confirmed another live album will be released this year.
There’s more to come for sure.
“I can’t give the game away, but there’s a recording that’s another multi-track that we’ll release,”
“It’s so different to all the other things that are out there. It’s another view compared to ‘How The West Was Won’ or ‘The Song Remains The Same’. I’m looking forward to people hearing that. There’s a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases. I’d like to say that they’ll be coming out over the next 10 years. There’s more to come for sure.”
Robert Plant also recently spoke about the possibility of working with Page again, the interviewer pointed out how much fans hold Led Zeppelin "dear in their hearts" to which the vocalist replied: “Me too – nobody more than me. But I don’t want to do it a disservice either.”
Listen to their full interview below.