.

Jimmy Page: "Zep Tour Would Happen Later This Year"

January 28, 2008 10:23 AM ET

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page announced at a press conference early this morning in Tokyo that if the band were to reunite for a large-scale tour, it wouldn't happen until at least September. Page, who was in Japan promoting Mothership, cited previous commitments, most notably Robert Plant's joint tour with Alison Krauss, as the main stalling point, saying, "Robert Plant also had a parallel project running and he's really busy with that project, certainly until September, so I can't give you any news." The news rubbishes all those "Led Zeppelin headlining Bonnaroo" rumors, as well as the claims made by the Cult's Ian Astbury, who told a Cincinnati crowd his band would open for Zeppelin during their reunion tour. Zep's Robert Plant, who attended the New York Knicks game Friday night and was interviewed at halftime by MSG TV, said of Led Zeppelin possibly getting back together, "You never know what is around the corner."

Related Stories:
Led Zeppelin: The Reunion Set List
Led Zeppelin: The Full Report From David Fricke
Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones: "We're Meeting This Month"

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com