Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Regarding the band's breakup in December 1980, it came approximately two months after the tragic death of drummer John Bonham.
Meanwhile, the group was faced with the decision of what to do without such a key piece to their lineup. The pending tour was immediately cancelled, but that didn't stop the rumors from swirling about a number of famous drummers that could potentially come on board to take over for the late musician. However, the surviving members decided that it was not right to tamper with their legacy by bringing someone else in to play drums.
In a statement, the band simply and elegantly explained their decision:
In the years since, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have occasionally worked and recorded together, but reunions of all three have been few and far between. They took the stage together to perform at Live Aid in 1985, welcoming Phil Collins and the Power Station's Tony Thompson on drums. They reunited again in 1988 at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert with Bonham's son, Jason, taking his turn behind the kit.