Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy recalled his ultimate dream come true when he sat in with Led Zeppelin with an eye towards possibly replacing Robert Plant. Guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham were looking to keep working together after Zeppelin's one-off December 2007 reunion concert and invited Kennedy to write music and rehearse with them over the course of two sessions.
Kennedy appeared on the Appetite For Distortion podcast, remembering, “Well, we did stand in a room together and played a fair amount of those songs. I never thought of it like I was playing with Led Zeppelin. For me, it was always Jason, and Jimmy, and John Paul Jones. And I don't think they were really sure if it was going to happen and what they would have even called it. I don't think they were going to call it Led Zeppelin.”
He went on to say, “It was definitely an incredible experience, especially considering how important that band was for me in my musical evolution. One moment that I think of often was having the opportunity to play arguably my favorite Led Zeppelin song — 'The Rain Song,' and that was a really heavy moment. That was the moment where suddenly it dawned on me what was actually happening.”