During an interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes, singer Robert Plant recalled the glorious Zeppelin years when the greatest rock and roll band toured the world, and as reported, had the keys to the kingdom.
Asked the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion Plant suggested it’s up to surviving members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
“The two other guys are both Capricorns and they keep shtum (silent). They don’t say a word. They are quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. I’m not the bad guy. You need to speak to the Capricorns because I’ve got nothing to do in 2014."
Considered one of the most influential groups in the history of rock music, Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980 following the death of drummer John Bonham. Surviving members Plant, Page and Jones have made few significant public appearances together including a 2007 tribute concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun at London's O2 Arena.
“We just wanted to play and see what it would be like and be good once because we had been bad so many times in the interim since John had past away,” Plant said of the 2007 performance. “It was time to be good and we were.”
In 2012, Led Zeppelin were among the seven artists selected to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The trio went on to make a rare public appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Plant has kept busy with numerous musical projects including the Grammy Award-winning album Raising Sand he and Alison Krauss recorded, touring and recording as Band of Joy with Patty Griffin, and his latest ensemble Sensational Space Shifters.