John Paul Jones confirms reports that Led Zeppelin are rehearsing with new singers

    The British rags have been bandying about reports lately about Led Zeppelin reuniting, Led Zeppelin not reuniting, and Led Zeppelin touring sans-Robert Plant, but none of the reports have actually cited anything other than rumors or quotes from Dee Snider.


    That is, until now. John Paul Jones was at a guitar show in the UK this weekend and announced two bits of info: Led Zeppelin are indeed “re-united” without Robert Plant and are rehearsing vigorously, and the band have been trying out new singers. Here’s what Jones said:


    "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."


    You’d have to imagine that if they’re rehearsing singers they must be thinking of doing a tour without Plant, and I like that Jones is harassing Plant in public in a not-so-veiled effort for him to get off his keister and go out with the band. [Idolator]