TOKYO British rock band Led Zeppelin enjoyed
jamming together again last year in a charity concert but won't
have another session before September at the earliest, lead
guitarist Jimmy Page said in Tokyo on Monday.
A successful reunion show in London in December rekindled
hopes of a world tour, but Page said that singer Robert Plant's
tour with U.S. country singer Alison Krauss is keeping him busy
"I can assure you the amount of work that we put into the
O2 (concert), for ourselves rehearsing and the staging of it,
was probably what you put into a world tour," Page said.
But, "Robert Plant also had a parallel project running and
he's really busy with that project, certainly until September,
so I can't give you any news."
Page, in Tokyo to promote a greatest hits release, painted
a happy picture of the reunion.
"It was exhilarating, fantastic, every week was a week to
look forward to," he said. "We did the show and it was great."
The band, formed in 1968 by Page, Plant, bass guitarist
John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham, became arguably the
world's biggest rock group by the early 1970s.
Their fourth album, released in 1971, included their most
famous song, "Stairway to Heaven," while the band has sold an
estimated 300 million albums worldwide.
The group decided to break up shortly after Bonham died in
September 1980, although Page and Plant collaborated at times
over the years.
Plant, Page and Jones performed together in London before
about 20,000 fans on December 10, with Bonham's son Jason on
When the concert was announced, the Internet site selling
tickets crashed with applications, while the possibility of a
new world tour had fans around the globe excited.
Page said after many years the song indeed remained the
"That is what was so thrilling really -- to come together
after all this time and find that there was so much chemistry
and so much electricity involved in these four characters."