Jimmy Page Says 'Time Has Gone' for Led Zeppelin Return

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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page says the prospects of him getting back together with the surviving members of his former band are slim.

Zeppelin hasn't performed as a band since a one-off concert at London's O2 Arena in 2007 as a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. 

With the 50th anniversary of the band coming up this year, Page was recently asked by Planet Rock magazine if himself, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late-John Bonham's son Jason Bonham would get together to celebrate the occassion.

"I very much doubt it," Page said. "You've just got to face facts. We've gone past the 10th anniversary of the O2, where we managed to do one serious concert. That's the only thing that we've done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we'll do anything else. I really think the time has gone."

While Led Zeppelin may never play another gig, Page has been going through the band's catalog and remastering and reissuing its releases. 

A reissue of the live album, How the West Was Won, is due out March 23.

But Page said there's another live album coming—one that fans may not have heard before. 

"It's so different to all the other things that are out there. It's another view compared to How the West Was Won or The Song Remains the Same," he said. "I'm looking forward to people hearing that. There's a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases. I'd like to say that they'll be coming out over the next 10 years. There's more to come for sure."

Page, Jones and Bonham have supposedly been interested in reuniting Zeppelin, but Plant has shot down the suggestions time and time again.

Most recently, Plant said that Zeppelin is in his past and he wouldn't want to "do it a disservice" by resurrecting it 50 years later when it won't be as good. 

Plant has also been the most prolific former member of Zeppelin. Last fall he released his eleventh solo album, Carry Fire, backed by his band, The Sensational Space Shifters


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