The former Led Zepplin bandmates Robert Plant and Jimmy Page had previously reunited and the initial plans for a reunion were made in 1993, with discussions between the two of collaborating emerging from casual small talk and then an invitation to perform on MTV Unplugged.
Though there were some failed attempts by others to reunite the pair they ended up completing the reunion. However, after the 1998 supporting tour for Walking Into Clarksdale, Robert Plant left to focus on other projects, dissolving the reunion. The pair briefly reunited for a final joint performance in 2001 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Why did Robert Plant and Jimmy Page reunite?
Along the way, Robert Plant had found the appropriate occasion to meet again with Jimmy Page. The guitarist had made a couple of guest appearances on Plant records of the 1980s. Then in the 1990s, Plant tells Uncut Magazine in a new interview, Page presented him with “dark and lustrous” new music which fueled the inventive, largely acoustic first Page & Plant reunion album, ‘No Quarter’ and its follow-up Walking Into Clarksdale, recorded with engineer Steve Albini.
By 2007, and following the release of Raising Sand, Plant was ready to commit to a Led Zeppelin reunion if only for one fantastic show at the London O2 Arena. However, that did not happen.
Speaking about Led Zeppelin, the band 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