Myles Kennedy Hopes Nobody Will Ever Hear His Led Zeppelin Audition

December 28, 2017

Back in 2007, Robert Plant turned down joining up with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones for a massive Led Zeppelin reunion tour with Jason Bonham (John Bonham's son) on drums. During that time Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy auditioned for the vocalist position. Although the tour never happened, Kennedy hopes that his audition will never see the light of day.

In an interview with Eddie Trunk, Kennedy recalls the time when he came in for a rehearsal and he was feeling under the weather. Coming off of an Australian tour, Kennedy said, "I had bronchitis or something, and I remember it took a few days for my voice to come back." Although he knew there was no video recording, he has heard rumors that there may be audio of his audition floating around. "I hope there is nothing that exists!"

Despite his health at the time, Kennedy says that the experience itself was a surreal experience. "it seems completely ridiculous - there's no way - but it did happen. I don’t know if they knew what it was going to be. They just wanted to play; they wanted to jam. They wanted to put a project of some sort together. They weren’t sure what it was, but it was never going to be Led Zeppelin with a new singer. I mean, obviously.”

But how would a Myles Kennedy-fronted Led Zeppelin sound? Check out Slash and the Conspirators' cover of "Immigrant Song" with Kennedy on vocals!