Led Zeppelin Replacing Plant

Band trying out new frontman for new tour, album
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2008 3:11 AM CDT
Leona Lewis performs "Whole Lotta Love" with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page during the closing ceremonies for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing.   (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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(Newser) – Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin is auditioning for a replacement for frontman Robert Plant, who won't be joining a reunion tour. Bass player John Paul Jones confirmed the band is planning a tour and a new album—both without Plant. There has been speculation about a Led Zeppelin reunion tour since a successful comeback concert last year. Jones said the band isn't seeking a copy of Plant. 

"It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert," said Jones. "You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band. We want to get on and get out there."
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