Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has said that he’s open to a reunion of the band next year, saying his schedule is clear for 2014.
Speaking to 60 Minutes in Australia, Plant said he was waiting on his bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones in order to kick off the reunion, blaming their silence on the fact that they are Capricorns. Plant said:
They don’t say a word. They’re quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. I’m not the bad guy… You need to see the Capricorns – I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.
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. However, a full tour following the one-off gig was nixed by Plant.
Led Zeppelin are currently in talks to stream their back catalogue online. The band are looking at giving at various music services including Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody the right to put their music online.
A deal would be a rare digital leap forward for Zeppelin, who waited until 2007 before they made their albums available through iTunes.
Meanwhile, Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is working on remastering a number of the band’s albums.
Page, who oversaw the DVD release of Celebration Day, the concert film of Led Zeppelin’s O2 Arena gig, revealed that he is working on extra material for each album the band recorded and that they will see the light of day in a series of boxset releases, starting this year.