Robert Plant says Jimmy Page needs to ‘have a good rest’

The frontman responds to Page's claim that he's 'fed up' with him delaying possible Led Zeppelin live shows

Robert Plant has responded to Jimmy Page‘s claim that he is ‘fed up’ with the Led Zeppelin frontman for delaying plans for reunion shows by saying the guitarist needs to “have a good rest”.

The band last played together in December 2007 at London’s O2 Arena, but singer Plant has ruled out the possibility of a follow-up concert any time soon.

Speaking to The National, Plant said: “I think he needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again. We have a great history together and like all brothers we have these moments where we don’t speak on the same page but that’s life.”

The band recently reissued their first three albums with new, previously unreleased material.

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In a recent interview with the BBC guitarist Page said he was sure fans would be keen on another reunion show, but Plant has since said the chances of it happening are zero. Page commented: “I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think? Well, he knows what the other guys think. Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He’s just playing games, and I’m fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don’t sing, so I can’t do much about it.”

Plant is set to release a new solo album later this year and has said that the record will sound “alright at a Jamaican party”. The Led Zeppelin frontman has signed to Nonesuch – home of The Black Keys and Conor Oberst – to put out the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Band Of Joy’.

Speaking to Rolling Stone recently, Plant said of the record, due out September 9: “It’s really a celebratory record, but it’s very crunchy and gritty, very West African and very Massive Attack-y. There’s a lot of bottom end, so it might sound alright at a Jamaican party, but I’m not sure it would sound alright on [US radio network] NPR.”