Passion Over Money

Robert Plant’s recent statements on Rolling Stone squelch Led Zeppelin tour reunion rumors. Thankfully.

“A tour would have been an absolute menagerie of vested interests and the very essence of everything that’s shitty about about big-time stadium rock. We were surrounded by a circus of people that would have had our souls on the fire. I’m not part of a jukebox!”

I’ve always been a fan of Robert Plant’s work in the post-Zeppelin era. His music is full of ideas and experiments, fueled by obvious passion, and almost fearless in scope. A retread of Zeppelin for the masses would deny us the chance to experience new music by an artist who is still creating things for the love of what he does.

“Do you know why the Eagles said they’d reunite when ‘hell freezes over,’ but they did it anyway and keep touring?” he asks. “It’s not because they were paid a fortune. It’s not about the money. It’s because they’re bored. I’m not bored.”

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