We could soon see a Led Zeppelin reunion of sorts, at least on a personal level, if Robert Plant has his way. Plant has said in a new Planet Rock interview that he “loves” Jimmy Page and wants to hug him.
Plant told Planet Rock Magazine that “I love Jimmy Page. But we’re two people who don’t hug each other enough.”
“I know it sounds stupid, but we had some amazing times together.”
He added that “it would be wonderful to get through all the stuff as the years go by. I don’t go visiting much, but I would be very happy to spend a couple of weeks on top of the Atlas Mountains with him before the end.”
“My peer group were writing substantial pieces of social commentary, and I was willowing along the Welsh borders thinking about Gollum,” Plant also told Planet Rock magazine. “I liked what I did, but now I look at it and go, ‘Wooh, that was a bit iffy.’ But I do like ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ I can look at it objectively. I can’t always get my head around it, but it does do something substantial.”
Robert Plant also discussed Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show, and how Pink Floyd’s 2005 reunion show influenced his decision to participate. “I liked what Floyd did at Live 8 [in 2005],” he said. “[A] quick one-off and let’s leave it at that. They did it for a good cause.”
He said that “it was the same when Zeppelin did the charity show for Ahmet. We had a prolonged affinity with Ahmet, so if there was ever a reason for [a reunion] to happen, that was it. But the idea of doing it next summer and summer after that and so on is enough to break me out in hives.”