Robert Plant hints at Led Zeppelin reunion

Robert Plant has suggested that he would be prepared to get involved with a Led Zeppelin reunion after having spent years saying very much the opposite. With Plant now officially, provisionally on board with the idea, he said that the decision would be up to Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones: "I've got nothing to do in 2014," he said enticingly.

Plant cracked the reunion door ajar while in conversation with Tara Brown, the host of Australia's 60 Minutes TV programme. Referring to the last time the band played together in 2007 – a one off gig at London’s O2 arena, Plant said "we just wanted to play and see what it was like and be good once. It was time to be good – and we were."

While the 2007 reunion was widely acknowledged as a triumph, the band haven’t been on stage together since. But in the wake of a recent video filmed at the London concert, anticipation is starting to build, and with Plant having been seen as the member most set against the idea of another reunion, his change of heart may prove critical.

He was rather bullied into the admission by Brown who kept unhelpfully referring to him as ‘the bad guy’, but with his hackles slightly up, Plant said “Well, then you need to speak to the Capricorns. Cos I've got nothing to do in 2014."

In 2008, Plant was quick to put the kibosh on rumours of a tour to follow on from the London date. Busy with new horizons and fresh musical projects alongside Alison Krauss and then the Band of Joy, a Led Zep tour far from topped his priority list. And apparently, according to Jason Bonham (son of original drummer John Bonham and sometime drummer with today’s Zeppelin), the band got "real close" to touring without Plant "We did a year of writing and putting stuff together," he said in 2010.

Let’s see what Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones say then eh?

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