Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin frontman, has told 60 Minutes in Australia that he is open to a band reunion sometime next year, saying that his schedule is open in 2014. Robert Plant claimed that he is waiting on band mates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to express interest in a potential project in order to kick off the Zeppelin reunion.
Robert Plant blames Page and Jones' silence on the Zeppelin reunion issue on the fact that they are both Capricorns. "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..." he started. "You need to see the Capricorns - I've got nothing to do in 2014."
This is in stark contrast to in 2007, when Plant nipped the idea of a reunion tour in the bud after a one-off concert in London. Even in 2012, the Led Zeppelin frontman put down the idea of a potential reunion! "I think it's disappointing for people when the answer is no," Page said. But he later added: "That's what it is now." Page added "Seems pretty unlikely, doesn't it?" Robert Plant reminded fans that since the one-off London concert was five years ago, then people would have heard about a potential reunion tour by now.
The last time Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin had a show was in December 2007. The concert was held at London's iconic O2 Arena. Zeppelin was joined by Jason Bonham on drums, as a testament to their late drum player John Bonham (the former's father). The entire one-off concert was in order to honor Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records.
Digital components to the Led Zeppelin reunion are also in the works. The iconic rock band is currently "in talks" to stream their back catalog online, including giving the right to stream their music to online channels such as Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody. Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin are sort of luddites when it comes to the new wave of digital audio; the band even waited until 2007 to make their discography available through iTunes!
Guitarist Jimmy Page is working on re-mastering a number of the band's albums, and is the most digital-savvy of the band's members. Page also oversaw the release of the Celebration Day DVD, the concert film of Led Zeppelin's 2007 O2 Arena show. Page recently dished that he is working on some unknown "extra material" for each album the band recorded - they will reportedly be released in a series of box-sets, starting this year.