Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has once again shot down the idea of pairing up with Jimmy Page for more live dates from Led Zeppelin – because he "can’t relate" to the band anymore.
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Plant has decribed the continued calls from fans for more shows as "a bit of a pain in the pisser".
It was an amazing evening," Plant says of the band’s 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena. "The preparations for it were fraught and intense, but the last rehearsal was really, really good, for all that it represented and all that we were trying to capture. But I’ve gone so far somewhere else that I almost can’t relate to it…It’s a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest. Who cares? I know people care, but think about it from my angle – soon, I’m going to need help crossing the street."
Plant’s latest album with his new project Band Of Joy was released last September. He and Alison Krauss began work on the follow-up to their Raising Sand LP of 2007, but the fire didn’t take. "The sound wasn’t there," says Plant. "Alison is the best. She’s one of my favorite people. We’ll come back to it."
Additionally, the Rolling Stone story recounts how Plant recently flew to Morocco and retraced his steps from a trip he took with Jimmy Page where the duo wrote the legendary hit Kashmir. "I wanted to go back and take that road," Plant says. "It just heads all the way down the coast. It was fucking amazing."