Led Zeppelin fans have worked themselves up into a tizzy over rumors that the rockers might reunite ahead of the band’s 50th anniversary next year, thanks in part to a cryptic message on singer Robert Plant’s website that says simply: “Any time now…”
Some are speculating that such a reunion could be staged by AEG Presents, which promoted last year’s $160 million-grossing, three-day, two-weekend Desert Trip festival in Indio, California, headlined by classic-rock legends such as The Rolling Stones and Roger Waters.
Gary Tovar, the founder of AEG’s Goldenvoice promotion unit, told The Guardian in an interview last month that “we’d like to bring up the Led [Zeppelin], if you know what I mean,” fueling the rumors even though Tovar is no longer part of the company.
But there’s no deal in place to get Led Zeppelin’s surviving members — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones — back together, sources say, while AEG hasn’t announced another Desert Trip festival for this year.
The promise on Mr. Plant’s website, meanwhile, is more likely a tease to a forthcoming album than to an upcoming performance, sources tell Billboard.
Led Zeppelin last reunited in 2007, playing a tribute show to the late Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun at London’s O2 Arena in London. Jason Bonham, the son of the late Led Zeppelin percussionist John Bonham, filled in for his father on the drums.