Robert Plant Says He Doesn’t Want To Sing Led Zeppelin Songs Anymore
Robert Plant recently joined Los Angeles Times for an interview and admitted not wanting to perform Led Zeppelin songs on stage during shows anymore.
Throughout the years, Led Zeppelin gave the music scene many classic hits that still have a vast audience. However, in 1980, the band split after John Bonham’s untimely passing. The remaining members occasionally collaborated and participated in several reunion shows in the following years. Their most successful reunion show was the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in 2007.
The Ahmet Ertegun Tribute concert took place at the O2 Arena in London, with Jason Bonham playing the drums in place of his father. This show set the record for the highest demand for tickets for a music concert as the fans were excited about such a reunion show. After the show, rumors began circulating that Zeppelin would reunite. However, Plant didn’t want to record or tour with the band.
At that time, Robert Plant was touring with Alison Krauss. Besides, he didn’t want to continue as Led Zeppelin without John Bonham. Instead of reuniting with Zeppelin, the singer continued focusing on his solo career. After his collaborative effort with Krauss, ‘Raising Sand,’ Plant also made another record with the country singer titled ‘Raise The Roof.’ The pair then excited their fans with a 2022 tour.
In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss talked about their collaborative efforts. During the interview, Plant was told fans would love to hear his open-throated falsettos while singing Led Zeppelin songs. As a response, the singer said he didn’t want to return to the stage for massive applause because it didn’t fulfill his need to be stimulated.
Here is what Robert Plant told LA Times about singing Led Zeppelin songs:
“Going back to the front to get some kind of massive applause doesn’t really satisfy my need to be stimulated.”
As it appears, singing Led Zeppelin songs for the fans to receive substantial critical acclaim doesn’t satisfy Robert Plant. Instead, the singer probably wants to appeal to a new audience with his collaborative efforts with Alison Krauss and his solo careeer.