April 17 [12:00 EST] -- A new Led Zeppelin tribute album has been completed under the auspices of producer Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, Pat Benatar, Ozzy Osbourne) at Goodnight L.A. studios in Los Angeles. Engineer Peter Love at confirms that the record was finished last week and is being readied for an immediate Japanese release with American plans to follow.
Participants include Slash and Sebastian Bach on "Communication Breakdown," Bach alone on "Good Times, Bad Times"; Lita Ford handles "Whole Lotta Love," Zakk Wylde is on "Going to California" and "Good Times, Bad Times," and Foreigner's Lou Gramm sings "Stairway to Heaven," "Heartbreaker" and Black Dog." Dokken's Jeff Pilson provided all the bass tracks and sang on "Kashmir." Other players include Tim Piece and Vivian Campbell and Dokken's James Kottak.
Meanwhile don't hold your breath waiting for a Led Zeppelin reunion, according to Jason Bonham. He tells Metal Edge in a so far unpublished interview that
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, who are currently working on their second album, are up for it with Jason on drums (son of the late original drummer John Bonham) but John Paul Jones is not. Bonham is touring with his own band performing his own tribute, "In the Name of My Father: The "Zepset" in support of a live CD release of the same name.