the great Led Zep wars : Page v Plant- Percy replies…More complex than world affairs and more stubborn than two nations at war the inner core of the great Led Zep have been sniping at each other throughout he press for the last few months.

The crux of the matter seems to be that the great Jimmy Page (fan of Louder Than War, Killing Joke and tribal Adam And The Ants period) was fired up by the band’s triumphant )2 gig and wants to play more shows and Robert plant is quite content to do his thing with various other projects.

The stand off has been getting more intense and the least quotes come from percy in the Express newspaper with Robert Plant saying that he feels “disappointed and baffled” by Jimmy Page’s comments about the band reforming despite his repeated comments that he will never reform the band.

Percy’s latest quotes read “I feel for the guy. He knows he’s got the headlines if he wants them. But I don’t know what he’s trying to do. So I feel slightly disappointed and baffled. A couple of years ago I said, ‘If you’ve got anything acoustic, let me know. I’ll give it a whirl. It was hands across the water. He just walked away. But we couldn’t do anything proper. The weight of expectation is too great.”

I know you should never go backwards in rock n roll and Robert has been doing some great work recently but magic and chemistry are rare to find and the two of them together is something special and lets face it who wouldn’t want to see Led Zep play again?

Go on Percy!


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  1. if they did one 6 month tour… and all profits donated to Cancer research theyd donate enough money to cure the disease. What better legacy is there than that – no one would accuse them of doing it for the money/glory etc etc … and who knows they might even like it.

    And having seen Plant recently in Cognac he played a set of 50% Zeppelin songs… whats the issue?

  2. Zep are my favourite band, but Percy is right not to take part in a re-union. It needs validation in some way, not just a tribute band to former glories, so either new material, or take the show on the road as Zep but play songs that were never played live, like they did by playing For Your Life at the O2. The Shape Shifters current version of Rock n’ Roll is brilliant, the version on the O2 album isn’t, there I’ve said it. I don’t want to hear Stairway again, or Whole Lotta Love, or Black Dog. What about In The Light, Walter’s Walk, Royal Orleans, the list is huge.

  3. why do they have to be Led Zeppelin? It was a band, and it was great, and it’s gone. There was a fantastic drummer called Bonzo, and he was great, and he’s gone. Nothing’s going to change that. But Plant and Page are still here – seems a shame their so-called “fans” won’t accept them doing anything new or different. Don’t get me wrong; I think the Sensational Space Shifters are terrific musicians and truly love making music – the enthusiasm is infectious. Sadly, Plant’s right: people think he and Page should just play the hits over and over and over again. Sheesh people, how many more versions of Stairway to Heaven do you really need?! I don’t care what they call themselves – the Vegetables, the Potatoes, even Melvin Giganticus and the Sybaritic Space Cadets – just please, make some new music and to hell with everyone with their heads up their passt! Life is much too short for all this silliness.

  4. Hi Dave, you’re probably right about the money, but JP wouldn’t give it away, RP wouldn’t enjoy it, and that’s his main driver, always has been, as for JPJ he seems to just enjoy playing, so no doubt he would join in if it happened. As for Space Shifters set having quite a few Zep songs, yes but it varies night by night, and any Zep songs in the shows I’ve been to have been heavily re-worked. I have seen them play with only a couple of Zep songs, RP doesn’t just go through the motions and play the songs as they were all those years ago, he’s moved on. JP needs to do the same, release this new material he says he has, and stop putting out re-re-remasters and versions of songs that are unfinished or weren’t considered good enough to release at the time. I’m sure RP appreciates the cash rolling in from JPs remastering work though.


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