ROBERT PLANT: 'I Haven't Been Offered A Dime For A LED ZEPPELIN Reunion'

Although the resurgence of interest in LED ZEPPELIN has reignited stories of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones being offered millions of dollars to reunite for a tour, Plant told, "I haven't been offered a dime." But then he added, "That's because I've told the people who have the opportunity [to talk to me about it] that I don't want to hear anything about it. I told them ages ago: It's not an issue."

However, he doesn't rule out the three surviving members getting together again, as long as it is for something new. "If John Paul, Jimmy and I play again, it has got to be a little more than 'Black Dog' every night. I left that big-time epicenter a long time ago."

As for the success of the group's recently released live CD, "How the West Was Won", which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, and accompanying DVD, "Led Zeppelin", Plant says, "it thrills me," but that the footage reminds him of the passage of time. "[LED ZEPPELIN] was a young band," he says. "It was all over by the time I was 31. When I think about people who are 31 now, they're just learning to tie their shoelaces."

Plant will be issuing a two-CD solo collection, "Sixty Six to Timbuktu", on November 4 through Atlantic Records. The 35-track set include not only Plant's own solo hits, but also pre-ZEPPELIN solo tracks from 1966-67 along with various collaborations he's done before and after ZEPPELIN.


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