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Robert Plant Remains "Great Friends" With Jimmy Page, Still Plans To Do "Different Things"

December 22, 2008 11:45 AM ET

If your one wish for Christmas was a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, too bad: Robert Plant has once again reiterated that the band isn't reuniting for a full-scale tour anytime soon. Asked for probably the millionth time in 2008 whether he'll get back with Jimmy Page and the rest of Zep, Plant said, "I still see Jimmy quite a lot and he's very complimentary and supportive of what I'm doing, but we are in different places now and you have to go on to do different things."

For Plant, those different things include more work with his Raising Sand partner Alison Krauss. "I'm doing very well with Alison and I'm enjoying that," Plant said. In September he said he likely wouldn't tour with Led Zeppelin "for at least two years," prompting the other three members — Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham — to look elsewhere for a lead singer as the trio were eager to tour following their triumphant December 2007 concert at London's O2 Arena. The band would not tour as Led Zeppelin — even Page's rep has stated it can't be Zeppelin "without the involvement of Robert Plant" — but do plan to record a new album. One of the frontrunners to take Plant's microphone include Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy, which would in effect result in a Creed reunion tour. Jimmy Page was obviously Scott Stapp's secret Santa this year.

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