Is Jimmy Page Planning To Replace Robert Plant With The Guy Who Replaced Scott Stapp?

Maura / October 9, 2008

According to Dee Snider, yes! Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham are itching to rake in oodles of cash play the music of Led Zeppelin all around the world, even though lead singer Robert Plant has decided that he’s all about things like “bluegrass” and “taking two years off” these days. So they’re going to do something drastic–something that will definitely divide fans of the band in two even more than Coverdale/Page did. They’re going to get the guy from Alter Bridge–you know, the band that Creed eventually became once Scott Stapp sweated his way out of that particular spotlight–to take Plant’s place! Let’s hand it over to the Twisted Sister frontman, who was shooting off his mouth on the Canadian music-video station MuchMoreMusic:

“They’re saying [to Robert], ‘We’re all rehearsed, we’re ready to go, here’s a gazillion dollars on the table,” Snider told MuchMoreMusic. “If you don’t do it, we’re going out with this kid. And he can sing the sh– out of Zeppelin.’ And they’re gonna, like, hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, ‘OK,’ and step in, before having the lead singer of Alter Bridge out with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham.”

Hmm, this sounds more like a threat than a viable plan to these ears, but rock and roll can be a vicious business. Anyway, so you can get ready, here is Alter Bridge’s most recent single, which is, coincidentally, promoting Celebrity Rehab 2 on VH1:

When I watched the trailer for Rehab earlier today, I thought this was a more-tolerable single from the new Chris Cornell album. Hey, wait a second. What about Chris? At least it would get him away from Timbaland…

Led Zeppelin Members To Tour With Alter Bridge Singer? [Nightwatchers House Of Rock via antiMUSIC]
Alter Bridge – Watch Over You [YouTube]