The members of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin didn't say no when asked if they might do another reunion gig at a London press conference Saturday. Mind you the 3 surviving members, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, didn't say yes, either.
The band (their fourth member, drummer John Bonham died in 1980) was there to announce the release of their concert film, 'Celebration Day.' The film, which gets an Oct. 17 worldwide release, is the entire 16 song set at their once-only reunion gig at London's O2 arena in 2007. The iconic British rock band's performance - Bonham's son, Jason, played drums - was part of a tribute concert to Ahmet Ertegun, a music industry whiz who died in 2006. Ertegun founded the record label Atlantic and signed Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin website
They were asked twice, by two different reporters, if the 2007 concert was their last appearance on stage in a concert together and each reporter got a question in return. The first time they were asked, Jimmy Page turned the trick. "Let me ask you a question," Page said to the reporter who asked if they'd play together again. "Have you seen the film? Did you enjoy it?" the reporter said he had seen and enjoyed it. "Then we've done our job, haven't we?"
Later, a second reporter asked if the band would "do it again" and got a Robert Plant response: "With you?" Plant asked, to sprinkles of laughter. No other reporter was brave enough to press the point or find out if they were jesting or trying to keep an upcoming gig under wraps.
The musicians may be getting a little long in the tooth for full out rock concert tours at 68 (Page), 66 (Jones) and 64 (Plant) but there are fans hoping for another one-off concert. In the meantime, for any fans looking to keep informed about coming events or 'Celebration Day', Jimmy Page has his own website that is primarily devoted to all things Led Zeppelin. It includes photos and reminiscences along with old concert dates and details, as well as news.
The film, which includes the band playings the songs Black Dog, Dazed and Confused and Stairway to Heaven, will get a home, multi-format release on November 19.