According to Gigwise.com, LED ZEPPELIN has been nominated for "Best Live Act" at this year's Mojo Awards.The veteran group picked up a nomination for its reunion show last December. The awards will be handed out a ceremony in London on June 16. In a recent issue of Uncut magazine, singer Robert Plant, who is widely viewed as the lone hold out on agreeing to a full scale ZEPPELIN tour, was asked if he felt the success of the band's performance last December at London's O2 Arena was enough of a victory to permanently ice any future work with the band. Plant said, "Not at all. I really enjoyed it. And hopefully, one day we could do it again for another really, really good reason... For people who came from Australia or Japan, to Jason (Bonham's) family, John's family, all the families anticipation and expectation was huge. The potential for failure was also great because nobody knew what it was going to be like." Plant went on to reflect on the O2 show saying, "We did what we set out to do and more, in every respect. We showed people that LED ZEPPELIN did go on a bit... The interplay between us all was excellent." John Paul Jones, who has said that he, like Page and Bonham, would like the band to hit the road, reflected on the reunion gig, saying, "It felt like the first night of a tour. You think, 'Oh, I could do that bit better, or change something in that song.' And we didn't get a chance to do any more." When pressed about the prospects of a ZEPPELIN reunion album, Jones said, "I'm not too certain about anything at the moment. I've got no idea what's going to happen, but I'd certainly like to play with Jimmy again." Jimmy Page said that there are currently no plans to release a CD or DVD from the O2 show: "It was recorded, but we didn't go in with the express purpose of making a DVD to come out at Christmas, or whatever. We haven't seen the images or investigated the multitracks. It's feasible that it might come out at some distant point, but it'll be a massive job to embark on." When asked point blank what the current status of ZEPPELIN is now and if a tour could happen, Page said, "The focus was on the O2 show. That's what I had my focus on. As for Robert, he had a parallel project (with Alison Krauss) and it's been successful, which I suppose means he doesn't have time for ZEPPELIN at this moment. What I do know is at the rehearsals, and the O2 gig, we were really inspiring. Okay? That's all I'll say."
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