Robert Plant says Led Zeppelin ‘could only reunite in a chip shop’

The band are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year

Robert Plant has said the only way Led Zeppelin will reunite is in a chip shop.

The classic rock band are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They formed in 1968 before disbanding in 1980. They later reunited in 1985, 1988, 1995 and, most recently, in 2007.

Fans had speculated the band could get back together for some special shows to mark the milestone, but guitarist Jimmy Page has since 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.”

Last month, the band a new reissue of ‘The Song Remains The Same’ – the soundtrack to their 1976 concert film. A new edition of the record will be available on September 7 and come in a variety of formats, including a super deluxe box set.

Plant, Page and bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones are also working together on a new book, titled Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin. It is being billed as “the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band.”