John Paul Jones has ruled out the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion next year – because he is too busy writing an opera.
Speaking back in February (2013), singer Robert Plant hinted that he is open to the idea of Zeppelin reuniting next year, saying: “I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”
However, bassist Jones has now revealed that he is too busy with another musical project to contemplate reforming the band. When asked about a 2014 Led Zeppelin reunion by Red Carpet TV News, he replied: “2014 is full of opera for me at the moment.”
Jones also revealed he is “halfway through the first act” of his opera, which is based on Spöksonaten (The Ghost Sonata), a 1907 play by Swedish writer August Strindberg. He described opera as being “unlike anything else”, adding: “It’s the emotion, the passion, and I’m writing an opera myself so I have to say that.”
Led Zeppelin’s last proper show was at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, where they were joined by Jason Bonham, son of the band’s late John Bonham, on drums. A film of the concert called Celebration Day was released on DVD last November (2012) following a brief run in cinemas.