The Led Zeppelin Sorta-Reunion Creeps Ever Closer, Because Even Jimmy Page Needs A Job

Led Zeppelin manager Peter Mensch talked to the BBC about the possibility of the band reuniting without lead singer Robert Plant (and maybe without the name Led Zeppelin), and told the Beeb that the probability of a tour, as well as an album, is pretty high should the remaining members find an appropriate lead singer. And if you have a problem with that, well, you’re nothing more than a Scrooge McDuck who is looking to deprive others of income during a global economic downturn.

“People don’t really understand it,” Mensch told 6 Music, “Jimmy Page has been playing guitar professionally since he was 16 years old. Jimmy Page likes being a musician. That’s what he does! He doesn’t want to be a race car driver or a solicitor.

“So they [Page, Jones, Bonham] did the show with Robert Plant; they had a really good time rehearsing, the three of them, before Robert showed up.

“And they decided that if they could find a singer that they thought would fit their bill – whatever their bill was at this stage in their career – that they’d make a record and go on tour.

“And I support that because, why not? That’s what Jimmy Page does. That’s his job, his hobby, his vocation.”

“They decided if they could find a singer that they thought would fit their bill… that they’d make a record and go on tour.”

No official word on who that lead singer would be, despite persistent rumors that Page et al are going to pluck Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy from the clutches of Mark Tremonti and facilitate the hotly demanded Creed reunion. “It’s gonna be a long and difficult process. And we’re not soliciting people! So don’t call me about it!” he griped to the Beeb. Time to delete his digits from my phone!

Zep without Plant [6music]

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  • ghostyhead

    “They had a really good time…before Robert showed up.”

    Ouch!

  • LenaFM

    Wow. Brings up so many different emotions. But all BS aside, it would be interesting!

  • Anonymous

    If they don’t do any Zeppelin and don’t call it Led Zeppelin, and let me sing, I got no problem with it.

  • JohnOO

    @ghostyhead:
    You got there before me. Hmm, would love to go see them, but wonder what price tickets would go for! How much do kidneys go for these days?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they should get Plant’s son Logan Romero Plant. They still called it Led Zeppelin with Bonzo’s son. So why not Have Plant’s son sing?

  • the earl grey

    i saw ZEP at the Garden in 1977

  • Maura Johnston

    @mrcclemmer: It would be like Muppet Babies!