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Jimmy Page is ‘Fed Up’ with Robert Plant Delaying Led Zeppelin Reunion

In an interview with the New York Times, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page took a shot at singer Robert Plant over his frustrating habit of alluding to possible reunions with one hand and then throwing cold water on the idea with the other.

Q. After being ensconced in the studio for three years, do you now feel a need, a hankering, to play live?

A. Absolutely, absolutely. I definitely want to play live. Because, you know, I’ve still got a twinkle in my eye. I can still play. So, yeah, I’ll just get myself into musical shape, just concentrating on the guitar.

Q. So when you go out, would it be as Led Zeppelin?

A. I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think? Well, he knows what the other guys think. Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He’s just playing games, and I’m fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don’t sing, so I can’t do much about it. It just looks so unlikely, doesn’t it?

Plant fueled reunion rumors in February by telling Australia's 60 Minutes, "You need to speak to the Capricorns (Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones)… ‘cause I’ve got nothing to do in 2014.”  Then, in April, he told the BBC that there is "zero" chance of a reunion. 

As for Plant having "nothing to do in 2014," it turns out he a new album coming and will be on the road with the Sensational Space Shifters throughout much of the summer. And Rolling Stone reports he has been talking with Alison Krauss about recording a follow-up to their 2007 disc Raising Sand.