John Paul Jones has ruled out the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion next year - because he is too busy writing an opera. Speaking in February (2013), Robert Plant hinted that he is open to the idea of Zeppelin reuniting next year, saying: "I've got nothing to do in 2014."

John Paul Jones has ruled out the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion next year – because he is too busy writing an opera.

Speaking in February (2013), Robert Plant hinted that he is open to the idea of Zeppelin reuniting next year, saying: “I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”

However, Jones has now revealed that he is too busy with another musical project to contemplate reforming the band. When asked about a 2014 Led Zeppelin reunion by Red Carpet TV News, he replied: “2014 is full of opera for me at the moment.”

Jones also revealed he is “halfway through the first act” of his opera, which is based on Sp√∂ksonaten (The Ghost Sonata), a 1907 play by Swedish writer August Strindberg. He described opera as being “unlike anything else”, adding: “It’s the emotion, the passion, and I’m writing an opera myself so I have to say that.”

Led Zeppelin’s last proper show was at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, where they were joined by Jason Bonham on drums. A film of the concert called Celebration Daywas released on DVD last November (2012) following a brief run in cinemas.

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