Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Singer Saga Continues

Billboard is today reporting that the new Led Zeppelin singer will, in fact, be Myles Kennedy. The story has been out there for a long time, but note that it has never been denied, like the recent Jack White and Stephen Tyler denials. Billboard is stating, however, that "sources in the know" are telling them it will be Kennedy - assuming Robert Plant still does not want to go:

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.
Note the suggestion that Page, Jones and Bonham are still waiting for Robert Plant, hoping he will change his mind.

Note also that, while I use the term "new Led Zeppelin singer," Billboard only refers to the "surviving members of Led Zeppelin." No one knows what a new unit with a different singer will be called. Until such time Led Zeppelin is the least confusing name, but it is not to be considered accurate that the band will tour as Led Zeppelin.

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