Robert Plant has rejected calls to re-join Led Zeppelin labelling the band a “pain in the pisser”.
Those Led Zeppelin rumours still won’t go away. Since reforming for an Atlantic Records anniversary show in 2007 the band have been dogged by rumours, with Robert Plant thought to be holding out on a full re-union.
With good reason, it should be pointed out. Scooping numerous Grammy awards for his duet with Alison Krauss, the legendary rock singer returned last year with an acclaimed album from his new project Band Of Joy.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, he reflected on the calls to reform and had some amusing opinions on the legacy of the rock icons. “It was an amazing evening,” Plant said. “The preparations for it were fraught and intense, but the last rehearsal was really, really good, for all that it represented and all that we were trying to capture.”
“But I’ve gone so far somewhere else that I almost can’t relate to it…It’s a bit of a pain in the pisser to be honest. Who cares? I know people care, but think about it from my angle – soon, I’m going to need help crossing the street.”
Elsewhere, Robert Plant talked about songwriting and revealed that Tony Blair inadvertently caused his pen to dry up. “The last time I lifted a pen was when Tony Blair became a Roman Catholic,” he said. “We were supposedly going into the Gulf, determined to sort the world out in the name of tyranny.”
“Then, once he had to leave the throne, he became a Roman Catholic and became a peace envoy in the Middle East. That’s when I knew the world was completely upside down.”
Keen to move forward, Robert Plant hit out at some of his peers who endlessly replay forty year old hits. “There’s nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that’s a fact,” he said.
“People who have written their story — they’ve gotten to the point where nothing moves. I don’t deal in that, and I don’t deal with anybody who deals in that.”