Jason Bonham, drumming spawn of original Zep time-keeper John Bonham, recently revealed in an interview that a reunion tour including guitarist [lastfm]Jimmy Page[/lastfm] and bassist [lastfm]John Paul Jones [/lastfm] almost happened — without one key ingredient in the mix — lead singer [lastfm]Robert Plant[/lastfm].
According to Bonham, the trio “came close” to hitting the road with a new singer under the [lastfm]Led Zeppelin[/lastfm] name, leaving Plant behind like a forgotten child on a family vacation.
[pullquote quote="I loved working with Jimmy and John Paul. It was so much fun." credit="Jason Bonham"]
Super-trio Page, Jones and Bonham monkied around with the thought going on the road outfitted with a new frontman after Plant announced he wanted to focus on his solo career after Zep’s one-time gig at the O2 Areana in 2007.
The discarded members had been working on new material without Plant and had planned on taking their show on the road before an “unspecified disagreement between Page and Jones” halted any further activity.
“I think basically, they agreed to disagree,” Bonham said. “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.”
Bonham didn’t reveal who was considered to replace the iconic leadman, but did squash rumors that [lastfm]Myles Kennedy[/lastfm] (now working with [lastfm]Slash[/lastfm]) was to step into his shoes, but didn’t want to drawn on the identity of Plant.
Bonham is currently preparing a 30-date Led Zeppelin tribute tour.