Led Zeppelin Discuss Reunions Past And Future On CBS Sunday Morning
"What we achieved was to change the blueprint of a lot of things," said Page of the band's legacy. "We changed where the horizon was … we moved it on."
"It was just so powerful," he added, describing the combustible energy of the group right from the start. "It just locked together like something that was pretty scary, but had to be."
Plant was asked if he was worried about recapturing the band's magic for the 2007 reunion, when they headlined a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun at London's 02 Arena.
"I knew I couldn't go back there … but I had to be comfortable with where I met it," said the singer. "It was just left of extreme fear … and trepidation. It's a tall order. The thing is everything that's magnificent, whatever it might be – a great moment in sport, a great moment in literature – can people actually ever go back there and touch that again? You just know that once upon a time you could kick ass together and that's about it."
The inevitable future reunion question was addressed, briefly, at the end of the feature, with the three members refusing to respond together, but Page and Jones did so in one-on-one sessions.
"I've been open to it and I'm just looking at the past history of it," said Page. Read more and watch video of the appearance here.
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