Looks Like Chris Cornell Didn’t Get Offered The Led Zeppelin Fill-In Gig

noah | November 10, 2008 11:45 am

Last month, the former Soundgarden wailer Chris Cornell was making noise about maybe being invited to tour with the sorta-reformed Led Zeppelin, but judging by this quote, he apparently just wanted to be invited for the sole purpose of turning Page, Jones, and Bonham down: “It just doesn’t make any sense to me at all. I would not want to go see me performing Led Zeppelin songs with the two other guys that used to be in a band called Led Zeppelin while Robert Plant is out somewhere touring. That’s not a ticket I would buy. God bless ’em, but that’s not Led Zeppelin. I find it completely depressing. I’d never do anything like that. I mean just out of respect to the legacy of the band.” Unfortunately, the interviewer didn’t follow up with a question on whether or not Cornell was OK with filling in for Plant when he stops touring with Alison Krauss. [Edmonton Sun; HT Reed Fischer]