Saturday, May 24, 2014

Don Henley responds to Robert Plant’s comments regarding Eagles reunion

Don Henley has responded to recent comments made by Robert Plant about The Eagles while trying to avoid questions about a Led Zeppelin reunion.

Among the remarks made by Plant when asked to explain his reasons for not committing to a Led Zeppelin tour, the singer told Rolling Stone, “Do you know why the Eagles said they’d reunite when 'hell freezes over,' but they did it anyway and keep touring? It’s not because they were paid a fortune. It’s not about the money. It’s because they’re bored. I’m not bored."

The New Zealand Herald spoke to Henley about The Eagles, and asked for his thoughts on Plant’s remarks.

“No, I am never bored,” he said. “The truth is, we enjoy doing it. It is hard work, especially for gentlemen of our age, but the fact is it's a fantastic job and it's a wonderful way to make a living and see the world and get to travel and we take our kids with us.”

“I really wish [Led Zeppelin] would get back together because they were one of the greatest bands of all time,” Henley continued. “I think maybe Robert is worried about hitting those notes. He may not be able to unbutton his shirt any more.”

Plant’s comments came while doing media interviews to promote the upcoming release of expanded reissues of the first three Led Zeppelin albums.

On June 2 (June 3 in North America), Led Zeppelin will release Deluxe editions of "Led Zeppelin", "Led Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III", the first projects announced as part of an extensive reissue program that will see all nine of the band’s studio albums reissued in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page.

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