Led ZeppelinstatementBillboardMyles Kennedy
Kennedy would go from leading Alter Bridge, which is comprised of the members of Creed (minus Scott Stapp), to replacing Plant in a quartet that may or may not tour under the Led Zeppelin banner.
Billboard's sources claim that Kennedy has been rehearsing with the band, and that the crew is all set to hit the road. This comes a month after Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider gave Canadian TV's MuchMoreMusic the inside scoop on Zeppelin's plans. Snider claimed that there was "a gazillion dollars on the table" if Plant would reconsider the world tour, but that Myles Kennedy was ready in the wings.
"And he can sing the shit out of Zeppelin," Snider added.
Last week, bassist John Paul Jones told the BBC that the band has definitive plans to tour, but didn't mention Kennedy. They recognize the importance of finding a singer who adds something new to the sound, he said. "It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert. You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band."
Billboard has hinted that if Kennedy joins Zeppelin, we might witness more than one reunion tour—which is to say there would a lot of money to be made in a Creed regrouping as well. Who would have thought that the same guy would go from standing in for 2004's most widely reviled musician to one of history's most celebrated classic rockers?
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