Robert Plant has shot down talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion in fine style.
Last month, rumours of a Led Zeppelin reunion were once again stoked up when bookmakers Betway made the band 2/1 favourites to headline Glastonbury Festival next summer despite Percy’s repeated assertions that it won’t happen.
Robert appeared at the O2 Silver Clef Awards at Grosvenor House in London on Friday (6th July) where he was asked whether he’ll be getting back together with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at Worthy Farm.
He joked: “Only in a chip shop in Camden Town! I think that’s about as close as we will get to it!
"We are very pleased and glad with our very, very short career. If you think about it, it's only 12 years. We get on okay, but, you know…"
Led Zeppelin in 2012 © REX/Shutterstock
During an interview with Louisville, Kentucky radio station 91.9 WFPK back in January, Robert Plant was asked if he could ever see himself joining musical forces with Jimmy Page again.
“"I have no idea," he responded to host Kyle Meredith. “It's not even within my countenance to imagine it, really."
When the DJ alluded to the fact that Led Zeppelin are still "near and dear to the hearts" of their millions of fans, Robert responded: “"Me too - nobody more than me. But I don't want to do it a disservice either."
The three surviving members of Led Zeppelin last performed together at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at London’s The O2 Arena in December 2007.
Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018, already this year Led Zeppelin have released unheard versions of ‘Rock and Roll’ and ‘Friends’ on 7” vinyl for Record Store Day and in March they released a remastered edition of their 2003 live album ‘How The West Was Won’.
To mark what would have been John Bonham’s 70th birthday on 31st May, a vast bronze Bonzo sculpture was unveiled in his home town of Redditch.
Last week, it was announced that Led Zep are re-releasing a remastered version of their 1976 soundtrack album ‘The Song Remains the Same’ and in October the band’s first ever official illustrated book, the aptly titled Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, will be published by Reel Art Press.