Robert Plant has said no pretty firmly a number of times. So the rumored new singers starting emerging. The most serious was that Steven Tyler jammed with the trio. A late October article said that session didn't go so well:
A source tells Britain's The Mail on Sunday newspaper, "Steve was jamming with Zep. They had a great time but Steve kept fluffing (messing up) his lines. He got quite flustered about it."
But now Page's management has confirmed that the singer search is indeed on. He told the BBC News:
"...they decided that if they could find a singer that they thought would fit their bill, whatever their bill was at this stage in their career, that they'd make a record and go on tour."
"I can't comment on any rumours right now," he said, "It's gonna be a long and difficult process. And we're not soliciting people. So don't call me about it!" Similarly, it is not known whether the new outfit would be touring under the banner Led Zeppelin or a new name.
I have said it before and I will say it again. I would love to hear music from these guys. Just don't call it Led Zeppelin!