Led Zep came close to reforming without Robert Plant

Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham has told reporters that the rock legends were set to reform the band without frontman Robert Plant.

The percussionist, who is son of Led Zep’s original drummer John Bonham, has revealed that he worked with former members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones for almost a year as they prepared for a possible reunion tour.

‘I think basically, they agreed to disagree,’ Bonham told MusicRadar. ‘After a while, it was just time to move on. We did a year of writing and putting stuff together. I loved working with Jimmy and John Paul. It was so much fun.’

The plan had been to draft in a replacement for Plant but Bonham refused to confirm that the band had rehearsed with Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy.

‘Somebody else was involved – and that's all I'll say,’ the drummer said. ‘But as I said, I loved the time we had together. I can't even explain it, it was just great.’

Bonham’s comments come in the wake of John Paul Jones’ revelation that the Led Zep reunion tour fell by the wayside after he joined Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme.

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