Jason Bonham has rather recklessly told Detroit radio station 94.7 WCSX that he has been working on new material with his dad’s old mates, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
As yet, Robert Plant – perceived as the main obstacle to a full-blown Led Zeppelin reunion, thanks to his flourishing solo career – has not been involved.
“I’ve been working with Jimmy and John Paul and trying [out] some new material,” Bonham told the radio station, who presumably couldn’t believe their luck. “I don’t know what it will be, but it will be something. At the moment, all I know is I have the great pleasure to go and jam with the two guys and start work on some material.
“When I get there [in the studio] I never ask any questions. If I get a phone call to go and play, I enjoy every moment of it. Whatever it ends up as, to ever get a chance to jam with two people like that, it is a phenomenal thing for me. It’s my life. It’s what I’ve dreamed about doing.
“[The] possibility of doing something is on the cards. I really felt it was on the cards from the moment we walked offstage at the O2. Lots of politics [would need to] get ironed out [before an album could be made].”
Page and Jones are well-known to have stayed in touch following last December’s Led Zeppelin show at the O2. This summer, they appeared onstage with the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins to play two Zep songs.
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