JIMMY PAGE's Manager: 'LED ZEPPELIN Are Over! It's Done'

Despite published reports to the contrary Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham have no plans to record and tour together.

Earlier today (Wednesday, January 7), MusicRadar spoke exclusively with Peter Mensch, Jimmy Page's manager, who stated categorically, "LED ZEPPELIN are over! If you didn't see them in 2007 [when they played a one-off reunion at London's O2 Arena; see video below], you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that."

Reports of ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham jamming with other vocalists first surfaced a few months back, after Robert Plant made it clear he was not interested in doing a LED ZEPPELIN tour anytime soon.

"They tried out a few singers, but no one worked out," Mensch confirmed to MusicRadar. "That was it. The whole thing is completely over now. There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. Zero. Frankly, I wish everybody would stop talking about it."

Mensch's comments to MusicRadar appear to contradict the statements he made in a recent interview with BBC 6 Music where he said that it was logical for Page to carry on. "That's what Jimmy does. That's his job, his hobby," he said.

"People don't really understand it," Mensch explained to BBC 6 Music. "Jimmy Page has been playing guitar professionally since he was 16 years old. Jimmy Page likes being a musician. He doesn't want to be a race car driver or a solicitor.

"So they [Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham] did the show with Robert Plant; they had a really good time rehearsing, the three of them, before Robert showed up.

"And they decided that if they could find a singer that they thought would fit their bill, whatever their bill was at this stage in their career, that they'd make a record and go on tour."

However, Mensch would not confirm any names — despite a list of rumored vocalists that also includes Steven Tyler from AEROSMITH and Myles Kennedy from ALTER BRIDGE.

"I can't comment on any rumors right now," he told BBC 6 Music. "It's gonna be a long and difficult process. And we're not soliciting people. So don't call me about it!"


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