In a recent interview with Absolute Radio DJ Ben Jones, Robert Plant (pictured above with Alison Krauss) spoke about the reasons behind his decision not to tour with a reunited Led Zeppelin. Citing John Bonham’s absence, Plant told Jones:
“The reason that it stopped was because we were incomplete, and we’ve been incomplete now for 29 years.”
Plant also said that he feared tarnishing Led Zeppelin’s legacy, stating:
“I think the thing about it is really, is that to visit old ground, it’s a very incredibly delicate thing to do, and the disappointment that could be there once you commit to that and the comparisons to something that was basically fired by youth and a different kind of exuberance to now, its very hard to go back and meet that head on and do it justice.”
To hear Ben Jones’s interview with Plant and Alison Krauss on the Absolute Radio Web site, click here.
To read an NME.com article about Plant’s comments to Absolute Radio, click here.