Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's Not Led Zeppelin

We have chronicled the will they or won't they of Led Zeppelin members decision to tour and or record together in the near future. In September Robert Plant said no, he would not tour or record with the other members. Last month, John Paul Jones announced that the remaining members of Led Zeppelin, himself, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham were, in fact, recording together:

there would be a record and tour, yea. But we have to got to have everybody on board.
The search was officially on for a singer, with Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy rumoured to have the inside track. Of note, Lemon Squeezings reported earlier this week that Page, Jones and Bonham watched last weekends Alter Bridge concert in London from side stage.

Thus fans raised the question: they wouldn't tour as Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant would they? The answer, it appears, is no. According to Rolling Stone a representative for Jimmy Page has told them that "Whatever this is, it is not Led Zeppelin."

But Page wants to make one thing clear about the new project. "Whatever this is, it is not Led Zeppelin," says a rep for Page's management company, QPrime. "Not without the involvement of Robert Plant."

We are now officially taking ideas for a new name. Ramble On's choice, if Myles Kennedy ends up getting the gig is:

Alter Zeppelin

But then, I like bad puns.

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