Myles Kennedy replaced Robert Plant in Led Zeppelin for just a few days, but he has revealed in a recent Linea Rock interview that he felt like he won the lottery.
So you lived it in the moment? I mean, you weren’t actually thinking about what it could evolve in, did you leave it like that, the magic of the moment?
“Yeah, I tried to just stay present. To be perfectly honest with you, to this day, I was honored to be brought in.
“But I’m kind of scratching my head going, ‘Why me? There are seven billion people on this planet, how did I win this lottery ticket?'”
Do you remember what you played with them?
“Yeah, we played, like as far as the songs from their catalog, I think the two moments that stand out the most was playing ‘No Quarter,’ that’s one of my favorites.
“And later on when I came back later that year, we did ‘The Rain Song,’ and that was like, that was something I’ll never forget.
“It was goosebumps and a got a little teary, I kind of had to turn around like, ‘Don’t let the guys see that I’m getting emotional.’ But it was pretty heavy.”
Who are your Top 3 frontmen of all time? Did they change through the years or are your staples pretty much all the same?
“Well, the rock frontmen I would say, obviously Freddie Mercury, that’s the guy. There are so many good ones, I’m a big David Bowie fan, even on ‘The Ides of March’ *sings*, that’s the Bowie influence, that’s me trying to do Bowie.
“Who’d be No. 3? I really love Iggy Pop, he’s just so rock-n-roll because he just gets up there and he just – he, to me, it’s more punk rock, but I see kind of just how he doesn’t…
“I don’t know, and I feel without Iggy Pop there wouldn’t be like a lot of frontmen, a lot of frontmen owe a lot to that guy because he was the originator of a lot of cool stuff.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.