Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 01:01 AM E Robert Plant exclusive: “I don’t want to be stuck in the ’70s or the ’80s” Iconic rocker keeps turning down millions to reunite Led Zeppelin. He tells us why the future’s more fun than past Stephen Deusner Share 46K 547 Post 104 Topics: Music, robert plant, led zeppelin, Jimmy Page, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Alison Krauss, Raising Sand, Honeydrippers, Natalie Merchant, Radiohead, Entertainment News Robert Plant exclusive: “I don’t want to be stuck in the ’70s or the ’80s” Robert Plant (Credit: AP/Joel Ryan) Last month a rumor hit the Internet that Robert Plant had turned down $800 million from Virgin Group founder Richard
Branson to reunite Led Zeppelin for a proposed 35-date tour. It would have been an easy near-billion — who doesn’t know the words to “Stairway to Heaven”? It may have been eventually shot down as merely an invention of social media, but that astronomical figure doesn’t seem too far out of line for the best band to ever rock a stadium, especially one in the midst of an ambitious campaign to remaster and reissue its formidable back catalog.
photos by Dreja and Brennan
Photographer Michael Brennan: “I’m going to sound like a big-head, but this is a good picture. It’s so indicative of that time. You’d never see an audience– even at a piano recital – that close to the artist. This guy is holding up a bottle of bourbon, and I didn’t see him until I looked back through the negatives. It’s accidental that I caught this moment, but it looks like a film still.”
(Brennan:) “This is the stage room in The Starship [which Zeppelin used as their private jet]. The fireplace did work, but I’m very pleased to say I never saw it working while we were in the air. It was the pinnacle of ostentatious, but if it wasn’t for guys like that, guys like me wouldn’t have been in business.”
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