The rumors about a possible Led Zeppelin tour have taken a rather dramatic turn with a new report that Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler has been jamming with them, and being considered as a replacement for Robert Plant for a tour that has been anticipated since the success of the group’s performance at London’s O2 show last December. Plant has been holding out on any commitments to tour with the group, and seems content working with country singer Alison Krauss for the time being.
Tyler reportedly spent several days in a U.K. studio with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, and although it was said that they had a great time, it was also reported that Tyler kept, “…fluffing his lines. He got quite flustered about it,” a source was quoted as saying.
For the full story, check out The Daily Mail.
Speaking of Aerosmith, guitarist Brad Whitford was quoted recently regarding concerns about the group’s inevitable slide into old age.
Even though the official word about the group’s work on their new album is that they are waiting for Steven Tyler’s foot injury to heal, Whitford thinks other factors may be at play, including concerns about his own mortality.
Talking with Billboard, Whitford says, “You have more than average concerns about it (injury), I guess, but you can’t do anything about it.a Like a lot of other things in life, you don’t get to call the shots on these things, do you? We’re just … getting older.”
In light of the reported studio work that Steven Tyler has done with Led Zeppelin lately, one might get the impression that he is recovered sufficiently from his foot injury to resume work on a the new Aerosmith album. Perhaps Tyler is not as concerned about his age as Whitford, but if a tour with Led Zeppelin is a real possibility, he sure has a lot on his plate for an old guy.
Read more about Whitford’s comments at Billboard.