CHRIS CORNELL Would 'Entertain' Idea Of Touring With LED ZEPPELIN's JIMMY PAGE, JOHN PAUL JONES
SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell says that he would “entertain” the idea of touring with LED ZEPPELIN legends Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
Not long ago, Page came to see Cornell in concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. “It was a little intimidating,” Cornell told TampaBay.com.
Asked if he would be open to the possibility of hitting the road with Page and John Paul Jones if the guitarist called him up and asked, Cornell said: “He never did that, but if he did, yeah, I would have to entertain it.”
Back in 2008, Page and Jones were looking for a way to keep working following LED ZEPPELIN‘s incredible one-off performance at the O2 Arena in London in December 2007.
Although there were rumors of staggering sums being offered to the group for a full tour, singer Robert Plant elected to continue with his solo career instead.
Page has not divulged the full list of singers who jammed with him, Jones and drummer Jason Bonham, but ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy has publicly acknowledged rehearsing with the group, as has AEROSMITH‘s Steven Tyler.
Page publicized the release of his official photographic autobiography, “Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page”, by taking part in a question-and-answer session with Cornell at Los Angeles’s Ace Hotel in November 2014.