About Myles Kennedy’s Zeppelin Audition…
Fans have been curious for years about what Led Zeppelin was really up to after its 2007 reunion concert in London.
With Robert Plant uninterested in continuing on, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, along with Jason Bonham, worked with/auditioned a number of other potential singers, including Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge and Slash‘s band.
Kennedy has long acknowledged that he got the call and did get together with the Zep crew, but he recently tells Eddie Trunk that he does not believe any documentation of his sessions exist — and hopes that’s the case.
“I was actually pretty sick,” Kennedy says. “I had come off a tour in Australia, and I remember I got these and I had bronchitis or something, and I remember it took a few days for my voice to come back. So I hope there is nothing that exists.”
Led Zep, of course, never replaced Plant and has not performed since 2007.
Kennedy, meanwhile, has continued on with Alter Bridge and Slash, and in March he’ll release his first-ever solo album, Year Of The Tiger.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.