Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently shed some light on why he does not want to reunite with his infamous band. The singer has been a part of other groups, which has allowed him to experiment with different genres and meet other artists. He played with John Bonham in Band of Joy before Led Zep, and he currently records with his superb Sensational Space Shifters band.
"I was 19 years old then — why would I ever compromise from then on?" he told Sound Opinions about his Band of Joy days.
He was looking for "a colorful, exciting future," one that brought together Led Zep and eventually led him other places.
"I cut the cloth according to my needs," he added. "This, to me, is I think one of the most surprising, exciting and stimulating and also mostly heartfelt periods of my time as a singer."
Plant revived Band of Joy in 1977, performing with the group until 1983. He also toured with the band in 2010. In 2007 he had a wildly successful release featuring Alison Krauss titled Raising Sand, and his most recent album with the Sensational Space Shifters, Lullaby and ... the Ceaseless Roar, has performed well on the charts.
Bandmate Jimmy Page made it clear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he is not the reason why Led Zeppelin has not reunited since 2007.
"Well, I don't know. He's becoming very difficult, isn't he?" he said about Plant, Blabbermouth noted. "I think you've got the wrong one sitting here. I love playing Led Zeppelin music, let's put it that way."
Page also confirmed that the recent story about Richard Branson offering the band $800 million to tour was bogus.