Led Zeppelin are said to have got a replacement singer, Myles Kennedy, to take over Robert Plant‘s role according to The Sun newspaper and other internet sites such as Much Music.
Band members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham are said to have been rehearsing in the studio for several months, but their possible plans to get orignial singer Robert Plant to agree to record and tour as Led Zep again have been thwarted by his ongoing refusal to join them.
Plant issued a statement on September 29, saying: “It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward”, adding: “I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.”
US singer Myles Kennedy, who is frontman and guitarist for a Washington based band called Alter Bridge is named by The Sun and music blog site Much Music as the replacement singer after an interview with Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, who shares a manager with Plant, names Kennedy.
Snider in the taped interview describes the band as delivering the following ultimatum to Plant: “If you don’t do it, we’re going out with this kid. Snider adding: “And he can sing the shit out of Zeppelin And they’re gonna hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, ‘OK’, and step in.”
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