Jimmy Page’s manager, Peter Mensch, has spoken out to BBC 6 Music about a likely Led Zeppelin reunion and the band’s issues with Robert Plant. He said:
“People don’t really understand it, 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.” (Emphasis mine).
Ouch. Mensch also denied rumors Chris Cornell or Myles Kennedy have been tapped for Plant’s role, but he did confirm the search for a singer is on, saying the band “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.”