Monday, October 16, 2017

Robert Plant rules out Led Zeppelin reunion

Robert Plant is ruling out any chances of a Led Zeppelin reunion as he works to promote his newly-released album, “Carry Fire.”

“You can’t ever really go back,” Plant tells the Daily Telegraph. “It’s tough enough repeating yourself with something that’s a year old, never mind 49 years old. I’ve got to keep moving.”

Plant has repeatedly dismissed talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion since their one-off performance at the December 10, 2007 concert at London’s O2 Arena tribute concert for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

The rare live set, which saw Jason Bonham behind the drums in place of his late father John, was released in 2012 as “Celebration Day.”

These days, Plant is focused on “Carry Fire”, which he recorded with his touring band the Sensational Space Shifters.

The record features guest appearances by Albanian cellist Redi Hasa, renowned viola and fiddle player Seth Lakeman, and Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde – who can be heard on a cover of the Ersel Hickey rockabilly classic, "Bluebirds Over the Mountain."

Plant will support his eleventh solo album with a tour of the UK and Ireland in November, and an early 2018 set of shows in North America.

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