Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant on Australia's 60 Minutes
Led Zeppelin's legendary front-man, Robert Plant was featured on Australia's '60 Minutes' this past weekend (17th) in which he discussed a variety of topics, including his new band, with reporter Tara Brown.
In the hour long chat Plant opened up on his working-class
roots, the formation and legacy of Led Zeppelin,
his new band the Sensational Space Shifters and
the Led Zepp's 2007 reunion at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute
"We just wanted to play and see what it was like and be good once," said Plant. "Because we'd been bad so many times in the interim since John passed away; it was time to be good … and we were."
Plant also addressed the ongoing 'will they / won't they' rumour
mill with regards to if Led Zeppelin will ever
perform and record again,
"You know, the two other guys (Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) are both Capricorns and they keep schtum (quiet); they don't say a word. But they are quite contained in their own worlds and they just leave it to me to do this (interviews)."
Brown: "…to be the bad guy"
Plant: "I'm not the bad guy."
Brown: "Well you are for all those Led Zeppelin fans who'd love you to say 'yes, we're reforming."
Plant: "Well, then you need to speak to the Capricorns ...
'cause I've got nothing to do in 2014."
In related news Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters has announced a string of shows to take in place in Australia in March and April.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Oz dates:
23 - Fremantle, Australia - West Coast Blues & Roots
26 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
28 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Entertainment Centre
30 - Byron Bay, Australia - Bluesfest
3 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
5 - Launceston, Australia - Silverdome
Robert Plant - 60 Minutes (Australia) Interview - 17th Feb 2013