For the 2007 show Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones recruited Jason Bonham, the son of late drummer John Bonham. Page has revealed that the plans for the tour came out of energy in the rehearsals – speaking to Classic Rock, he said: “We’d had a lot of fun up to that point in the rehearsals because mainly it was the three of us.
“There’d be Jason [Bonham], John Paul Jones and myself playing together, so that Jason felt really part of the band, as opposed to like he’s there because he’s John’s son. He was there because he was a damn good drummer and it was right that he should be sitting in that seat. But he needed to know that.”
That’s when the plans for the tour began: “We were ready for it,” he said, “It had been said that there was going to be a tour. There weren’t any dates put in, but obviously, we had honed ourselves to the point where we were ready.”
But dates never came to fruition, and since then Page has firmly shut down any more talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion. “But then there has not been any discussion about any tour ever since – nor will there be. So there you go. It’s just one of those weird, odd things in the world of Led Zeppelin, really, another part of the Led Zeppelin phenomenon,” he said.
Another one of those weird, odd things has also recently come to a close. The years-long copyright case surrounding the writing of Stairway To Heaven has ended, with Led Zeppelin emerging the victors. The case was brought against the band by Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California.
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