Jimmy Page Not Happy With Robert Plant For Delaying A Led Zeppelin Reunion
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.19.2014
He wants to play with the band again...
In an interview with The New York Times, Jimmy Page said that he wasn't happy with Robert Plant for delaying a possible Led Zeppelin reunion. The band last performed together in December 2007 at the 02 Arena in London. Here are highlights:
On reuniting 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?"
On wanting to play live: "Absolutely, absolutely. I definitely want to play live. Because, you know, I've still got a twinkle in my eye. I can still play. So, yeah, I'll just get myself into musical shape, just concentrating on the guitar."
On his music being sampled for hip-hop records: "In a creative sense, it's fantastic. Even if you don't play an instrument, you're writing new things. These guys come up with some amazing work, in the electronics and the mixing. I find it really fun to listen to. As far as the business side of it, however, the issue of sampling is thorny. The problem is people not getting paid for performances, Across the board, they are being pirated. Their music gets played, and they don't get paid. I have a problem with that. I really do."