According to The Pulse of Radio, Robert Plant has once again made it clear his hard-rocking LED ZEPPELIN days are over. Vintage Vinyl News reported that after attending a recent concert by ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones' new band THEM CROOKED VULTURES, Plant told the press, "I feel so far away from heavy rock now. It's quite odd how mine and John's paths seem to have crossed over. We've sort of gone into each other's world's a bit." Plant, who revealed that his ears "bled for two days" following ZEPPELIN's 2007 reunion gig at London's O2 arena added: "For me, it's no longer to do with vanity, ego and visible success. It's just about getting down into the earth of music. I spent three or four years never playing a ZEPPELIN song from 1981 onwards, because I didn't want to lean on ZEPPELIN. I've gone from being in that huge band to picking up the pieces of my own gift."Todd Rundgren who performed at Britain's legendary Knebworth festival along with ZEPPELIN back in 1979, said that he doesn't blame Plant for shying away from trying to duplicate his vocals from 35 or 40 years ago: "Robert Plant will probably always have a gig somewhere. And the only reason for him to reunite with the LED ZEPPELIN thing is because it would just be huge money involved, I guess. But he has an opportunity to play music that he feels like. Some music that he may feel actually more akin to than what he's, I guess 'obligated' to do (laughs) at this point with LED ZEPPELIN. Everything that he did after he left LED ZEPPELIN was an octave lower (than the ZEPPELIN songs). (Laughs) And now he's got to go back and sing and scream at the top of his lungs."
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