Led Zeppelin have celebrated their 50th anniversary as a band with the release of a new ’50th Anniversary Interviews’ album. The band formed in 1968 before disbanding in 1980. They later reunited in 1985, 1988, 1995 and, most recently, in 2007.
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The clips see the band reflecting on their career, as well as specific songs and albums. They speak of their philosophy when it comes to recording new material, working with Ian Stewart, the musicality of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and more. Stream it below.
The band also digitally released their recent Record Store Day single, which featured unreleased versions of both ‘Rock And Roll’ and ‘Friends’.
Earlier this year, following rumours of a 2019 Glastonbury headlining set, Robert Plant said the only way the band will reunite is in a chip shop.
Fans had also speculated that the band could get back together for some special shows to mark the 50th anniversary milestone, but guitarist Jimmy Page refuted that idea. The band’s frontman backed him up while speaking to the Press Association recently, saying they could “only [reunite] in a chip shop in Camden Town.”
“I think that’s about as close as we will get to it,” he said. “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…”
Plant was also asked whether Led Zeppelin could be coerced into headlining Glastonbury next year. He replied: “Nobody needs coercing. You either want to do something or you don’t – or you can or you can’t.”