Reid would probably not have lasted in Zep long, Jimmy's heavy hand, it probably have been like the Jeff Beck Group at best. I always thought part of the glue with Zep were Plant and Bonham not being industry stalwarts balancing out with Page and Jones. Which i think helped make them a band of mates in the early years as they toured and recorded relentlessly, until things started falling apart. Even not continuing without Bonham seems to bear this out.
Reid's career was fits and starts after the first two and he seems to have been fine with doing his thing from people I know that know him. He was thoroughly a bohemian similar to Kevin Ayers, just a different sunny location. He still appears in LA apparently, making his living through songwriting and for a period singing tv commercial jingles.
It appears the Jam's Bruce Foxton and Russ Hastings have an album they are working on. I have to say i never understood why Foxton and Buckler never became a sought after rhythm section. Their solo ventures have mostly been unfocused.
Bruce and myself are delighted to announce we are working with the wonderful Townsend Music on our brand-new Making Music project and are proud to reveal our new album The Butterfly Effect, set for release in September 2021. As many of you know, we are usually on the road touring so studio opportunities don’t come up that often for us... nothing better than a good old pandemic to get us into the studio to lay down these great new songs!