Even though Robert Plant ignores pleas from fans & even bandmates to reunite, he still holds the band close to his heart.
In an interview with The Chicago Tribute he said, “The reason that I feel strongly about the beauty of Led Zeppelin and that other people do too is because we didn’t overblow it. We didn’t end up getting a new drummer. We didn’t end up really going into super cliche characters lumbering along. If your heroes continue in the same vein forever the whole thing is just taken for granted and it becomes some dreary old Tin Pan Alley that needs some new blacktop. We knew that (John) Bonham was irreplaceable. By bowing out at the right time we didn’t mess it up.”
Plant also said with a laugh, “Nobody in the band really knew what the hell we were about at all anyway. You can hear those Zeppelin songs and there’s quite a lot of naivete. I don’t think I’ve sang about Gollum or Frodo for about what seems to me about 47 years and yet still I’m castigated for it.”
Recently guitarist Jimmy Page talked about the vault releases he has been working on for Zeppelin, you can read that story here.