Robert Plant has offered Led Zeppelin fans renewed hope for a reunion by revealing he has "nothing to do in 2014".

The rocker and his former bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have been trying to play down talk of another get together ever since they regrouped for a one-off gig in 2007, which was released on Dvd in 2012, and now Plant has hinted that he's open to a Led Zeppelin reunion next year.

In an interview filmed for Australian news show 60 Minutes, the singer insisted he's not the reason for the band's lack of activity, despite reports suggesting otherwise.

He said, "They (Page and Jones) are Capricorns. They don't say a word. They're quite contained in their own worlds and they leave it to me. I'm not the bad guy... You need to see the Capricorns."

He then added, "I've got nothing to do in 2014."

His remarks contradict comments Page made in a Rolling Stone article last year (12), when he suggested his former frontman "was busy" as the band tried to plan a reunion tour after its 2007 show.