Theres alot of talk floating around on the net about a Led Zeppelin 2009 Tour. There is also alot of talk about Robert Plant opting out, and then back in, and then out again. There is talk regarding auditions for a new lead singer and —  Hey! uhm, hi whats up? One question? Sure, I guess. What is it? Where can I go to audition for Led Zeppelin! before Robert Plant gets back on board? I’m not even sure if the news is real or not. You don’t even sing. Thats ok, I will sing if I can be part of Led Zeppelin! I mean. c’mon, its Led Zeppelin!, ya know?

I see your point, it would appear that the group has any of the trillions of loyal Zeppelin fans to choose from. But would it be the same? You remember the bitter division of the fans when David Lee Roth was replaced. That is a great point, replacing Robert Plant in a Led Zeppelin! reunion tour would effectively divide those who idolized Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. And don’t forget John Bonham and John Paul Jones. I’m sure that John Bonham would love the exclusion of Robert Plant. At least they replaced him with someone who sorta has a birthright.

Anyhow, this is what John Paul Jones had to say:

“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”

So what it sounds like to me, is Robert Plant likes the direction his recent work, like Dreamland and The Mighty Rearranger, is going and doesn’t want to go back to the past to the loud sounds of Led Zeppelin. I understand and respect his point of view. I still want to audition. I think you would need a few more qualifications than “gimmic of some unknown blogger for two days”.  Hahaha, you’re the unknown blogger!