Robert Plant on whether Led Zeppelin will reunite: ‘I’m opening the tea room at a garden centre’

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Robert Plant was asked during a radio interview broadcast on June 25 whether Led Zeppelin will reunite and perform again — and his answer suggested that it’s not going to happen.

RTÉ Radio 1 host Miriam O’Callaghan interviewed Plant along with BP Fallon for her show on June 25. She ended her interview with Plant by asking him about the “Any time now…” message on his website. Does it mean that Led Zeppelin will perform again, and could Fallon join them?

“Well, BP can be part of anything you like,” Plant answered. “As far as I know, I’m opening the tea room at a garden centre very shortly.”

O’Callaghan pressed Plant for an answer — will Led Zeppelin perform again?

“The tea room in the garden centre will have one or two decrepit octogenarians who will be playing ‘Misty Mountain Hop’ in a corner somewhere and sadly I’ll just be cutting the ribbon,” was Plant’s answer.

Elsewhere in the interview, Plant spoke about other rock musicians. “A lot of my contemporaries seem to have checked out and they all look like they’re trying to get a part in ‘Cocoon 4,'” Plant joked. “Or everybody’s waiting in the swimming pool for the rock to drop in so that they can become the Jim Morrisons of the next era or whatever it is.”

You can listen to the full show here.

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19 Comments on "Robert Plant on whether Led Zeppelin will reunite: ‘I’m opening the tea room at a garden centre’"

  1. “Garden center”. Got my flower, got my power, got a woman who knows.

  2. Madison Square Garden in New York

  3. Led Zeppelin, The Greatest Band of All Time! Robert is really right, You can’t go back, as sweet as it would be, John Bonham is gone since 1980, It is not Zep”, without him.

  4. Yea at least i was there

  5. If he doesn’t want to do it right with LZ maybe he should stop playing LZ songs on his tours that don’t come close to the original band…without Jimmy Page playing the guitar you might as well not even do the Zep songs!

  6. Anna Siracusa | 26th June 2017 at 12:31 am | Reply

    I would love to see CELEBRATION DAY again. With Jason Bonham, John Bonhams son. Then call it, CELEBRATION DAY 2 thousand Seventeen!!!
    What do you think???????

  7. Robert Plant is selfish The Stones and The Who keep performing. The fans of Led Zeppelin and newer ones would fill stadiums worldwide to see Zeppelin.

  8. Nairb Kiloms | 26th June 2017 at 2:40 am | Reply

    I wish he would stick to his own music. His versions of Zep classics are painful to listen to. He says he wants to move forward as a musician, not become a jukebox. Will he is becoming a second rate jukebox and a hypocrite.

  9. Judith Phipps | 26th June 2017 at 4:16 am | Reply

    Time moves on!! Would love to see a reunion for a worthy cause!! Robert is so gifted!! His solo albums are amazing as well. All the musicians he creates and collaborates with… I for one am thankful for Led Zep and the wonderful freedom each member had had an opportunity to be happy and creative as solo artists ad well!!! Amazing!! JBLZE!! Wonderful!!!

  10. I think he’s a legend and can do what he likes

  11. duncan jackson | 26th June 2017 at 5:43 pm | Reply

    maybe he’ll come out with another alum like “lullaby dry farts ..and the ceaseless explosive diharea ……just kidding ..they guys awesome..fart

  12. Those”Zeppelin tunes” he plays ARE his songs. He wrote, or co-wrote, them; ergo, he can play them.

  13. cassie green | 29th June 2017 at 9:57 pm | Reply

    Aside from the few concerts they have done for charities, Zep has not gone on tour and never will. I don’t believe RP is trying to be selfish. He lost not only a band member, but his best friend. That is why they made the decision, as a group, not to go on as LZ. Things changed for them, and they had to move on. Without JB, it’s just not LZ.

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