Myles Kennedy discussed a mistake people make when performing Led Zeppelin’s “Rock & Roll” intro. Kennedy would know, as he rehearsed as Led Zeppelin’s singer in 2008, replacing Robert Plant, though a tour never moved forward. Led Zeppelin Singer Announces Summer Tour.
He told BBC Radio a mistake many make, which is not counting down, “Yeah, I know that that’s the trick. It does have to do with where you start.
“It’s interesting because so many people have such a hard time with that intro, I mean, I played, you know, that’s a standard at this point, that’s so many guys when they’re jamming, like, ‘Let’s play ‘Rock & Roll.”
“It’s amazing how many people don’t get that part of it, and it’s important.”
He also discussed Queen, “The way I heard them when I was a kid – I was probably seven years old, I was playing pee-wee baseball, which is like before you do little league, so it’s like the kiddie version.
“So, we lost, we got our butts whooped by this team, and I was crestfallen, I was bummed out, and over the loudspeakers, they started playing ‘We Are the Champions.’
“And I was so bummed out, but hearing those tunes, it was clear what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, which was listen to music or play music, or whatever it was. It had a really profound effect on young Myles, for sure.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his remarks.