Led Zeppelin may not be hitting any music-arena stages any longer, but it was a thrill nonetheless to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, the surviving members of Zep, make a rare television appearance together on Monday night’s episode of Late Show with David Letterman.
Promoting the band’s celebration at the Kennedy Center Honors and the Celebration Day release, Letterman spent considerable time exploring Zeppelin's influences, as well as the decision to break up the band following beloved drummer John Bonham’s death.
Let's be real, though: the entire experience was a waste of time. Letterman described Bonham as “your drummer who died,” and also asked the band to “help me out with a description” for their sound. It was at times comical, but the momentous occasion did very little to truly excite anyone pining for news of new shows, strong anecdotes or really anything beyond some awkward conversation. Letterman may as well have had no idea who was on the stage with him.
Check out the interview: