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Is Chris Cornell set to join Led Zeppelin?

With the remaining members of Led Zeppelin pretty much confirming that they are continuing without Robert Plant, speculation as to who will replace the tousle-haired singer is mounting. Jack White, Sammy Hagar, and Dave Grohl are among the names floating around, and the shrill falsetto of former Soundgaren/Audioslave singer Chris Cornell seems like a good fit.

"I have not been approached so far to fill in for Robert Plant on the upcoming Zeppelin tour,” Cornell told MTV News. “But that isn't to say I won't be.” Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has been jamming with Page, Jones, and Bonham Jr., but isn’t expected to join the reunion. "They did it for fun," said Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford.

Cornell is scheduled to release his Timbaland-produced album Scream in January, but it’s set to be overshadowed by the Led Zeppelin rumors. "I've heard [the rumors] from about 200 people now, and it might be one of those situations where it's just an online rumor or it might be true,” he said. Fortunately Cornell is keeping a sense of humor about the stories, adding: “But if you see anyone from Led Zeppelin around, let me know. I think I should actually fill in for Jimmy Page on the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss tour." [MTV News]
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This seems like a way for Cornell to keep his name in the news, while everyone craps on him for that Timbaland record.

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I don't want anyone taking Robert Plant's place, but if I absolutely had to choose someone.......Cornell would probably be my choice. He's got the voice and I can imagine him singing Zeppelinesque songs.

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he used to have the voice....have you heard those new Timbaland tracks? I saw him on stage last year and he looked like a lost puppy trying to find the water dish....

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Weird. I don't think I like it.

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JPJ stated that Led Zeppelin ie, Page, Jones, Bonham weren't looking for a Robert Plant clone. The band didn't want to become a tribute band unto its own, which means they Page/Jones would like to find a Singer that could fit the new material Page has been working on for the last five years. Since Plant doesn't want to be involved in a full blown Led Zeppelin project all indications coming from JPJ say they'd like to replace Robert with a guy that doesn't sound like Plant and I'm hopping some of the names that have popped up aren't going to be even considered such as Sammy Hagar, Steven Tyler etc, what I believe is happening with the rehearsal sessions is PAGE/JONES is hoping to find that perfect fit for the new project and I'm sure they will.


I lost a big amount of respect for him but I think he can certainly pull it off.

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It's all wrong without Plant. He knows he has to do it and I'm sure he'll come round to it. Nobody can fill his shoes and it would be wrong to call the band Led Zeppelin without him being a part of it. Raising Sand is all well and good Robert, but please just think about raising the roof with THE rock band of all time. You know it makes sense!


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