Led Zeppelin promotes "Celebration" film, shoots down reunion plans
Led Zeppelin has dispelled rumors of a reunion tour or album while promoting "Celebration Day," an impending film chronicling the iconic band's 2007 London reunion show.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, the son of the late drummer John Bonham, faced multiple questions at a press conference Tuesday (10/9) at New York City's Museum of Modern Art, including whether the documentary is a precursor to forthcoming work.
The band replied with silence, while Plant responded with sarcasm, as well as a little name-calling.
"Who wants to be on a two-year tour?" Plant answered, according to CBSNews. "That would tire you out just thinking of that. I mean, we've been thinking about all sorts of things. And then we can't remember what we were thinking of."
Plant then called the reporter a "schmuck."
"Expectations are horrific things," Plant later added. "To actually do anything at all together is such a kind of incredible weight."
The press conference preceded a viewing "Celebration Day," which hits 1,500 theaters worldwide Oct. 17. The two-hour concert performance, which took place in 2007 at London's O2 Arena in tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, will be available on DVD beginning Nov. 19.
At the film's premiere later in the evening, Page clarified the answer regarding potential reunions.
"I think it's disappointing for people when the answer is no," Page said. "That's what it is now."