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Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin: "If You're Going to Do a Reunion, You Need Four Members"

September 8, 2008 10:35 AM ET

Jimmy Page dodged two questions about a potential Zeppelin reunion Saturday at a Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the documentary It Might Get Loud, alongside fellow guitarists the Edge and Jack White. But upon the announcement of "final question," another reporter gave it a shot, and didn't package it as a secondary question with one about the film. Point blank, Page was asked about rumours that he, John Bonham's son Jason and John Paul Jones are recording right now and that a reunion is on the horizon. "We're not actually recording," Page said to part one. "Playing at the 02, that was our reunion and it was one day and it was at the 02 in London," the guitarist said in reference to the December 10, 2007 benefit concert in honor of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. "And basically that was it because if you're going to do a reunion, you need four members. John Paul Jones, myself and Jason would sort jam afterwards but it was nothing as monumental as people are speculating."

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