Singer tells Uncut they would perform for a really, really good reason
Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant has said that there is a chance of more one-off live perfomances from the band, if the reasoning was right.
Speaking in the new (May 2008) edition of UNCUT magazine, the Zep singer, commenting on the huge success of their December reunion show at London’s O2 Arena, said: “Hopefully, one day, we could do it again. Our profit is – it’s metaphysical.”
The group’s bassist John Paul Jones added: “We (Jones and Page) spoke afterwards, and we both thought the same – it felt like the first night of a tour. You think, ‘Oh, I could do that a bit better, or change something in that song.’ And we didn’t get a chance to do any more.”
Plant also says the Ahmet Ertegun reunion gig was very different to previous gigs in their heyday. He says he: “sang his nuts off” and says it was weird that the “personality of the audience has changed from those days when everybody was in the same condition as the band. Now it was more like the 68th wonder of the world rather than a gig. So I felt a bit embarrassed.”
See the latest issue (MAY 2008) of Uncut for Plant, Page and Paul Jones’ first in-depth interviews since their reunion for the Ahmet Ertegun reunion at London’s O2 Arena last December.
The issue will also come with a brilliant 15-track CD of the music that shaped the band, featuring Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Otis Rush amongst the selections.