Robert Plant Fires Back at Jimmy Page: 'Have a Good Rest'

Singer responds to guitarist's comments that he's "fed up" with Plant standing in the way of Led Zeppelin reunion

June 5, 2014 10:00 AM ET
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Robert Plant performs in London.
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Robert Plant responded to Jimmy Page's comments that he was "fed up" with the singer holding back a Led Zeppelin reunion, telling reporters at a press conference he thought the guitarist needed to "have a good rest," The National reports.

"I think he needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again," Plant said. "We have a great history together and like all brothers, we have these moments where we don’t speak on the same page but that’s life."

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The frontman is currently out on the road with his band The Inspirational Space Shifters, but talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion — which would follow up their 2007 one-off in London — has dominated the conversation ahead of the first set of releases from Led Zeppelin's expansive remastering/reissuing campaign. But Plant has remained firm on the issue, once again slamming the possibility back in May by telling Rolling Stone, "I'm not part of a jukebox!"

Around the same time, in a chat with The New York Times, Page said he was itching to return to the stage, but seemed piqued that it wouldn't be with Led Zeppelin. "I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think? Well, he knows what the other guys think. Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He’s just playing games, and I'm fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don’t sing, so I can't do much about it. It just looks so unlikely, doesn't it?"

Though Zeppelin fans — and Page himself — may have to get their fix from the re-released versions of Led Zeppelin I, II and III, Plant recently told Rolling Stone he just finished recording his first solo LP since 2010's Band of Joy. "It’s really a celebratory record, but it’s very crunchy and gritty, very West African and very Massive Attack-y," Plant said. "There’s a lot of bottom end, so it might sound all right at a Jamaican party, but I’m not sure it would sound all right on NPR." Though the LP doesn't have a title just yet, it's set for release on September 9th.

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