Jimmy Page manager says...
jason gregory
13:52 8th January 2009

Peter Mensch, manager of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, has said there is “zero” chance the band will ever perform together again.

He said attempts to find a replacement for singer Robert Plant, who pulled out a reunion tour last autumn, had failed.

Mensch's comments come less than 24 hours after he told the BBC that Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham had been having “a really good time” rehearsing together.

Calls for a Led Zeppelin reunion tour have been constant since the bands reunion show at the O2 Arena in 2007, which attracted 1 million applicants for just 9,000 pairs of tickets.

However, speaking yesterday to Musicradar, Mensch said: "Led Zeppelin are over. If you didn't see them in 2007, you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that."

"They tried out a few singers, but no one worked out. That was it. The whole thing is completely over now.

“There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. Zero. Frankly, I wish everybody would stop talking about it."

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Chris Cornell are both understood to have auditioned for Plant's place.

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