Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page and broke up after drummer John Bonham’s sudden death in 1980. Neal Preston, who was the only photographer ever hired to go on tour with Led Zeppelin recently talked about the possibility of the band reuniting. He said that Led Zeppelin will never reform their band. In a recent interview with Goldmine magazine, the photographer talked about the matter.
Neal Preston talks about the Led Zeppelin reunion
During the interview, Neal Preston addressed the way the different members of the band feel about reuniting. He went on to specify that Jimmy Page always wanted to do more tours, whereas Robert Plant did not agree upon that. He didn’t want to make any sort of rock music anymore.
Here is what the photographer explained about it:
“It was amazing that they even did the one-off years ago, which I decided not to go to because I need that band to live somewhere in my brain. They turned down a billion dollars and it just gets under Jimmy [Page]’s craw, because Jimmy has always wanted to do the adult tour, the sober tour, the musical tour, not about all their shenanigans.”
He also addressed the occasional reunion shows that the remaining members of the band did, including a performance at London’s O2 arena in 2007 that featured John’s son, Jason Bonham, on the drums.
Previously, former Jimmy Page collaborator David Coverdale recently expressed his, and Jimmy Page’s, desire for the band Led Zeppelin’s highly-anticipated reunion.
Coverdale had revealed that he had no idea why the reunion is not happening. He spoke about having “a great friendship and relationship, supportive, a mutual admiration society, with Jimmy.”