Led Zeppelin cagey about reunion plans

Will Led Zeppelin play again? The band members aren't saying no, but they're not saying yes, either.
Will Led Zeppelin play again? The band members aren't saying no, but they're not saying yes, either.

The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin haven't exactly ruled out any reunion concerts, but they certainly aren't giving any strong indicators that they plan on playing live again.

At a press conference today in London to promote Celebration Day, the film that chronicles their 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones took questions from reporters. As one might expect, most of them wanted to know one thing: When's the next gig?

"Let me ask you a question," Page said to a journalist. "Have you seen the film? Did you enjoy it? Then we've done our job, haven't we?"

Responding to another reporter who asked if the band would ever "do it again," Plant quipped: "With you?"

Some of the questions did focus on the film. Asked whether there were any overdubs to the live performances, Plant admitted that his vocals at the end of Kashmir had to be edited "because I was running out of steam." Page stated that overdubs were kept to a minimum.

So, while it's debatable whether you'll ever see Led Zeppelin live in the flesh again, you can watch them on film: Celebration Day will have a worldwide theatrical release on 17 October. The picture will then be available in "multiple video and audio formats" on 19 November.

Here's the tracklisting:

1. Good Times Bad Times

2. Ramble On

3. Black Dog

4. In My Time Of Dying

5. For Your Life

6. Trampled Under Foot

7. Nobody's Fault But Mine

8. No Quarter

9. Since I've Been Loving You

10. Dazed And Confused

11. Stairway To Heaven

12. The Song Remains The Same

13. Misty Mountain Hop

14. Kashmir

15. Whole Lotta Love

16. Rock And Roll

Source: The Guardian

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.