Robert Plant keeps the door closed on a Zeppelin reunion

It’s quite possible that Robert Plant is bored of answering questions about another Led Zeppelin reunion now so it’s to the legend’s great credit that he still dismisses the idea with both consummate ease and grace.

Many Zeppelin fans were hoping and praying that 2018 may see Plant change his mind owing to the fact that this year is the 50th anniversary of the band’s formation. Nevertheless, in a recent interview with DJ Kyle Meredith on 91.9 WFPK Radio, Plant confirmed that he didn’t want to run the risk of ruining the legacy of the band, who has reportedly sold between 200 and 300 million albums over a career which spanned 12 years save for a few spontaneous reunions, the last of which was in 2007. Along with their millions of record sales and eight consecutive UK Number one albums, Led Zeppelin are considered by many to be the quintessential hard rock band and have left an indelible impact on the music industry as well a significant lasting legacy on popular culture.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1995 and paved the way for many acts including Guns N Roses, Aerosmith and Van Halen, who arguably modeled their own sound on the Zeppelin song “Whole Lotta Love.” Aside from this, Led Zeppelin continue to be as relevant in modern popular culture and have an entire website online store at dedicated to their own merchandise sales as well as appearing in various video games such as the Led Zeppelin Online Slot Machine Quiz, for which there are various bonus on offers over at should you need that little extra boost when being tested on your knowledge of all things Plant and Paige.

Despite the fact that Zeppelin won’t be reuniting in 2018, there will be opportunities to add to your collection with the release of previously unreleased material planned for later this year. In the aforementioned interview with Meredith, Plant assured fans that there would be “all manner of surprises” coming in 2018 to commemorative the landmark anniversary of the band. While it’s certainly a disappointment that we may never see Zeppelin take to the stage again, previously unheard material is always welcome, especially with the quality of some of the more recently remastered material from other classic bands such as Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and the timeless 1967 classic “Forever Changes” by American rock band Love.

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It’s not like Robert Plant is standing around merely waiting for the right moment to reunite with Paige and his other former bandmates, either. Plant embarks on a 13-date North American tour this month in support of his 2017 hit album Carry Fire and will bring along his backing band The Sensational Space Shifters, who undoubtedly possess one of the coolest names currently out there. Plant has also recently revealed that he’s in talks with Alison Krauss with regards to making a follow up to their Grammy Award winning album Raising Sand and so it’s fair to say that he’s got a lot going on at the moment – and while it’s not quite Zeppelin, it’s enough to satisfy our Plant fix. For now at least.

Chris Mawson

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