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Steven Tyler Had an 'Awkward' Audition With Led Zeppelin

February 5, 2010 (5:00 am) GMT
The former vocalist of Aerosmith was quite unprepared when trying out for Led Zeppelin because he believed they would be playing something new.

has tried out for to replace their frontman who refused to join the band for a reunion. Commenting on the audition, guitarist said he felt awkward about it.

Furthermore, he admitted to Steven's former bandmate Joe Perry that the rehearsal sessions were "shambolic." According to Joe, Jimmy confessed that Steven was unfamiliar with Led Zeppelin's materials because the vocalist didn't do preparation as he believes they will be working on new songs.

Then, Led Zeppelin decided to pass on Steven. "Ultimately it was a group decision," so Joe explained during a recent interview with The Pulse of Radio.

On the 's future post Steven Tyler's departure, Joe said at the same occasion that they're down to the possibility of having a female singer. "Oh, definitely! No one in the band's brought that up, but sometimes ... You've gotta think out of the box. Oddly enough, a lot of the bands I was in before I had Aerosmith, I had female singers in the band and it was really good - a lot of great songs. So that's definitely a possibility," he gushed.

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