Led Zeppelin will tour with a replacement for founding singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones has confirmed.
Earlier this month it was reported that the rock legends were rehearsing with singer Myles Kennedy after Plant refused to consider touring with the band.
Jones has now told BBC Radio Devon that the band are trying out “a couple” of alternative singers for a proposed tour.
“We want to do it,” he explained. “It’s sounding great and we want to get on and get out there.”
The bassist added that he and his bandmates were not after a Plant soundalike.
“It’s got to be right,” Jones said. “There’s no point in just finding another Robert. You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don’t want to be our own tribute band. There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board.”
There has been speculation about the possibility of a full Led Zeppelin tour since they played a reunion show on December 10 last year at the London O2 Arena.
Robert Plant ruled himself out of a tour by releasing a statement last month saying he would not be part of any such plans.