Don’t hold out hope for another Led Zeppelin reunion
Led Zeppelin reunited in 2007 with drummer Jason Bonham filling in for his late father, and the show was certainly a highlight for Zep fans. The concert resulted in the “Celebration Day” live album but was never followed up by another reunion.
Now, Jimmy Page — who previously has seemed a bit receptive to the idea of another Zep reunion – has also put a nix to the idea.
“We tried it a few times. It always seemed to be done in a hurry and it never worked,” Page told the Daily Beast. “That’s why the O2 show was done with such intent. We rehearsed loads so that Jason — John’s son — felt like he was part of the band and not just some novelty. We all needed it to be that way. But I can’t foresee doing it again, because we all have to agree and agree for the right reasons.”
Page added that after Bonham’s death, the band felt they couldn’t recreate the full Led Zeppelin experience with someone else behind the drum kit.
“It was a blend of these four master musicians, and each of us were important to the sum total of what the band was,” he told the publication. “I like to think that if it had been me that wasn’t there, the others would have made the same decision not to carry on. Besides, we couldn’t just get somebody in there and say, ‘Do this, this way?’ That wouldn’t have been honest or of the same creative nature that we had always striven for. And it’s why we still have only done it properly once.”