The former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant recently talked about the Led Zeppelin‘s reputation for rock ‘n’ roll excess. It was back in 1975 when Page had begun to use heroin and used the drug during the recording sessions of the Led Zeppelin album ”Presence”. Page had also admitted that he was even addicted to the drug.
Robert Plant opens up on the matter
Now, the former frontman, Plant shared his thoughts on the latest episode of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
When asked about the group’s reputation for “unbridled rock’n’roll hedonism”, he told Lauren Laverne: “The whole deal was sometimes very tough to be a part of. I think the intensity of what we were experiencing and the lack of structure was very difficult. We were flexing one way or the other and I found a lot of it quite tough.”
He continued: “I can’t get my head around it now, I’m so far away from [it]. You can read bits and pieces media-wise but it was so far removed from what it was. The best thing to do was imagine that a lot of it was an incredible exaggeration and most importantly we were able to go home and get new perspective and grow up.”
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. Previously, former Jimmy Page collaborator David Coverdale expressed his, and Jimmy Page’s, desire for the band Led Zeppelin’s highly-anticipated reunion.