Led Zeppelin to Reunite With New Singer

September 20, 2008 06:21:59 GMT

Reportedly reluctant to join Led Zeppelin again, Robert Plant will be replaced with a new singer by the other band's members.

Led Zeppelin to Reunite With New Singer
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Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham reportedly give their frontman Robert Plant an ultimatum, saying that if he refuses to re-join Led Zeppelin on their comeback tour, he will then be replaced by a new singer. "They will be finalizing plans for shows over the next couple of months and will tell Robert that if he doesn't want to be involved they will go ahead without him," a source says.

Speaking of the possible reunion, the source reveals that the three members of the band "are determined a tour will go ahead next year" and there's an American guy who has been standing in for Robert regularly and doing a great job. The source close to the band states, "They've been rehearsing frequently in London and the band is really gelling."

Furthermore, some claim that Robert's reluctance to re-join the band happens because he has worked on a side project with country singer Alison Krauss. Their duet on an album called "Raising Sand" has been honored as Album of the Year at Americana Music Association's 7th Annual Honors & Awards show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on September 18.

Previously, Robert admitted that huge amounts of paperwork from the record industry bureaucracy have put him off the idea of the band's comeback plan. Despite the band's last year's success at London's O2 arena, the rocker explains that just for the O2 show, they have to deal with "endless paperwork" that stressed them out. "I'm thinking of compiling them for a book, which I feel sure would be hailed as a sort of literary version of Spinal Tap," he adds.


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posted by dean905 on Nov 30, 2008
myles kennedy can rock the crap out of anything
posted by Dave2 on Oct 10, 2008
Got news for you slawbag - they STILL won't be Zep because Bonzo's dead. Jason is good, but he ain't his dad! So anyway you put it, no matter WHO is singing, is still is not Led Zeppelin.
posted by dave on Sep 24, 2008
If they have to pick a replacement, it should be Chris Robinson, who did a great job without sounding like a Plant imitator on the Jimmy Page/Black Crowes tour.
posted by Larry on Sep 22, 2008
They are rehearsing with Plant's kid, J from Mean Venus. Just til Plant is done with the Krauss thing then they will tour mid-2009 with Plant's sons band opening for them. You heard it hear first.
posted by slawbag44 on Sep 21, 2008
sint happenin!they're not dumb enough to tour as led zeppelin without all 4 of them.somethin other name,maybe but let it die with the o2 reunion,cause it won't live up to people's expectations

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