Relive Led Zeppelin’s Interview With Charlie Rose Back In 2012
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On the CBS This Morning episode from December 2012, host Charlie Rose sat with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, in an interview that explored the depths and greatness of one of the most iconic bands of all-time.
During the course of the interview, the members discussed their careers and the would-be possibilities of coming together and rekindling the old spark that was let go when drummer John Bonham died in 1980. Robert Plant shunned the possibility of doing such.
“You have to be creative and imaginative and move on,” Plant explained. “And I think the great essence of Led Zeppelin is the creativity and imagination that developed with each project. And a project is a project, it’s not just going back and revisiting the past, it’s moving forward. I don’t see us being a stadium act … going round and round making everyone feel great playing the hits.”
When asked who they think is the “leader of the group,” Plant simply answered the name of Jimmy Page. “Well, Jimmy was in charge with the crafting initially and with the understanding and all that stuff,” Robert said. “And Bonham and I were really just couldn’t believe we got the extra money for driving the van and I got some penicillin and we were feeling pretty good about all that stuff you know. And going back and telling all those people who kept crossing the road to avoid us that something was going on. As time went on we matured a little bit from the middle of England and we played a different role as things developed.”
Page is also noted as the one who formed the group, being originally referred to as “The New Yardbirds” but changed the name later on.
Watch the full interview below.