By: Gary Graff
Just in case we hadn’t gotten the message already -- no more Led Zeppelin reunions…Err, maybe.
Guitarist Jimmy Page issued the latest denial of sorts during a Wednesday night (November 14) appearance on the BBC's "Late Night...With Jools Holland."
Promoting the November 19 release of the "Celebration Day" CD and DVD from the group's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, Page told Holland that "it looks very unlikely" that he, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones will ever get together to play again.
"We're almost five years after the O2 concert and I must say I thought there might be some other get together for some reason or another," Page said. "But, as the years ticked by, it doesn't look very likely does it?"
Page added, however, that "It was important that if we were going to do (a reunion) at all, that we went out there and did it properly. We put a lot of time and effort into it so that it would be what you're going to see now, which is just one show -- that's all we did, no warm-up gigs, no follow-up. It wasn't designed to be a film at all. That's why it's taken a little while to come out, because we didn't even look at it for two years after we'd done it, so we could be a bit more objective about it."
Page told Holland that it took the three surviving Zep members -- who played that night with Jason Bonham, son of Zep's late drummer John Bonham -- two years to even view the footage from the O2 show.
The group has released its performance of "Black Dog" from the concert online as a teaser for the release. Page has confirmed that he's remastered the entire Zep catalog yet again for box set reissues of the individual albums in 2013.
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