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."