Led Zeppelin Drummer Discusses Reunion Without Robert Plant

Ex-Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham has revealed that the band came "real close" to reforming the band without frontman Robert Plant.

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Ex-Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham has revealed that the band came "real close" to reforming the band without frontman Robert Plant. The sticksman, who is the son of late Led Zep star John Bonham, said the remaining former members, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, had worked on material for a year with a view to hitting the road before the reunion was shelved. "I think basically, they agreed to disagree," Bonham told MusicRadar. "After a while, it was just time to move on. We did a year of writing and putting stuff together. I loved working with Jimmy and John Paul. It was so much fun." Despite plans to draft in a replacement singer, Bonham ruled out Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy being in the frame. "Somebody else was involved and that's all I'll say," he added. "But as I said, I loved the time we had together. I can't even explain it, it was just great." His comments come after bassist John Paul Jones said the project "fell by the wayside" after he went on to form Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. Bonham stepped in for his late father when the remaining members reformed for a one-off gig at London's O2 Arena at the end of 2007 in aid of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    rockfreak611
    I think Plant doesn't want to do a reunion because he's feels his voice isn't up to it. He can't sing very high at all anymore - hell he couldn't hit them back in the late 70s. Although I'd really love for him to reunite with Zep again. I mean just look at Brian Johnson - the dude lost his high notes back in the mid 80s and then he took voice lessons and stopped smoking a few years ago and his voice is back to hitting those high notes. Plant could learn a thing or two from him.
    rf1712
    Robert Plant is so far away from the music yet he still plays it in his concerts. AWWW - whats the maaada pooor baby Plant has to share the spotlight with equally awesome musicians???? GROW UP!!!!! and call Page already....
    dereks vineyard
    just curious...why with every article does someone have to make a comment regarding guns n roses?
    Cosby1
    pag_slash_2 wrote: I can see this becoming like Velvet Revolver... lets face it, they'll never get a new singer
    This isnt similar to that at all.
    pag_slash_2
    I can see this becoming like Velvet Revolver... lets face it, they'll never get a new singer
    Anjohl
    Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham? Since when has Jason been the drummer of LZ?
    ImpStarJay
    Geez, the Aerosmith news calmed down and now we're back to Led Zeppelin rumors! What's next, Dave Mustaine rejoining Metallica?
    Zeppelin Addict
    ..... 1. let it be, Zep is NOT reuniting... 2. jason is NOT and NEVER WILL BE the drummer or ex-drummer of Zep and 3... lol at the term 'sticksman' because i nonchalantly need to laugh off the suggestion at another reunion... R.I.P bonzo, R.I.P the mighty Zep, Page, Plant, and JP dont need to change a thing from what theyre all doing. /thread
    FearOfTheDuck
    Eirien wrote: I wouldn't call Jason an "Ex-Led Zeppelin Drummer." He filled in for his dead father at one gig. I'm so so so so so so so so so glad they didn't do more gigs with or without Plant. Led Zeppelin ended a long time ago. If Page and JPJ still want to make music together, that's cool, but don't call it Led Zeppelin. It's shitting on the legacy.
    Just like Axl is shitting on the Guns N' Roses legacy ...Well that was completely irrelevent! Wish i saw Led Zep, just like millions of others
    Shayne777
    hmmmmm i don't know really what i would rather want a LZ reunion or more music from TCV
    guitarlegend94
    Why is it that whenever someone is looking for a singer Myles Kennedy is mentioned as a high choice? In my opinion he is overrated. He couldn't hold a candle to Robert Plant. But then again not a lot of singers can.
    Eirien
    I wouldn't call Jason an "Ex-Led Zeppelin Drummer." He filled in for his dead father at one gig. I'm so so so so so so so so so glad they didn't do more gigs with or without Plant. Led Zeppelin ended a long time ago. If Page and JPJ still want to make music together, that's cool, but don't call it Led Zeppelin. It's shi tting on the legacy.