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Robert Plant fires back at Jimmy Page over Led Zeppelin reunion criticism

on June 05, 2014, 11:06am

With the reissuing of Led Zeppelin’s first three studio albums came the inevitable question: does the band have any further plans for a reunion? Frontman Robert Plant was the first to offer an answer and dismissed the idea outright, saying, “I’m not part of a jukebox!” However, Plant’s latest stance rubbed guitarist Jimmy Page the wrong way, especially since Plant previously expressed a willingness for further reunion shows in 2014. Page said he was “fed up” with Plant, explaining, “Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He’s just playing games, and I’m fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don’t sing, so I can’t do much about it.”

Now, Plant has responded to Page’s criticism, saying his former bandmate needed to “have a good rest.” During a recent press conference (via The National), Plant said: “I think he needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again. We have a great history together and like all brothers, we have these moments where we don’t speak on the same page but that’s life.”

(Read: Dissected: Led Zeppelin)

Plant is currently touring the globe with his latest project, The Sensational Space Shifters, and is prepping a new solo album for September. Page, meanwhile, has been working on his own solo material.

Of course, Led Zeppelin is still alive and well here on Consequence of Sound. All this week, we’re celebrating the band’s enduring legacy with a series of articles: so far, we’ve reviewed the reissues of both Led Zeppelin I and II, dissected the band’s entire discography, and showed the striking similarities between Zeppelin and Kurt Vile. Even more is coming soon.