John Paul Jones: Zeppelin Tried To Replace Plant
John Paul Jones has spoken for the first time about attempts to carry on Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant.
Talking to BBC News, the bassist – who is now with Them Crooked Vultures – said:
“Jimmy Page and I rehearsed a bit [last year] with Jason Bonham, and we couldn’t really agree on singers and that fell by the wayside. Then this [Them Crooked Vultures] came along and to be honest, I’m really happy.”
The self-titled, debut album from Them Crooked Vultures is released by Sony on November 16.
The band – also featuring Josh Homme and Dave Grohl – are playing dates the next month in the UK. These are: Plymouth Pavilions December 10, Portsmouth Guildhall 11, Blackpool Empress Ballroom 13, Birmingham 02 Academy 14, Edinburgh Corn Exchange 15, London HMV Hammersmith Apollo 17/18.
For further info, go to www.themcrookedvultures.com
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