Remaining Members Of Led Zeppelin Will Not Let Robert Plant Get In The Way Of Their Big Payday

noah | October 27, 2008 12:30 pm

A few weeks ago, Robert Plant informed the world that he would not be hitting the road with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and son-of-John Bonham in an attempt to squeeze money out of fans of Led Zeppelin, because he was pretty happy performing bluegrass with Alison Krauss and he really needed a two-year vacation or so. This led to many rumors of Page, Jones, and Bonham auditioning other lead singers–including the dude from Alter Bridge–although they were never confirmed. Until this weekend, when Jones took the stage at a guitar show in the UK and told the crowd that a) yes, there may actually be a Led Zeppelin reunion tour in the works (provided that the global economy doesn’t completely crater and people don’t have to start taking shelter in the arenas that would play host to the shows) and b) Robert Plant is basically a wuss these days:

“I’m afraid, there’s no final answer yet. As you probably know, Jimmy, Jason and I are actually rehearsing and we’ve had the odd singer come in and have a bash. As soon as we know — which we don’t — we will let you know. But we really hope that something is going to happen soon because we really want to do it and we’re having a lot of fun, actually, just rehearsing. Jason is actually tremendous. . . We really wanna do something and Robert doesn’t want to do this, at least for the moment. I don’t really know what his plans are. He really doesn’t want to make loud music anymore. We do. I mean, I love acoustic music, but it doesn’t stop me from turning something up . . . And what we’ve done so far sounds absolutely fantastic. When it does come, it will come, and you’ll know about it.”

“Don’t really know what his plans are”? Sounds like someone isn’t keeping up with his ex-bandmate’s blogging!

LED ZEPPELIN’s JOHN PAUL JONES Confirms Plans To Hit Road Without ROBERT PLANT [Blabbermouth]