Led Zeppelin May Have Continued Without Robert Plant

Jimmy Page confirms in a new interview that Led Zeppelin did want to carry on following the 2007 reunion show captured on their new DVD, and when Robert Plant was too busy, the other three members looked at other singers.

Jimmy Page tells Rolling Stone in their current issue that he, John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham continued rehearsing together in early 2008 after Robert Plant turns his focus to his other projects. "We didn't do any professional recording," says Page. "We just had a little digital recorder. I thought it was good. I wasn't going to walk away from it. But the weakness came up again. It was, 'We gotta have a singer.'"

Page didn't list the singers they tried out in the interview but it's been reported that the list included Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. The report on the magazine's website about the interview says that Page didn't deny rehearsing with Kennedy and followed with this quote, "It sounded premature," he says. "I could see what way it was going. Various people thought we should go on tour. I thought we needed a good, credible album, not do something that sounded like we were trying to milk the O2." Read the Rolling Stone report for more details.

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