Just about the only way a Robert Plant-less Led Zeppelin tour would be endurable is if guitarist Jimmy Page wiped the throbbing dollar signs out of his eyes long enough to draft a powerful, charismatic, non-Plant clone to take his place. That means the Coverdale is out, as is the guy from Kingdom Come, natch. (Ray Gillen and Daniel McMaster are uh unavailable.) And the voice of the limping, legacy-wrecking Led Zep must not be some post-Vedder grrrharn-mrrrrrharn guy, so let's cross off Alter Bridge dude along with 10,000 others. That eliminates everyone except fooorrrrrrrrrr:
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford has confirmed a report published Saturday in England's Daily Mail that revealed Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler's recent jam session with Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham."First of all, they did it for fun. I actually think Jimmy wanted Steven to come over and play a little bit because, I think, he was trying to light a fire under Robert. Come on! Come on, Robert, let's go!"
Yeah, see, XTC tried similar methods to jolt a shell-shocked Andy Partridge out of his anti-touring stance, threatening to hire Howard Jones ("Things Can Only Get Better") to front the band for a run of live shows. Partridge called their bluff and XTC remained a studio-only band. Wait. Uhhh. Who said that? I mean Meshugaaaaaaah!