It has been confirmed that there will not be a Led Zeppelin reunion.
After swirling reunion rumors amid the release of the band's upcoming concert film, "Celebration Day," Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy page declined to beat around the bush while speaking on the topic at the film's premiere on Tuesday.
"I think it's disappointing for people when the answer is no," Page told reporters. But he later added: "That's what it is now."
The band has been spending more time together than they have in recent years, all thanks to the release of the concert film about their 2007 reunion concert at London's 02 Arena.
Because the film documents a reunion, it would only seem natural that questions about a follow-up concert would pop up at press conferences and promotion events. But according to Plant, Page and John Paul Jones, the 2007 show was a one-time tribute concert to honor Atlantic records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
Original members Plant, Page and John Paul Jones, as well as Jason Bonham, the son of the late John Bonham, performed at the show at the O2 Arena in London.
Since the death of Bonham in 1980, the band has only played a handful of gigs, with the 2007 tribute concert being the last time. The group enlisted the younger Bonham, a successful drummer in his own right, to play with the band.
"Once the idea was proposed, 'Would we do the concert?' It had to be Jason," Page told reporters.
On the “Celebration Day” red carpet, Bonham said he understands why the fans want something more from the band, but he feels there's good reason to put it to rest.
"I think it's probably frustrating to the public when they see how good it is, and they go, 'why won't you do it anymore?' They don't get it," Bonham said. "But you know what, there's a time, and for me it's when John Bonham was in Led Zeppelin."
According to Page, who spoke to reporters with Plant and John Paul Jones at a press conference just weeks ago, the band rehearsed for about six weeks prior to the London show.
"You have to understand, any other group would be a doing a warm-up gig, and then they would have like two or three concerts in a row. We could have done more than one, with the demand, but we only had one shot and we had to be super-duper confident on it, and it went well," Page said.
Throughout the conference, questions mounted about anything to do with their future. But the only sound the band responded with was silence as their the PR coordinator eagerly moved on to the next question.
At one point, Page mentioned that the reunion concert was five years ago, and that if there was a chance they were reuniting, people would have heard.
"Seems pretty unlikely, doesn't it?" Page said.
"Celebration Day" will be released worldwide on Oct. 17 on 1500 screens before its release on DVD Nov. 19.