Robert Plant said in a new interview that he recently met with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
Plant told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “I had a meeting the other day with the other two chaps from the old band.”
“I thought, ‘Geez, this is it,'” Plant said. “I didn’t see any dragon suits and I didn’t see any bare chests. Very well, John Paul Jones did fall off his chair. But he did it on purpose. They looked good.”
The newspaper asked Plant why he met with his former bandmates. “Because there was nobody else around to hang out with,” he answered. “Please don’t suggest … I wouldn’t leave the Sensational Space Shifters for anybody else. Except for, perhaps, Pink.”
The surviving members of Led Zeppelin meet several times a year to discuss band business, it’s understood. However, this latest meeting comes ahead of the band’s upcoming fiftieth anniversary, for which Page has said he plans to release a new live album.
Plant previously spoke about Led Zeppelin’s upcoming fiftieth anniversary. In an interview with the Australian Daily Telegraph, he said that “there’s a lot of stuff rolling around. It’s a bit like water in the bottom of a paddle boat. But the thing is we didn’t even play together ’til September so we have a couple of months to connect and say, ‘What’s going on?'”