ALTER BRIDGE Frontman: 'I Am Not Singing For LED ZEPPELIN'

December 1, 2008

Austrian heavy 'zine conducted an interview with vocalist Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti of ALTER BRIDGE prior to the band's November 27, 2008 concert in Vienna, Austria. Watch the 13-minute chat below.

Mark Tremonti recently spoke with Music Radar about the possibility of his former band CREED reuniting next year if ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy goes on tour with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN, as has been heavily rumored. First, regarding Kennedy's chances, Tremonti said, "We all have to be real hush-hush about it. We hear the rumors; we know what everybody's saying; but as far as what's really happening... I don't really know. Nobody does. The only thing I can say is that, no matter what happens next year, it'll be for the ultimate benefit of ALTER BRIDGE. ALTER BRIDGE is our number one priority. Nothing has changed that in anybody's mind."

As for a CREED reunion possibly going forward if Kennedy hits the road with LED ZEPPELIN, Tremonti said, "Who knows what can happen next year? 2009 could be one of the craziest years ever for us. Again, all I can say is that ALTER BRIDGE is still very much a band and we have every intention of carrying on."

CREED broke up in 2004, with Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips sticking together and forming ALTER BRIDGE, while singer Scott Stapp embarked on a solo career. Tremonti told The Pulse of Radio in 2005 that he could not envision CREED ever reuniting: "We've really stressed the point that CREED is never gonna happen again, and ALTER BRIDGE is our band, and this is the band that takes 100 percent of our time, and nobody's — you know, we haven't even spoken with Scott, so it's just not in our cards."
If Kennedy does go on tour with the members of ZEPPELIN, Tremonti insisted that he will remain a member of ALTER BRIDGE "without question."

ALTER BRIDGE plans to tour through the holidays and begin writing early next year for a follow-up to last year's "Blackbird"... unless LED ZEPPELIN and CREED get in the way.

Reports of ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham jamming with other singers first surfaced a few months back, after Robert Plant made it clear he was not interested in doing a LED ZEPPELIN tour anytime soon.

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