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New singer for Jimmy, JPJ and Jason?

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http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1598367/20..._zeppelin.jhtml

Thought you all might be interested in reading this. I realize you have all heard the rumors and read the things JPJ said, but I thought you might be interested. I got a kick out of the so called list of singers who have been mentioned to replace Robert.

I myself hope they do not tour with a new singer. If they are all not on board then why do it. I can handle Jason he is part of the Zeppelin family but, any other replacements would tarnish the class this band has.

Lanni

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http://www.vh1.com/artists/news/1598367/20..._zeppelin.jhtml

Thought you all might be interested in reading this. I realize you have all heard the rumors and read the things JPJ said, but I thought you might be interested. I got a kick out of the so called list of singers who have been mentioned to replace Robert.

I myself hope they do not tour with a new singer. If they are all not on board then why do it. I can handle Jason he is part of the Zeppelin family but, any other replacements would tarnish the class this band has.

Lanni

I haven't read the article yet. I just wanted to express how nice it is to see him looking so

beautifully happy, :D

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When the time is right, we'll know. Once they're settled in and are pretty far along recording and knowing that they'll put a new album out, then we'll know. Until then, it's mostly speculative.

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I think Jorn Lande (sounds a little like Coverdale) would not be a bad choice as their new singer. He did a cover of Black Dog with the band Masterplan, listen to it here: http://www.imeem.com/people/ekfuKDQ/music/...plan_black_dog/

What do you work for him and are trying to get him noticed on this forum and in the Zeppelin community? Why else would you post the same exact post in three different threads. :computertrash::watchingyou:

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Has Jimmy ever sang? I am no expert on the early history of the band.

Try "She just satisfies" on youtube, though it was before the band.

And he sang backvocal on Communication Breakdown and Thank You.

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Try "She just satisfies" on youtube, though it was before the band.

And he sang backvocal on Communication Breakdown and Thank You.

Thanks! I had been wanting to ask that question but was hesitant to expose my lack of knowledge on the early history of the band.

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Hey, maybe jimmy will sing some songs?

During a scene in "It Might Get Loud" Jimmy says "But I can't sing!". So I don't think he'll be singing any solo songs. :)

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Thanks! I had been wanting to ask that question but was hesitant to expose my lack of knowledge on the early history of the band.

Glad I can help.

Well, we can't know everything about them, can we? :P

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Thanks! I had been wanting to ask that question but was hesitant to expose my lack of knowledge on the early history of the band.

You should never be afraid of that! :)

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Ted Neeley!!! B)

Good choice but doubtful. I know someone who performed with him recently in JCS and though I'm told he still has "the voice", he's conserves it now and saves it for the high parts. Great singer but not a good fit for this, I don't think.

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Try "She just satisfies" on youtube, though it was before the band.

And he sang backvocal on Communication Breakdown and Thank You.

Wow. I always thought it was Bonzo on backing vocals/harmonies on Thank You. Well "thank you" for clearing that up". :D

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IMHO new material by page,jones, and jason with a new singer would be AWESOME. It wouldn't be Led Zeppelin, though.

I think Robert is being led by his penis by alison...not that I blame him. She's hot.

Sigggghhhhhhh...c'mon Robert!

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IMHO new material by page,jones, and jason with a new singer would be AWESOME. It wouldn't be Led Zeppelin, though.

I think Robert is being led by his penis by alison...not that I blame him. She's hot.

Sigggghhhhhhh...c'mon Robert!

:rolleyes: Completely rude and untrue. Robert was the one who wanted to work with Alison because he respected her as a musician. No one is leading anyone around by anything.

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IMHO new material by page,jones, and jason with a new singer would be AWESOME. It wouldn't be Led Zeppelin, though.

I think Robert is being led by his penis by alison...not that I blame him. She's hot.

Sigggghhhhhhh...c'mon Robert!

:wtf::wacko: By the way, Alison has a boyfriend already and his name is NOT Robert!!!!!

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Ted Neeley!!! B)

ooh, let's have a "better Judas" fight.

I'll pick Murry Head (One Night in Bangkok) and you pick Ted Neely! :)

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In a recent interview with BBC Radio, John Paul Jones, the bass player for Led Zeppelin, let it be known that he, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham (son of the band’s original drummer, the late John Bonham) were considering the unthinkable: Touring as Led Zeppelin with a replacement singer for Robert Plant.

Said Jones at a guitar show in England: “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.”

Since then, that remark has been subjected to more interpretations than the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Some believe that the remaining original members of the group plus Jason are dead serious and are tired of waiting for a reluctant Robert Plant to come around to the idea. Others think it was a ploy to put pressure on Plant. Still others regard it as Jones thinking out loud, his way of offering up a Led trial balloon.

Billboard recently reported that Plant-less Zeppelin is leaning toward Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy and that the vocalist has rehearsed with the band on several occasions. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave is another rumored candidate, as is Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.

The entire episode produces much food for thought, especially on the topic of bands that have forged ahead after replacing key members. How well are they received? Where is the dividing line between acceptable and unacceptable when it comes to fans? What are the legal issues involved?

‘It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard’

But first, Led Zeppelin — without their iconic frontman? Is there anyone who can scream “Looooooooove!” from “Whole Lotta Love” like Robert? Would anyone even try?

“The idea of touring as Led Zeppelin without Robert is ridiculous. It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” said Danny Goldberg, former Led Zeppelin publicist, former vice-president of the band’s Swan Song record label and author of the memoir, “Bumping Into Geniuses.”

“Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are brilliantly talented people and I hope they don’t do anything so silly. I understand their frustration. But if they’re patient … at some point it might happen.”

Goldberg is referring to the possibility that Plant may eventually warm to the idea of a reunion tour after he is finished working with Alison Krauss. Plant and Krauss stopped touring in October, but Plant said in September on his Web site that he had no intentions of touring with anyone for at least the next two years. Rumors of a mega-Led Zeppelin tour started to percolate after the rousing success of their charity reunion concert last December in London.

“I don’t know how much stock I put in this,” said Jonathan Cohen, Billboard senior editor. “It might be just some scuttlebutt from John Paul Jones speaking out of turn, and there may be a difference of opinion on whether the band should go on without Robert.

“I do know for a fact that they have rehearsed with the other guy (Kennedy). They may have wanted to see what the chemistry was like, if it was a good fit. But that doesn’t mean they’ll go out with him.”

Dumping the singer isn’t unprecedented

But while Ann Powers, pop music critic for the Los Angeles Times, isn’t sure it will happen, she doesn’t think the prospect is so far-fetched, either.

“Bands do this kind of thing all the time,” she said. “In the larger landscape of classic rock or legacy artists switching numbers or switching singers, it’s been done many times. Look at Queen with Paul Rodgers. They’re having a lot of success. Journey is having the most success it has had in years with Arnel Pineda. Sometimes it can be a shot in the arm.

“But,” she cautioned, “here’s a big caveat: Led Zeppelin, aside from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, is the most iconic white rock band ever. It may be different in a case like that.”

What is acceptable and what isn’t?

The Who without Keith Moon and John Entwistle? Acceptable, at least judging by the reception they’ve received on recent tour stops. Queen without Freddie Mercury? Acceptable, because Mercury passed away. Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett? He left the band just as it was on its way toward superstardom, so most fans didn’t notice.

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Van Halen with Sammy Hagar and without David Lee Roth? Acceptable. Van Halen with Roth and without Hagar? Acceptable. Van Halen with Wolfgang Van Halen on bass instead of original band member Michael Anthony? Acceptable. But in each of the three cases, there was a mild backlash.

Unacceptable?

“Fleetwood Mac is a good example,” said Gary Bongiovanni, editor-in-chief of Pollstar, the leading concert tracking publication. “When they had their big reunion a while back with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, that was a huge success. But right before that John McVie and Mick Fleetwood toured as Fleetwood Mac and they played nightclubs.

“Even though the name is the same, people understood the difference between one Fleetwood Mac and another.”

A Zeppelin by any other name...

In the case of Led Zeppelin, there is a question as to whether Page and Jones can even use the name Led Zeppelin.

The band is believed to have been set up as a four-way partnership, which means Plant would have to give his permission for the others to use the band’s brand name on a tour. But years have passed and documents may have scattered, and that is an issue lawyers would have to sort out if it came to that.

“I honestly don’t know,” said Marc Reiter of Q Prime management, which represents Page. “We’ve been working with Jimmy for the last year and a half. We haven’t seen all of the original paperwork from their original deal.”

Of course, permission can sometimes be granted for the right price.

There is also the issue of the band’s manager, Peter Grant, who died in 1995. “Is Peter Grant’s estate a factor?” asked the L.A. Times’ Powers. “Who owns the name? It’s a business, not just an artistic unit.”

Reiter confirmed that Page is keen on getting the band back on the road, although he said there are no plans to tour as of now.

“I get the impression he’d like to work again,” Reiter said. “You can’t really say something like that is possible if one of the three remaining members of the band doesn’t want to do it. But I know he’d like to work.”

If Led Zeppelin tours without Plant? “It would just depend on what they called it,” Billboard’s Cohen said. “I think it would sit pretty poorly if they used the Led Zeppelin name with a different singer.”

If Led Zeppelin tours with Plant? “It would be the biggest tour in the world that year, if they did enough dates,” Pollstar’s Bongiovanni said. “They would sell as many tickets as they wanted to.”

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Zeppelin Members Seek New Singer

Remaining three plan possible album and tour without Robert Plant

by BRIAN HIATT

From Rolling Stone magazine - Issue 1066 - November 27, 2008

Last year's Led Zeppelin reunion concert wasn't the end for Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham - but it looks like it was for Robert Plant. The three musicians have been holding rehearsals with singers including Aerosmith's Steven Tyler (it didn't go well, one source has heard) and possibly Myles Kennedy, lead singer of Alter Bridge (who has covered Zep songs onstage and has a formidable vocal range). But Page wants to make one thing clear about the new project. "Whatever this is, it is not Led Zeppelin," says a rep for Page's management company, QPrime. "Not without the involvement of Robert Plant."

Plant, who just finished a tour with Alison Krauss, has insisted that he has little interest in an extended Zep reunion: "The whole idea of being on a cavalcade of merciless repetition is not what it's all about," he said just before last year's reunion show. Added Jones last month, "We really want to do something, and Robert doesn't want to do this, at least for the moment. He really doesn't want to make loud music anymore. We do."

Page's rep emphasized that no decisions have been made on a singer, and Kennedy's manager, Paul Geary, declined to comment on a report that he is the front-runner. "Nothing is set," Geary's assistant said. The trio have suggested that the new project - whatever it's called - would both tour and record new music. "It's got to be right," Jones 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 we've got to have everybody on board. . . . What we've done so far sounds absolutely fantastic."

Without Plant or the Led Zeppelin name, the commercial prospects for the project are unclear. One concert-industry source said the tour would do "surprisingly well. I mean, Journey came back bigger than life with a no-name." But Seth Hurwitz, co-owner of Washington, D.C., concert-promotion firm I.M.P., says, "With Robert Plant, it would be as huge as people think, as huge as huge could be. Without him, I don't know."

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Zeppelin Members Seek New Singer

But Page wants to make one thing clear about the new project. "Whatever this is, it is not Led Zeppelin," says a rep for Page's management company, QPrime. "Not without the involvement of Robert Plant."

The media is not listening, or it is a slow post-election news cycle, or they simply will not let it go.

I hope the three surviving members and Jason can enjoy some peace over the holidays and both the media and fans give them some space.

Edited by Kentuckygirl

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