ROBERT PLANT Dismisses ZEPPELIN Reunion Talk: 'I Prefer My Career To Have Bit Of Dignity Now'

October 23, 2005

Glasgow Sunday Mail is reporting that legendary singer Robert Plant has vowed never to reform supergroup LED ZEPPELIN for a stadium tour.

He says he'd rather sing their classic hits with his new band STRANGE SENSATION at tiny venues to just 1,500 fans.

Plant, 57, who plays Edinburgh Corn Exchange next Thursday and Barrowland in Glasgow on October 29, said: "I've not been offered vast sums to reform LED ZEPPELIN. I would never do it anyway.

"We were a boy band and I'm not a boy any more. I prefer my career to have a bit of dignity now."

Plant cut his teeth as a singer with BAND OF JOY — which also featured the late ZEP drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham — playing Scotland's tough club circuit.

He said: "I remember amazing gigs at Ayr Ice Rink and Kirkcaldy YMCA in 1967.

"We'd play songs like 'White Rabbit' by JEFFERSON AIRPLANE to a bunch of guys in Kirkconnel Miners' Welfare who basically wanted to kick the s *** out of us."

During his 90-minute set to promote his latest solo album, "Mighty Rearranger", Robert dusts off ZEP classics "Black Dog" and "Stairway to Heaven".

He said: "My show is sometimes a bit of a hard ticket to sell because it's not about nostalgia. I don't want to do a greatest hits-style tour. I want to be thought of alongside people like Tom Waits, Willie Nelson or Alex Chilton — guys who turn their music around on themselves."

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