Paul Rodgers Once Piloted Led Zeppelin's Airplane

(hennemusic) The list of Led Zeppelin legends is long, and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers is adding to it with a story about how he once piloted the band's famous plane, The Starship.

Bad Company was signed to Zeppelin's Swan Song Records, and Rodgers shares the details of the time he was in the cockpit and took control of a flight.

"Yeah, it was a beautiful plane," Rodgers tells Rolling Stone while promoting his new album, "The Royal Sessions." "It had four Rolls-Royce engines and used to take off at 200 miles per hour. They had taken all the seats out and refurbished it inside like a lounge in a living room."

"I got to actually fly the plane one time, and none of the guys [in Bad Company] knew I was," he continued. "I thought, 'I wonder how I can just sort of let them know that it's not the captain that's flying this?' So I wiggled it a little bit from left to right. And three of the members of the band come dashing up to the cockpit, 'What are you doing?' At the front it wasn't much of a nudge, but the back of the plane apparently was swinging. They were losing their drinks and hitting the sides of the walls. I'm not really a licensed pilot, so perhaps I shouldn't even be telling these stories, but at least I didn't dive-bomb the Fillmore or anything." more on this story

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