The ruins of what was once Led Zeppelin are planning to get back into the studio and on the road pretty soon. Now before everyone starts rejoicing, lets consider the 2 key flaws in this plan. The first is obvious, John Bonham isn’t with us any more. That’s not too big a deal, considering his son Jason Bonham is a badass of his own and has filled his father’s spot for years.
The real shitty news is that Robert Plant, one of the best voices in rock’n'roll, has decided not to be apart of it. John Paul Jones has stated that the band is looking for a new approach, not opting for a Plant impersonator. Let me be the first to declare that this is a HORRIBLE IDEA. Fuck American news, lets hit the BBC.
Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon that a new singer was being sought after Plant ruled himself out.
The last time the band performed together was at the O2 arena in London in December 2007.
Speculation has since been rife that the surviving members of the band, with Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, would go back on the road.
It’s sounding great and we want to get on and get out thereJohn Paul Jones
Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon said: “We are trying out a couple of singers.
“We want to do it. It’s sounding great and we want to get on and get out there.”
He said that he and guitarist Jimmy Page along with drummer Jason Bonham did not want a replica of Plant.
He said: “It’s got to be right. There’s no point in just finding another Robert.
“You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don’t want to be our own tribute band.
“There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board.”
He described the one-off show at the O2 as “wonderful”.
He said: “The most pleasure is making music. I love listening to it, but nothing as much fun as having an instrument in my hand and communicating with people.”
Who knows though, between Bonham, Jones and Page, some pretty cool music could rise out of this with the propper singer. I’m glad that they aren’t trying to replicate Plant and go a new direction, unlike the latest AC/DC album. I swear to God, they’ve used the same 4/4 drum beat on every song they’ve ever made.