frontman David Coverdale
has urged Led Zeppelin
star Jimmy Page
to record a new album using a variety of different guest vocalists.
hit-makers announced in October that they plan to tour in 2009 without Plant
, who has opted out of the reunion shows. The band is reported to be auditioning singers to take Plant's place for the concerts and a possible new album.
However Coverdale, who was recently forced to deny his own band would be opening for Led Zeppelin on tour, is adamant that a reunion with a new full-time singer wouldn't work. And the star admits he has been talking to guitarist Page about the possibility of recording new tracks with a series of different vocalists - because he and Def Leppard
frontman Joe Elliott
would love to collaborate with the legendary musicians.
He says, "My suggestion to him when I saw him in the summer was to do what Carlos Santana
did with (1999 album) Supernatural
. Get a selection of people in, because there's no question John Paul Jones
writes f&*king kick-a*$ music. I said Joe Elliott and me would come in and do a track rather than the focus be on one person."
"Will people be willing to see three-quarters of the family with a guest - a cousin twice removed? I'm as curious as anyone to see how it works out... Change is good as long as you f**king deliver. I hope it comes together for him (Page) because he deserves it."
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