Robert Plant continues to dash any hopes for a future Led Zeppelin reunion.
Plant poured more verbal cold water on those prospects in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, in which he made his most extensive comments about his thoughts after the group's one-off 2007 reunion at London's O2 Arena.
Plant says that after that, "A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that's shitty about big-time stadium rock. You're going back to the same old shit. I'm not part of any jukebox!"
Plant, instead, went on to tour behind his Grammy Award-winning "Raising Sand" collaboration with Alison Krause, while guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham worked with singers such as Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge and Slash's band; Plant says he felt that Zep continuing without him was "a good idea," but Page tells Rolling Stone that ultimately "I wasn't feeling comfortable. Going out with another singer might have looked like trying to jam a square peg in a round hole."
Plant, however, did not completely rule out the possibility of fronting Zep again, noting that, "I don't think there's any reason for me to do that. Otherwise we've got nothing to be mystic about."
New deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin's first three albums will be released on June 3, while Plant is recording a new album with his latest band, the Sensational Shape Shifters.
He also took a swipe at the Eagles in the Rolling Stone article, asking, "Do you know why the Eagles said they'd reunite when 'hell freezes over,' but they did it anyway and keep touring even though the don't really like each other? It's not because they were paid a fortune. It`s not about the money. It's because they're bored. I'm not bored."