Robert Plant said in a new interview that he has recently seen more of Jimmy Page and said that it felt “like we were the brotherhood again.”
Plant, Page and John Paul Jones spoke to Mojo Magazine for a cover story in its December 2021 edition that marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin’s unnamed fourth album.
“I’ve seen a lot more of Jimmy lately,” Plant said in the interview. “We recently saw a friend of ours who’s not doing so well, and it’s like we were the brotherhood again. I’m looking for more events like that.”
It’s possible that Plant and Page visited former Led Zeppelin tour manager Richard Cole in hospital together. Plant was photographed visiting him earlier this year.
During the interview, Plant also discussed giving evidence alongside Page in Led Zeppelin’s 2016 copyright trial in the US over “Stairway To Heaven.”
“It was surreal,” Plant told Mojo Magazine. “Mobile TV crews, SWAT teams under the building. But at least it gave Jimmy and I the opportunity to talk.”
“I have never experienced, and probably never will, being in the presence of such a great, eloquent player,” Plant said of Page elsewhere in the interview when recalling the recording of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album.
Despite the seemingly improved relationship between Plant and Page, neither Page nor Jones said they plan to listen to Plant’s upcoming second album with Alison Krauss.
“I’m a bit curious, but I won’t buy it,” Jones said. “I stream a lot of things but I don’t listen to rock’n’roll.”
“I don’t use the internet,” Page said, “so I haven’t got anything to listen on.”
Jimmy Page hinted at unreleased Led Zeppelin music
Elsewhere in the interview, Page was asked whether there are any unreleased outtakes from Led Zeppelin’s fourth album.
“Maybe some of the Sunset Sound mixes,” he said, before adding with a laugh. “I may put something in my will to say they can come out on the album’s 100th anniversary.”
Page reportedly spent part of lockdown converting analogue tapes to digital music files. “Some of it goes back a long way,” he said.
And as for the long-promised next Page solo album, Page was less certain than in previous years on plans for more solo music. “Let’s put it this way, as long as I’ve got a pulse there’s still a chance of another Jimmy Page solo album.”