Hoping for a Led Zeppelin reunion? It’s not bloody likely
Led Zeppelin will not be reuniting anytime soon.
That message came through loud and clear last week at a New York news conference for the band’s upcoming concert film.
“Celebration Day” covers Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion concert at London’s 02 Arena. Original members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, as well as Jason Bonham, the son of the late John Bonham, played the tribute concert to honor Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
“Celebration Day” will be released worldwide Wednesday on 1,500 screens before its release on DVD on Nov. 19.
When reporters on Tuesday asked about the band’s future, the musicians responded with silence.
At one point, Page mentioned that the reunion concert was five years ago and that if there was a chance they were reuniting, people would have heard about it.
“Seems pretty unlikely, doesn’t it?” Page said.
But at the film’s premiere later in the evening, he set the record straight, sort of, about a potential reunion. “I think it’s disappointing for people when the answer is no,” Page said.
At the time of the “Celebration Day” concert, Page said, he was conscious of Led Zeppelin’s uninspired performance at an Atlantic Records concert in 1988. So the band rehearsed for about six weeks before the London show.
“We only had one shot and we had to be super-duper confident on it, and it went well,” Page said.