Former Jimmy Page collaborator David Coverdale recently expressed his, and Jimmy Page’s, desire for the band Led Zeppelin’s highly-anticipated reunion. He was asked in a recent interview with the “Radio Forrest” podcast about the chances of a Led Zeppelin reunion.
David Coverdale opens up on a possible Led Zeppelin reunion
Speaking about the possibility of a reunion, Coverdale said: “I have no idea why it isn’t happening. I’m just very happy that I have a great friendship and relationship, supportive, a mutual admiration society, with Jimmy. I had the great pleasure of [getting] the rights back to the Coverdale Page record, and now we could do whatever we want with it. Because in 2023, it’s the 30th anniversary [of the release of Coverdale Page’s eponymously titled LP]. And we have unreleased songs. We’ll be doing a box set for that, as you can imagine.”
He also spoke about how Jimmy Page ‘dreams’ of a Led Zeppelin reunion: “That’s not my territory at all. All I can tell you is that I would love for Jimmy Page to have his dream fulfilled to once again tour with Led Zeppelin. And Jonesy [the band’s bassist John Paul Jones] — they’re great. And Jason [Bonham] is the obvious choice [to play drums for a reunited band] — you know, the gene pool. [Late former drummer] John [Bonham] was such an integral part — much more important than some people are aware, to have a drummer like that. It makes you structure music entirely different so the drums breathe. [They made] beautiful, perfect records.”
Led Zeppelin’s December 10, 2007 performance during the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert was on the band’s 2012 “Celebration Day” CD and DVD. The set, which featured Jason Bonham replacing for his late father on drums, marked Plant, Page and Jones’s first full-scale show together since John Bonham’s 1980 death.
The hopes of three-quarter Zeppelin reunion were shattered when Jones accepted an offer to form The Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. Page later said: “I guess that was a pretty definitive statement.”