By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Led Zeppelin may not be reuniting any time soon, but fans might still have the opportunity to hear some previously unreleased material from the band.
Classic Rock Magazine reports that frontman Robert Plant recently came across some rare Zeppelin recordings, a couple of which even feature bassist John Paul Jones on lead vocals.
A Jimmy Page Facebook fan page quotes Plant as saying, “I found some quarter-inch spools recently, and I had a meeting with Jimmy, and we ba[c]ked them up and listened to them, and there’s some very, very interesting bits and pieces that probably will turn up on these things.”
By “these things,” Plant is referring to the forthcoming Led Zeppelin box sets, which will probably be even more sought after by Zep fans with the promise of unheard music.
The singer also teased, “I’m desperately trying to get this one track—or the two tracks of John Paul Jones singing lead. And so far he’s up to giving me 2 cars and a greenhouse not to get them on the album. Oh, John, wherever you are… you can’t wait to hear yourself singing all over the world! La la la la la la la…”
Meanwhile, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant were recently nominated for potential induction into the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other Classic Rockers who got the nod include Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Ray Davies of the Kinks, and John Mellencamp.
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