No Chance For The Led Zeppelin 2014 Reunion Because John Paul Jones Is Busy

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John Paul Jones is writing an opera. While Robert Plant has dangled the possibility of reuniting Led Zeppelin next year, the band’s bassist revealed that he has his hands full adapting a 105-year-old Swedish play.

“2014 is full of opera for me at the moment,” Jones explained in a recent interview. Red Carpet News had caught up with the rocker at an after-party for the English Nation Opera’s latest production, The Perfect American. “[Opera] is unlike anything else,” he said. “It’s the emotion, the passion, and I’m writing an opera myself so I have to say that.”

Jones also revealed he is “halfway through the first act” of his opera, which is based on Spöksonaten (The Ghost Sonata), a 1907 play by Swedish writer August Strindberg. He described opera as being “unlike anything else”, adding: “It’s the emotion, the passion, and I’m writing an opera myself so I have to say that.”

Led Zeppelin’s last proper show was at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, where they were joined by Jason Bonham, son of the band’s late John Bonham, on drums. A film of the concert called Celebration Day was released on DVD last November (2012) following a brief run in cinemas.

(via Nme.com)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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