Led Zeppelin Bassist Talks About Band

By | March 18, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones couldn’t get back into the studio for several years after bandmate John Bonham died.

“The rug was pulled out from under your feet,” Jones told The Arizona Republic in Sunday’s editions. “Apart from losing a very close friend and a great musician, I didn’t know what to do for a while.”

In addition, Jones, 56, didn’t want to deal with the comparisons to Led Zeppelin, the rock group that churned out such classic hits as “Black Dog,” “Kashmir” and “Stairway to Heaven.”

“I’d been in the best band in the world, so I couldn’t see myself joining another one. It would have been anticlimactic somehow,” said Jones, whose new CD is titled “The Thunderthief.”

As for Zeppelin fans who would love to hear a reunion of Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the news is bleak.

“No John Bonham, no Led Zeppelin, I’m afraid,” he said.

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