The singer speaks out before the band's first gig in 27 years


[b]Robert Plant[/b] has explained how [b]Led Zeppelin[/b] would not have reformed for Monday’s reunion gig (December 10) if they didnt have the family connection with their new drummer.

Jason Bonham, the late John Bonham’s son will be drumming with the group for the one-off reunion show at the O2 Arena.

Singer Robert Plant has said it was important that they kept the reunion within the ‘family. Speaking to The Sun’s Something For The Weekend today, he said: “I’ve know the Bonham family since I was 15 and I know Pat, John’s widow. I’ve know Jason since he was born.”

He added:”I’ve spent so much time talking to Jason over the years. He’s such a good guy and I’ve got very close. Jason’s such a great drummer and he’s now in his reformation character.”

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