Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has confirmed that Steven Tyler did, in fact, audition to join a Led Zeppelin reunion in 2007.
In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Perry revealed that the singer never told the other bandmembers about the audition and that the "communication breakdown" is indicative of their relationship.
Tyler, however, reportedly turned up unprepared for the audition and ultimately returned to his post in Aerosmith.
"Steven disappeared and I called around," Perry said in the interview. "Somebody said that he was in London trying out for Led Zeppelin."
"It's something I've never talked about before outside of the [Aerosmith] family, so to speak, and kept out of the press. It's a kind of window into how hard it's been to keep the partnership together. It's certainly not the first time things like that have happened - that's the downside of our relationship."
Tyler had allegedly thought he would be writing new material with the band and therefore neglected to learn many of Led Zeppelin's old tunes.
"Page said he felt really awkward about the audition, but ultimately it was a group decision," Perry added.
by RTT Staff Writer
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