American rock band Alter Bridge, lead singer and guitarist Myles Kennedy, perform at Afas Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10 December 2019. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns).
Myles Kennedy says he once auditioned to replace Robert Plant in Led Zeppelin. Kennedy, who also fronts Slash and The Conspirators, says that after Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show, he had a couple of rehearsal sessions with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham.
Kennedy says the new project wouldn’t have been under the name ‘Led Zeppelin’ – but nevertheless, he was “completely freaking out, as you would”. Kennedy wasn’t the only singer the band tried out – Jimmy Page says they auditioned Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. Ultimately, the reunion never happened.
Could a Led Zeppelin project without Robert Plant ever have worked? What are some other great ‘what ifs’ in rock history?