With no Led Zeppelin reunion on the horizon, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are headed in opposite directions — quite literally.
While Page is gearing up for a proposed tour, Plant says he is settling in for a period of quiet.
Page says he intends to hit the concert trail sometime in 2013. In fact, in a new talk with Guitar World, the former Zeppelin guitarist says he would have already been on the road, but for his old band’s Celebration Day project.
That new movie and album chronicled Led Zeppelin’s most recent — and perhaps last — reunion in 2007 at London’s O2 Arena. Surviving member John Paul Jones joined Page and Plant on stage, along with Jason Bonham, the son of Zeppelin’s late drummer John Bonham.
Perhaps to no one’s surprise, Celebration Day shot toward the top of the Billboard charts, even as it rekindled talk of a larger reunion tour.
Plant shot each trial balloon down, leaving Page to begin work on a new round of Led Zeppelin reissues — and to plot his own concert trek.
Having already reportedly finished upcoming albums with both the Sensational Shape Shifters and Buddy Miller, Plant tells CBS Local that he intends to take it easy for a while. Plant has been living in the U.S. with partner Patty Griffin, who appeared with the ex-Led Zeppelin frontman on his Band of Joy tour.
“I think I might just chill for a while, to be honest,” Plant says. “I’m enjoying life and spending more time in America now. I really enjoy it. I’m becoming way more aware and opinionated and stimulated by these new adventures. Everybody says I’m workaholic, and I just keep going and going. And I will do that (again). But I want to explore more. When I think about how I was writing when I was a kid, when I was 20 or whatever, it was all about travel and journey and stimulus. I’m getting on a bit now, but I have to look at more stuff to be able to write cohesively.”