LED ZEPPELIN Bassist On Singer Search: We're Not Looking For ROBERT PLANT Clone

LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has spoken to BBC Radio Devon about reports that he, guitarist Jimmy Page and drummer Jason Bonham — following the band's one off appearance at O2 Arena, London last year — were planning to tour and record but without frontman Robert Plant.

Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon, UK said: "We are trying out a couple of singers. We want to do it. It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there."

According to BBC News, Jones said that he and the other members of LED ZEPPELIN did not want a mere copy of Plant. "It's got to be right," he said. "There's no point in just finding another Robert. You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band. There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board."

He added: "The most pleasure is making music. I love listening to it, but nothing as much fun as having an instrument in my hand and communicating with people."

He said preparation for the London show had been "very hard work", but everything had clicked on the night.

"It felt like the next night of the last tour."

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