Outrider Posted April 15, 2008 Share Posted April 15, 2008 I didn't bother going around to see if anyone had mentioned this themselves yet but I think this is the most current event we can discuss. As you all know the clock is ticking and any possibility of a full scale Zeppelin reunion. As excited as I would be at the prospect of a Zeppelin tour, the possibility of new material is even more intruiging to me. Sure Zep is the greatest live band to ever turn the amps to 11 but the basis of their longevity and foundation of their live acts was the music itself. In short, a new album would provide something that would all the 'shadow to be taller than the soul' once again. More lasting quality. It's for ths reason and from just a few personal speculative ramblings that I wonder if the next material from any of the Zeppelin members will be a collaboration but not a full scale one. Plant is very much enjoying his life with Allison Kraus. At his age it would seem rejuvination is more important than anything and this project has done just that for him. Ironically it's really Page and Jones that seem more interested in actually moving forward. Although Plant is a truly inspiring singer, it can often be easier for fellow musicians (instrumentally speaking) to inspire eachother rather than be inspired by their voice. Given recent comments in UNCUT I'm beginning to wonder if it will be John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page who make new music together with the absence of Plant. First let's look at some comments..... Robert Plant-"We did what we set out to do and more, in every respect. We showed people that LED ZEPPELIN did go on a bit. And hopefully, one day we could do it again for another really, really good reason." Plant is basically saying his interaction with Zeppelin (in the near future) will be on a special basis only. With Page now approaching 65 and Jones not far behind, the prospect grows dimmer each day. If it isn't going to happen in the near future, it isn't happening at all. This is why I think Page and Jones may say "We can't wait all day" Jimmy Page-"'The focus was on the O2 show. That's what I had my focus on. As for Robert, he had a parallel project (with Alison Krauss) and it's been successful, which I suppose means he doesn't have time for ZEPPELIN at this moment. What I do know — is at the rehearsals, and the O2 gig, we were really inspiring. Okay? That's all I'll say.'" Page is telling us (I think) in code, that musically it was a epiphany for him, but Plant isn't interested right now. John Paul Jones has said that he, like Page and Bonham, would like the band to hit the road, reflected on the reunion gig, saying, "It felt like the first night of a tour. You think, 'Oh, I could do that bit better, or change something in that song.' And we didn't get a chance to do any more." When pressed about the prospects of a ZEPPELIN reunion album, Jones said, "I'm not too certain about anything at the moment. I've got no idea what's going to happen, but I'd certainly like to play with Jimmy again" There you go, Jones and Page have now told us that Plant is too busy, but they are very inspired and want to continue to play together. To me, the writing is on the wall. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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