kenog Posted December 1, 2010 Share Posted December 1, 2010 Source:- www.rockaaa.com Kennedy wasn’t offered Velvet Revolver job Alter Bridge singer Myles says there was talk but never an invitation as he recalls experience of nearly fronting Led Zeppelin Published: Tuesday, November 30th, 2010. © Rock AAA. Myles Kennedy says that although there was talk of him being asked to join Velvet Revolver in place of Scott Weiland, the job was never offered to him. But the singer and guitarist, who’s currently on tour with main band Alter Bridge ahead of recording vocals and touring for Slash’s second solo album, is happy with the way things have turned out. And he’s still blown away by his memories of coming close to fronting Led Zeppelin after Robert Plant refused to tour with his old band. Kennedy tells MusicRadar: “There was talk of the gig with Velvet Revolver, but I was never officially given an offer. http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-myles-kennedy-talks-alter-bridge-slash-and-led-zeppelin-314959 “It was floated around and it would be a huge honour, because I think the guys in Velvet Revolver are tremendous. “But I’m very happy with what I’m doing in Alter Bridge and Slash. It’s not that singing for Velvet Revolver wouldn’t be enticing – but I’ve made my plans now and my plate is pretty full. Between Slash and Alter Bridge I have enough going on.” Kennedy was invited to join VR even before Weiland was called, but says he didn’t accept because at the time he was disillusioned with the music business, and he wanted to concentrate on teaching guitar. And he’s not upset over his work with Led Zep’s Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham coming to nothing. He says: “It was never supposed to be Led Zeppelin per se. How could it be? I think they were just itching to play again. But they weren’t really sure of what they wanted to do. “I got together with them in June 2008 and we just jammed some ideas. Everything went really well, but I was just flattered beyond belief to be in the same room with these guys. Everything I learned about rock I learned from Led Zeppelin.” The band gathered again a few months later, but the project fizzled out – and Kennedy still isn’t sure why. But he says: “Just being near Jimmy Page was unbelievable. Hearing the guys’ stories and the whole experience is something I’ll always treasure.” Meanwhile, original Led Zep drummer John Bonham’s son and replacement Jason has revealed he’s disappointed over Robert Plant decision not to stay on their one-off show in 2007. But he says he understands the reasons why. He tells LA Weekly: “Robert always said, ‘Jason, you know I love you and I know how great you are as a player. On the night you were great. But to me Led Zeppelin is John, not Jason.’ “Although it would benefit me to have gone on and done it, I also agree with what he says. I understand. As much as I was disappointed, I feel blessed that I got to live in that short time – and be the most famous drummer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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