The future of the pairing of former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and Robert Plant is in doubt after Page told Kerrang magazine that he didn’t think that they were going to carry on.
Page is working on a new project and will be playing American dates with The Black Crowes as his band. Page jammed with the Crowes earlier this year at a charity bash in London’s Cafe De Paris.
After Led Zeppelin split in 1980 following the death of John Bonham, Page and Plant made rare appearances together such as the Live Aid show in 1985, the Atlantic Records anniversary party in 1988 and Knebworth in 1990, though it was only after their MTV Unplugged show in 1994 that the partnership was re-established as a touring and recording unit. Former bassist John Paul Jones wanted nothing to do with the reunion – it had at one point been mooted that there would be a band called Led Zeppelin with Page, Plant, Jones and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham – and so the duo worked under the moniker Page & Plant despite relying heavily on old Zeppelin material for the Unplugged show and subsequent ‘No Quarter’ album.
Their second album ‘Walking Into Clarksdale’ fared less well than its predecessor, though in February this year they were awarded a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance on ‘Most High’, something that they never achieved with Led Zeppelin.