Friday, October 31, 2008
Old Skool Weeps: Led Zeppelin: Are They REALLY Thinking About Touring With A Singer Other Than Robert Plant? REALLY?
If this was April 1, I would feel better reporting this. Because then it would be a bad joke, not a "real" news story that I picked up from Billboard.
But here it is, from Billboard. I can't even bring myself to paraphrase. An excerpt:
Who needs Robert Plant? Apparently not the other surviving members of Led Zeppelin, who are ready to pull the trigger on a tour with a new singer if Plant refuses to join in. Sources tell Billboard the frontman first in line for the gig is Myles Kennedy, who has most recently led the rock outfit Alter Bridge.
Kennedy has rehearsed with Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham on several occasions, according to sources in the know. In a recent BBC interview, Jones confirmed the band was planning to tour but didn't refer to Kennedy by name.
First Page and Plant tour and don't consider having Jones join them. And now this.