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Led Zeppelin have had a big 30 days, including the release of Celebration Day and being honored at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month. It doesn't seem likely the momentum will carry in 2013, however. During a recent interview with Charlie Rose on CBS singer Robert Plant explains he's looking for different creative endeavors.

"You have to be creative and imaginative and move on," he told Rose with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on each side of him. "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."

Page and Jones didn't echo the singer's sentiment, but they didn't debate him either. When pressed about why they didn't hit the road after a successful 2007 show at London's O2 arena, Page mostly avoids the question. The bassist and keyboard player nods along for most of the 11-minute clip.

Page, Plant and Jones revisit their career with Rose, admitting - after some prodding - that they thought they were the best band alive during their '70s prime. They were never critical darlings - mostly because critics didn't understand what they were doing, Page says - but fans came to their shows in record breaking numbers. Jones grew to resent the bigger venues because the subtlety of the band was lost.

When drummer John Bonham died in 1980 they knew they couldn't carry on, eventually splitting up two months later. Two reunion shows in 1985 and 1988 whet appetites, as did the Page/Plant tours of the late '90s. Now five years removed from the O2 Arena show, it seems like fans should resign themselves to settle for another one-off instead of a world tour.

From: Ultimate Classic Rock
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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